Former OxyContin CEO Now Running Medical Cannabis Company in Canada

OxyContinThe former CEO of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is now heading one of 36 Canadian companies authorized to grow and sell medical cannabis through the mail.

John Stewart is the co-founder of Emblem, which is legally licensed by the Canadian government to grow and sell cannabis for medical purposes. According to Stewart, his former company, Purdue Pharma, actually did some research into the medical use of cannabis. This is what sparked his interest in the plant; although the company decided not to pursue the medicine, Stewart did.

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