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Canopy Growth teams up with Drake on new cannabis venture

He'll hold a 60% stake in More Life and Canopy Growth will own the remaining 40%.


Drake at the Summer Sixteen Show in 2016.
PHOTO: SUMMER SIXTEEN

TORONTO — Canopy Growth Corp. is teaming up with Drake to launch More Life Growth Co., a licensed cannabis producer based in Toronto.

Under the agreement, Drake will hold a 60% stake in More Life and Canopy Growth will own the remaining 40%.

Canopy Growth will provide all of the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the More Life facility cannabis production facility in Toronto and will retain all of the rights to distribute the product that is grown at the location.

Drake has granted More Life the right to exclusively use certain intellectual property and brands in association with the growth and sale of cannabis and cannabis-related products, accessories, merchandise and paraphernalia in Canada and internationally.

The maintenance of the non-Canada rights after 18 months is contingent upon certain performance targets being met.

Canopy Growth has the right to nominate two directors to the More Life board as well as a pre-emptive right to maintain its ownership interest in the company.

 

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2016

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