Article by Lift
In recent parliamentary theatrics, Conservative MP Alex Nuttall alleged triangulated causality between a surge in the share price of Canopy Growth Corp, their long-absent founder Chuck Rifici, and a supposed leak of the Canadian cannabis legalization Task Force’s recommendation report. Nuttall’s accusations were met with enthusiastic cooing from the Conservative caucus, and the swiftly-tweeted video stirred the spirits of both Conservatives and marijuana’s extremist left alike. Interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose found an unlikely bedfellow in Activist Jodie Emery, who respectively were compelled by Nuttall’s “important question,” and “supported the call” for a hypothetical probe into the unusual market enthusiasm.
What the bellowing Nuttall failed to reference is that Canopy was one of many targets of the November 16th buying frenzy, which coincided with the first day of the world’s largest cannabis conference. The Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas hosted over 10,000 financially-minded attendees, and featured many presenters touting the unprecedented opportunity for cannabis firms in Canada. Aphria, Supreme Pharmaceuticals, and Aurora Cannabis were among other Canadian cannabis enterprises to enjoy surges in their share prices that day.
Without the clarity of explicit allegations one can only assume that Nuttall’s murky reasoning alludes to a conspiracy in which Liberal insiders disseminated the then-unfinished legalization recommendation document to a targeted group of privileged Bay Street trading desks. Those traders proceeded to coordinate prevention of the leaked document reaching any newsroom, social media site, or coffee table in the nation.
Further, this illuminati of weed then collaborated on buying efforts totalling tens of millions, sending cannabis stocks across the TSX, Venture, and other exchanges soaring to all time highs. The magnitude and swiftness of such scalpel coordination elicits evil-genius-caliber market manipulation to the scale of George Soros’ infamous deflation of the British Pound Sterling.
Liberals, bankers, collusion, retired founders… this logical labyrinth has the makings of a CBC made-for-TV movie narrated by Rex Murphy.