Raf Souccar is not on the board of directors at any licensed producer. How then, you might ask, can this person be considered a weedsel?
Raf Souccar is a former Deputy commander of federal policing within the RCMP, making him responsible for, among other things, drug crimes.
He has over 39 years of employment in various high ranking police and security positions within the federal government.
In 2016, Mr. Souccar was appointed to the ‘Legalization Task Force’ by PM Trudeau to help design and implement legalization of cannabis for recreational use. A year later, he along with ex-cop and conservative MP Julian Fantino opened Aleafia.
Aleafia is a “medical cannabis research facility” that guides cannabis patients on their use. In reality, it is a customer collection point for the LP’s.
We are supposed to believe that an ex top drug cop did not use his access as part of the committee to steer the task force into creating rules favorable to the LP’s and himself, when a mere seven weeks later he is in the cannabis business? It was shady enough to raise eyebrows in Ottawa, but it was quickly silenced, making it seem even shadier to me.
Mr. Souccar did not disclose his interests in any cannabis related business and has stated in his defense that he never had discussions about Aleafia until his Task Force work had been completed. Let’s break out the bullshit meter for this one.
The task force released it’s report on Nov.30, 2016 and it was released two weeks later. Aleafia was incorporated on January 17, 2017. The final Task Force report was made public on April 13, 2017.
Somehow Raf Souccar who had never discussed Aleafia before November 30, imagined, created, implemented and incorporated a company in the 48 days between when his work on the task force ended and when he was named president and CEO of Aleafia. 48 days – 7 weeks, seems an incredibly short amount of time to accomplish all that.
Mr. Souccar’s response…?