edited and interviewed by Stanley Lee
Jodie Emery has been an interesting character. She’s run for public office twice provincially under the BC Green Party banner, and attempted federally once within the Liberal Party of Canada before failing to get the green light from the vetting committee. She has granted interviews to multiple media outlets after she was released from detention center from a cannabis dispensary raid in Toronto. Since then, she and her husband, Marc Emery, cannot be involved with Cannabis Culture while their lawsuit is going on.
In this interview, we’ve asked many questions that form the belief system within the Chinese newcomer community (well in fact, most communities mainstream) regarding cannabis. We hope you would enjoy this chat.
2:00 – background on how she got involved with fighting cannabis prohibition
6:45 – history with the Liberal Party of Canada after the promise of cannabis legalization
9:00 – legality and morality of criminality of cannabis
14:06 – ultimate goal of fighting against cannabis prohibition
15:45 – is legalized corruption to blame for the “propaganda”?
18:00 – why was she so confident that the Liberal Party of Canada will follow through with their promises
22:02 – how are law enforcement and politicians (current and former) involved in the cannabis industry
- Al Robertson, Director of Security at Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNSX:SL), had 32 years of law enforcement experience as a Detective, Regional Supervisor and other roles with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
- Chuck Rifici, co-founder of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (CVE:ACB), also the chief financial officer of the Liberal Party of Canada under Bob Rae and Justin Trudeau.
- Mike Harcourt, former mayor of Vancouver and premier of British Columbia, is the chairman of Vernon, B.C.-based True Leaf Medicine Inc., a marijuana provider.
- John Reynolds, a former MP with the Progressive Conservative, Reform and Canadian Alliance parties, is consulting for a medical marijuana company despite of vocal opposition to it.
- Kash Heed, a former West Vancouver police chief and B.C. solicitor general, is currently a consultant for several hopeful marijuana producers.
- Barry Daniel, a former Abbotsford police chief, is also consulting for hopeful marijuana producers
25:40 – did the ancient Chinese historically used cannabis?
29:43 – why people think marijuana is a gateway drug
32:00 – how addictive is cannabis compared to alcohol and tobacco
39:50 – does legalization encourage more people to smoke weed?
41:30 – how to convince the public that cannabis is safe
42:50 – when should children be allowed to start using cannabis recreationally
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