Ontario’s largest craft brewery considers expanding into cannabis

With legislation legalizing marijuana expected in the spring, Eastern Ontario’s largest craft brewery is rolling around the idea of expanding into the recreational cannabis industry, its chief executive said.

Beau’s CEO Steve Beauchesne made the remarks in response to an audience member’s question following a presentation to members of Ottawa’s business community Wednesday evening.

“I don’t want to say categorically no and I don’t want to say categorically yes,” Mr. Beauchesne said. “If there is a way to do it in a way that’s responsible and fun – because for us, if it’s not fun, we just don’t bother – then maybe.”

He added that the company has spoken to officials from Tweed, a Smiths Falls marijuana producer that currently supplies pot to licensed medical patients butplans to “aggressively” pursue the recreational market once the plant is legalized.

Mr. Beauchesne said Tweed is led by “awesome people”...

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