Canadian Patriot Podcast Episode 17 – Weeds!


Camille Salter of The Vapor Social in Toronto joins Andrew to discuss cannabis in Canada. We talk about both the current and future states of production, distribution, and consumption. We also talk legal implications of decriminalization, and taxation. 

Episode 17 Show Notes


Hello to all of our listeners out there in podcast land, and welcome to episode 17 of the Canadian Patriot Podcast, recorded February 29, 2016.

… and I’m your host Andrew – I’m a libertarian, competitive shooter, gear reviewer at, and gun club director

Tonight we have a special guest Camille Salter of The Vapor Social. Camille is joining us tonight to talk about marijuana in Canada.

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What are we drinking?

Camille – Coffee
Andrew – Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale


Camille’s background

  1. how did you get involved in the marijuana industry
  2. how long have you been involved in the industry
  3. what is The Vapor Social, what is it, how long has it been around, tell us about the recent expansion

Marijuana in Canada

current state


State approved growers
how do you get a permit to grow?
Personal growing
Black market growers


State approved
is it really mail order?
are growers also distributors?
Is there a grey market? What about clubs and dispensaries?
Black market


How do you get a permit to purchase or use marijuana?
Is your doctor involved? Is it like an Rx; ammount, dose, etc?
How often is it renewed?
How do clubs work?
How do you get membership? How is entry controlled?
Can members buy marijuana at the club?
Use control, ie SmartServe for liqour

future state



LCBO – Premier of Ontario suggestion
Shoppers Drugmart


Explaining the government’s rationale for moving to legalize, Blair said the goal is to strictly regulate the drug and restrict its access to minors. It will also take billions of dollars in black market sales from organized crime groups, he said.

Blair called the number of Canadians charged with possession “shocking,” noting that in 2014 there were 22,000 charges laid. Current laws disproportionately affect minority and aboriginal communities, he added.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair urged the government to immediately decriminalize pot so no Canadians are slapped with charges before new laws are enacted.


if legalized, how do we deal with impaired drivers?

How might taxation work?

Rapid Fire


Episode 16 feedback

Sorry I missed this one.

Try a Ricochet sound effect.

Joshua Gagne


Adam Bremner
Bill C-230 tabled, intends to clarify the term “variant”


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