Kevin O’Leary for Maclean’s Magazine

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With Kevin O’Leary entering the Canadian Progressive Conservative (CPC) leadership race today, I thought it would be a good time to publish some photos from the day I spent with Mr. Wonderful in Ottawa last year. O’Leary is a reality TV star on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, NBC’s Shark Tank, author of multiple books, businessman, investor, and now political party leadership hopeful. O’Leary was in town for a Manning Institute conference and took part in a panel called “If I run, here’s how I’d do it”. He also spoke with Evan Solomon for a CFRA radio program, did a live hit at CTV Ottawa, and bought some art from a shop at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

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Tweed (TWD) Medical Marijuana

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

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.

Canadian medical marijuana company Tweed

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