Monday 20 May, 2019

Boss of world’s largest cannabis company for CanEx Conference

Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth, Bruce Linton.

Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth, Bruce Linton.

Chairman and CEO of the world’s largest legal Cannabis company, Canopy Growth, Bruce Linton is among a raft of high-level speakers at the CanEx Business Conference and Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre next week.

Linton will join former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox; former US TV talk show celebrity Montel Williams, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), R. James Woolsey and others for the Conference which runs from September 27 to 29.

Linton noted that, “Canex offers a crucial platform for connecting the global cannabis market bringing together industry professionals from across the globe. I look forward to participating and sharing some of our initiatives and recent developments with Canopy Growth.”

The Canada-based company, Canopy Growth, holds a market value of over CA$11 billion and was the first regulated, publicly traded cannabis producer in North America, trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange as WEED.

It began trading as CGC on the New York Stock Exchange on May 24, 2018, the first of any cannabis producer. Alcohol giant Constellation Brands which is best known for its Corona and Modelo beer brands recently took up a 38 percent stake in Canopy Growth.

Industry, Commerce and Agriculture Minister, Audley Shaw; President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards and Senior Advisor/Strategist for Tourism and Cannabis Licensing Authority board Director, Delano Seiveright are among several Jamaican officials slated to speak at the conference.

Douglas Gordon, the lead Conference organiser, noted that, “Canex is in its third year now and represents a major opportunity to build lasting, strategic relationships with high-powered global, regional and local cannabis experts, researchers, business professionals and policy makers.”

Jamaica in 2015 decriminalised personal possession of small amounts of ganja and fostered the development of an orderly legal ganja industry in Jamaica, for the use of the plant and its by-products for medical, therapeutic and scientific purposes.

CanEx is an annual business-to-business (B2B) event that brings together cannabis industry experts from the U.S., Canada, South and Central America, Europe and other regions.

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