Cannabis Corp Vows to Stay in South Australia Despite Backer's Feud with Premier

Australian Cannabis Corporation founder Ben Fitzsimons has vowed to keep the business in South Australia despite high-profile backer Shane Yeend threatening to take his investment overseas and sue the Premier for “verbal assault”.

Speaking on radio this morning, Yeend accused Premier Jay Weatherill of verbally assaulting him “about a centimetre from my nose” at a Labor Party fundraiser late last year, and threatened to take his investments overseas.

Recalling the alleged confrontation on ABC Radio Adelaide this morning, Yeend said it was “like a Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde deal: he turned into this tirade, about a centimetre from my nose … swearing”.

“… To be honest that’s not how a Premier should act in my books.”

Yeend added that he was “shitty” because the State Government had been slow to act on launching a medical cannabis industry in South Australia.

“I’m shitty ‘cause we don’t do shit,” he said.


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