After a few months hiatus, the Weedsel expose’s continue, albeit with a twist. The Weedsel was originally identified as a former politician, police officer or senior civil servants who are now in the cannabis business. Those that used to enforce prohibition who have had a miraculous and financially motivated, 180 degree change of heart. They decided their love of money was greater than their cannabis plant phobia. That definition is about to change.
On October 17th, exactly 3 weeks from where I sit, cannabis will be legal for recreational sale and use in Canada. Now we know there are dozens of ex- PM’s, premiers, police superintendents, senators, MP’s and the like who currently either control or are employed by cannabis growers, manufacturers and sellers and I have posted some of their mug shots and ‘crimes’ on previous pages. The problem I am having is with the massive proliferation of warehouse weed companies that draw these Weedsels to them like cockroaches to a skid row hotel. This has made it difficult to keep track. Luckily, legalization gives us a whole new sub group of Weedsels to introduce you to and they are very easy to keep tabs on.
Three weeks from today, the Weedsel population will explode into many hundreds as the federal, provincial and municipal governments all become ‘pimps’ for the cannabis growers and sellers – or traffickers, like they called us. In most cases, the provinces also become traffickers. Drug pushers, I think was one of the endearing terms they used for ‘black market’ retailers, wasn’t it? All levels of government will profit from the cannabis they spent billions of our tax dollars on propaganda and fear-mongering ‘public health’ ads to warn us about.
The fact that is now legal will justify government profiting from cannabis sales in the eyes of many, but not to anyone who has suffered through decades of prohibition. The fact is, government made cannabis legal with the stroke of a pen after years and decades of telling us prohibition was the only way to save us from this evil plant. Remember those reefer-madness ads – how weed will make you turn into a “zombie” and “this is your brain on drugs” and shit like that? But with the stroke of a pen, government completes a hostile takeover of the cannabis market and expects to be treated differently than they did us. I don’t think they should get an easy ride, and though there is little we can do, we have the power of exposing their hypocrisy and perhaps pointing out a few embarrassing and/or revealing fun facts about each.
I thought we should start the new era of Weedsel with the biggest one of all. Go big or go to bed, I always say.
I am of course talking about Justin Trudeau, current leader of the governing Liberal Party of Canada and ‘Father of Legalization’…such that it is. “King Pot Pimp”
Justin Trudeau is of course the son of P.E.T. who also almost ended prohibition as PM and Margaret who partied with the Rolling Stones and presumably enjoyed getting high. It was not much of a stretch or surprise when Justin campaigned on a promise to legalize cannabis for recreational use and it won him an overwhelming majority. The Trudeau name is very polarizing in Canada and Canadians have very strong opinions on his political style, for or against, as they did with his dad. Let’s leave all that for a different forum, and focus on the weedsel part of him.
Now, Trudeau could have done the right thing, and had the task force make better decisions, so one has to wonder the roll the influence (and potentially money) from their former colleagues had in determining the final legislation and rules the rest of us must follow? The LP’s were given unprecedented access to politicians and lawmakers while they lobbied for complete control of cannabis in Canada. These were companies with multi-million dollar investments so I don’t think anyone would be shocked if many decision were bought by the LP’s. Those former politicians who now control the LP’s know exactly who and how to financially persuade current politicians to get their way. I have no proof it happened, just an educated guess.
The first sign I had that we were in trouble is when Trudeau and his lap-dog Uncle Bill Blair refused to suspend cannabis possession from the criminal code for the interim period. What possible advantage would the continuation of police enforcement for simple possession give Canadian taxpayers when legalization is imminent and Trudeau himself has hinted at pardons? He admitted to illegal cannabis use as a sitting MP, so presumably he possessed some at some point – he just didn’t want you to do the same until he was getting a cut. His late brother Micheal was charged with possession in 1997 and Justin told the story of how his father used his connection to make those charges ‘go away’. He even admitted that those with less financial means don’t have the same opportunities – yet he refused to sign a paper that would fix it immediately. Why? That was an admission from the top lawmaker that laws do not apply to Canada’s elite. So now we are supposed to trust him while he makes the laws for the rest of us?
I was actually pleasantly surprised when our side won some concessions such as home cultivation and micro-growers, but even those aspects have their flaws. In short, Justin Trudeau has bungled what should have been an easy transition and the next few years are going to be a comedy show as government tries to catch up to those of us who have always been there.
I could go on for days blaming every single ridiculous piece of cannabis legislation on Trudeau, but that would remove blame from the rest of them. Just know that every Weedsel featured from here on out, is only a weedsel because of Justin.
Justin Trudeau, PM and King Pot Pimp
‘Pot Pimp’ – The most dangerous Weedsel variety
Next time we’ll feature some pot pimps from several provinces and look at some of the stupid things they have said or done around legalization and cannabis in general.