Richard Lowe, Editor of TNMNews.com had a chance to speak with Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation trading under the stock ticker NYSE: CGC.
Canopy Growth Corporation is the largest marijuana company in the world and is headquartered in Canada. They have exporting contracts around the world and were the first to contract with Germany
Bruce talks about corporate social responsibility, the significance of exporting marijuana overseas and what Canopy’s different brands are intended for. He also is blown away that he gets to be in Jamaica and talk about legal marijuana, as was I.
Canopy Growth Corporation has a strategic partnership with Grow House JA Ltd. operating as Tweed JA. They have a grow facility near Kingston, Jamaica to service the medical marijuana needs of the people of Jamaica and for exporting purposes.
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN and CO-CEO
Mr. Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Incorporated. Canopy Growth was the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX, July 2016) and included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index, March 2017). In May 2018 Canopy was also the first cannabis-producing company to list on another major stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. Bruce’s experience as a founder, CEO, and Board member across a wide variety of enterprises has influenced the positive start of Canopy Growth, which to date has enjoyed market support for capital raises of over $625 million including a $245 million investment by Fortune 500 beverage company, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ).
Bruce’s focus has been driving the Company’s overall strategy including its Canadian and international expansion efforts as well as laying the groundwork for the Company’s future move into cannabis-based consumer products including cannabis-based medicines, with the founding of subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations, and into cannabis-based beverages, through a strategic partnership with Constellation Brands. Bruce has led six M&A transactions valued over $500 million total since founding CGC. After beginning his career at Newbridge Networks Corporation, he has since held positions that include General Manager and Re-Founder of Computerland.ca, President and Co-Founder of webHancer Corp, and part of the establishing team at CrossKeys Systems Corporation. He was also part of the leadership team for the NASDAQ/TSX initial public offering at CrossKeys. He is the past Chairman of the Ottawa Community Loan Foundation past Board Member and Treasurer of Canada World Youth, past Board of Governor for Carleton University, past President of the Nepean Skating Club, and past President of the Carleton University Students Association.
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