Shopify co-founder and chief design officer Daniel Weinland at their downtown office space in Ottawa November 26, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable
While I was working on my medical marijuana photo story at the Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, I also shot a video for the Macleans Magazine iPad edition. Thank you to every there who tolerated me during my many visits!
From the Tweed website, “Tweed is a Canadian company established to supply an unmatched selection of premium medical marijuana to treat symptoms such as chronic pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea and loss of appetite. We believe in providing only reliable, high quality products, and strive to do so with the utmost empathy, compassion, professionalism and integrity.”
Operating out of the former Hershey chocolate factory in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Tweed (TWD) is the first publicly traded medical marijuana company in Canada. Over the last few months I have had access to the facility to work on a photo and video project that was ultimately picked-up by Reuters and Macleans Magazine, in different iterations. According to Reuters, “By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor.” My project started when they were a big empty warehouse with a few hundred mother and clone plants and wrapped up shortly after they started shipping their first products.