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Canopy Growth and Battelle Announce Strategic Collaboration to Advance Cannabis Research

Published: 11/27/2018

Team: Luke Woolford, A. Chandimal Nicholas, Jonathan Sherman, James G. Morand

On November 27, 2018, Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s largest diversified cannabis company, and Battelle, the largest nonprofit research and development organization in the world, announced a strategic collaboration and the completion of multiple fully legal cannabis imports from Canada to the United States. Canopy Growth and Battelle completed the rigorous federal approval process required to import cannabis products into the United States and since October 9th, the organizations have completed four product transfers to Battelle's secure research facilities pursuant to United States Drug Enforcement Agency approvals. 

Canopy Growth and Battelle will work together to advance knowledge surrounding cannabis in support of medical research and novel product development.

Cassels Brock is acting for Canopy Growth on the strategic collaboration with a deal team that includes Luke Woolford, Chandimal Nicholas and Jonathan Sherman (Business and Cannabis) and James Morand (Tax and Cannabis).