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SMITHS FALLS, Ontario – Tweed Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation, will sponsor the High Times 2015 Jamaican and World Cannabis Cups taking place in Negril, Jamaica.
Tweed is a Canadian company licensed under the marijuana for medical purposes regulations to produce and sell marijuana to authorized customers. Tweed strives to supply a wide selection of marijuana.
This year’s events will be hosted at Rastafari Rootzfest, a three-day music and cultural festival that showcases and celebrates Rastafari culture. It is also the first cannabis- exempt event to take place in Jamaica since the country recognized Rastafari sacramental and religious freedoms earlier this year as part of a sweeping legislative reform of cannabis laws.
The Jamaican market is a logical place for Tweed to extend its brand presence outside of Canada. In addition to recently relaxed cannabis laws, the island of Jamaica and the Jamaican people have a long and established history with the cannabis plant.
The Cannabis Cup, widely considered the world’s preeminent cannabis competition, attracts tourists and cannabis enthusiasts from around the world to sample products and interact with leading names in the marijuana industry.
“This is the 50th Cannabis Cup competition and the 49th Expo that we’ve run. We’ll be showcasing the best Jamaican cannabis grown on the island and at such a global event we’re happy to have Tweed as the title sponsor. Working with the team at Tweed we’ll show the world what the future of the marijuana industry will look like,” said Rick Cusick of High Times, the most widely distributed cannabis publication in the world.
Canopy Growth is Canada’s first publicly traded medical marijuana company and the first geographically diversified producer with multiple licences under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Tweed, Bedrocan Canada and Tweed Farms, the company operates state-of-the-art production facilities throughout Ontario and distributes marijuana across the country to Canadian patients managing a host of medical conditions.