VANCOUVER, June 22, 2018 /CNW/ -This Monday at the International Cannabis Business Conference, five cannabis companies from across Canada will be vying for $1 million in funding from Canopy Rivers, an investment and operating platform focused on the cannabis market in collaboration with Canopy Growth.
Titled "Pitch Day: Micro Cannabis, Macro Impact", media are invited to attend and watch cannabis entrepreneurs deliver their pitch to a lineup of judges including:
- Olivier Dufourmantelle, COO of Canopy Rivers
- Hilary Black, one of Canada's leading advocates for patient access to medical cannabis
- Kirk Tousaw, a lawyer and advocate specializing in defending those charged with cannabis offences
- Mat Beren, owner of the House of the Great Gardener seed company which helps patients get access to medicine that works best for them
Canopy Rivers has also partnered with Civilized, a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, to capture content throughout the day. The winner, after receiving funding from Canopy Rivers, will also be awarded a promotional package from Civilized valued at CAD $65,000 including consumer research, content on Civilized platforms (including editorial video, sponsored articles and social media posts) and one million display impressions on civilized.life.
Date: June 25, 2018
Location: Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver - 1088 Burrard St.
RSVP: If you're planning on attending, please RSVP with Aly-Khan Virani
About Canopy Rivers:
Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers works collaboratively with Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support and affiliation with the Canopy Growth group of companies. The result is an ecosystem of complementary and best-in-class cannabis operating companies that is representative of all the various niches in this newly developing cannabis economy. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents benefit from opportunities to join forces with Canopy Growth and collaborate among themselves, resulting in an ideal environment for innovation, synergy and value creation for Canopy Rivers, Canopy Growth and the entire ecosystem of portfolio companies.
About Canopy Growth:
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 ten licensed cannabis production sites with over 2.4 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. The Company has operations in nine countries across five continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public's understanding of cannabis. Through its partly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, Canopy Growth has invested millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through its partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company provides resources and investment to new market entrants in order to build a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange 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
SOURCE Canopy Growth Corporation
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