Tweed Fire a Non-Event

Tweed updates that it did not light up

SMITHS FALLS, ON, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ – Tweed is pleased to provide the following update with respect to an incident requiring emergency fire response at its flagship 40 acre Smiths Falls campus on May 29th, 2017 that was reported locally in media. Alas, nothing very exciting happened except some smoke on the construction side of its facility, having no impact on staff, plants or the facility except some unfortunate time spent standing in the rain during the fire alarm. That said, smoke is always scary at the time.

The issue was caused by contractor work presently underway as part of the expansion construction to bring Tweed’s current 168,000 square foot facility to a full 470,000 square feet. While we haven’t done construction updates every week we are expanding rapidly across all platforms, as you’d expect. Thanks to the Smiths Falls Fire Department, the issue was dealt with very quickly. Following the relevant safety precautions, Canopy Growth’s workforce was cleared to return to work within 15 minutes. There were no injuries and work on the affected portion of the building will resume today.

There’s urgency to all of our expansion projects, but this isn’t exactly the kind of fire I wanted lit under our contractor’s asses. I’m thankful nobody was hurt and look forward to seeing the project through to completion as we ensure sufficient access for our patients and future customers over the coming years.

Bruce Linton CEO of Canopy GrowthBruce Linton, CEO

Here’s to Future Construction.

About Tweed

Tweed is a globally recognized marijuana production brand. It has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships. Tweed doesn’t just sell marijuana, it facilitates a conversation about a product we’ve all heard about but haven’t met intimately yet. It is approachable and friendly, yet reliable and trusted. As marijuana laws liberalize around the world, Tweed will expand its leading Canadian position around the globe. Learn more at

About Canopy Growth Corporation

Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis company, offering diverse brands and curated cannabis strain varieties in dried and oil extract forms. Through its wholly‑owned subsidiaries, Canopy Growth operates numerous state-of-the-art production facilities with over half a million square feet of indoor and greenhouse production capacity. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names in Canada and abroad. For more information visit

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