According to public disclosures this week that were reviewed by USA TODAY NETWORK, Republican Senator Frank Lasee of De Pere, Wisconsin, purchased $5,000 to $6,000 in stock of Canapy Growth Corp. last year.
Canopy Growth Corp. is the name behind brands that include Tweed, Bedrocan, and Mettrum. The company sells marijuana based products in dried, oil, and capsule forms. The company became the first marijuana producer to trade on a major North American stock exchange last July. It trades under the ticker symbol “WEED” on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Back in May, Lasee did disclose his stock but since then has not commented. In February he and 30 other senators voted to allow the possession of medical cannabinoid oil. He did not speak about his voice or his views on marijuana.
According to Canopy Growth spokesman Jordan Sinclair, his votes may present a conflict of interest as the company produces CD oil.
Sinclair has said that the company produces marijuana products exclusively for medical purposes in Canada, Germany, Chile and Australia.
“Our international ambition continues. We want to operate anywhere where there is a clear federal framework,” Sinclair said.