Constellation Brands, one of the United States’ largest alcohol distributors, has taken a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth, according to a report by Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh in the Wall Street Journal. Canopy and Constellation say they plan to develop cannabis-infused beverages for the legal adult market.
Cowen & Co., the nearly century-old firm founded as a bond brokerage, is racing to become Wall Street’s leading provider of cannabis research, staking a claim to an industry generally forsaken by financial institutions.
Analysts at the New York-based company have assembled a trove of data on the burgeoning field of semi-legal marijuana. And on Thursday Cowen will host its first investor conference devoted to the controversial topic. Continue reading “Weed on Wall Street?”→