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Constellation Brands converts shares in cannabis operator Canopy, departs board

Beverage alcohol company Constellation Brands has converted its shares in Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corp. into new exchangeable shares.

Constellation’s exchangeable shares may be converted back into Canopy common shares on a one-to-one basis, the companies announced Friday.


However, the two Constellation subsidiaries that now own the exchangeable shares don’t plan to convert them “until such time as the U.S. domestic sale of marijuana could not reasonably be expected to violate the Controlled Substances Act, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (as it relates to violation of the Controlled Substances Act), and all related applicable anti-money laundering laws,” Constellation said in a news release.

The three remaining Constellation nominees to Canopy’s board have all resigned as part of the deal, and Constellation

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