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It’s been one year since Canada legalized the recreational cannabis industry after a century of prohibition. But it’s just the beginning of the journey from the black market to “cannabis 3.0.”
In the lead-up to the election, Down to Business has focused on business issues with a political twist. This week, host Emily Jackson discusses the cannabis industry’s one-year legalization anniversary with Bruce Linton, the former chief executive of Canopy Growth, Canada’s largest cannabis company.
Linton discusses lessons from the first round of legalization for recreational use, what to expect from the impending introduction of cannabis infused beverages and edibles, and why Canada needs to focus on “cannabis 3.0” if it wants to be a global leader.