On Drugs

Can this small town rebound as Canada's cannabis capital?

In an exclusive digital extra for On Drugs, host Geoff Turner takes you on a guided tour of Smiths Falls, a town ready to capitalize on legal weed.

On Drugs bonus short doc takes you on a tour of weed town

Take a guided tour of Smith Falls, Ont., with On Drugs host Geoff Turner. Go inside Tweed Inc., the Hershey's factory-turned-weed manufacturing plant that hopes to revitalize the town in the era of legal pot. 6:22

With the last hurdles cleared in the Senate, Canada is set to become the first major industrialized nation to legalize marijuana — a move that would be a major boon for business in Smiths Falls, Ont. 

The small town is already the home to Tweed, the largest marijuana producer in the country. Now it's gearing up for a more tourist-friendly future — one that would mimic the success of craft beer breweries. 

In an exclusive digital extra for On Drugs, host Geoff Turner takes us on a guided tour of the town and the former chocolate factory at the heart of this change. Is this what pot tourism could look like in Canada? 

This short documentary features interviews with: 

  • Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth Corp
  • Ingrid Bron, Tourism co-ordinator for Smiths Falls
  • Shawn Pankow, mayor of Smiths Falls and vocal advocate for pot tourism