Canada Seized ‘The Entire Cannabis Business’: Rock Legend David Crosby on Toking, Trudeau and the Pot Trade

Article by Michael Babad, Globe and Mail

BUSINESS BRIEFING Canada seized 'the entire cannabis business’: Rock legend David Crosby on toking, Trudeau and the pot trade MICHAEL BABAD Crosby in talks for marijuana brand Markets at a glance RBC boosts dividend, profit rises Guide to emerging markets turmoil Retail sales dip Target sales top forecasts David Crosby MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

David Crosby couldn’t possibly sound more passionate about Canada and its decision to legalize marijuana.
Indeed, to twist the title of one of the rock legend’s well-known songs, this moment has been a long time coming.
“I think Canadians could congratulate themselves for having a country that was smart enough to wind up being where all the marijuana companies are based,” said Mr. Crosby, who rose to fame in the sixties as a founder of The Byrds and then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
In fact, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said in a telephone interview, Canada was smart enough to walk off with “the entire cannabis business” in the run-up to legal marijuana in October.
Mr. Crosby, a connoisseur of cannabis who enjoys consuming and growing it, wants to link his name to a brand. He and business associate Steven Sponder are in talks with companies aimed at a “top-quality” offering they’d like to see branded “Mighty Croz,” based on what his friends call him.
He wouldn’t be the first. Willie Nelson has a brand, members of The Tragically Hip have business interests, and Gene Simmons of Kiss linked up with a marijuana firm, as well.

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