Former Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) co-founder and co-CEO Bruce Linton was featured in a recent Yahoo! Finance article by Zack Guzman. The piece details “a smattering of new roles” Linton has landed within the cannabis industry since being “ousted” by Canopy’s board, which Guzman describes as having become increasingly controlled by investor and beer conglomerate Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ). The cannabis pioneer will reportedly be joining, in an advisor capacity, many smaller companies, as well as “trying his hand as an activist investor” for SLANG Worldwide Inc. (OTC: SLGWF) – a global cannabis consumer packaged goods company. Among his multitude of new roles, Linton will serve as executive chairman for Michigan-based Gage Cannabis and as special advisor for animal health and wellness CBD micro-cap Better Choice Company Inc. (OTCQB: BTTR). The article quotes Linton on his new endeavors, where he states, “The way I selected the companies was not how much equity they would give me. I turned down the most self-enriching offers. However to be transparent, all firms provided me with generous equity exposure. With each firm and space, I sought to develop a specific view of how we build enterprise value from the current activities and limit disruption.”
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About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis, hemp and cannabis device company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and capsule forms, as well as medical devices through Canopy Growth’s subsidiary, Storz & Bickel GMbH & Co. KG. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time.
Canopy Growth’s medical division, Spectrum Therapeutics is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabis, and has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting-edge, commercializable research and IP development. Spectrum Therapeutics sells a range of full-spectrum products using its colour-coded classification Spectrum system as well as single cannabinoid Dronabinol under the brand Bionorica Ethics.
Canopy Growth operates retail stores across Canada under its award-winning Tweed and Tokyo Smoke banners. Tweed is a globally recognized cannabis brand which has built a large and loyal following by focusing on quality products and meaningful customer relationships.
From its historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange to its international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all accomplishments at Canopy Growth. Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icons Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House Seeds, as well as lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. For more information visit www.CanopyGrowth.com.
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