Canopy Growth became the first marijuana stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, quickly racking up a market value of nearly $6 billion.
Business Insider spoke with its CEO, Bruce Linton, about what's changed since he entered the industry nearly a decade ago.
He said the opioid crisis has people looking more skeptically at pharmaceutical companies.
His company recently garnered a huge investment from a major alcohol maker — something he says has competitors racing to catch up.
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