Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination

Being in the first big country to legalise pot means first-mover advantage
The Economist (UK)
Thursday, July 5, 2018

It is rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye on October 17th, the date on which recreational marijuana will become legal, medical-cannabis firms have been expanding at home and talking up their global ambitions in a most un-Canadian way. Lots of joint ventures—in the legal sense—are being signed abroad. The hope is that having a base in the first large country to make pot legal for adults (Uruguay legalised cannabis in 2017) will give them an unbeatable lead. (See also: Medical cannabis producer Canopy Growth's plan to enter the new recreational marijuana market)