Medical Cannabis Industry Pioneer Adam Greenblatt Joins Tweed and Mark Zekulin appointed President of Canopy Growth Corporation

SMITHS FALLS, ON, Aug. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:CGC) ("Canopy" or "the Company") is pleased to welcome Adam Greenblatt as the Head of Quebec Engagement at its wholly owned subsidiary Tweed Inc. ("Tweed").  Mark Zekulin, President of Tweed, has also taken on the additional role of President of Canopy Growth Corporation.

"Mark has demonstrated outstanding vision and organizational execution from the founding of Tweed to the achievement of our 20,000th patient," said Bruce Linton, CEO and Chairman of Canopy. "The Company is now engaged in the pursuit of medical, recreational and international opportunities and Mark fits naturally in this new role."

At the same time, Adam Greenblatt has stepped down from his role at Quebec's leading medical cannabis clinic, Santé Cannabis, in order to further expand access for patients in Canada's second most populous province on behalf of Tweed.

"Adam's appointment is an important step in our commitment to fair and equal access to medical cannabis patients across the country," said Mark Zekulin.  "In addition to his unparalleled wit on social media, Adam Greenblatt is a pioneer in the cannabis community and we are excited to have him join us here at Tweed."

Mr. Greenblatt has stepped down from his role at Quebec's leading medical cannabis clinic, Santé Cannabis, in order to further expand access for patients in Canada's second most populous province on behalf of Tweed.

Mr. Greenblatt's time as Executive Director of Sante Cannabis was marked by an ability to positively influence provincial cannabis policies, obtaining intervenor status at the Supreme Court of Canada in R v. Smith, and collaborating in the Québec Cannabis Registry -- all while helping patients obtain safe and legal access to medical cannabis under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

Quebec is underrepresented in the MMPR, with less than 5% of authorized patients residing in the province, despite representing almost 25% of Canada's population.  More than half of patients in Québec that have gained access to medical marijuana under the MMPR have accessed the system with support from Santé Cannabis.

"There are more barriers to safe and legal access to medical cannabis in Québec than elsewhere in Canada," said Adam Greenblatt. "Joining the Tweed team will empower me to engage patients and healthcare professionals, and to further establish a vibrant and professional marijuana industry in the province of Québec."

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About Tweed Inc.

Tweed Inc. is a Canadian company licensed under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations to produce and sell marijuana to authorized customers. Tweed strives to supply a wide selection of marijuana, as diverse as the patients who trust the company with their patronage. For more information visit www.tweed.com.

About Canopy Growth Corporation

Canopy Growth is Canada's first publicly traded medical marijuana company and the first geographically diversified producer with multiple licenses under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Tweed, Bedrocan Canada and Tweed Farms, the Company operates state-of-the-art production facilities throughout Ontario and distributes marijuana across the country to Canadian patients managing a host of medical conditions.

The Company is dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, providing consistent access to high quality medication, and furthering the public's understanding of how marijuana is used for medical purposes.

For more information, please visit www.canopygrowth.com

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SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation

For further information: Adam Greenblatt, Head of Québec Engagement, adam.greenblatt@tweed.com, 514 830 1331; Jordan Sinclair, Communications Manager, Jordan@tweed.com, 855-558-9333 ex 309; Director: Bruce Linton, CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation, tmx@tweed.com

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