[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Endless U.S. Government Lies on the Afghanistan War

Has America Become a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy? ("They Live")

I Don't Hate Trump Because He Is 'the Average American in Exaggerated Form.' I Dislike Him Because of His Policies and Temperament.

If Even One of the 7000 Cross Our Border – Trump Must be Removed from Office – Enough!

Question: Wherein "libertarianism" is there any reference to "irresponsibility?"

This chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president

City official charged with murder after state rejects 'stand your ground' shooting of alleged shoplifter

Please Remember Not to Vote!

Evil Mutant Death Walrus

White House chopper mechanic busted with crystal meth after calling the cops on himself

FBI Admits It Used Multiple Spies To Infiltrate Trump Campaign

Judge Orders Mueller To Prove Russian Company Meddled In Election

"The Factory of the World"

Trump Announces He’s a Few Weeks From Banning Bump Stocks

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Why Civility Can't Return To Politics

Self-Censorship: Where The Real Damage Is Being Done

Decorated Silver Star Veteran, POW Sentenced to 7 Years for a Gun He Bought 40 Years Ago

Facebook Deletes Disabled Vet’s Pages — After Taking $300,000 in Advertising

Rockin’ the Right

State Department provided ‘clearly false’ statements to derail requests for Clinton docs, ‘shocked’ federal judge says

Police Charge a 12-Year-Old Rapper With Felony After Mall Confrontation Over Selling His Own CDs

Stossel: Libertarian Larry Sharpe Brings New Ideas to New York

9/11 was a bank heist

Dear God, Hillary Clinton. Please, Just Go.

Mexico dispatches two Boeing 727s full of federal police officers to intercept migrant caravan from Honduras heading to the US....

stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!

High School Girls Admitted to Making False Sexual Assault Accusations Against a Male Student Because They ‘Just Don’t Like Him’

Newly Released Video Challenges Cop's Story in Shooting of Autistic Teen

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ performance canceled again at Shorewood HS; boy in custody

‘Golfcart Gail’ calls cops on black dad at his kid’s soccer game

You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again

YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide (YouTube DOWN, gone)

Trump voter begs for forgiveness: 'Sorry I voted for him -- I've enabled this monster'

Ben Shapiro Explains Socialism in 2 Minutes

Creepy Porn Lawyer slam dunked by Trump in Federal court

Feds raise rate 6 times under Trump but once/twice under Obama

‘I Stand for the Flag, I Kneel at the Cross’: PA Dem Forced to Resign After Facebook Posts Deemed Offensive

Warren’s DNA test mocked, as GOP cites study showing average Native-American link could be stronger

Warren Releases DNA Results, Challenges Trump Over Native American Ancestry

Did Saudis, CIA Fear Khashoggi 9/11 Bombshell?

Portland citizens jeer cowardly anarchists, cheer police! (short version)

With the Saudis, Trump Shows Timidity

Four Democrats Caught in Voter Fraud Ring Targeting Seniors in Fort Worth

'YOU'RE FREE, MAN!' Somalian whose deportation from UK was stopped by outraged Heathrow passengers revealed as gang-rapist who attacked teen girl

Police seeking person who put googly eyes on historic Georgia statue

Antifa mob that should be shot and killed on site

Ford Just Came To Trump' Defense & Destroyed Fake News Media & Their Lies: Tariffs & Their Layoffs

Trident Juncture 2018 Is About to Kick Off: NATO’s Big War Games Near Russia’s Borders Never End

Who Runs Bartertown? (Perpetual Taxes on Property)

'The president of a country should not publicly ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward': Anal Clooney skips royal wedding to take a hit at Trump at Pennsylvania women's conference


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Business
See other Business Articles

Title: Ex-Cops Who Fought Against Legal Weed Just Opened a Marijuana Business
Source: The Anti-Media
URL Source: http://theantimedia.org/cops-marijuana-business/
Published: Nov 15, 2017
Author: Carey Wedler
Post Date: 2017-11-17 08:48:01 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 70
Comments: 2

ANTIMEDIA) Ontario, Canada — Two former top law enforcement officials in Canada who previously campaigned against cannabis legalization are now going into the business.

CBC News reports that Former OPP commissioner, MP, and federal Conservative cabinet minister Julian Fantino and former RCMP deputy commissioner Raf Souccar launched a business Tuesday that aims to connect medical patients with quality cannabis. The launch comes eight months before Canada legalizes recreational weed.

The news is particularly noteworthy because both men previously issued harsh rebukes of legalizing the plant. CBC noted:

Both men spent decades battling illegal drug use in their law enforcement careers, with Fantino going as far as equating legalizing marijuana to legalizing murder while serving as Toronto’s chief of police in 2004.

However, the duo credits science and their interactions with patients with changing their minds.

Souccar said they were “persuaded by the science and by real life stories.

Their decision to go into the cannabis industry has drawn some criticism. British Columbia MP Don Davies said it created the appearance of a conflict of interest because Souccar had served on the legalization task force. “The optics of task force members, within a short period of time of their task force duties, going into that very business for personal profit… I think it’s problematic,” he said.

However, Souccar and Fantino’s intentions appear to be genuine.

It was an opportunity I never had before, I was too busy enforcing the law. It brought about a huge change in me.”

Souccar said his previous impression of medical marijuana users were that they wanted to use cannabis and used medical reasons as a ‘guise,’” CBC explained, “but after meeting them, found that he ‘could not have been more wrong.'”

Fantino’s about-face on marijuana came, he said, during his time as Minister for Veterans Affairs, when he met veterans suffering from issues like post-traumatic stress disorder.

He said veterans “came and lobbied me to enable them to access medical marijuana as a substitute to opioids” and changed his mind after conducting his own “fact-finding” mission. Their company’s doctors will not prescribe opioids. Rather, they say they to be a part of the solutions to the crisis, which has swept Canada as well as the United States.

Their Aleafia Total Health Network will operate as  “health delivery system.” They will not have any actual cannabis on hand but already enjoy a clientele numbering roughly 100 patients. They launched their first storefront in Vaughan, Ontario, on Tuesday.

The purpose of the clinic is to do the assessments,” and provide complementary treatments like physiotherapy, Fantino said. “We’re not in the marijuana business. We’re a health delivery system.

They will also be working with researchers and producers to facilitate research on the benefits of cannabis.

Both men say they now support recreational cannabis “with conditions” and would be open to using medical marijuana if a doctor prescribed it to them.

They join a growing group of law enforcement in the U.S. and Canada who have changed their position on prohibition.


Poster Comment:

Souccar said they were “persuaded by the science and by real life stories.

Souccar said his previous impression of medical marijuana users were that they wanted to use cannabis and used medical reasons as a ‘guise,’” CBC explained, “but after meeting them, found that he ‘could not have been more wrong.'”

Imagine that - cops who can think for themselves!

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Ex-Cops Who Fought Against Legal Weed Just Opened a Marijuana Business

Ex-Canadian Cops Who Fought Against Legal Weed Just Opened a Marijuana Business

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-17   10:18:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

Souccar said they were “persuaded by the science and by real life stories.”

What science? There is no science. Where's the science that says a person with PTSD -- a psychological condition -- should smoke marijuana -- a psychotropic drug?

Where are the trials? The peer-reviewed studies? FDA approval? Real prescriptions from real doctors dispensed through real pharmacies by real pharmacists?

What a joke. Now if these guys simply admit that they want to jump on the "medical" marijuana bandwagon so they can scam people and make a few bucks, that I can understand.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-17   10:28:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com