SMITHS FALLS, ON, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been conditionally selected by the Government of Manitoba to operate cannabis retail stores in the province after a rigorous and highly competitive RFP process. Canopy Growth, along with its partner Delta 9, is one of four successful candidates chosen to operate a number of retail locations throughout the province. Further details on locations and store quantities will follow as the RFP process is finalized.
Once official, this will mark Canopy Growth's second provincial retail agreement after previously announcing plans to apply to operate four retail stores in the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. To date, four provinces in Canada have put forward their retail and supply frameworks including New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island; and all of them have chosen Canopy Growth as a trusted partner and supplier. Just this week, Canopy Growth also entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the province of Quebec to supply up to 12,000 kg of cannabis in that province annually.
"I would like to commend the Government of Manitoba on choosing a competitive retail model that offers access to a variety of new and existing cannabis brands to Manitobans," said Mark Zekulin, President, Canopy Growth. "We look forward to establishing friendly and modern retail spaces that prioritize consumer education and superior customer service, resulting in a safe and positive experience for adult consumers while introducing them to the best brands Canada has to offer including Tweed, Leafs By Snoop, DNA Genetics and a variety of carefully curated independent CraftGrow partners from around the country."
Canopy Growth is dedicated to promoting education and informed understanding of cannabis. Established partnerships with organizations like MADD Canada and Parent Action on Drugs (PAD) support the Company's goal of entering the legalized recreational market in Canada in a responsible manner. With a focus on customer education and retail training, Canopy Growth aims to ensure adult consumers in the Province of Manitoba will enjoy informed, and safe cannabis experiences provided through a welcoming and informative retail experience.
Here's to Future Growth (in Manitoba).
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About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. 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 has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates seven cannabis production sites with over 665,000 square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. The Company has operations in seven countries across four continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis, and through its partly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com
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