Canopy Growth: Leading the Global Cannabis Industry

Exclusive Interview with Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth Chairman & CEO

New Cannabis Ventures hosted a webinar with Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (OTC: TWMJF) CEO Bruce Linton, who discussed the company’s global cannabis platform, its branding strategy, the evolution of its core products, his outlook on legalization in Canada and Canopy’s domestic expansion and his view of cannabis as an ingredient. He also elaborated on the recent strategic investment from Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ), which he viewed as less about the capital raised than the cultural fit and opportunities of the partnership. Readers can download the slides from Linton’s presentation.

During the Q&A, Linton addressed a number of questions, including several on distribution, international opportunities, capital raising and challenges for the sector despite federal legality for medicinal purposes in Canada and how shareholders benefit from Canopy Health and Canopy Rivers. One of the most interesting points he made is that he believes that just as it has become important to have a physical presence across the provinces in Canada, he expects that the export market will not be significant. Rather, companies will need to invest in local production globally.  Linton also alluded to possibly more strategic deals ahead in the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries.

To contact the company for more information, fill out the contact form on Canopy’s investor dashboard at New Cannabis Ventures or email

Exclusive article by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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