Article by The Canadian Press via Global News
Canada is more advanced than the United States regarding its approach to cannabis, world-famous rapper and weed entrepreneur Snoop Dogg said Friday to a crowd of hundreds at Montreal’s C2 technology conference.
The entertainer lamented that in the U.S., some states such as Colorado and California have legalized weed, while others continue to enforce a strict ban on the product. Cannabis also remains illegal under U.S. federal law.
“And in Canada, it’s like — let’s just make it happen!” Snoop said about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to reform the Criminal Code and legalize recreational pot for the whole country.
Snoop, known internationally for his insatiable affection for cannabis as much as his best-selling music, has a significant presence in Canada’s burgeoning marijuana industry.
Ontario-based Canopy Growth, a medical marijuana company poised to break into the recreational market, signed a partnership deal to hold the exclusive rights to use certain content and brands owned by Snoop’s company, LBC Holdings. Snoop has also invested in Toronto-based Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software provider.