Cannabis Watch: CEO of pot producer Cronos talks about Altria deal, weed drinks and the rise of CBD


Cronos Group Inc. is one of two Canadian cannabis producers to have inked a multibillion-dollar deal with a big American company.

The $1.8 billion investment Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. MO, +1.03% made in Cronos CRON, -0.76% CRON, -1.13% in December legitimized overnight a company that produces far less cannabis than rivals such as Canopy Growth Corp. CGC, +3.29% WEED, +2.61%

Chief Executive Mike Gorenstein, who has practiced law in the U.S. and was once a partner at Alphabet Partners LP, a New York-based investment operation, now has a massive war chest to fund Cronos’s ambitions in cannabis.
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MarketWatch sat with Gorenstein in the company’s downtown Toronto offices this week to discuss his outlook on the cannabis market, how he’s handling the

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