In a story about how the Conservative government is going to revamp the corrupted medicinal marijuana grow-op industry, comes this nugget:
Chuck Rifici of Tweed Inc. has applied for a licence to produce medical weed in an abandoned Hershey chocolate factory in hard-scrabble Smiths Falls, Ont.
Rifici, who is also a senior adviser to Trudeau, was cited in a Conservative cabinet minister’s news release Friday that said the Liberals plan to “push pot,” with no reference to Health Canada’s own encouragement of marijuana entrepreneurs.
Rifici says he’s trying to help a struggling community by providing jobs while giving suffering patients a quality product.
“There’s a real need,” he said in an interview. “You see what this medicine does to them.”
Tweed Inc. proposes to produce at least 20 strains to start, and will reserve 10 per cent of production for compassionate, low-cost prescriptions for impoverished patients, he says. (see here)
This doesn’t put both Trudeau and Rifici in a massive conflict of interest and do we now know where Trudeau gets his weed from?
Update: How deep are the ties Rifici has with the Liberals?
Most controversial, however, is president and CEO Chuck Rifici, who has a lengthy financial and entrepreneurial ties but is closely linked to the Liberal Party of Canada – serving as CFO to its national board of directors (see here)
Update: Sun’s Ezra Levant shows that this company has 3 top Liberal insiders running it (see here)