POT PEO­PLE

The C-suite ex­ecs be­hind C-Day

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Bruce Lin­ton & Mark ZekuLin Canopy Growth

As of Oc­to­ber 2018, Canopy had 4.3 mil­lion square feet of li­censed pro­duc­tion space. Con­stel­la­tion Brands, a mam­moth multi­na­tional bev­er­age and al­co­hol cor­po­ra­tion, re­cently in­vested $5 bil­lion.

Bren­dan kennedy Til­ray

Til­ray con­trols an in­ter­na­tional growop that is ex­pected to com­prise 912,000 square feet of pro­duc­tion space by the end of 2018. The com­pany owns High Park Farms, a Toronto-based cannabis pro­ducer.

terry Booth & caM Bat­tLey Aurora Cannabis

Aurora, which con­trols 4.5 mil­lion square feet of pro­duc­tion space, will soon be able to pro­duce 570,000 kilo­grams of weed per year, thanks in part to its ac­qui­si­tion of ri­val MedRe­leaf in July.

aLan Gert­ner Hiku

Gert­ner quit his job at Google to found the up­scale weed para­pher­na­lia shop, Tokyo Smoke. In 2018, Canopy bought the brand’s par­ent com­pany, Hiku, for an all-stock deal re­port­edly val­ued at $270 mil­lion.

aLi­son Gor­don 48North

The for­mer EVP of Re­think Breast Cancer was ap­pointed CEO of 48North in May 2017. She now com­mands 40,000 square feet of li­censed grow space, with an an­nual pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity of 2,500 kilo­grams.

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