Canopy Growth Is Near a Deal to Acquire Acreage Holdings

Canopy’s shares added 9 percent in post-market trading in New York. Acreage gained 15 percent in Toronto before the market closed. The deal would be a major milestone for Canopy, the world’s largest cannabis company, and New York-based Acreage, which boasts former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as directors.