Meet Canadian entrepreneur who cultivated Colombian cannabis boom

Toronto Sun, Sep. 29, 2018

Surprisingly, in the face of the operational pressures associated with Canada’s looming date of cannabis normalization, the household names of the Canadian market are suddenly shifting focus to Colombia. Seemingly overnight, the South American country once noted for cocaine kingpins and a decades-long guerilla uprising created an advanced cannabis legislative environment – one focused on cannabinoid oils – with a focus on turning past challenge into future opportunity. Colombia has propelled itself into a position of global leadership that has attracted Canada’s cannabis upper echelon, with names like Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, and Aphria racing among others to establish a presence. What started this whole frenzy and how could this have happened? Well, a Canadian helped birth and is now nurturing the Colombian industry. Canadian entrepreneur Anthony Wile, while researching and writing his 2013 book Financial Freedom, foresaw the global expansion of the then-nascent cannabis industry. …