Bruce Linton talks cannabis, psychedelics, and why he’s 'unemployable'

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Bruce Linton, who founded the first regulated, licensed, and publicly traded cannabis company on the continent and grew it into the world’s largest pot business before being unexpectedly fired in mid-2019, has always been a good storyteller. On a recent call with The GrowthOp , his words spill out like water from a burst dam. It can be hard to keep up. “We can do this every day,” he says, pacing the sidewalk in front of his Ottawa home in his socks. “Every day is the same. You don’t need to keep track of days anymore.” Used to near-constant travel for work, Linton says he hasn’t gone anywhere since March 16. “I’m part of the problem airlines and hotels are having right now. I usually spend about half the year or more travelling in the U.S.” These days, he’s spending most of his time hunkered down at home, staring at spreadsheets. Though recently someone came over to help him repair his garage floor, he says. In Ottawa, he’s about a 10-hour drive from Michigan, where Gage Cannabis Co., is one of the state’s leading cannabis brands and operators. Linton joined the company as executive chairman in 2019, a few months before the first legal recreational dispensaries began to open across the state. Last month, Gage, which currently has five dispensaries around Michigan and plans for 20 more by 2021, launched a Reg A offering, making more than 28.5 million shares of the company available at US$1.75 a piece. Linton says it’s a chance for investors to get in before the company moves ahead with an official IPO process. “Michigan,” he says, “is a very happy story.” Forget taking a pill a day. Canada is using psychedelics to revolutionize the way we treat mental health and addiction Berner passed up an…

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