Dec 06, 2019 (original article)
SMITHS FALLS, ON, Dec. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) officially revealed its Cannabis 2.0 portfolio of products last week, set to come to market as part of the second wave of Canadian cannabis commercialization. With December 16, 2019, being the first date new product formats can be sold into distribution channels, the Company expects that in most markets new products will not be seen on shelves until early in January 2020. Leveraging learnings from Cannabis 1.0, the Company will stagger its launch of various products and formats to ensure a smooth roll-out. As such, availability will vary by province based on their individual ordering and distribution activities. While the Company is providing this update in advance of the launch of Cannabis 2.0 products, for competitive reasons, it will not provide ongoing updates during the actual rollout period.
The first wave of cannabis chocolate products, which will arrive in retail in early January 2020, includes Tokyo Smoke Go, Tokyo Smoke Pause, and Tweed Bakerstreet chocolate bars. Tokyo Smoke Go is a THC-infused, sativa-dominant dark milk chocolate with minimal CBD content. Each five-piece chocolate bar contains 10 mg of THC, or 2 mg of THC in each piece. Tokyo Smoke Pause is a THC-infused, indica-dominant dark milk chocolate, containing 2 mg of THC in each of the five squares. Tweed Bakerstreet is blended with peppermint and milk chocolate and offers 2.5 mg of THC in each of the four chocolate squares. The second wave of chocolate bars will include Tokyo Smoke Ease CBD chocolate, expected to be on shelves in late January, as well as the Company’s new brand of high-quality chocolate, Bean & Bud, expected to be on shelves by the end of February 2020.
The first wave of the Company’s ready-to-drink mixed Distilled CannabisTM beverage products – Tweed Houndstooth & Soda, Houseplant Grapefruit, and Houseplant Lemon – are expected to hit shelves in early January 2020. The Company expects to launch additional beverage offerings under the Tweed, Quatreau, and Deep Space brands in the following weeks of January, with its Distilled CannabisTM spirits expected to follow in early February 2020.
On November 28, 2019, Chief Technology Officer Peter Popplewell unveiled Canopy Growth’s lineup of vape pens and vape cartridges. The new products – consisting of cartridges and associated rechargeable batteries – are anticipated to launch late January 2020. Tweed, Twd., and Van Der Pop branded 510 thread format devices remain the Company’s first launch focus, as the 510 thread format comprises approximately 75% of vape extract sales in established markets like Colorado and California. Further differentiated and feature-rich vape offerings are expected to launch thereafter, including the Company’s single-use, recyclable, Bluetooth-enabled Juju Joints line-up of products. The Company will ensure that all products obtain UL 8139 certification prior to coming to market, which it considers the most thorough safety standard for vaping devices. Additionally, the Company is continually reviewing and testing all inputs to ensure the highest quality and reliability of cannabinoids, terpenes, tamper-resistance and product serialization features. The Company recognizes the recent announcements by the provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador and Quebec delaying the launch of vape products in those provinces; as provincial buyers increase their level of scrutiny on the products they sell, the Company will continue to work to meet the highest standards of safety, product quality and transparency for consumers.
The Company looks forward to introducing Canadian consumers to these exciting new product formats.
Here’s to Future (deliciously infused) Growth.