Pie Chart: Why I Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are, of course, made to protect your eyes from the sun. But that's not all we use them for, and we all know it. Most of the time, sure, we use it to protect our eyes. Or at least that's what we tell ourselves. But in actuality, sunglasses have a ton of other uses that we don't admit. Chief among them, watching strangers without them knowing we are watching them, of course. \

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Few other entrepreneurs in the cannabis space have their hands in quite as many ventures as Lorne Gertner. Currently dubbed the "godfather of the Canadian cannabis industry," Gertner told Civilized, "If we could live through normalization, we could change the world." Hailing from the fashion industry, this Toronto native says he's on a mission to "make the world a better place through cannabis and design excellence." The only catch is, well, normalizing cannabis — and that's where Gertner's keen eye for style comes in. "In the old days, you were going to be different or you were going to be normal," said Thom Antonio, Gertner's friend, creative director, and collaborator of 35 years.

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