Royal sources have revealed the spark that ignited Meghan Markle’s shock decision to live in Canada – or should we say Cannada?
The rift between the royals was accentuated due to Meghan’s “love of cannabis edibles” and even the “occasional joint.” Indeed she is not alone in that, since Harry is also known to favour pot over popping champagne corks. The royal family forced him into detox therapy in 2004, after media reports of his cannabis use. And it is on the public record that Meghan handed out marijuana to guests at her first wedding. Meghan put a stop to Harry’s cigarette smoking soon after they began dating – but that did not include a ban on pot. And according to some reports, Meghan has occasionally been seen smoking – see photo above.
Sussexes Media Policy
The revelation of the royal couple’s interest in cannabis, and the burgeoning cannabis industry, has been allowed to appear in this web site due to the new media policy being pursued by the Sussexes, granting exclusives to grass roots organisations instead of the mainstream media.
The announcement about stepping back was accompanied by the launch of a new website, SussexRoyals.com, with a section dedicated to the media. Harry and Meghan will no longer participate in the “royal rota” system, stated the web site – in which one media outlet covers an event and distributes footage and photographs to other organizations. Instead, they will work with “grassroots media organisations and young, up-and-coming journalists,” and “provide access to credible media outlets focused on objective news reporting.” In other words … Harry and Meghan to Royal Correspondents: Drop Dead.
Need for Weed
Meghan’s need for weed was first exposed by Prince William who “gave Meghan a rocket” during a visit to Sandringham while in the early days of her pregnancy.
That the dispute has been bubbling ever since has become clear, but the signs have been there for some time, for those who know how to read them. For example, Meghan’s relationship with the powerful women behind cannabis startup Yield Growth.
Yield Growth’s Urban Juve Anti-aging Serum with Hemp Oil has received acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Earlier this year, Elle Canada and Zoomer which, together, have about 3 million readers combined, sang the praises of the product.
Subsequently, the company took advantage of an invitation to showcase the all-natural hemp skin care line in the September 2019 edition of British Vogue. Urban Juve’s Anti-aging Serum with Hemp Oil was included in the print showcase entitled ‘Vogue’s Beauty Highlights’, which has been designed with the intention of promoting a range of hand-selected, premium beauty brands that may yet be undiscovered by British Vogue’s 1.1 million readers and industry insiders.
Additionally, the Urban Juve products were featured digitally on Vogue Retail, a part of Vogue.co.uk., which has 3 million website users.
That publicity was followed October 2019 by the anti-aging serum being featured in the November issue of Vanity Fair UK, which just hit newsstands. The feature in Vanity Fair UK includes Urban Juve in its beauty showcase called “The Vanity Box,” showcasing a range of hand-picked luxury beauty products all perfectly suited to its affluent readers.
It’s interesting to note that Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle guest edited the September edition of British Vogue, taking the opportunity to highlight women who are “forces for change.”
Ordinary couple, ordinary problems
Meanwhile there are some who will try to dismiss this relationship to cannabis as more evidence that Meghan was unfit for the role of Royal.
Soon after their relationship became public in 2016, Harry released a statement criticizing “the racial undertones of comment pieces” as well as the “outright sexism and racism of social-media trolls.” He has repeatedly made it clear that the press harassment of Markle has stirred up memories of his mother, Diana, who was being pursued by paparazzi when her car crashed in a Paris underpass in August 1997. “One of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car,” he told a BBC documentary on the 20th anniversary of her death.
In October, when Meghan launched a lawsuit against a British newspaper for publishing a letter she wrote to her estranged father, Harry supported the move. “I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” he said in a statement. “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”
In Canada by contrast, both recreational and medical marijuana are fully legal, and tightly controlled. So it has a kind of logic that the couple would choose to make it their home – closer and more stable than Uruguay, the only other country to fully legalise dope at this point. Further away than Amsterdam.
Pro-cannabis campaigners have called for the Sussexes to come clean about their reasoning, in order to help others who are in a similar situation, with families pushing them to give up recreational cannabis even though it might be argued that alcohol is more harmful.
And her half brother and sister have already vociferously established a family history of involvement with the green plant that goes way back to her time growing up in Hollywood.
We confidently forecast Cannada’s new Royal couple will release their own brand of blunt in the not too distant future.