As promised in last week’s Weedsel instalment, today we introduce you to Hydropothecary’s co-founder, Adam Miron. Who is Adam Miron, you ask, and how did he become the first and largest cannabis producer in the Prime Minister’s home province of Quebec?
Adam is (was) a ‘New Media Entrepreneur’ according to his profile, and co-founded Pondstone Communications in 2010.
Pondstone is a digital media company and one of it’s clients was the Liberal Party of Canada. He is also founder of ipolitics.ca, an online political news site. Before starting Pondstone, Mr. Miron worked as campaign manager for the Liberal Party of Canada’s social media campaign in the 2008 election. They lost, but Adam Miron gained some valuable contacts within the Liberal party. It comes as no shock then, that he was one of the ‘chosen’ to receive a coveted license to produce cannabis for the medical market. He was not happy with being just another cannabis grower so he decided to invent something called ‘Luxury’ cannabis. His products have been advertised as ’boutique’ and ‘apothecary-chic’. His online showroom has been dubbed the ‘Apple Store of Medical Marijuana’. In a promotional interview, Adam talks of the packaging as though that somehow increases the medicinal qualities. There are the only producer of ‘dried marijuana capsules’ called “Decarb”…wtf?
“Look how thick this silk ribbon is,” he says. He points out the embossed gold seal and the acre of tissue paper it holds. He notes the quality of the glass bottles inside, the colourful logos he himself designed, the childproof tops. He is delightfully frank about his desired customer. “Give me a soccer mom who takes a couple of Ambiens,” he says
While this may be a successful marketing ploy for a recreational gift buyer, patients are not concerned with pretty packaging. We’ve spent most of our lives using sandwich baggies.
Hydropothecary doesn’t think sick people might have a problem paying more than double the average price to treat their illness so they can get a silk ribbon? According to their own documents, a gram of cannabis costs them .89 cents to produce, yet they retail a gram for around $15.
As I mentioned last week, Mr. Miron was in charge when Hydropothecary Corp. was caught using banned carcinogenic chemicals on their ‘medicine’. I wonder if he used ‘Luxury’ Myclobutanil to poison his customers? One can’t help but wonder if his close personal and professional ties with the governing Liberals were the reason he received no punishment for his wilful and potentially life threatening contamination and sale of tainted medicine?
Hydropothecary Corp. cannot be trusted to provide a safe product and Health Canada cannot be trusted to protect consumers from dangerous companies like this one. Stay away and warn your friends. Hell, even warn your enemies, nobody needs to deal with these weedsels.