Former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino is Leaving the Cannabis Company He Co-Founded

Article by Kate Robertson, Growth Op

NEWS Former OPP commissioner Julian Fantino is leaving the cannabis company he co-founded “I see legalizing it or putting it in shops as trying to normalize narcotics, when the truth is there is nothing normal about it," former Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun in 2015. By Kate Robertson Out-going Aleafia director Raf Souccar, left, is the former RCMP Deputy Commissioner of Federal and International policing. Aleafia chairman of the board Julian Fantino, right, is the former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner and Minister of Veterans Affairs, National Defence and International Cooperation. Both are resigning as of May 15, 2020. Photo: Aleafia Health

Former Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Julian Fantino and former RCMP deputy commissioner Raf Souccar are leaving Aleafia, the cannabis company they founded. In an April 27 press release, Fantino, the current chairman of the board, and Souccar, a director, announced their intention to resign as of May 15, 2020.

“On behalf of the Aleafia Health team, the company wishes to thank Mr. Fantino and Mr. Souccar for their service … and in particular for their directorships and their roles as chairman and past CEO to the company, respectively,” wrote a company spokesperson in an email.

While the reasoning behind the departures has not been given, the company — alongside its recreational cannabis retail partners — was plagued by bad public relations with regard to its founders. Fantino, who once compared cannabis legalization to murder, and Souccar were infamously referred to as two of Canada’s “biggest weed hypocrites” in a list published by VICE.

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