More Conservative Politicians Are Joining the Cannabis Industry


Conservative politicians aren’t new to the cannabis sector—the industry has even found room for prohibitionists as ardent as Aleafia board chair Julian Fantino.

In 2014, Fantino ran an anti-cannabis campaign reminding voters Justin Trudeau admitted smoking pot while an MP, claimed “Justin Trudeau will make harmful drugs more accessible in Vaughan [Ontario],” and argued that “Legalization is an irresponsible policy that only puts dangerous drugs on the streets and in our communities, and sends the wrong message to children that recreational drug use is okay.”


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