The short answer: Yes, Snoop is rolling out his cannabis brand in Canada. Snoop Dogg recently announced his partnership with Canada’s Canopy Growth Corporation of Smith Falls, Ontario – a leading diversified cannabis company with half a million square feet of indoor cannabis production real estate up north. The partnership has sent the Canadian weed stock market into the ether as it jumped 17% (this is following an 84% increase over the past year). So if you’re in the position to do so, now would be a great time to invest in Snoop, cannabis, and Canada. If the Business Insider is correct, Snoop Dogg may be moving to Canada after Trump’s presidential win this month. (All I have to say is: No, don’t do it, Snoop! You’re the U.S. cannabis industry’s national hero, after all. Plus, we need you here to fight for cannabis right after Jeff Sessions’ selection for Attorney General.)
The Snoop-Tweed Weed Partnership & Canada’s Marijuana Legalization
Tweed, Inc., is a subsidiary of Canopy, and has officially begun selling Leafs by Snoop. Snoop also hosted the Northside Birthday Party in Toronto for a Tweed location, which coincided with the official launch of Leafs by Snoop in Canada. Right now, Tweed is selling Ocean View for $12, Palm Tree CBD for $9, and working on refining Sunset for $9. (P.S. Tweed also sells prepackaged cannabis muffin baking kits to go with its 10:1 cannabis oils – Snoop Muffins, anyone?). The Snoop-Tweed announcement pushed up Aurora Cannabis, Inc., and Aphria, Inc.’s stock prices, as well. Canopy called Snoop “one of the most trust voices in cannabis the world over,” and was the first marijuana producer to trade on a major North American stock exchange (namely the Toronto Stock Exchange) last July. Justin Trudeau’s legalization pledge may have helped him win the Prime Minister spot, and he received a report in November concerning how Canada will proceed with legalization.
Leafs by Snoop
You may recall that Leafs by Snoop made its Denver debut back in November of 2015, to great acclaim. Snoop was the first multiplatinum music celebrity to start a line of cannabis products, and he originally partnered with LivWell, which still carries the full line of Leafs by Snoop products. They include eight different strains ( 4 indica-dominant and 3 sativa-dominant hybrids strains and one high CBD strain) available in flower, wax, and shatter. All Snoop’s edibles are made with fair trade, handmade premium chocolate and activate cannabis oil – he’s also got some delicious Peanut Butter Gems, gummies, drops and fruit chews. Go check it out if you haven’t – all that music money makes for some amazing products – and the packaging is some of the best I’ve ever seen (designed by the international marketing company Pentagram). Expect Snoop quotes in his own handwriting on the top of your cannabis product box.
Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, and Snoop
In other completely strange news, USA Today reported that Hillary Clinton started following Snoop on Twitter (this is her first follow since the election – yes, there are people who keep track of this stuff). Also, Snoop’s new cooking show with Martha Stewart (Potluck Dinner Party) somehow manages to be cute, hip, and hilarious (it was much better than the depressing news coverage following this year’s presidential election), and completely odd in a successful way. Leave it to Snoop (okay and Martha Stewart) to pioneer cannabis cooking on TV for the masses. As Snoop noted in the first episode, “I’m not high right now, but whoever gave us this show, they must have been.” I agree with that, and actually really loved it – they made fried chicken wings the Snoop way and the Martha way and Martha’s won the taste test – I didn’t watch the other episodes yet, but looks like they centered around bacon, thanksgiving dinner, and lobster. Pair that with some Leafs by Snoop (or your preferred cannabis concoction), and you have some great evening entertainment.