Cannabis company Slang Worldwide’s shares soar in first public trading

Cannabis company Slang Worldwide’s shares soar in first public trading
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TORONTO — The newly listed shares of a cannabis-brand company co-founded by two entrepreneurs whose first pot venture was bought by Canopy Growth have soared by as much as 33 per cent.

Slang Worldwide Inc.’s stock was trading at $2 on the Canadian Stock Exchange in early afternoon, after it commenced trading at $1.50.

Slang co-founders Peter Miller and William Levy also co-founded licensed producer Mettrum Health Corp., which was sold to Canopy in 2017 for roughly $430 million.

Miller and Levy’s latest company, which trades under the symbol SLNG, is a cannabis-focused consumer packaged goods company with a portfolio of brands.

Slang also has a 20 per cent interest in licensed producer Agripharm Corp., in which Canopy continues to hold a 40 per cent stake.

Canopy also holds warrants that allow it to purchase 32 million shares of Slang if cannabis and cannabis-related products become federally legal in the U.S.

Companies in this story: (CSE:SLNG, TSX:WEED)

The Canadian Press

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