Chronic Cooking: Waking and Baking Cannabis-infused breakfast muffins and more

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Chronic Cooking: Waking and Baking Cannabis-infused breakfast muffins and more

Chronic Cooking: Waking and Baking Cannabis-infused breakfast muffins and more

Catch Chronic Cooking with Craig Ex and Chef Cody as they whip up a batch of cannabis-infused breakfast favourites. In this first ever episode, you’ll get to find out how to make 3 of Chef Cody’s favourite recipes:

  1. The Morning Power Muffin
  2. His healthier Whole Wheat Oat Pancakes
  3. Purple Berry Smoothie

It’s a ‘wake and bake’ on multiple levels as Craig and the muffins both get baked for the most important meal of the day. 

Learn about the “2 Bowl” mixing method that Chef Cody demonstrates in the video- but having a bowl or doob, or two, as you’re cooking is completely up to you.

Even better, the recipes call for cannabis tinctures, which are widely available at most dispensaries and you can even easily make tinctures yourself. One of the best things about tinctures is that they’re so convenient- with a couple drops, you can instantly infuse anything. Food or drink.

And once you see the food start cooking, it’s sure to inspire a whole lot of munchies.

Plus, you’ll want to see who shows up to help eat those pancakes and make that smoothie (hint: it’s Loudonio) and for more from Chef Cody, check out his website, The Wellness Soldier.


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Published at Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:30:19 +0000

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New details emerge in 11-month-old Colorado boy's death linked to marijuana

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New details emerge in 11-month-old Colorado boy's death linked to marijuana

New details emerge in 11-month-old Colorado boy's death linked to marijuana

For the doctors at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the 11-month-old’s death was a puzzle.

He had been largely healthy for most of his young life, but his autopsy revealed that he died of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that is rare in a child so young. Making the condition even more puzzling, doctors tested for — and ruled out — the most common causes of myocarditis, such as an infection or an allergic reaction.

That left one possibility in the doctors’ minds as the most likely answer to the puzzle, but it was a mystery, too. Tests revealed that there was THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, in the boy’s system. And, though the doctors had no information about how the THC got there or when, it best explained to them how the child developed a fatal heart condition.

“We’re not saying definitively that marijuana caused the myocarditis,” said Dr. Christopher Hoyte, one of two doctors who authored a now-controversial case report on the boy’s death. “All we are saying is we didn’t find any other reasons. So we need to study this further.”


Previous coverage: Denver doctors say 11-month-old boy’s deadly heart condition was likely related to marijuana

Hoyte’s comments Friday shed new light on the boy’s death. Hoyte said the doctors at the Poison and Drug Center encountered the boy just before his death in 2015, not as a statistic for study but as a patient. The boy was brought to a hospital emergency room after suffering a seizure.

“It was just a normal working day,” he said. “We actually helped take care of the child.”

The boy’s heart rate at the hospital hit 156 beats per minute, then plunged to 40 beats per minute and then fell silent. Doctors attempted for an hour to resuscitate him before pronouncing him dead.

Hoyte did not disclose the boy’s name and said he could not identify the hospital where the boy was taken, out of privacy concerns. He said he did not know which city the boy lived in with his family — though the case report notes that the family lived in motels and that his parents admitted to drug possession. Hoyte said he did not know if law enforcement later investigated the case.

Hoyte said the THC detected in the boy’s system was enough to infer that he had consumed marijuana somehow and not just been exposed to it passively through secondhand smoke. But he said he never received more information that might explain how much marijuana the boy consumed. Toxicology tests led the doctors to conclude the boy’s marijuana exposure occurred two to six days before his death.

The case report, though published in March, exploded in the media this month, leading to online battles over whether the boy’s death was a marijuana “overdose” or an example of doctors wrongly blaming cannabis. Hoyte said the polarization took him and his co-author, Dr. Thomas Nappe, by surprise.

The medical research literature has dozens of examples in the past two decades from around the world of cases where doctors linked marijuana to heart troubles. That cannabis use can cause a rapid heart beat is unquestioned, Hoyte said. A 2001 study by doctors connected to Harvard Medical School found that the risk of a heart attack was nearly five times greater than normal in the hour after marijuana use.

But the literature is also quiet when it comes to explaining how, precisely, marijuana can cause heart problems, meaning the link between the two is still unclear.

“It is difficult to establish the cause-effect relationship between marijuana use and cardiovascular disease,” a case report published last year by doctors at the New York University School of Medicine stated.

But, later in that same case report, those doctors concluded, “Although uncommon, severe cardiovascular toxicity and death may develop from its consumption.”

Hoyte and Nappe’s report is not the first to link marijuana to a heart-related death or the first to link cannabis to myocarditis, specifically. (They do note, however, that the report is the first of a child death related to marijuana exposure.)

“We thought we were just saying were things that people would say, ‘Yeah, that makes total sense,’ ” Hoyte said.

And Hoyte said he now worries the online debate over whether marijuana can kill will overshadow the messages he and Nappe hoped the report would send. The first message, he said, is to remind parents to keep marijuana locked up so that kids can’t get it. The second is to call for more research into marijuana and heart health.

“The point is,” Hoyte said, “we just want to understand it better and study it.”

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Published at Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:49:27 +0000

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Students subjected to invasive drug search to share $3 million settlement

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Students subjected to invasive drug search to share $3 million settlement

Students subjected to invasive drug search to share $3 million settlement

ATLANTA — A southwest Georgia sheriff’s order to conduct an invasive drug search of hundreds of students at Worth County High School will cost $3 million under a proposed settlement announced Tuesday in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

The settlement will go to approximately 850 students who were at the school on April 14 and subjected to the search ordered by Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby. The sheriff ordered his deputies to lock down the school as they subjected the entire student body to drug searches.

The boys and girls were ordered to leave their classrooms and line up with their hands against the wall and legs spread. Deputies searched their clothing and bodies, and some students said they felt sexually violated by officers. No drugs were found, and the case drew national headlines because of the bizarre nature of the search.

“We hope that this multimillion (dollar) settlement will send the message to law enforcement officials everywhere that abuse of power will not be tolerated,” said Mark Begnaud, an Atlanta civil rights attorney who represented the students alongside the Southern Center for Human Rights.

The $3 million settlement is pending approval in federal court, and will be paid out from a coverage agreement the county has with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.

The amount represents a staggering figure for a small county of 20,700 residents. It’s more than twice the annual budget of the county’s sheriff’s department, which was $1.4 million in 2016, according to figures reported by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. The county’s annual budget is a little over $10 million.

The settlement is the maximum amount covered by the insurance policy for the sheriff’s department and will payout between $1,000 and $6,000 per student. Students who were subjected to more invasive searches will get higher payouts. Any leftover settlement money, after 15 percent attorney fees, will go into a fund to help local high school students.

“This situation has never been about compensation,” said Amaryllis Coleman, whose daughter was one of the students who said she felt sexually violated by the deputies. “It has always been about our daughter and her civil rights being violated. My husband and I see firsthand how that search has traumatized our daughter psychologically and medically.”

The settlement is the latest twist in a case that stunned the small community east of Albany when it learned that hundreds of teenagers were not allowed to contact their parents during the four-hour ordeal. The incident was captured by high-resolution school surveillance video.

Female students said deputies inserted their fingers inside their bras, touching them and exposing parts of their breasts in front of other students. Other girls said deputies touched their underwear and genital area, placing their hands inside the waistband of their underwear or up their dresses. Male students accused deputies of touching their genital areas.

The nature of the search has drawn widespread condemnation for being a gross violation of the students’ constitutional rights. Deputies found no drugs inside the school.

“The students’ voices have been heard,” said Crystal Redd, an attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights. “They took steps to ensure that these illegal searches would not go unnoticed.”

If a federal judge approves the settlement, the sheriff’s legal troubles do not go away. He and two of his deputies face criminal charges after a Worth grand jury indicted them last month. No trial date has been set, but the sheriff faces potential prison time if convicted of violation of oath of office, false imprisonment — both felonies — as well as sexual battery, a misdemeanor.

Gov. Nathan Deal suspended the sheriff Monday pending the outcome of the criminal case.

Hobby’s criminal defense attorney, Norman Crowe Jr., did not return phone messages before deadline. He has previously said Hobby violated no laws and would be cleared at trial.

Hobby has said little publicly about the search since it became controversial.

Just days after the search, the sheriff defended his actions and told Albany television station WALB-TV he was looking for drugs because he suspected they were present. A search by the Sylvester Police Department just weeks earlier failed to turn up drugs, but the sheriff said it wasn’t thorough enough.

Hobby initially entered the school with a target list of 13 students, but the search quickly evolved into a schoolwide lock-down. Nine students subjected to the search filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in June, with the help of the Southern Center for Human Rights and attorney Begnaud’s Atlanta law firm.

District Attorney Paul Bowden, whose circuit includes Worth County, sent a letter to Deal after Hobby’s indictment outlining the case. It said Hobby failed to halt the intrusive body searches of hundreds of high schools students even after one deputy expressed concerns about the search methods, according to Bowden’s letter.

Hobby admitted to investigators that one of his female deputies expressed concern about another deputy’s search tactics, but the sheriff left it to her to address with her colleague, the letter said. The sheriff told investigators he witnessed the same deputy conducting a search in a manner that he claims he did not direct, but the sheriff did nothing to stop it.

The sheriff “by his own admission failed to take any action to address this issue,” according to the letter.

From the beginning, speculation has spread across Worth County that the strange search — one of the starkest cases of law enforcement overreach in recent Georgia history — had some thing to do with Hobby’s son, Zachary Lewis Hobby. His arrest last month on an unrelated drug charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute renewed that speculation.

Zachary, 17, had been a student at Worth County High School for part of last year, but was not enrolled at the school at the time of the April search.

Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Published at Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:09:02 +0000

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Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

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Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

“This bud’s for you” has taken on a whole new meaning for Chris Burggraeve.

The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the brewer of Budweiser beer, is moving from barley and hops to cannabis as the alcohol industry casts its sights on the burgeoning market for state-sanctioned marijuana.

Burggraeve, 52, has made two investments in the space. Most recently, he joined the advisory board of GreenRush Group. The San Francisco-based startup, which says it aims to be the Amazon of weed, closed its $3.6 million Series A fundraising round last week. Burggraeve, a native of Belgium with a master’s degree in economics, also co-founded Toast, which makes pre-rolled joints.

The former beer executive is one of many entrepreneurs and investors increasingly flocking to the cannabis industry from the traditional business world. Big Beer took its first step last month when Constellation Brands Inc., which sells Corona in the U.S., announced its investment in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian seller of medicinal-marijuana products. In Burggraeve’s view, that’s just the beginning.

“This is one of the fastest-growing categories globally,” he said. “Why? Because people want it. When consumers want something, you ignore it at your peril.”

Sixty-four percent of the U.S. population now wants to lift the federal ban on marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released last month. That’s the largest rating since the firm started asking about the topic in 1969, the year of the Woodstock music festival, when only 12 percent approved.

After leaving the corporate marketing world about five years ago, Burggraeve said he’s focused on teaching, consulting and investing in what he considers disruptive categories. Cannabis, he said, could shake up the large beer companies in the same manner that smaller, independent brewers did over the past 20 years.

“The same way that craft beer started and, for the longest time, was ignored and then exploded, there’s no reason why the same thing wouldn’t happen in this space,” he said. “There will be part supplementing and part complementing. The jury is out on how and where that will happen.”

GreenRush is a technology platform that connects consumers, dispensaries and delivery people to bring pot to people’s doors. The company, which is live in California and Nevada, plans to expand to other states, including New York and Massachusetts.

The idea is to build up the business before marijuana is one day legal under federal law. Big companies like Amazon shy away from the industry now because of the federal ban.

Cannabis is legal for recreational use in eight states and the District of Columbia, including California. That means one in five American adults can ingest the drug however they please. Twenty-one additional states allow for medicinal use of the plant. The industry hit $6 billion in sales in 2016, a figure that is expected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co.

Still, investing in marijuana isn’t without risk. The Trump administration has sent mixed signals, though Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an ardent opponent of legalizing pot. And traditional banking institutions have largely stayed away, forcing most transactions to be conducted in cash.

Constellation may have broken the taboo. Companies may now find the risk worth it, according to Burggraeve. Otherwise, alcoholic beverage companies could find themselves falling behind.

“It will all merge and cross-fertilize and fuse — not because the companies want it, but because the consumers want it,” Burggraeve said.

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Published at Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:15:33 +0000

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More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

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More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

Chad Drew considers himself a veteran of not only the Air Force but also the cannabis industry. The 41-year-old is sales manager at the Colorado Harvest Company, a chain of dispensaries in metro Denver.

And he believes his decision to get into legal cannabis as a profession eight years ago, after leaving the service and then finishing college, was helped by his time in the armed forces.

“The military totally played a part in it,” he told The Cannabist, when asked how he got hired. “When you serve, you come from a different cut of cloth. It instills a lot of discipline within you.”

According to a recent American Legion survey, an overwhelming number of veterans support both medical marijuana legalization and further research – as a treatment option for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and other ailments, and as an alternative to prescription pharmaceuticals that have potentially harmful side-effects and addiction risks.

But that support of cannabis by veterans extends beyond politics and into the workplace, especially when it comes to job creation.

A growing number of veterans are finding positions in the legal cannabis sector once they leave the service – and many are finding the skills they developed in the military are welcome within the industry.

Why weed jobs are a good fit

One of the more obvious job positions for veterans is to work within the armed security side of the cannabis market. Due to federal prohibitions, many banks and financial institutions refuse to set up accounts for cannabis companies, leading them to operate on a primarily cash basis. So there’s an established network of security firms that are hiring hundreds of veterans to literally ride shotgun on shipments of marijuana and cash, as well as protect dispensaries and grow operations.

A large number of vets are also finding cannabis cultivation, production and retail operations to be a good fit for both their skill-set and temperament when it comes to work.

Chris Driessen is president of OrganaBrands, the Denver-based parent company for some well-known vaping, edibles and concentrate brands such as O.penVape, Bakked and District Edibles. The company currently has licensees in 11 states, employing 250 people nationwide. And about 10 percent of those employees are veterans, according to Driessen.

Veterans working in marijuana industry
Air Force veteran Chad Drew has been working for Colorado Harvest Company since January 2014. He’s currently a sales manager. (Courtesy of Chad Drew)

“The veteran community pairs so well (with our business), regardless of the branch of armed forces you’re in,” he told The Cannabist.

And veterans can be ideal employees, he observed, for the detail-oriented work found in many cannabis grow operations or in jobs such as monitoring dispensary inventory.

“(As a veteran) you learned systems, you learned processes, you learned chain of command,” he said. “The fact that we don’t have to train people on some of those things — about work ethic and respect and doing what you say you’re going to do… is a huge benefit for any company, and of course ours as well.”

Cannabis job training for veterans

At least one cannabis company, meanwhile, has set up a training program specifically for veterans. This past summer THC Design, a California-based cannabis breeding and cultivation firm, launched a paid internship and mentoring program for veterans.

The program includes a 12-week course that gives vets hands-on experience while learning from growers, strain breeders, trimmers, engineers and others directly involved with the cultivation of cannabis.

“In that 12 weeks, they’re able to track a plant from start to finish,” THC Design co-founder Ryan Jennemann told The Cannabist. “They do everything from cutting clones to drying, following the plants through the entire cycle.”

Jennemann said none of his current crop of interns has any real background in agriculture. But that kind of know-how wasn’t expected, or necessary, for them to take part in the program.

“What I was hiring for was not experience,” he said. “I was hiring for a work ethic, an ability to handle adversity, an ability to solve problems.”

THC Design has hired several of the veterans it trained, but Jennemann said the program — which is open source and available online — has benefits for the wider cannabis industry as well.

“After those 12 weeks they should have a very good grasp on what cultivation is,” he added, “and they should be able to run a small operation on their own or be very much a value-add to wherever they move.”

Former Navy machinist Michael Garcia, 35, found his calling with THC Design.

“I don’t have to hide who I am. I can just be myself,” Garcia told The Cannifornian, a sister site of The Cannabist.

Veterans marijuana jobs
A group of veterans in THC Design’s training program get their first looks at the cultivation room for the California company. (Courtesy of THC Designs)

OrganaBrands’ Driessen, meanwhile, said his company is in the process of formalizing a hiring program for veterans; a program he expects to be up and running by January.

Veterans, he said, “set themselves apart in the interview. A lot of these folks are, on their own merit, heads and shoulders above their competition.”

There’s another, important factor that is drawing veterans to this career path: interest in medicinal cannabis. An estimated 2.7 million veterans have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters since those conflicts began. And the Veterans Administration reports that up to 20 percent of those Afghanistan and Iraq veterans suffer from PTSD.

Roger Martin is a veteran who founded Grow for Vets USA, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that educates veterans about medical cannabis and also gives away donated cannabis to veterans. And he believes that it can be mutually beneficial to have veterans working in the cannabis industry.

“No one understands the importance of reliability better than men and women whose very lives often depended upon being able to count on the person next to them getting the job done,” Martin said in a statement to The Cannabist.

At the same time, he noted, “the healing properties of cannabis are but one factor that makes the cannabis industry so suitable for Veterans. Medical cannabis provides a safe alternative to the deadly prescription drugs that kill more than 18,000 veterans each year. For vets suffering from PTSD, being involved in the cultivation side of the industry can often ease symptoms by providing a point of focus, something other than the negativity that many PTSD sufferers deal with.”

The Colorado Harvest Company’s Drew has also seen how working in cannabis has helped veterans return to the civilian world.

“I think other vets could definitely benefit from working within (the cannabis industry),” he said. “I think the stigma (surrounding marijuana)…is wearing off and I think it’s an accepted medium these days. People are starting to understand that we’re working just as much as anybody else is.”

Veterans and the cannabis industry
L-R: Chris Driessen of Colorado cannabis company OrganaBrands presents a donation check to Roger Martin, founder of Grow for Vets, a nonprofit that provides resources and donated cannabis to veterans. (Courtesy of OrganaBrands)

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Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:00:05 +0000

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The Future of Canadian Cannabis

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The Future of Canadian Cannabis

The Future of Canadian Cannabis

Despite no evidence of organized crime in the illegal cannabis industry, that growers, dispensaries, and other value-added producers are “paper criminals” interested only in producing a quality product or service in a free and fair market — the government still insists on eradicating this current industry.

Looks like the future of Canadian cannabis rests on perpetuating the licensed producer scheme the Harper government set up.

Oh, sure, Justin’s Liberals plan to ease the regulations so that “anyone” can become an LP, but even this promise (assuming they keep it) buckles under scrutiny.

For starters, the future of Canada’s cannabis industry is in intellectual property rights, not producing an agricultural product like a pharmaceutical (and badly too, as the recalls have indicated).

Since everyone will be entitled to grow, and since no one will follow the mandatory government seed program, crafting your own plant genetics is what will separate the winners from the losers.

And assuming the rest of the world catches up with Canada on legalization, the idea that Canada’s cold climate will somehow be a beacon of cannabis production is downright laughable.

Allan Brochstein, a financial analyst, said it best when he told the Globe and Mail,  “There’s a lot of people that are in the marijuana industry – [but] they’re not in the marijuana industry. They’re in the stock-promotion industry.”

He was, of course, referring to the LPs.

LP valuations aren’t based on cannabis production, but rather, an over-reliance on balance sheets. Investors are buying their debt. Even with recreational legalization, there aren’t enough Canadian consumers to cover their debt and financial leverage commitments.

And with legalization around the world, the Canadian LPs will become irrelevant. Unless, of course, they protect their brand while shipping production off to Mexico.

Sorry, Smith Falls. Looks like Canopy/Tweed is going the way of Hershey Chocolate.

As financial investor Anthony Wile wrote in the Toronto Sun, “Canada does not offer the appropriate climate to produce these products in either an environmentally friendly and natural manner or a cost structure necessary to eliminate the black market… Embracing international trade with countries better suited to marijuana cultivation is the right thing to do on all counts — environmental, cost and social impact.”

Canada’s domestic cannabis industry is akin to the dot-com bubble from the late 90s/early 2000s.

Soaring stock prices with valuations in some cases exceeding $1 billion is lunacy.

However, from the ashes of the dot-com bubble, companies like Amazon, Godaddy and eBay, emerged intact.

Therefore, some of Canada’s LP will likely survive. In fact, home-growers will probably find it lucrative to sell their popular genetics to LPs to be mass-produced in Mexico or California.

Visit any community in this country and you see the same thing — Walmart, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, Boston Pizza and other corporate chain-stores.

Local mom and pop small-businesses are becoming fewer and farther between. Instead of becoming entrepreneurs, this generation is burden by real estate at bubble prices and crippling student loans.

Already established entrepreneurs are suffering from excessive bureaucratic red-tape and a complicated tax-code.

Corporate concentration is as Canadian as maple syrup and the Mounties.

Why would the legal cannabis industry be any different?

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Published at Thu, 02 Nov 2017 22:08:29 +0000

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American “Big Beer” invests $200M in Canadian “Big Cannabis”

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American “Big Beer” invests $200M in Canadian “Big Cannabis”

American “Big Beer” invests $200M in Canadian “Big Cannabis”

At least one American Big Beer company has realized that fighting cannabis legalization is a losing battle, and they’re jumping in with a $191M USD investment in one of Canada’s largest licensed producers, Canopy Growth Corporation.

On Oct. 30, Constellation Brands, the American distributor of Corona and Modelo, announced their $191M USD ($245M CDN) investment in Canopy Growth Corporation for a 9.9% ownership stake, although in their press release, Constellation stresses that “it has no plans to sell any cannabis products in the U.S. or any other market unless or until it is legally permissible to do so at all government levels”.

Despite medicinal cannabis being legal in 29 states (plus D.C.) and recreational cannabis being legal in 8 states, Canada is poised to beat the U.S. to the punch when it comes to legalizing cannabis federally with the July 2018 deadline.

That makes Constellation Brands’ investment a strategic move by getting their foot in the door of the Canadian market, and as Constellation Brands’ CEO Rob Sands told the Wall Street Journal, “We’re obviously trying to get the first-mover advantage”.

Constellation Brands’ investment also illuminates a double standard when it comes to Canadian and American companies investing in cannabis across the border. It’s apparently ok for Americans to invest in Canadian cannabis, as evidenced by this deal, but Canadian companies that are involved in the U.S. cannabis industry risk delisting on the TSX and TSX-V, as was recently announced by the TMX Group, the operator of those Canadian stock exchanges.

Big Beer vs. Big Cannabis

Constellation Brands’ investment in Canopy Growth Corporation may signal a turning of the tides when it comes to Big Beer and Big Cannabis, as historically, alcohol has fought cannabis legalization over worries of what it would do to their market share.

These concerns are well-founded. In states that allow recreational cannabis, beer sales have fallen between 2-4.4%, according to Business Insider, and a March report from Cannabiz Consumer Group said legal cannabis could cause a $2B drop in beer sales.

That makes Constellation Brands’ investment in Canopy Growth Corp. a milestone moment and a major change in the beer industry’s approach. As the old saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them.

Cheers to Canna-beers

Cannabis-infused beers are already popping up on the market from craft brewers who have been infusing their brews with terpenes, CBD, and hemp.This isn’t as crazy as it might sound as hops and cannabis are very closely related- both belong to the Cannabinaceae family.

For those looking for a bit of a THC buzz when imbibing, there are a growing number of cannabis cocktail recipes in addition to non-alcoholic drinks such as Modern Martini RX that contain 50-100 mg of THC per bottle. There are also dissolvable THC tablets and powders that consumers can add to their own drinks as well.

But until the U.S. legalizes cannabis federally, Americans won’t see any cannabis-infused beers from Constellation Brands. In Canada, we may get the opportunity to have a cannabis-infused can of beer as soon as July 2018 rolls around.

Sources

Business Insider: Legal marijuana is having an unexpected effect on the beer industry — and Anheuser-Busch should be worried.

Constellation Brands: Constellation Brands to Acquire Minority Stake in Canopy Growth Corporation.

Forbes: Beer Industry Could Lose $2 Billion From Legal Marijuana.

Herb: 6 Cannabis Beers You Can Drink To Celebrate National Beer Day.

Newsweek: Recreational marijuana is legal in these states- and Maine might be next.

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Published at Wed, 01 Nov 2017 02:00:49 +0000

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