December 2 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force report reveals Canada’s new cannabis regime should be geared at weeding out the $7 billion black market as the country’s top pot companies vie for the title of largest pot plant on the planet. A provincial advertising campaign is warning Albertans about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and six in 10 Americans now believe marijuana should be regulated in the same fashion as alcohol. Weediquette host Krishna Andavolu discusses challenge of legalizing cannabis in the U.S. and Canadian doctors in NB and BC are seeking better ways of tracking patients’ med pot prescriptions. Also, former UFC star Jon Jones tells Joe Rogan smoking weed and getting blackout drunk were part of his playboy lifestyle, The Kind brews up a weed tea and caramel popcorn recipe and the Boston Globe questions whether pot may be the next performance-enhancing drugs. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
The eyes of the world are on Canada’s cannabis plan as country prepares for legalization
Globe and Mail: Canada’s refer madness reaches new heights as cannabis rivals merge
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses what prospective acquisition of Mettrum could mean
Lift: MP Alex Nuttall displays Parliamentary theatrics in misguided stock play accusations

Legalization/Légalisation
Task force report reveals new regime should be geared at trumping $7 billion black market
Liberal task force public doc to be released later this month after being lost in translation
Six in 10 Americans now believe marijuana should be legalized in the same way as alcohol
Weediquette host Krishna Andavolu discusses the challenges facing legal cannabis in U.S.
Canadian cannabis activist Jodie Emery voices her displeasure with country’s reform plan

Industry/Industrie
Canada’s top marijuana companies are all vying for the title of biggest plant on the planet
Doctors in NB and BC are seeking better ways of tracking patients’ med pot prescriptions
The Globe and Mail editorial cartoon examines the highs and lows of Canadian cannabis
Provincial advertising campaign warning Albertans to steer clear of driving while stoned
Could Ireland end up becoming the next country to legalize medical cannabis in new year?
Men’s Health: Study finds marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction
Patrick Cain looks at why it’s a good idea to check real estate rules before homegrowing

General Interest/Divers
Former UFC star Jon Jones tells Joe Rogan getting drunk, smoking weed part of playboy life
Kind brews up a soothing weed tea and caramel pot popcorn recipe for the weekend
Civilized explores a number of cool storage units that are reported to keep your grass fresh
Boston Globe: Could marijuana be the next performance-enhancing drug used by athletes?



December 1 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Growth Corporation announces it is moving to acquire Mettrum and the Liberal task force releases its report on the future of legalization in Canada. Postal workers in St. John’s are looking for clear guidelines on marijuana deliveries and Ontario’s privacy watchdog is investigating the Toronto dispensary incident that saw clients’ private documents leaked. The City of Vancouver is planning to increase fines for pot shops that continue to defy closure orders and some industry insiders believe it will yet be a long road to legalization. Also, Montel Williams talks TBI and MMJ, MMA star Nick Diaz says he’s the #1 stoner in sport and Loretta Lynn reveals she tried her first hit of grass at 84. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth to acquire Toronto-based Mettrum Health Corp. for $430 million

Legalization/Légalisation
The Liberal task force on legalization submits its report on a framework for new laws
Some Canadian cannabis industry insiders believe it will be a long road to legalization
The task force on legalization report will be made publicly available by mid-December
Postal workers in St. John’s are looking for clear guidelines on marijuana deliveries

Industry/Industrie
Privacy watchdog investigating Toronto pot shop where client documents were leaked
The City of Vancouver looking to up fines as pot shops continue to defy order to close
Users, supporters of medical cannabis treatment say it should be made easier to get
Changing laws not necessarily making medical marijuana more welcome in workplace

General Interest/Divers
Montel Williams discusses tackling TBI, multiple sclerosis and medical marijuana
Professional mixed martial artists Nick Diaz apparently believes he’s the face of weed
Music icon Loretta Lynn reveals she tried her first marijuana at the tender age of 84



November 30 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Analysts believe Canada’s legal cannabis market could be worth $6 billion by 2021 and Prime Minister Trudeau defends Bill Blair’s attendance at a Liberal fundraiser with a marijuana lobby group. The findings of the federal government’s legalization task force will not be made public today and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is starting clinical trials to treat epileptic kids with cannabis. A Calgary group is matching medical patients with designated growers in speed-dating fashion and will forensic labs be overwhelmed by blood and saliva tests when marijuana is legalized? Also, Master P unveils a new line of sweet tea vape oils, President Obama says pot should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, and Wiz Khalifa offers to send Kanye West a psychedelic remedy for his woes – some kush. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Global’s Patrick Cain explores why people may not want to homegrow even if they can

Legalization/Légalisation
Analysts say that Canada’s legal cannabis market could be worth $6 billion by 2021
Canadian public will have to wait to read findings of Liberal task force on legalization
Distribution, age limits and mmj counted by CBC among five burning reform questions
Trudeau defends Bill Blair’s attendance at Liberal fundraiser with cannabis lobby group
Will forensic labs be overwhelmed by blood and saliva tests when weed becomes legal?

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Sick Children starting clinical trials to treat epileptic children with cannabis
Toronto’s WeeMedical blames disgruntled employee for theft of its customer records
Windsor activist Jon Liedtke mentioned in controversy over Bill Blair fundraiser event
Edmonton tech firm Radient Technologies looking to tap into medical marijuana market
Calgary group matching medical patients and designated growers through speed dating
Police confirm they are investigating new Cannaleaf dispensary on Water in St. John’s
Medicinal pot products are reportedly a growing trend for Toronto’s loving pet owners

General Interest/Divers
Wiz Khalifa offers psychedelic remedy to Kanye West; tells him he’ll send some kush
Buffalo Bills tackle suspended 10 games for use of medical marijuana to treat Crohn’s
Legendary Master P enters the cannabis industry with sweet tea flavoured vape oil
President Obama believes marijuana should be regulated like cigarettes and alcohol
Flavor Flav, David Lee Roth counted among PROHBTD Top 12 celebrity pot busts
Retired NFLer Eugene Monroe says he’s joining Chicago’s Green Thumb Industries
Donald Trump appoints Tom Price, yet another marijuana opponent, to his cabinet



November 29 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalization task force point man Bill Blair is under fire for attending a Liberal Party fundraiser with representatives from the Cannabis Friendly Business Association and the opening of a new CannaLeaf dispensary in downtown St. John’s is causing a stir in Newfoundland. At least one Vancouver dispensary is waiting form the green light from Ottawa before opening its doors to patients and D.C. protestors march to Capitol Hill and are invited into a meeting with new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a Native American church seeking exemption from federal pot laws, wannabe thieves in P.E.I mistake a farmer’s hops crop for cannabis and the wife of the late, great Hunter S. Thompson is working with growers in Colorado to release a line of Gonzo ganja strains. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Financial Post: CGC enters the German market with acquisition of MedCann network
Tweed’s Meet the Customer Jason has been with the company almost since the first day
Lift: New licensed producers are finding it hard to find legal supply of seeds and clones

Legalization/Légalisation
Bill Blair comes under fire for attending Liberal fundraiser with cannabis lobby group
Province: Taxing recreational cannabis not likely not match taxes lost to illegal tobacco

Industry/Industrie
CannaLeaf dispensary causes stir with opening of new pot shop in downtown St. John’s
The Telegram has no issues buying product from new St. John’s pot shop after opening
Some Vancouver dispensaries waiting on federal regulation before opening its doors
D.C. protestors march on Capitol Hill and are invited into new AG Jeff Sessions’ office

General Interest/Divers
South Africa takes another step closer to legalizing “dagga” for medical purposes
Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo Ganja strains will soon be available in state of Colorado
Merry Jane explores the tenuous (if existent?) relationship between weed and déjà vu
Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Native American church for pot law exemption



November 28 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force on legalization is this week to release a report on the future of Canadian cannabis and activists in Washington plan to march on Capitol Hill today to protest Trump’s pick for attorney general. NFL player using medical marijuana for Crohn’s may press the league for changes to its drug policy and veterans in Newfoundland fear looming stricter limitations for med pot reimbursement. Port Coquitlam is targeting unlicensed pot shops with amendments to city bylaws and the Vancouver Sun looks at whether there should be a zero-tolerance policy for drug-impaired driving when legalization is welcomed. Also, Thai officials continue to signal they plan to start treating cannabis as a medicinal herb, Ohio troopers discover 71 pounds of grass wrapped in Christmas presents and Civilized remembers the funniest moments of Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 hash trial. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC establishes German base of operations through acquisition of MedCann GmbH
Tweed welcomes Vert and Dany Lefebvre to the extended Canopy Growth Corp. family
Lift Cannabis’ Tyler Sookochoff pens a buzzing review of Tweed’s Bakerstreet oil

Legalization/Légalisation
Liberal task force on legalization is this week to release a report on the future of reform
Van Sun: A zero-tolerance policy for drug-impaired driving should welcome legalization
BBC: The path to legalization in Canada has left some cannabis activists out in the cold

Industry/Industrie
Washington activists plan to march on Capitol Hill to protest Trump’s AG appointment
Clinical Research Association hosting medical cannabis event in Montreal next month
Teva company signs deal to market Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical’s marijuana inhaler
NFL players using cannabis for Crohn’s may press the league to review its drug policy
City of Port Coquitlam is targeting its unlicensed dispensaries with bylaw amendment
CNN investigates world of families forced to flee their homes to seek medical cannabis
Canadian veterans in Newfoundland fear looming stricter medical marijuana limits
CBC: Medical marijuana is reportedly still up for debate in some Alberta communities

General Interest/Divers
VICE tours the studio of Josh Opdenaker, the man who charges $100,000 for a glass pipe
Thailand officials continue to signal they aim to start treating cannabis as medicinal herb
Civilized explores the funniest moments of Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 trial on hash charges
Ohio troopers discover 71 pounds of marijuana hidden in wrapped Christmas presents
Puerto Rico government agencies will no longer screen for weed on employee drug tests



November 25 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A licensed veterinarian in Essex County has started treating her pet patients with cannabis and Tweed’s Adam Greenblatt joins Daybreak to discuss Canadian veterans’ medical cannabis coverage. Kamloops RCMP are reminding patients that cards from compassion clubs don’t equate to legal medical cannabis documents and dispensaries are reportedly the latest growth business in Penticton. Also, comedians Cheech and Chong are bringing their stage show to Seneca Casino this Saturday, dispensaries south of the border are preparing for “Green Friday,” and Dope visit Club des Hachichins circa 1854, then Paris’ top hash and psychedelic dining club. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Adam Greenblatt joins Daybreak to discuss medical cannabis coverage for vets-Part 1
Adam Greenblatt joins Daybreak to discuss medical cannabis coverage for vets-Part 2
Tweed continues to ensure Canadian veterans are afforded medical cannabis coverage

Legalization/Légalisation
A licensed veterinarian in Essex County has started treating her animals with cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Sun looks at how to weed out the opportunists from veterans’ medical needs
Now Toronto: Could medical marijuana prove a gateway drug for kicking opioids?
Medical marijuana dispensaries appear to be the latest growth business in Penticton
Kamloops RCMP and courts remind patients that dispensary cards are not valid ID

General Interest/Divers
Comedians Cheech and Chong are bringing their stage show to Seneca Casino
New York Times: Cannabis plants flower, flourish under energy-saving LED lights
Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump and Jill Stein voters share some weed and chill out
Dope visits Club des Hachichins, Paris’ premiere hashish and psychedelic dining club
China announces it is issuing a nationwide smoking ban in the country’s public places
Dispensaries south of the border are preparing for long line-ups this “Green Friday”



November 24 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Canadian Pediatric Society is urging Ottawa to consider THC limits on recreational grass sold to young people and Peter Thurley looks at how the stigma around cannabis is still hurting medical patients. CGC CEO Bruce Linton joins CBC’s The Money to discuss prospects for the future and nurse practitioners in New York will soon be permitted to prescribe pot to patients. Uruguay’s ICC International Cannabis announces the closing of its TSX qualifying transaction and could the legal cannabis movement drive a new global tech boom? Also, The Kind explores how Canada became the world’s first weed superpower, a Chicago-area dispensary releases an app for discounted pot prices and the U.S. government doubles down on its law banning gun sales to medical cannabis patients. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton joins On the Money with CBC’s Peter Armstrong
Ottawa Citizen: Tweed is counted as the cheapest per-gram option in Ottawa
Tweed says it will subsidize veterans’ costs after announcement of new limits
Bedrocan Canada completes its first export of dried medical cannabis to Brazil
Bedrocan and Tweed both listed in tops of Lift’s LP dried cannabis price scan

Legalization/Légalisation
CPS urges Ottawa to consider age limits; THC limits on pot sold to young adults
Could the legal recreational cannabis movement drive a new global tech boom?

Industry/Industrie
Peter Thurley: The stigma of the lazy pot smoker still hurts medical marijuana users
Nurse practitioners in New York will soon be permitted to prescribe medical cannabis
Uruguay’s ICC International Cannabis announces closing of TSX qualifying transaction

General Interest/Divers
The Kind explores how Canada quietly became the “world’s first weed superpower”
Chicago-area dispensary releases app to offer discounted prices to regional patients
CBC’s the Marketplace looks at what’s inside contemporary cannabis in Canada
U.S. government releases revised version of form banning medical users from guns



November 23 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa is reducing the reimbursement limit of Canadian veterans to three grams of medical cannabis a day and Radio-Canada hosts a debate on the merits of legalization. Leaked personal documents from a Toronto dispensary underscore pot shop privacy issues and three of Ottawa’s seven dispensaries are back open after recent raids in the capital city. The New York Times explores whether medical marijuana should be paid for if prescribed by a doctor and Lift looks at how best to talk to a physician about a cannabis-based treatment option. Also, Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie is arrested on pot possession charges in London, Snoop Dogg ribs on Melanie Trump and rich snobs over American Thanksgiving, and the New York Post looks at why Taco Bell and weed seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Washington Post: Marijuana is becoming a billion-dollar industry north of the border
CGC welcomes Ottawa’s commitment to maintaining veterans’ insurance coverage
Tweed Main Street celebrates a year of patient access and education in the community

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalization stateside will mean big sales for cannabis industry this Black Friday
As smoke clears on cannabis, question of how to deal with impacts of alcohol loom
(FR) Radio-Canada discussion: Pour ou contre la légalisation de la marijuana?

Industry/Industrie
Federal government set to place three-gram reimbursement limit on mmj for veterans
Three of Ottawa’s seven unlicensed pot shops back open after recent capital city raids
Leaked dispensary customer documents reveal true nature of Toronto privacy breech
Lift explores how best to talk to your doctor about starting to use medical marijuana
The New York Times looks at whether marijuana should be paid for if doctor’s orders

General Interest/Divers
Snoop Dogg and guests celebrate American Thanksgiving ripping on Melanie Trump
NY Post: For whatever reason, marijuana and Taco Bell go together like PB and jelly
Madonna’s 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie arrested by London police for pot possession



November 22 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Veterans Affairs is set to reduce the amount of medical marijuana retired Canadian soldiers can access and two unlicensed Ottawa pot shops are back open after recent raids in the capital city. Donnie Wahlberg questions if you can smell the grass in the air at the American Music Awards and a new study finds the occasional pot use of Quebecers is on the rise. Toronto’s police chief is adamant charges laid against city dispensaries will stick and the Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for the decriminalization of all drugs. Also, star running back Damarea Crockett is forced out of his final game of the season after being busted for pot possession, The Game launches a marijuana investment fund, and Tommy Chong talks his love for Trump and a lifetime of cannabis advocacy. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed communications director says legal purchasing age should be in line with alcohol
Cutline: stock art from Tweed facility makes its way into the Tampa Bay Business Journal

Legalization/Légalisation
Ty Dolla $sign and Donnie Wahlberg celebrate the sweet smell of legal grass at the AMA’s

Industry/Industrie
Veterans Affairs is set to reduce amount of medical cannabis retired soldiers can receive
New study finds that the occasional pot use of Quebecers has started to rise in recent year
Unlicensed pot shops on Preston and Montreal in Ottawa reopen after recent police raids
Toronto police chief adamant that charges laid against city’s illegal dispensaries will stick

General Interest/Divers
Global Commission on Drug Policy calls for the decriminalization of all drugs worldwide
Tommy Chong talks love for Trump and lifetime of cannabis advocacy before Ottawa show
West Coast rapper The Game is starting TreesByGame Holding Marijuana Investment Fund
Animal House and Caddyshack are counted among Harold Ramis’ best marijuana movies
Star running back Damarea Crockett forced to sit out season finale after pot charges laid



November 21 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Pain doctors and patients are shut out of Ottawa’s opioid conference and President Trump’s pick for attorney general has cannabis reform campaigners concerned. Bars in businesses in Denver will not be able to offer patrons on-site pot consumption and a vape pen is counted among Time Magazine’s Top-25 inventions of 2016. Jamaica’s Cannabis Authority looks to grant conditional cultivation permits by end of year and Motherboard explores the confounding challenge growers face trying to coin their grass “organic.” Also, 2 Chainz releases the second instalment of his “Dabbing Santa” holiday sweater collection, Civilized looks at Larry King’s top marijuana moments and Merry Jane explores why music and cannabis have always shared an intimate relationship. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Boaty McBoatface counted as the lowest price per gram strain available from Tweed
Brian Sweet is rarely spotted with anything shy of a smile stretched out over his face

Legalization/Légalisation
President Donald Trump’s attorney general pick has legal weed proponents worried
Dr. Thomas Kerr says evidence suggests legalizing marijuana reduced use of opioids
Is Parliamentary Budget Office to blame for conflated tax projection from legalization?
The University of Massachusetts is developing an app for roadside pot impairment test
Guardian: Legalization of marijuana is the only solution to crime and addiction in UK
Motherboard explores confounding challenge growers face to call their grass “organic”

Industry/Industrie
Pain doctors and patients say they were shut out of opioid conference in Ottawa Friday
Bars and restaurants in Denver will not be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption
Denver opponents of bars and business barring pot use say the move is an unwise one
Cannabis vape pens counted as one of Time Magazine’s 25 best inventions of 2016
The New York Times looks in-depth at California’s fickle medical marijuana industry
Jamaica’s Cannabis Authority is looking to grant conditional permits by end of year

General Interest/Divers
2 Chainz releases second instalment of holiday-themed “Dabbing Santa” sweaters
Putting cops on pot seat included by Civilized in Larry King’s top cannabis moments
Merry Jane explores why music and marijuana share such an intimate relationship



November 18 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Brunswick’s health minister adds marijuana to the province’s Smoke-Free Places Act and a new UBC study finds cannabis could be an effective treatment for opioid addiction. A Brampton bylaw looks to boost enforcement around residential grow-ops and California’s legalization campaign could help repeal the sales tax from medical marijuana. The Cannabist questions whether cannabis could revolutionize banking and new Stanford research finds many teens exaggerate their friends’ pot use. Also, a Saskatchewan doctor is accused of trading weed to get his stereo system back, Snoop coughs up his grass while getting roasted by T.I. and Michael Rapaport, and the Daily Mail captures a stunning image of the moment THC molecules bind to brain receptors. Have a great weekend!

Legalization/Légalisation
NB health minister says pot smoking will not be allowed everywhere when legal
Could legal cannabis be the catalyst to an evolution of the global banking system
Lift: Creating new regime for legal cannabis in Canada will likely take some time

Industry/Industrie
New UBC study find medical marijuana could be a treatment for opioid addiction
California’s legalization campaign could help repeal sales tax from medical pot
Stanford study finds many teenagers overestimate how much weed friends smoke
Brampton bylaw looks to boost enforcement around residential grow operations
National Research Agenda on Cannabis brings together global, domestic experts
CanPay debuts the industry’s first debit payment system for cannabis purchases

General Interest/Divers
Daily Mail: Stunning image shows moment THC molecules bind to brain receptors
After changes to Dangerous Drugs Act Jamaicans eager to start ganja businesses
Snoop Dogg roasted by T.I., Michael Rapaport, Wiz Khalifa; coughs up his weed
Regina doctor being accused of trading marijuana to get his stereo system back



November 17 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver Island hospitals make cautious accommodations for prescription pot use on site and a new review suggests cannabis may in fact help with mental health disorders. Six Canadian cannabis companies have their trading halted after surge in stock prices as America’s new legal weed industry prepares for new highs following last week’s election. The PC party in Manitoba says it is not planning to study recreational cannabis sales in the province and former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is auctioning off game-day experiences for cannabinoid research. Also, Barack Obama’s surgeon general calls for a shift in the way Americans view addiction and cannabis, a marijuana-themed mall in Colorado is filling vacancies and Penn Jillette delivers a dire message to the cannabis industry as keynote speaker at the Marijuana Business Daily Conference: Don’t turn into ‘McPot.’ Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bruce Linton says Canopy Growth Corp. could cope with taxes as high as 25 percent
Six Canadian cannabis companies have TSX trading halted after massive spike in stock
Jacob Capital Management head of research discusses CGC’s success on Ottawa Morning
Tweed Main Street set to present Herb & Cheese event at The Lodge on Queen in Toronto

Legalization/Légalisation
Conservative party says it has no plans to study recreational cannabis sales in Manitoba
The Economist: America’s new legal cannabis industry prepares for new high after election
The next milestone for Alaska’s young recreational pot industry will be the taxation game

Industry/Industrie
The cost of medical marijuana for military veterans has jumped 5000 percent in Canada
Vancouver Island hospitals make cautious accommodation for prescription pot use on site
Could U.S. cannabis studies be inherently flawed because they make use of bunk weed?
TIME: New review suggests medical cannabis may help with mental health disorders
A former Broncos QB is auctioning off game-day experience for cannabinoid research

General Interest/Divers
A marijuana-themed mall in Colorado is filling vacancies and drawing in new customers
Barack Obama’s surgeon general calls for a shift in the way Americans view drug addiction
University of Windsor law professor’s new book touts benefits of decriminalizing all drugs
Nigerian national set to be hung tomorrow for trafficking 2kg of marijuana in Singapore
The Kind explores the best new weed jewelry for expanding your stoner fashion collection
Penn Jillette delivers warning to cannabis industry at conference: don’t turn into ‘McPot’
Merry Jane takes a look at the positive presence of marijuana at NFL tailgate parties



November 16 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Denver approves the use of marijuana in bars and public spaces and the Toronto Star reports that Americans fleeing Trump’s presidency could find work in the Canadian cannabis sector. Texas legislators are filing bills aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in the Lone Star state and Bodystream Medical opens in Peterborough with hopes of linking cannabis patients to licensed producers. Tweed and Bedrocan top the list of cheapest oil offerings on the Canadian market and opponents of recreational grass in Maine are calling for a recount of the reform ballot in the state. Also, Cypress Hill formally enters the cannabis industry pairing with Bhang Chocolates, The Game believes it’s best weed was legalized now “because of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic,” and comedian Tommy Chong says that cannabis is what keep him young and curious. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bloomberg: CGC CEO says Canada’s largest LP is attracting institutional investors
Midas Letter’s James West looks at Canopy Growth Corp.’s international ambitions
Ottawa-area cannabis producer grows client base by 47 percent during second quarter
Tweed and Bedrocan listed as the two cheapest oil price points on the Canadian market

Legalization/Légalisation
Americans fleeing Trump presidency could find work in Canada’s cannabis industry
The Hill: It’s time for federal government to follow in the footsteps of states to south
Opponents of recreational marijuana in Maine set to request a recount on the ballot
Texas legislators are filing bills aimed at decriminalizing marijuana in Lone Star state
Could Berlin ultimately lead the way to the legalization of marijuana in Germany?

Industry/Industrie
Denver approves cannabis use at bars, in restaurants and public spaces like yoga studios
Bodystream Medical Marijuana Services links Peterborough patients to medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Group of NFL owners believes marijuana should be decriminalized, suspensions stopped
Cypress Hill enters cannabis industry by announcing partnership with Bhang Chocolates
Rapper The Game says now is the best time for weed to be becoming legal in the States
Canadian comedian Tommy Chong says that cannabis keeps him young and curious



November 15 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new Forum poll shows six in 10 Canadian favour Shopper’s Drug Mart for medical cannabis distribution and the CAA is lobbying Ottawa for a government-funded drug impairment campaign. Cannabis Culture’s Peterborough shop reopens but will not sell grass and the case of a B.C. gymnastics coach suspended for medical marijuana use outside of work underscores the complexity of the cannabis conversation in the workplace. Canopy Growth Corp. looks to expand to keep up with high demand from the country’s growing cannabis sector and an Ottawa entrepreneur is expanding his chain of pot shops in the city, despite recent competitor closures. Also, scores of Rastafarians take to the streets of Montego Bay to protest the seizure of sacramental ganja, Bhang Travel hosts the planet’s first Caribbean cruise and High Times breaks down how to build a grow-op in a bunker, just in case of the apocalypse. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC expanding its facilities to keep up with high demand from Canada’s cannabis sector
Legalization news in four U.S. states helps propel CGC to unicorn status north of border
Canada’s largest medical cannabis company reports its quadrupled patient base
Bruce Linton discusses the prospects for the country’s recreational cannabis market

Legalization/Légalisation
CAA lobbying for government-funded drug driving education program for recreational pot
Activist Jodie Emery speaks out against proposed cannabis-impairment driving campaign

Industry/Industrie
Poll shows six in 10 Canadian side with selling medical cannabis at Shopper’s Drug Mart
Gymnastics coach suspended for use of mmj off the job underscores complexity of the issue
American gun buyers are reportedly having sales hampered by the legalization of marijuana
How the UK’s drug laws have created an underground medical marijuana scene
Canada could become a global leader in drug policy reform including on the cannabis file?
Cannabis Culture shops reopens in downtown Peterborough but will only sell paraphernalia
One Ottawa entrepreneur is expanding his chain of pot shops despite closures in the capital

General Interest/Divers
Scores of Rastafarians protest in streets of Montego Bay over seizure of sacramental ganja
In anticipation of the apocalypse High Times takes a look at how to grow week in a bunker
Bhang Travel plans to host the planet’s first-ever cannabis cruise through the Caribbean
Abdullah Saeed talks the joy of rolling spliffs, growing weed and understanding regulation



November 14 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Growth Corporation releases fiscal second quarter results and an Ottawa real-estate agent says a neighbouring pot shop left his business high and dry. A new CTADS data report sheet shows the changing cannabis consumption habits of Canadians and pot shops in Port Angeles are reportedly starting to look like Victoria’s dispensaries. Doctors and NFL players are calling on the league to reconsider its stance on medical marijuana and Toronto’s front-line staffers are said to have their hands full with rooming houses, taxis and dispensaries. Also, a coffee shop in London is serving up glasses of CBD milk, Action Bronson destroys a spicy wing challenge while ripping a vape pen, and X Factor star Honey G calls on the UK to legalize marijuana. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth Corp. is Canada’s first “cannabis unicorn” with $1 billion valuation
Canopy Growth Corporation today reports second quarter fiscal 2017 financial results
Herb: Tweed and The Doggfather sign a deal to start cultivating Leafs By Snoop strains

Legalization/Légalisation
Salon: ‘If we can legalize marijuana, why can’t we end the misguided War on Drugs’
“Legalize weed but not my mom” sign thrown up at anti-Trump rally in California

Industry/Industrie
Toronto’s front-line staffers have hands full with taxis, rooming houses, dispensaries
Ottawa real-estate agent says a local pot shop neighbor left his business high and dry
Pot shops in Port Angeles starting to look a lot like Victoria’s marijuana dispensaries
CTADS data report sheds some light on the cannabis consumption habits of Canadians
Doctors and NFL players are calling on the league to reconsider stance on marijuana

General Interest/Divers
X Factor star Honey G is calling for marijuana to be legalized in the united Kingdom
Coffee shop in London is serving up glasses of CBD milk with its premium roast coffee
Motherboard follows the Denver team that makes the world’s most potent cannabis oil
Merry Jane looks at 11 must-have pot-inspired fashions that take dress to a higher level
Rapper Action Bronson sets, destroys spicy hot wing challenge while puffing vape pen
Alcohol giant Constellation looking to liven up its beverage roster as cannabis legalized



November 11 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Canadian cannabis sector could reportedly reap the rewards of legalization in four U.S. states and Edmonton city council passes a motion to look at regulatory tools to deal with reform. The Yes California Independence Campaign hopes the state will secede from the U.S. following Trump’s victory and Victoria Police put the brakes on a marijuana vending cart in the city. The Guardian investigates whether the cannabis revolution is escaping Britain and a Minnesota doctor questions why, if medical cannabis can help Fred, why not Fido? Also, cannabis continues to be a burning topic in the NBA, Del The Funky Homosapien is slated to take to the stage at the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, and High Times’ Elise McDonough dishes up a lemon mint pot pesto. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Midas Letter: What’s next for Canada’s cannabis sector after six states legalize rec use?
Canadian cannabis industry could reap the rewards after U.S. states move for legalization

Legalization/Légalisation
Edmonton city council passes motion to look at regulatory tools to deal with legalization
Globe and Mail looks at where to find a munchie fix in states where weed is now legal
Yes California Campaign hopes state will secede from U.S. following Trump election
VICE’s Natalie Alcoba looks at what America’s pro-pot stance could mean for Canada

Industry/Industrie
Guardian: The revolution in cannabis reform is starting and Britain is stuck in the past
Victoria Police move to put the brakes on an illegal bike pot delivery service in the city
Minnesota doctor questions if medical marijuana works for Fred, then why not Fido?
24 Hours takes a tour of Toronto’s Tokyo Smoke, where coffee, cannabis find a home

General Interest/Divers
Del The Funky Homosapien slated to play the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference
High Times’ Elise McDonough dishes up a “psychedelicatessen,” lemon mint pot pesto
Cannabis continues as a burning topic of discussion in National Basketball Association
Merry Jane explores the world’s seven trippiest labyrinths and mazes on the planet
Rolling Stone: What will President Donald Trump (still sounds weird!) mean for pot?



November 10 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s plan to legalize cannabis could be bolstered by reform in the U.S. as Colorado’s Dixie Brands prepares to cross state lines with its edible pot products. A child gymnastics coach’s medical cannabis use is going to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and two more Ottawa pot shops close their doors, leaving only a handful in operation in the capital. Snoop Dogg says he’s considering a move to Toronto after Trump’s election win and a Whitewood man faces charges after a controversial Saskatchewan dispensary is raided. Also, Miley Cyrus says legalization in California “made her day,” Swedish pop star Love To takes to the stage with marijuana pasties over her private parts, and the NFL players’ association plans to study pot as a pain management tool. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Snoop Dogg says he’s considering a move to Toronto after Trump presidential victory
Tweed’s Northside Birthday Party wraps up with a first trip to Farms for Snoop Dogg
(FR) Élixir organize une soirée pour démystifier la légalisation du cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
Canada’s plans to legalize recreational cannabis could be bolstered by reform in the U.S.
Movement to legalize marijuana in the U.S. scores its biggest victory with 2016 election
The market for legal recreational marijuana could exceed $20 billion by the year 2020
LAT: In a first for Latin America, Uruguay rolls out its program legalizing marijuana

Industry/Industrie
Child gymnastic coach’s medical cannabis use goes to B.C. Human Rights Tribunal
Whitewood man faces charges after Saskatchewan RCMP raid his marijuana dispensary
Colorado’s Dixie Brands preparing to cross state lines with products as legally as possible

General Interest/Divers
Pop star Miley Cyrus says the legalization of cannabis in California “made her day”
The NFL players’ association is planning to study marijuana as a pain management tool
Swedish pop star Tove Lo gyrates on stage in marijuana pasties over her private parts
Civilized: ‘Believe it or not, Donald Trump has a (relatively) progressive stance on pot'



November 9 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Historic election sees Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States and marijuana legalized in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. Medical cannabis is approved in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas, and Tommy Chong applauds California’s decision to move on recreational grass. A Belleville man says he was denied use of his medical cannabis at Kingston General Hospital and Toronto’s dispensary scene has reportedly gone dry of edibles. Also, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s Potluck Dinner Party is here to normalize weed, Action Bronson, The Game and Wiz Khalifa blaze on stage at ComplexCon, and Dope dives into an infused pumpkin pie recipe… a couple weeks too late. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Voters say yes to recreational marijuana in California, Maine, Nevada and Massachusetts
Globe and Mail: Recreational cannabis proves a big winner in historic 2016 U.S. election
Tommy Chong applauds California voters for approving recreational cannabis in the state

Industry/Industrie
Election night sees medical cannabis voted into law in Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas
New Mexico may soon allow opioid dependents to treat addiction with medical marijuana
Toronto has reportedly gone dry when it comes to marijuana edibles on dispensary scene
Belleville man says he was prevented from using medical cannabis at Kingston General

General Interest/Divers
Former Live Nation chair and Hollywood insider negotiating cannabis media partnership
How chef Chris Sayegh established a business in the niche area of culinary cannabis cuisine
Dope dives into a recipe for cannabis-infused pumpkin pie… a couple weeks late it seems!
The Kind: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s Potluck Dinner Party here to normalize weed



November 8 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalization is on the ballot in five states as Americans head to the polls today and dispensaries in Ottawa are vowing to stay open after a string of pot shop raids in the capital last week. Adam Vaughan, MP for Spadina-Fort York, discusses Toronto’s approach to dispensaries and an Idaho mother loses her children for mixing her epileptic daughter a cannabis-infused smoothie. Also, Kettleman’s Bagels is considering introducing a marijuana-infused bagel, the artist who blew a Starbucks-like bong is ordered to pay the coffee retailer $500,000, and find out which weed-loving celebs Warren G, Tyrese and Ty Dolla $ign feel would make the best American president. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed presents a legal, sensible option for the capital region’s medical cannabis patients
High Times: Snoop Dogg tour the largest greenhouse on the planet at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Legalization/Légalisation
Today’s U.S. election will see Americans voting on marijuana, the death penalty, gun control
California, Maine, Arizona among five states with legalization on the ballot this election day
The big moneymaker in the legal pot play may have more to do with data than cannabis

Industry/Industrie
MP for Spadina-Fort York Adam Vaughan discusses Toronto’s approach to dispensaries
Nova Scotia anti-pot ad campaign features distraught teenager and smashed up vehicles
Idaho mother faces charges for treating epileptic daughter with cannabis-infused smoothie

General Interest/Divers
Ottawa institution Kettleman’s Bagels is contemplating selling a cannabis-infused bagel
James Landgraf, artist who blew Starbucks-like bong, must repay $500,000 to coffee chain
Find out which weed-friendly celebrities Warren G, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyrese want to be prez



November 7 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa Police conduct raids on six capital city dispensaries and British Columbia’s solicitor-general says there should be zero tolerance for stoned drivers on roads in the province. A nurse group in the Durham region is meeting to discuss the prospects of legalization and the Siksika Nation could be the first indigenous people in Alberta licensed to produce medical cannabis. The Japan Times investigates that country’s war on medical marijuana and two Mormon brothers are among the Utah residents lobbying for reform in the state. Also, Ozzy Osbourne tells Rolling Stone weed should be legal everywhere, a new survey finds NFL players say some of their teammates blaze before game time, and Bill Maher sits with Barack Obama to discuss the president’s take on media, trump and marijuana. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility receives approval to begin using its new breeding area
2016 Build a Mountain of Food Campaign pitting Tweed against the Gallipeau Centre!
Wate: Rap icon Snoop Dogg makes inaugural visit to Tweed Farm at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Lift Cannabis pens glowing review of Ocean View, Tweed’s first Leafs By Snoop strain

Legalization/Légalisation
Solicitor-general says British Columbia should have zero tolerance for stoned drivers
The legalization of cannabis may present a unique challenge for Canadian universities
A nurse group in the Durham region is holding a forum on the legalization of marijuana
Guardian: Death, marijuana and condoms are part of the guide to U.S. ballot questions
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday she plans to vote in favour of reform

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa Police conduct raids at six capital dispensaries and arrest nine people in the process
Kelly Egan argues that shutting down Ottawa’s unlicensed pot shops was the right call
Ottawa’s politicians are applauding raids on the capital city’s marijuana dispensaries
Globe and Mail: Marijuana is on the way to the professional workplace – ‘and that’s ok’
Siksika Nation could be the first indigenous people in Alberta to produce medical cannabis
New book The CBD Report offers an unparalleled expert assessment of cannabis industry
Two Mormon brothers are among the Utah residents pushing medical marijuana in state
The Japan Times investigates the country’s reported war against medical marijuana

General Interest/Divers
Ozzy Osbourne sits with Rolling Stone to talk new solo record and legalizing marijuana
New survey finds that NFL players say some of their teammates use pot before playing
Ricky Williams looks back on suspension by NFL for testing for positive for weed
Bill Maher questions Barack Obama’s position on pot in candid interview with president
Colorado’s hemp farmers are reportedly turning to Bitcoin to remedy their banking woes
NYT at the table with Martha and Snoop Dogg: What would you serve with gin and juice?



November 4 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa’s Canna Green eviction case highlights the hazy laws around pot shops and policing, and Calgary is looking to get a cut of any tax revenue generated from Ottawa’s recreational pot plan. An ‘Air Cannabis’ logo could ground a group from Vancouver’s Gastown district and new B.C. hydro devices will reportedly save the province millions from grow-op thieves. Bedrocan is counted as the second-cheapest per-gram option of any LP and a new members-only Health Cannabis dispensary opens on Water Street in St. John’s. Also, Albanian police seize 4.2 tons of grass, an Alaskan man who legally changed his name to Santa Claus is backing medical cannabis, and did top Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey share an Instagram video of him blazing a spliff? Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Bedrocan counted second-cheapest per-gram option of every Canadian licensed producer
Tweed’s partnership with Snoop Dogg has the industry thinking about what future holds
The American election this November may prove a big victory for the cannabis industry
Auscann in a good position to supply Australian medical market with CGC partnership

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary hoping to get a cut of any tax revenue from Ottawa’s recreational cannabis plan
Ottawa Canna Green eviction case highlights hazy enforcement rules for police, pot shops
Reuters: With legalization looming American investors are looking to the cannabis sector

Industry/Industrie
New members-only Health Cannabis dispensary opens on Water Street in St. John’s
Air Cannabis logo could land group from Vancouver’s Gastown district in hot water
New B.C. Hydro devices will reportedly save millions from cannabis-growing thieves
D.C. council votes to allow medical marijuana users from elsewhere to buy pot in the city

General Interest/Divers
Top Washington Capitals pick Madison Bowey shares Instagram vid of him blazing up?
Alaskan man who legally changed name to Santa Claus endorses medical marijuana
New Trolls movie is likened to holidays like “PCP Easter and Cinco de Marijuana”
France’s marijuana island off the banks of the Vienne River is still under observation
Merry Jane explores the galaxy of moonrocks and breaks down how strong they are
Albanian police seize an astounding 4.2 tons of marijuana and arrest 31 people in bust



November 3 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Edmonton city councillors are considering zoning restrictions on recreational pot shops and ESPN finds two-thirds of NFL players believe a reformed drug policy would lead to a dramatic drop in painkiller use in the league. Danny Glover and Sting are counted among the pro-legalization voices in California and one of Ottawa’s 17 dispensaries is forcibly closed after being served an eviction notice from its landlord. A recent report shows the Pentagon may soon lift restrictions on the past marijuana use of new military recruits and an Australian man accused of growing grass in his vegetable garden tells police he scored his cultivation license from God. Also, Method Man and Redman are bringing the Canadian Fire Bowl competition to Vancouver this January, Snoop teams with Adidas skateboarding on ‘LA Stories’ shoe line, and a woman in the UK avoids jail time for growing her medicine, telling the judge Prince Charles sold her on the benefits of medical cannabis. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
OBJ: Canopy Growth Corp. is moving into the hemp market with new Quebec acquisition
Rapper Snoop Dogg paid a visit to the Tweed Farms facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake Friday
Canopy Growth announces major expansion strategy in partnership with Goldman Group

Legalization/Légalisation
Edmonton councillors asking if dispensaries should be restricted to province’s liquor stores
ESPN: Two-thirds of all NFL players surveyed say legal pot equates to fewer painkillers
Danny Glover and Sting are counted among celebs backing legalization in Cali
(FR) Des entrepreneurs du Nouveau-Brunswick se préparent à la légalisation de la marijuana

Industry/Industrie
One of Ottawa’s 17 unlicensed pot shops forcibly closed after being served eviction notice
Vancouver Province: Driving with cannabis in the blood stream doesn’t mean you’re high
Pentagon: U.S. military may soon lift restrictions on past marijuana use for new recruits

General Interest/Divers
Adidas skateboarding, Snoop and Mark Gonzales team up for ‘LA Stories’ shoes collection
Booming cannabis industry is attracting successful technology experts from Silicon Valley
Woman with MS avoids jail time for growing cannabis; tells judge Prince Charles approved
Dope meets with the odd and eccentric Eddie Huang to talk culture, cooking and cannabis
VICE Munchies dishes up a weed-infused baked eggplant they assure will get you baked
Man accused of growing grass in his vegetable patch tells police God issued his license
Method Man and Redman teaming up for Canadian Fire Bowl competition in Vancouver



November 2 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Parliamentary Budget Office finds Ottawa stands to generate hundreds of millions in the first year of legalization and Molson Coors looks to Colorado to see what impact new laws could have on beer sales. Legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg visits Tweed Farms and the capital city’s dispensaries are on the retreat after a robbery and eviction notice are served up to two shops. An Ottawa Weeds staffer explains why she works at a dispensary and the Hill Times explores everything Canadians need to know about looming legalization. Also, rapper Pusha T stars in a new PSA for Proposition 64 in California, a Boston developer has his casino approved a day after donating $100,000 to anti-legalization efforts, and a former smuggler from St. John’s is teaming up with Ghostface Killah and Kurupt to market legal grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s largest licensed producer expands into Québec with acquisition of Vert Médical
Legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg tours Tweed’s Niagra-on-the-Lake greenhouse
Tweed Communications Manager discusses scarcity of Canadian home grower genetics
(FR) L’entreprise Québécoise Vert Médical vient d’être achetée par l’Ontarienne CGC

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian government stands to generate hundreds of millions in first year of legalization
Recreational weed will need to be modestly priced to avoid competition from black market
Molson Coors looking to Colorado to see what impact legalization could have on beer sales
The Hill Times explores everything Canadians need to know about looming legalization
Global’s Patrick Cain investigates whether homegrow could be a headache for regulators

Industry/Industrie
Weeds staffer says she works at Ottawa pot shop because medical cannabis saved her life
Ottawa dispensaries on the retreat as one robbed and another faces eviction from landlord

General Interest/Divers
St. John’s native hooks up with Ghostface Killah and Kurupt to market legal marijuana
Boston developer donates $100,000 to anti-pot effort a day before his casino is approved
Growers are reportedly racing to register their strain names with Medicinal Genomics
October London joins Snoop Dogg on a new episode of GGN to talk heartbreak, auto-tune
Pusha T is starring in a new public service announcement in support of Proposition 64



November 1 Novembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Parliamentary Budget Office will today release a new report outlining fiscal considerations for legal cannabis and Canopy Growth Corporation moves into Québec with the acquisition of Drummondville’s Vert Médical. Vancouver’s retail pot space is said to be a balance between high revenues and expenses, and Alternet explores how decriminalization saved the city of Philadelphia $9 million. A new Yale study finds workplace bans factor into the choice for or against medical cannabis and the Globe and Mail reports that Canadian home growers are having a hard time obtaining genetics. Also, Maryland’s medical marijuana regulators are being sued for not considering racial diversity, Merry Jane traces a step-by-step on how to roll a proper blunt, and controversy erupts in California after $10 million in pot is seized from a legal grow-op. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
(French) CGC installs itself in Quebec by acquiring Drummondville’s Vert Médical
Globe and Mail: Medical cannabis home growers finding it pricey to obtain genetics

Legalization/Légalisation
The Parliamentary Budget Office will publish fiscal considerations of legal cannabis
Vancouver’s retail weed space is said to be a balance of high revenues and expenses
Editorial: The federal government is busy trying to sort out how to legalize cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Globe counts marijuana stocks among the spooky as investors reap large dividends
Alternet explores how decriminalizing marijuana helped save Philadelphia $9 million
New issue of Current Treatment Options in Neurology looks at use of MMJ to treat MS
Yale study finds that workplace marijuana bans weigh into medical cannabis use decision
Maryland’s medical cannabis regulators are being sued for not considering racial diversity

General Interest/Divers
35 people arrested, $10 million in pot seized as controversy erupts over legal grow bust
Introducing Vapen Clear, the world’s official first medical cannabis inhaler device
Play-by-play: Merry Jane gives a step-by-step guide on how to roll a proper blunt



October 31 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Vancouver Province investigates the city’s multi-million-dollar retail marijuana market and Ottawa bylaw officers serve two dispensaries zoning infraction notices. Compassion clubs could be exempt from Victoria’s pot shop laws and Calgary is looking to get further involved in the legalization process. Retired NBA veterans make the case for recreational grass and the Australian Office of Drug Control is now accepting applications for cannabis cultivation licenses. Also, Boston’s Archdiocese is investing nearly $1 million into the anti-legalization campaign, Phil Collins remembers getting busted for a spliff at the Niagara border, and country star Kacey Musgraves talks pot, the Grammy Awards and collaborating with Katy Perry and Willie Nelson. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Retired NBA veterans are making the case for legal marijuana the “new pick and roll”
Metroland Media hosts medical marijuana convention in Toronto area over weekend
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses prospect of recreational grass distribution in Ontario

Legalization/Légalisation
Recreational marijuana advocates seek yes votes in several of the eastern U.S. states
The city of Calgary is very interested in staying in the mix of marijuana conversation
Anchorage new legal pot shops open to long lines, drawing crowds from across Alaska
The Vancouver Province investigates the city’s multi-million retail marijuana market
Pot industry moms form support group to be able to talk openly about marijuana reform
Reuters: American election could create a flood in marijuana cash with no place to go

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa Police are looking to flip landlords to narcs for the capital’s pot shop plan B
Capital city bylaw officers are the latest authorities to take aim at Ottawa’s pot shops
Two Ottawa dispensaries receive zoning infractions after bylaw officers visit pot shops
CBC looks at drug store pot, wasted food and the marketplace consumer cheat sheet
City compassion clubs could be exempted from Victoria’s new pot shop regulations
Australian drug control office is accepting applications for cannabis cultivation licenses

General Interest/Divers
VICE: Marijuana growers are racing to register their strains on the Bitcoin blockchain
Kacey Musgraves talks Grammy Awards, cannabis and collaborating with Katy Perry
Artist Ron English talks to Merry Jane about his “POPaganja” show and prohibition
The Boston Archdiocese is investing nearly $1 million in the anti-legalization campaign
Phil Collins found himself in crosshairs of security after forgetting a spliff in his wallet



October 28 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new report shows recreational cannabis created 18,000 jobs in Colorado last year and Health Canada data shows an increase in medical marijuana shipments to Alberta. More than 50 pot shops in Vancouver are reportedly still flouting the city’s business license scheme and a new study shows young Canadians are less concerned about driving high as drunk. A report shows cannabis use may hit an all-time high after the U.S. election and Ottawa residents continue to fume over the proliferation of pot shops in the capital city. Also, High Times readies for Halloween with an infused pumpkin spice fudge recipe, NBA vet Al Harington breaks down how medical marijuana helped his grandmother and the CEO of CannaKorp wows CNBC’s Power Pitch panel. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
ABC explores prospects of partnership between AusCann and Canopy Growth Corp.
Canada Business Review: Why the Canadian medical marijuana sector so attractive?

Legalization/Légalisation
New report shows recreational cannabis created 18,000 jobs in Colorado last year alone
Marijuana use is likely to reach an all-time high in the U.S. after election day vote

Industry/Industrie
New Health Canada data shows increase in medical marijuana shipments to Alberta
Panel on cannabis reform discusses the “last small farm industry” in state of California
More than 50 marijuana shops continue to flout Vancouver’s business license scheme
Ottawa pot shops continue to proliferate in the capital as city residents fume over issue
Ottawa pot shops continue to proliferate in the capital as city residents fume over issue
New study shows young people are less concerned about driving high as driving drunk

General Interest/Divers
‘Keurig of Cannabis’ CEO James Winokur impresses CNBC’s Power Pitch panel
High Times readies for Halloween season with tasty pumpkin spice pot fudge recipe
NBA veteran Al Harington says that medical marijuana helped to treat his grandmother



October 27 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new study shows recreational cannabis sales could exceed revenue from wine, beer and spirits, and a Nova Scotia man wants the RCMP to pay $50,000 for his confiscated cannabis. Leafs By Snoop is now available in the Tweed Shop and Bedrocan’s director of patient and community services serves as a guest speakers at the Karma Cup. An Oregon lab boasts that cannabis testing is making pot safer than food and Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry is gaining more cash than the state’s craft beer sector. Also, Sinead O’Connor celebrates 30 days of “sobriety” from marijuana, a California city pays out $100,000 over an egregious Santa Ana dispensary raid, and a weed firm’s “The Donald” robot convinces Trump supporters its real. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Leafs By Snoop Ocean View, Palm Tree CBD and Sunset now available in Tweed Shop
Bedrocan’s director of patient, community services serves as guest speaker at Karm Cup

Legalization/Légalisation
Study shows recreational cannabis sales could exceed revenue from wine, beer and spirits
Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is already putting up larger profits than craft beer

Industry/Industrie
Oregon lab boasts that advancements in cannabis testing process make pot safer than food
Nova Scotia man wants the RCMP to pay for the over $50,000 in medical marijuana seized

General Interest/Divers
Marijuana firm Bang Holdings creates ‘The Donald’ bot that convinces supporters its real
Weed going mainstream is counted top of list in Live Science’s 11 odd facts about pot
Sinead O’connor celebrates 30 days of sobriety for apparently being addicted to cannabis
California city to pay out $100,000 to settle egregious recent Santa Ana dispensary raid



October 26 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Shoppers Drug Mart applies for a license to distribute medical marijuana and Common and Russell Simmons are counted among the celebrities lobbying to legalize cannabis in California. Columbia University researchers find no increase in youth consumption in states where medical cannabis is legal and VICE investigates the players bankrolling the anti-legalization campaign. A city in Maine is putting a moratorium on recreational grass in advance of the state’s vote and Stirling-Rawdon’s police chief concludes pot shops are outlawed in Canada. Also, Jimmy Buffett takes time out from his idyllic life to weigh in on Florida’s medical marijuana vote, remembering that time The Beatles toked up in a Buckingham Palace bathroom, and DJ Snoopadelic is set to headline Snoop Dogg’s Northside Birthday Party tomorrow night in Toronto. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Shoppers Drug Mart applies to Health Canada for a license to distribute medical cannabis
Tweed’s Quebec representative Adam Greenblatt weighs in on Shoppers Drug Mart news
DJ Snoopadelic to headline Tweed’s Snoop Dogg Northside Birthday Party Thursday

Legalization/Légalisation
City in Maine puts moratorium on recreational pot in advance of state vote on the issue
Celebrities like Common and Tim Robbins are joining in the fight to legalize cannabis
VICE takes an investigative look at the players bankrolling anti-legalization campaign

Industry/Industrie
Columbia researchers find increase in youth consumption in states where mmj is legal
Jimmy Buffett takes a break from idyllic life to lobby for medical cannabis in Florida
Cannabis topicals maker Pure Ratios introduces four-day cannabidiol patch for patients
Stirling-Rawdon police chief comes to conclusion that pot shops are currently illegal

General Interest/Divers
Texas Department of Safety considers low level pot crimes a high threat on Mexican border
VICE: How the British bedroom tax has led to a rise in grandmother’s growing marijuana
CThat time John Lennon and The Beatles smoked weed in a Buckingham Palace washroom



October 25 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa Police warn dispensary landlords in the capital that pot shops could soon be raided and Alberta’s justice minister believes a conclusive breathalyzer test needs to be developed for recreational cannabis. The New York Times reports the American election may be a turning point for reform and Tweed Farms receives an amended production license from Health Canada. GW Pharma begins outsourcing cannabis cultivation for Epidiolex to British Sugar and a Tennessee family says moving to Colorado saved their daughter’s life. Also, Conan O’Brien and Wiz Khalifa share weed wisdom, High Times explores 10 spooky Halloween edibles and Miley Cyrus blames pot for flubbing her lyrics and cursing at a celebration of Bill Murray. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Farm receives sales license and amended production license from Health Canada
Tweed hosting Snoop Dogg Birthday Party set for Thursday night at Union in Toronto

Legalization/Légalisation
Alberta’s justice minister believes a conclusive breathalyzer test needed for legalization
Kathleen Ganley says marijuana hasn’t been a cash cow for Colorado after trip to state
Recreational cannabis will require strict regulation when legislation rolls out next spring
New York Times reports American election may be a turning point for cannabis reform

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa police warn dispensary landlords that shops could be raided and property seized
Ottawa residents are asking the city’s police chief to crack down on unlicensed pot shops
Family says that moving from Tennessee to Colorado helped save their daughter’s life
GW Pharmaceuticals outsources its cannabis cultivation for Epidiolex to British Sugar

General Interest/Divers
Miley Cyrus blames pot for cursing and messing up lyrics at Bill Murray celebration
Marijuana.com looks at how to make a pumpkin bong for this upcoming Halloween
Cannabidiol-infused milk is now available on the market, and apparently it’s delicious
VICE series High Society explores United Kingdom’s most popular drug: the chronic
High Times explores 10 spooky Halloween edibles for that upcoming haunted holiday
Conan and Khalifa share weed wisdom and presidential trivial “Clueless Gamer” outtakes



October 24 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s first aboriginal justice minister is applauded for her early efforts on the cannabis file and Toronto dispensary owners say pot shop policing in the city is inconsistent. Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer believes the country’s veterans are receiving too much medical cannabis and a Calgary man is facing charges after police find pot-infused Lego candy. The Guardian explores big pharma’s fight to keep weed illegal and former governor Jesse Ventura says legal grass will be the great unifier in a polarized U.S. Also, Wiz Khalifa walks through LAX handing out weed to paparazzi, Action Bronson returns to rap in a smoky new video for “Durag vs Headband,” and Damian Marley sits down with VICE to discuss why he’s starting a pot plant in a former prison. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
L’obs: Canopy Growth Corporation est un futur titan du marché de la weed récréatif
Terpenes cover band to take to stage at Snoop’s Northside Birthday Party Thursday

Legalization/Légalisation
McKnight: Driving under the influence of drugs has been illegal in Canada since 1925
Canada’s first aboriginal justice minister applauded for her efforts on legalization file
Question of what Saskatoon can do to prepare for legalization met with sensible answer
Sun Media explores what the fight to legalize marijuana once looked like in Canada
Editorial: Legalizing recreational grass will be easier said than done in this country
Former governor Jesse Ventura believes legal grass will be the great unifier in the U.S.
The Guardian investigates big pharma fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana

Industry/Industrie
The Toronto Star investigates what actually happens to a person after consuming cannabis
Toronto dispensary owners and advocates claim pot shop policing in city is inconsistent
Official Mark Sraga says battling Toronto’s dispensary issue like playing whack-a-mole
Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer says Canadian veterans being allowed too much cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Wiz Khalifa walks through Los Angeles airport with a bag of weed; hands out to paparazzi
UFC veteran Cody McKenzie works in cannabis production and fights when he pleases
Faith leader group Clergy for a New Drug Policy call for an end to the War on Drugs
Action Bronson returns to rapping with a smoky new video for “Durag vs Headband”
The Kind explores six cannabis body products that won’t make you smell like a stoner
Calgary man facing charges after cannabis-infused Lego candy found in truck search



October 21 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Niagara police say they are welcoming consultations on recreational cannabis laws and the owners of six Toronto dispensaries face fines after the spring pot shop crackdown in the city. Ottawa Police are reportedly only concerned with “legitimate” cannabis storefront complaints and Israeli pharmacies are readying for medical marijuana sales. A Sarnia man says his form of pot – shatter – still won’t be permitted next year and Turkey moves to allow controlled cannabis cultivation in 19 provinces. Also, leaked documents show why the FDA believes marijuana is not medicine, police raid a California strip mall and find 5,000 plants, and UBC’s Spirit Plant Medicine conference will explore the complexity and majesty of cannabis. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
CGC receives mention alongside names like RBC, Toronto Dominion on TSX update

Legalization/Légalisation
Niagara police are looking forward to consultations on new recreational marijuana laws
One Sarnia man says his form of marijuana – shatter – won’t be legalized next year
Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis in California counted among record donor initiatives

Industry/Industrie
Owners, employees of six Toronto pot shops face fines for illegal storefront infractions
Ottawa police say they only want to hear “legitimate” complaints about illegal pot shops
Hearings begin for three people arrested after raid on Saskatchewan Compassion Club
The City of Toronto is currently home to nearly 100 unlicensed marijuana storefronts
Israeli pharmacies readying to start selling medical marijuana as permit continue to grow
Turkey government moves to legalize controlled cannabis in 19 of country’s provinces

General Interest/Divers
UBC Spirit Plant Medicine conference will explore the complexity, majesty of cannabis
Police raid Sante Fe Springs oil town strip mall and find 5,000 pot plant pushing up
Leaked docs show why the Federal Drug Agency believes marijuana is not a medicine
British Columbia government tries to seize Burnaby property from 2011 grow-op bust



October 20 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 60 percent of Americans are now in favour of reform and Bedrocan’s Hilary Black unites medical cannabis patients with the Liberal task force on legalization. CGC CFO Tim Saunders features at the New West Summit in San Francisco and ex-Bear QB Jim McMahon plans to tout the benefits of medical marijuana in an ad to run on Thursday Night Football. MMPR market statistics show a steady growth in the Canadian cannabis sector and the U.S. legalization campaign is reportedly being funded by deep-pocketed donors. Also, a Utah governor candidate appeals for med pot hours after his wife pleads guilty to weed charges, Krishna Andavolu meets with Colorado’s notorious stoner bible group, and Canadian crooner Leonard Cohen says he enjoys “esoteric arguments fueled by medical marijuana” with his son. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bedrocan’s Hilary Black unites medical patients with Liberal task force on legalization
CGC CFO Tim Saunders features as a panelist at the New West Summit in San Francisco
MMPR market statistics to August show a continued growth in Canadian cannabis sector
Canopy Growth Corporation stock continues to show strong growth on the TSX exchange
Lift: Tweed appears to be one of the only licensed producers making inroads into Quebec

Legalization/Légalisation
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is said to be underwhelmed by Trudeau’s political performance
Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 60 percent of Americans now favour legalization
Deep-pocketed donors like Sheldon Adelson are funding the anti-legalization campaign

Industry/Industrie
Ex-Bears QB Jim McMahon will tout medical cannabis in new Thursday Night Football ad
Bloomberg: The future of cannabis sales will be dependent on two-bite brownies, edibles

General Interest/Divers
Krishna Andavolu meets with stoner bible study group in new episode of Weediquette
Utah candidate appeals for medical marijuana hours after wife pleads guilty to pot charges
Canadian crooner Leonard Cohen enjoys “esoteric arguments fueled by medical marijuana”



October 19 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new poll shows Canadians have little support for recreational cannabis sales in liquor stores and Alberta’s justice minister is travelling to Colorado to study the state’s pot policies. Five people face charges after a west-end Toronto pot shop is raided by police and Vancouver awards new development permits to six new dispensaries. Ottawa councillor Riley Brockington wants to know how Ottawans feel about the city’s storefronts and legalizing marijuana is counted among election promises that PM Trudeau still has to deliver on. Also, Dr. Oz questions whether medical cannabis is the key to opioid addiction in an interview with Krishna Anadavolu, Jooba Loc joins Snoop on a new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN and Arizonians boycott Discount Tire after the company donates $1 million to the anti-legalization campaign.

Canopy Growth
MainstreetTV: Shega and Theresa broadcast live from Main Street shop in Hamilton
Canopy Growth remains among the most-actively traded stocks on the TSX Tuesday
Seeking Alpha: CGC provides a unique opportunity for investors interested in cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalizing marijuana counted among election promises Trudeau still has to deliver on
Poll shows there is little support for recreational cannabis sales through liquor stores
Alberta’s justice minister Kathleen Ganley heading to CO to research pot policies
NDP looking to regroup in the wake of loss linked to discord on topics like cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Star: Street art, exercise and cannabis lifestyle mix at city’s Tokyo Smoke
Five people face charges after search warrant executed at west-end Toronto dispensary
Vancouver awards new development permits to dispensaries seeking business licenses
Ottawa coun. Riley Brockington wants to know what Ottawans think about pot shops
GW Pharmaceuticals will drop is dual listing and be traded exclusively on NASDAQ
2016 Karma Cup medical cannabis competition coming to Toronto October 22 and 23

General Interest/Divers
Arizonians boycott Discount Tire after company donates $1 million to anti-legalization
Dr. Oz asks if cannabis is key to opioid addiction in interview with Krishna Anadavolu
High Times Cannabis Cookbook is counted among the best books smokers should read
Anchorage public school apologizes after sending out anti-marijuana message to parents
Jooba Loc joins Snoop Dogg to talk super powers and music on new episode of GGN
As cannabis culture transforms to a veritable industry, so too is the lexicon changing



October 18 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new study finds British Columbia residents prefer to buy pot from stand-alone shops and Motorleaf’s new automated greenhouses hope to bring grow-ops into the digital age. Opponents of legalization in Massachusetts launch their first TV ad and cannabis driving infractions and grow-ops are on the decline in Alberta. CGC is listed among the most active stocks on the TSX Monday and a report shows California alone could reap billions from legalization. Also, Coast Guard agents find more than 400 pounds floating in the Florida Keys, WikiLeaks email show a Clinton presidency not likely to lead to legalization and The Don says he want his Democratic adversary drug tested in advance of the November election. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bedrocan’s Hilary Black is awarded Lift’s 2016 Canadian Cannabis Crusader Award
CGC’s Jordan Sinclair discusses Tweed’s Leafs By Snoop deal with Hip Hop Canada
Snoop Dogg treats the Great White North to strains like “Ocean View” and “Palm Tree”
Canopy Growth Corp. listed among most actively traded stock on the TSX on Monday
Il y a actuellement une trentaine de producteurs autorisés qui fournissent du cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
O Cannabis: Read Postmedia’s six-part series on cannabis legalization in its entirety
British Columbia residents say they prefer buying weed from stand-alone pot shops
Green Party candidate sends out a message to legalize pot, end “racist war on drugs”
California’s capital could reap billions from legal recreational cannabis in the state
Opponents of legal marijuana in Massachusetts launch their first TV advertisement

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis traffic violations and pot grow-ops busts are both on the decline in Alberta
Motorleaf’s new automated greenhouse aims to bring growing grass into digital age
Lift’s Breanna Roycroft further examines Public Safety Canada’s task force report
Hamilton Spectator: Marijuana is no longer reserved for hippies of the drug culture

General Interest/Divers
Coast Guard agents find more than 400 pound of marijuana floating in Florida Keys
WikiLeaks emails show that a Clinton presidency not likely lead to legal marijuana
Merry Jane explores what the quirky cannabis space, culture looks like in Ireland
The Don says he wants to drug test Democratic rival in run-up to November election
Presidential candidate Donald Trump turns focus to crime agenda and justice reform



October 17 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis is counted among the toughest files Trudeau’s Liberals will have to take on this year and a Stats Canada report shows how pot possession charges are distributed throughout the country. The National Post reports that celebrity licensing for cannabis is a necessity for the new recreational industry and Colorado’s chief medical officer has lessons to teach Canada about legalization. Canna Green dispensary in Ottawa continues selling grass out a smashed front window and CATSA issues tips to passengers flying with medical cannabis. Also, billionaire Richard Branson tells reformers to continue fight for legalization, Michigan rapper Royce da 5’9” endorses medical cannabis, and Merry Jane investigates how to get grass on the streets of China. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
National Post: Celebrity licensing for cannabis is a necessity in new recreational industry
Cannabis Canada Association represents 60 percent of companies regulated by ACMPR
How Bruce Linton and Canopy Growth built the largest cannabis company on the planet
Smokers Club: Snoop Dogg joins forces with Tweed to get Leafs By Snoop to Canada
Insider Financial: CGC should be in the portfolio of every cannabis investor’s portfolio

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis counted among tough files Liberal government will have to take on this year
Wilson-Raybould’s comments confirm government actively discussing recreational pot
A pre-rolled joint at Toronto’s popular Eden pot shop will run customers about $12!!!
Archetypes: Postmedia investigates the characters that represent the new cannabis space
Lift’s Jenna Valleriani breaks down recent report on legalization by Public Safety Canada
Medical cannabis producers jockey for top spot as legalization for recreational use looms
Colorado’s chief medical officer has lessons to teach Canada about legalizing marijuana
Proponents of recreational marijuana believe stigma will last for years after legalization
The country’s justice minister raises concerns about impact of legalization on road safety
The Toronto Sun explores how the legalization of marijuana may impact the workplace

Industry/Industrie
Statistics Canada data shows how cannabis crimes are distributed across the country
Saskatchewan communities counted among the highest for marijuana possession arrests
Police in British Columbia investigate pot possession more than any other province
Lake Louise leads Canada in per-capita cannabis possession incidents across the country
Weed smokers in Gatineau are more likely to get busted than just about anywhere else
Canna Green to-go dispensary in Ottawa continues selling pot from smashed window
CATSA issues Canadian passengers tips for boarding a fight with medical marijuana
Windsor Star: The border is a no-go zone for Canadian medical marijuana patients
Cannabis investors continue to be anxious in Oregon as state again takes vote on issue
Owner of a pot shop storefront that was crashed through believes it was “a message”

General Interest/Divers
Weed-infused wines have started to get popular as Canna Vine makes rounds on net
Rapper Royce da 5’9” says he doesn’t smoke weed but full endorses medical cannabis
Tech billionaire Richard Branson tells reformers to continue fight to legalize cannabis
Merry Jane investigates how difficult it is to get marijuana on the streets of China



October 14 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver issues its eighth dispensary license and the Montreal Gazette investigates what happens when someone gets busted for possession in the city. Harvest season at Tweed’s greenhouse doubles the workforce at Niagara-on-the-Lake and VICE explores the struggles of Michigan’s medical marijuana program. CannaMoms continues its fight for landmark reform in Florida as the family of a four-year-old epileptic girl celebrates a cannabis oil victory. Activists in the Durham region tell authorities to prepare for dispensaries and former DEA agents say legalizing cannabis is the best way to reduce drug crimes. Also, Freeway Rick Ross talks the weed industry and Hilary Clinton, nearly 3,000 plants are pulled from a U.S. national park, and scientists believe runner’s high could be caused by cannabis-like chemicals, not endorphins. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Harvest season at Tweed’ Niagara-on-the-Lake greenhouse sees workforce doubled
Partnership with hip-hop mogul Snoop Dogg translates to good business for Tweed
CGC market cap tops more than $600 million as stock continues to soar on the TSX
CEO of CGC Bruce Linton weighs in on the debate over minimum age for cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
Montreal Gazette investigates what happens when someone gets busted for possession
Did Hilary Clinton speak out against marijuana legalization in a paid speech in 2014?
Former DEA agents saying legalizing cannabis is the best way to reduce drug crime

Industry/Industrie
Durham region medical cannabis advocates warn authorities to prep for dispensaries
Buying weed as easy in Montreal as getting a script, tracking down a guy named Boris
Vancouver issues eighth dispensary business license to Budha Barn Medicinal Society
B.C.’s pop-up pot stand is reported to be taking stance on criminalization of marijuana
Patrick Cain looks at the four things to remember when flying with medical marijuana
VICE explores the legal struggles of Michigan’s convoluted medical marijuana industry
CannaMoms continue to keep up fight for landmark cannabis legislation in Florida
The family of four-year-old Kyla Williams is celebrating a victory with cannabis oil

General Interest/Divers
An Ohio mother says she found marijuana in her daughter’s Wendy’s French fries
Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were removed from Sequoia National Park in Cali
Freeway Rick Ross discusses the weed industry, Hilary Clinton and the War on Drugs
MMA apparel Hyperfly founder and CEO Pascal Pakter says that CBD saved his life
Motherboard reporter plays the mass-market version of an underground stoner game
Review: The plot of new film Generation Wolf centres around a marijuana grow-op
So-called “runner’s high” could be triggered by marijuana-like chemicals in the brain



October 13 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new Forum poll shows Canada will see 900,000 new pot smokers under legalization and CATSA updates its policies to clear the air on flying with medical cannabis. Ottawa Public Health reveals how it feels reform should proceed and PM Trudeau scores an A- on his first report card, which includes legalization. Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang says a pharmacy licensing program is the city’s most sensible med pot strategy and Tel Aviv researchers find that inhaled cannabis may help treat Parkinson’s disease. Also, Tommy Chong says he intends to keep “priming the pump” of cannabis reform, gourmet infused dinners are gaining mainstream acceptance, and 420 Nurses are just one of the groups you can expect to find at every cannabis event. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canadian cannabis stocks continue to soar on news unlicensed pot shops being raided

Legalization/Légalisation
Policy plays like cannabis legalization helps score Trudeau an A- in first report card
Ottawa Public Health Agency reveals how it feels marijuana should be legalized
New poll shows that Canada will see 900,000 new pot smokers under legalization

Industry/Industrie
CATSA updates policies to clarify rules around medical patients flying with cannabis
Figuring out the supply chain for pot products made in secret no easy task in Colorado
Kerry Jang: Pharmacy licensing program offers Vancouver sensible med pot strategy
Tel Aviv University researchers find inhaled marijuana helps symptoms of Parkinson’s
Now Toronto: ‘Medical marijuana works, so why aren’t more patients using the herb?'

General Interest/Divers
420 nurses are counted among the people you’re sure to meet at a cannabis event
Gourmet cannabis-infused dinners slowly but surely gaining mainstream acceptance
Tommy Chong says he intends to keep “priming the pump” until pot is legalized



October 12 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Age restrictions are counted among 33 recommendations received by the federal task force on legalization and the New York Times reports pot arrests still outnumber charges for violent crimes in the U.S. A Pot-up dispensary is operating like a fruit stand in East Van and the Supreme Court is to rule today if police opinion about high drivers should be admissible in court. Government leaders in the UK take a step toward accepting medical cannabis by recognizing extracts and NS safety group Injury-Free Nova Scotia prepares for legalization. Also, Miley Cyrus says she lost her Walmart clothing deal over her love for weed, Grammy-winning producer Terrace Martin joins Snoop on a new episode of GGN, and Conor McGregor will have to face the same court that’s tried UFC star Nate Diaz for his medical cannabis use. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
The National Post explores the grey area between now and looming cannabis legalization
Aaron of DNA Genetics joins Adam Greenblatt on latest instalment of Mainstreet TV
Age restrictions among 33 recommendations that have been submitted to federal task force
Ottawa Public Health believes the minimum age for cannabis consumption should be 25
Santé publique prône l'imposition de l'âge minimal de 25 ans pour acheter de marijuana

Legalization/Légalisation
Pop-up pot dispensary operating like an old-fashioned fruits stand in East Vancouver
NYT: Study finds pot possession arrests still outnumber cases of violent crimes in U.S.
Vancouver Province: Illegal B.C. bud is being grown on the west and shipped to the east
Nova Scotia safety group Injury-Free Nova Scotia prepares for marijuana legalization
Journal de Montreal: Gouvernement Trudeau a clairement affirmé son intention de légaliser

Industry/Industrie
Supreme Court to rule if police opinions about high drivers should be counted in court?
Leaders in B.C.’s retail cannabis industry concerned over recent website privacy breach
UK government recognizes extracts, takes step toward legitimizing medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Conor McGregor latest victim of the same NAC that has taken shots at Nate Diaz
Miley Cyrus says she lost her deal with Walmart for choosing to promote marijuana
Grammy-winning producer Terrace Martin joins Snoop Dogg on new episode of GGN



October 11 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario’s Liberals reportedly created the exemption for vaping in public based on consultation with two people and Victoria’s lone vape lounge is served a seize and desist for allowing consumption on site. Organizers of the International Business Conference hope to draw hundreds to Vancouver this week and Lift Cannabis’ Brad Martin compares prices for dispensaries and LPs under the ACMPR. Agnes Cadieux writes that Canada’s aging population will benefit greatly from medical marijuana and travel guru Rick Steves tours Massachusetts to lobby for legalization in the state. Also, lawmakers start to question the merits of the Pot Eradication Project, the New York Times explores the prospect of treating pets with med pot and JeffThe420 chef cooks up “The 420 Gourmet” – a new dish on the elevated art of cannabis cuisine. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Rapper Snoop Dogg set to launch line of Leafs By Snoop in Canada through Tweed
Canopy Growth Corporation announces it is renewing consulting agreement with XIB
Prospect of legal marijuana is sparking new joint ventures in Canadian canna space

Legalization/Légalisation
Patrick Cain explores three possible ways recreational cannabis may be sold in Canada
As many as five U.S. states could legalize use of recreational cannabis this November
Travel guru Rick Steves touring the state of Massachusetts to lobby for legalization

Industry/Industrie
Cadieux: Canada’s aging population will need medical cannabis for aging population
Ontario Liberals created exemption for medical pot vaping in public based on two people
International Cannabis Business Conference expects to attract hundreds to Vancouver
Privacy breach at local Vancouver dispensary reveals medical data of cannabis patients
Victoria’s Green Ceiling vape lounge served seize and desist for breaking new bylaws
Cash machines will be permitted on site of Victoria’s licensed marijuana dispensaries
Lift Cannabis’ Brad Martin looks at price comparison between LP and dispensaries
Pemberton councillors put zoning amendment for pot dispensaries on hold for time
The New York Times explores the prospect of treating pets with medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Europe’s top marijuana producer Albania destroys pot fields to clean up its image
LA chef JeffThe420 cooks up “The 420 Gourmet” on elevated art of canna cuisine
Merry Jane meets five comedians who love cannabis and love joking about chronic
Kiva Confections candymaker hopes to reassure worried parents canna candies are safe
Lawmakers start to question the merits of anti-marijuana group Pot Eradication Project



October 7 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Eastern Ontario’s largest craft brewery is considering expansion into cannabis and Maclean’s investigates whether Canada is prepared to deal with drug-impaired drivers. The City of Vancouver issues new medical marijuana business licenses and a North-West University study finds CBD may help kill cervical cancer cells. Barrie’s recently raided Sunrise Medicinal plans to fight its closure order and a rally in Peterborough calls for pot shop laws similar to Vancouver’s. Also, the RCMP say the season’s raid “harvest” is larger than usual in Newfoundland, Nate Diaz accepts an anti-doping warning for his CBD vape pen incident after UFC 202, and the weed and whiskey war of words rages on between the Trailer Park Boys’ Ol’ Dirty and the Ontario gov'nment. Have a great long weekend!

Canopy Growth
CGC stock soars high on announcement of partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg
Bloomberg: Leafs By Snoop will soon be available to the Canadian marketplace
BNN: Licensed producers look ready to dominate recreational cannabis industry
Canadian canna stocks undergo buying spree as investors hope to cash in on reform

Legalization/Légalisation
Eastern Ontario’s largest craft brewery Beau’s is looking to expand into cannabis
Maclean’s look at whether Canada is prepared to deal with drug-impaired drivers
Researchers believe new testing device could help spot stoned driver on the roads

Industry/Industrie
Does Tokyo Smoke’s recent marketing campaign highlight the “pink tax” issue?
City of Vancouver issues its sixth and seventh medical marijuana business licenses
North-West University South Africa finds CBD may help kill cervical cancer cells
Barrie’s recently raided Sunrise Medicinal plans to fight order to shut down shop
Peterborough rally urges the city of allow marijuana stores similar to Vancouver

General Interest/Divers
UFC’s Nate Diaz accepts anti-doping warning for vape pen incident after UFC 202
RCMP say seizing 249 large marijuana plants is a rare “harvest” for the Mounties
Readying for Halloween already? Peak pumpkin spice edibles are now available!
California senate candidate Loretta Sanchez dabs during recent U.S. Senate debate
Weed and whiskey war of words wages on between TPB and Ontario gov’nment



October 6 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Tweed is launching Leafs by Snoop to the Canadian market later this month and Calgary tells Ottawa to share revenue from marijuana taxes and set a zero-tolerance policy for driving high. A rally is planned in support of Cannabis Culture in Peterborough Thursday and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary says the cannabis industry is like the end of alcohol prohibition. Also, the National Guard raids an 81-year-old’s property for one pot plant, Civilized explores Susan Sarandon’s best marijuana moments and pro skateboarder Julz Lynn talks weed and skating. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed teams with one of the most trusted voices in cannabis the world over
Snoop Dogg and Tweed partner to launch Leafs by Snoop to Canadian market
Tweed and Leafs by Snoop partner for remix of Doggfather’s What’s My Name

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary tells Ottawa to share revenue from marijuana, set zero tolerance for driving

Industry/Industrie
Rally in support of Cannabis Culture planned Thursday for Peterborough city hall
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary says marijuana industry is like end of prohibition

General Interest/Divers
Pro skateboarder Julz Lynn talks to Dope about how skate and cannabis lifestyles fit
Civilized explores actress Susan Sarandon’s best marijuana moments of all time
National Guard and state police raid 81-year-old’s property to seize single pot plant
Vinay Menon tells Ontario premier to put a cork in weed and whiskey criticism



October 5 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Growth is listed among top breakout stocks on the TSX Tuesday and a group of MPs is proposing a research centre for first responders that would study the use of medical cannabis. A New Brunswick college is planning to institute a program on cannabis cultivation and Sunrise Medicinal dispensary in Barrie reopens after being raided recently by police. Cannabis offenses are on the decline in Canada for the third year running and archaeologists unearth a well preserved 2,500-year-old pot plants. Also, Denver police are running out of room to stash their confiscated grass, a candidate for Saskatoon council admits to past convictions for cannabis possession and the ad agency responsible for the Trailer Park Boys-backed Liquormen’s Ol’ Dirty Whiskey are pleased by the bad buzz their campaign is generating. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Globe: CGC listed Tuesday among top breakout stops on Toronto Stock Exchange
Canopy Growth given four “buy” recommendations from firms covering company
Joe-Is Canada’s largest medical cannabis company really starting its own band?
Claire-Is Canada’s largest medical cannabis company really starting its own band?

Legalization/Légalisation
California growers could face an unlikely foe in the state’s cannabis cultivators

Industry/Industrie
MPs propose study of medical cannabis at research centre devoted to first responders
New Brunswick college planning to institute new program on cannabis cultivation
Lift: Marijuana offenses have declined in Canada for the fourth year in a row
Could medical marijuana help the baby boomers gen get the most out of retirement?
Sunrise Medicinal dispensary in Barrie reopens after being recently raided by police

General Interest/Divers
Archaeologists unearth well preserved cannabis plants buried some 2,500 years ago
German man will be the only citizen in that country’s history allowed to grow weed
The Kind takes a visit to the Pinterest perfect world of upscale cannabis weddings
Denver police are apparently running out of space to stash their confiscated cannabis
Ad agency responsible for TPB Ol’ Dirty Canadian Whiskey pleased by the bad buzz
Candidate for Saskatoon council admits to past conviction for possession of marijuana



October 4 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Customers of Ottawa’s Magna Terra dispensary are fuming after their confidential information is leaked and American reformers launch pro-legalization TV ads ahead of November’s federal election. A Trailer Park Boys-backed whiskey is being investigated by Ontario for claiming to couple well with “six-paper joints” and a Victoria man is convicted for buying cannabis at an unlicensed pot shop. Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Festival looks to shine the spotlight on medical marijuana and evidence from a new in vitro animal study may show cannabis can help cure obesity. Also, Justin Bieber takes shots at big pharma for attacking medical marijuana, cannabis-infused beer may be heading soon to American liquor store shelves, and a ganja gorilla stuffed with $$500 of grass is highlighted at the “doobie-us” tribute in Oregon. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bessie-Is Canada’s largest medical cannabis company really starting its own band?
Alistair-Is Canada’s largest medical cannabis company really starting its own band?

Legalization/Légalisation
Magna Terra patients in Ottawa fuming after confidential email sent out to hundreds
From zoning bylaws and policing solutions, Ottawa is preparing for weed legalization
Ottawa Citizen: Colorado has been profoundly changed by marijuana related businesses
American pro-legalization supporters launch cannabis ads ahead of November election
(FR) Le sénateur Claude Carignan propose fournir plus d'outils aux forces de l'ordre

Industry/Industrie
A Victoria man was convicted in court for purchasing cannabis at a city dispensary
Evidence from new animal in vitro study shows cannabidiol may help cure obesity
Is Justin Bieber speaking out against big pharma’s attacks of medical marijuana?
Prince Edward Island’s Confederation Festival looks to put spotlight on medical pot

General Interest/Divers
Ganja gorilla stuffed with $500 in grass highlighted at joint rollers “doobie-us” tribute
New cannabis-infused beer may soon be heading to American liquor store shelves
Damian Marley converting an old prison in California into a state-of-the-art pot farm
SNL host Margot Robbie stuns Saturday night audience in marijuana-patterned dress
Trailer Park Boys-backed Ol’ Dirty whiskey said to pair well with a “six-paper joint”



October 3 Octobre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says legalization is creating a situation Canadian cities are unequipped to deal with and the owner of a recently-raided Surrey pot shop plans to file a Charter challenge. Reform will be among the items the country’s Supreme Court will have to address this fall and Jamaica is embracing cannabis after decades of prohibition. VICE looks at how the medical marijuana movement wouldn’t exist without early AIDS patients and Le Devoir explores what legalization may mean for Montrealers. Also, SNL’s Pete Davidson says marijuana helps him perform, a former California mayor is setting people up with cannabis companies and rapper 2 Chainz gets stoned and sips on $600 cat poop coffee. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Merry Jane discusses Tweed’s new breeding facility with president Mark Zekulin

Legalization/Légalisation
Vancouver mayor says legalization creating situation cities are unequipped to deal with
Cannabis reform will be among items that Supreme Court will have to tackle this fall
Legal grass brings additional income, expenses to American cities where reform a reality
(FR) Le Devoir: C’est la ménopause qui devrait être illégale, pas le cannabis médicale
(FR) La Santé publique montréalaise rejette l’idée de confier la vente de marijuana

Industry/Industrie
The owner of recently-raided Surrey pot shop plans to file a Charter of Rights challenge
NYT: Jamaica was long opposed to cannabis and is now getting ready to cash in on it
VICE: The medical marijuana movement wouldn’t exist without early AIDS patients

General Interest/Divers
Former California mayor Chris Brown is connecting people with cannabis companies
Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson says marijuana helps him perform on stage
Extract explores 10 popular cannabis podcasts that you could have in your ear today
Rapper 2 Chainz gets really high and sips on $600 coffee made from the finest cat poop
American hemp farms are beginning to take root under new NY state pilot program



September 30 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa police are searching for two men after a pot shop robbery in the capital and CBC investigates whether licensed Canadian growers are selling their surplus on the black market. Three people are arrested after a bust at a dispensary in Surrey and Colorado remodels the weed treat image to keep candies away from children. An LP on the West Coast is reported to have asked Health Canada to use fungicides on its medical marijuana and police again raid Peterborough’s Cannabis Culture. Also, UFC star Conor McGregor is pictured with a joint (or Euro-style cigi ;), Albanian police seize three metric tons of grass, and Britney Spears proves she was never that innocent smoking weed as a teenage star. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Tweed co-founder Chuck Rifici is working to rescue aeroponics tech company
Le start-up canadienne Canopy Growth est un futur titan du marché de la weed

Legalization/Légalisation
Financial Post: Entrepreneurs will have a key role to play in legalizing marijuana
Police yet again raid Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture chain shop in Peterborough

Industry/Industrie
Are licensed medical marijuana growers selling their surplus on the black market?
Ottawa Police searching for two men after a robbery at a Rideau Street pot shop
Three people arrested after police raid Da Kine Glass n Gifts dispensary in Surrey
West Coast LP asked Health Canada for permissions to use fungicides on med pot
Colorado is making an effort to remodel the weed candy image to keep kids away
Does Colorado’s cannabis industry face threats from other states looking to legalize?

General Interest/Divers
New York Post questions what Conor McGregor’s smoking… (It’s definitely a joint)
The Hamilton Spectator looks at how different cannabis use can affect relationships
Does David Maraniss’ Barack Obama book detail the U.S. president’s green crush?
Albanian police seize three metric tons of grass and destroy 13,000 marijuana plants
Still not that innocent: Britney Spears admits to smoking weed in her teenage years



September 29 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario plans to introduce new measures to deal immediately with drug-impaired driving and Ottawa mayor Jim Watson says city police need to smoke out the capital’s pot shops. Colorado plans to use revenue from marijuana sales to fund anti-bullying campaigns in schools and the Citizen continues its crusade of misinformation as Randall Denley questions what the Liberals hopes to gain from legalization. Krishna Andavolu explores the world of ganjapreneurs trying to go legit and VapeXhale’s CEO breaks down the importance of medical cannabis in sport. Also, HBO is renewing stoner comedy “High Maintenance” for a second season, Cheryl Shuman shows you how to make weed purees with Goldschlager and cinnamon Schnapps, and the Alaskan anchor who quit on air could face 24 years in prison for her activism. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
(FR) PDG de CGC souligne que l’industrie ne comprend que les produits de pot
(FR) Les producteurs de marijuana thérapeutique veut le contrôle du pot récréatif

Legalization/Légalisation
Ontario introduces new measures to immediately deal with drug-impaired driving
The Citizen’s Randall Denley questions what Ottawa hopes to gain from legalization
Union of B.C. Municipalities unanimously passes two cannabis-related resolutions
Ottawa mayor Jim Watson says police need to smoke out pot shops in the capital

Industry/Industrie
Krishna Andavolu takes a deeper look at cannabis entrepreneurs trying to go legit
Jiu-jitsu fighter and VapeXhale CEO discusses role of medical cannabis in sports
Canadian Cannabis Clinic is moving into digs once occupied by MP Rona Ambrose
Colorado will use revenue from marijuana sales to fund anti-bullying campaigns

General Interest/Divers
HBO is renewing the new stoner hit series “High Maintenance” for a second season
A vape pen and not a gun was found on the scene of recent San Diego shooting
Cheryl Shuman makes weed purees topped with Goldschlager, cinnamon Schnapps
Clinton rep says Chelsea misspoke when insinuating marijuana can kill people
Alaskan activist anchor who quit on air could face up to 24 years in prison for efforts



September 28 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The federal government plans later this fall to introduce legislation that will regulate vaporizing and Ottawa councillors are asking city police what they plan to do about the capital’s pot shop problem. Marijuana arrests fall to a 20-year low in the U.S. – one every minute – and a Trent University student plans to open a second Cannabis Culture location in Peterborough. Oshawa’s Green Street dispensary is raided for the second time in a week and Marijuana for Trauma is opening a new location in Edmonton on Saturday. Also, pot advocates are gunning for Chelsea Clinton after implying weed kills people, Berkeley’s Amoeba Music is granted a license to sell grass and the five stars of “Shark Tank” weigh in on the highs of investing in the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Pantry: Marinated bruschetta focaccia couples well with Tweed’s 10:1 Cannabis Oil

Legalization/Légalisation
Federal government plans to introduce legislation later this fall to regulate vaporizing
Ottawa councillors asking city police what they plan to do about unlicensed pot shops
ABC News: Nine states will soon vote on whether to expand legal cannabis access

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis considered an option for struggling Canada Post at task force consultations
Marijuana arrests fall to 20-year low in the U.S. – only one arrest about every minute
Trent University student plans to open a new Cannabis Culture shop in Peterborough
Oshawa’s Green Street Medical Society dispensary raided for second time in a week
Marijuana for Trauma set to open a new location in Edmonton this upcoming Saturday

General Interest/Divers
The five stars of hit series “Shark Tank” weigh in on the current cannabis boom
Berkeley’s Amoeba Music has been granted licensing, will soon house a dispensary
Boosie Badazz and Snoop Dogg talk beating cancer and reforming pot laws on GGN
Pot advocates criticizing Chelsea Clinton for implying marijuana can kill a person
Large-scale grow-ops under threat in California as wildfires continue to rage in region



September 27 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalization will be high on the agenda at the upcoming Alberta and B.C. municipalities’ meetings and the Cannabis Culture location in Peterborough is set to reopen Tuesday morning. Motherboard explores whether Clinton or Trump will be better for the cannabis conversation south of the border and the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal may have to decide whether a medical marijuana user was discriminated against after being barred from a Victoria hotel. GW Pharma may soon become the first biotech company with a cannabis-based therapy approved in the U.S. and the Netherlands is reported to be considering legalizing cannabis cultivation once and for all. Also, the Oregon Health Authority is said to be dishing out sketchy weed parenting tips, Daily VICE looks at some sweet bongs that run tens of thousands and Dope follows Cheech Marin on his quest for high art. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Dr. Callum Swift explores Bedrocan BV at the Global Medicinal Cannabis Summit

Legalization/Légalisation
Marijuana will be high on the agenda at upcoming B.C. municipalities convention
Alberta Urban Municipalities Assoc. wants to share input with legalization task force
The Cannabis Culture location in Peterborough is set to reopen on Tuesday morning
California watchdog investigates if Prop. 64 opponent funding properly disclosed

Industry/Industrie
DeepCell Industries aims to become the “Intel Inside” of cannabis edibles market
UK resident Ian Frizell documents the effect of cannabis on his Parkinson’s disease
Army officials say medical marijuana is ready to be shipped to Italian hospitals
Motherboard investigates whether Trump or Clinton will be better on marijuana
Fortune: GW may be the first biotech to get cannabis-based therapy approved in U.S.
B.C. Human Rights may have to decide whether mmj user was discriminated against
Cannabis cultivation may soon be a reality in the Netherlands as the times a change

General Interest/Divers
Dope Magazine follows Cheech Marin on his quest for the highest art on the planet
Daily VICE take a look at some gnarly bongs that cost consumers tens of thousands
The Oregon Health Authority is reported to be giving sketchy weed parenting tips
HERB investigates what celebrities have been busted for weed crimes in recent years



September 26 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa Police continue to question what to do about the city’s pot shop conundrum and MPP Yasir Naqvi is ordered to lead Ontario’s approach to legalization over the coming year. The Citizen’s Kelly Egan jumps off the right edge of the globe with an assessment of the current cannabis climate in the capital and Victoria’s new medical marijuana regulations will cost dispensary owners $12,500 to operate. Oregon growers explore the prospect of canna tourism and a new policy bars Alaskan soldiers from attending pro-marijuana events. Also, Windsor’s Higher Limits is holding a toking comp during the U.S. presidential debate, Nick Diaz sparks a massive joint with Tommy Chong and cannabis manicures are al the rage in states where weed is legal. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Top-performing stocks in Canadian cannabis space soaring since the October election
Tweed’s first Artist in Residence is Montreal filmmaker/photographer Ezra Soiferman

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa Police are pondering whether to raid the city’s pot shops or let them operate
Yasir Naqvi is ordered to lead Ontario’s approach to legalization in upcoming year
Ottawa-Carleton MPP Yasir Naqvi discusses cannabis reform and new Ottawa hospital
The Citizen’s Kelly Egan takes up pot shop debate and jumps off the edge of the globe

Industry/Industrie
Victoria’s new medical marijuana regulations will cost owners $12,500 to operate
Southwestern Oregon cannabis growers considering the potential of cannabis tourism
New policy announced last week bars Alaskan soldier from pro-marijuana events

General Interest/Divers
UFC star Nick Diaz sparks a massive joint up with comedian Tommy Chong
Higher Love: Merry Jane whether medicated tantra can help improve relationships
Cannabis manicures are sparking a conversation in every state where weed is legal
A Bronx charter school teacher beat up a kid who owes him money for marijuana
Windsor’s Higher Limits vape lounge to hold toking contest during presidential debate



September 23 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver councilor Kerry Jang says Ottawa took no action to warn the city of contaminated dispensary products and the Niagara Chamber of Commerce is joining its Ontario counterpart in calling for a rejection of the proposed LCBO distribution model. A pot tax and homelessness will be top of the agenda at the upcoming B.C. municipal convention and Ontario’s chiefs of police will issue a government report on legalization after visiting Colorado. Ottawa parents are upset a pot shop is operating adjacent a martial arts gym and PAX releases the PAX Era and Pax 3. Also, three Phoenix police officers resign after making a motorist eat marijuana, the president of the Winsor-Essex Crime Stoppers is ousted for growing grass, and Civilized explores Joan Jett’s love for cannabis and the Baltimore Orioles. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Niagara Chamber of Commerce calling for rejection of LCBO-based distribution model
Canopy Growth Corporation having little trouble raising capital for cannabis venture

Legalization/Légalisation
Ontario chiefs of police will issue government report on legalization after trip to CO
Pot tax, homelessness will be top of the agenda at upcoming B.C. municipal convention
Vinyl and Hemp Emporium in Regina is celebrating watching cannabis times a change
The city of Victoria is following in Vancouver’s footsteps and regulating cannabis sales
Calgary Police concerned legislation could be in place before they can adopt new tools

Industry/Industrie
Vancouver councilor says Ottawa took no action to warn city about weed contaminants
Ottawa parents upset pot shop is operating next to martial arts and tutoring businesses
VICE investigates if Nashville’s new decriminalization bill leaves room for police bias
PAX releases new temperature-controlled portable vaporizers the PAX Era and PAX 3
GrowPros Cannabis hopes to bring its pharmaceutical products to market by early 2018

General Interest/Divers
Three Phoenix police officers are resigning after forcing a motorist to eat marijuana
Civilized explores rocker Joan Jett’s passion for marijuana and the Baltimore Orioles
Merry Jane gives a rundown of the full spectrum of celebrity cannabis businesses
Windsor-Essex Crime Stoppers president ousted after being charges with growing weed



September 22 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Los Angeles Times editorial board formally backs legalization in California and the Windsor Star questions what reform could mean for the 120 ports along the Canada-U.S. border. Police raid another dispensary in Hamilton and Nashville is set to become the first city in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana. Scott’s Miracle Grow moves from suburban lawns to hydroponics equipment designed for the cannabis industry and Rolling Stone delves into the NFL’s “backwards” pot policy. Also, two women are arrested for holding four brothers hostage at a pot farm in Norcal, operators of the Maryland county fair shut down a vendor for selling THC-laced candies, and Dr. Dre’s son sets out on a round of pot shop visits as part of his Music and Medicine tour. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Multi-instrumentalist Socalled is set to host Tweed’s POP Montreal private party

Legalization/Légalisation
Could reform mean a slow down at the 120 ports of entry at Canada-U.S. border?
The Los Angeles Times editorial board says it’s time to vote ‘Yes’ on Proposition 64

Industry/Industrie
Pot facility heist in Southern Ontario not likely to be repeated in Canadian Midwest
Police raid another dispensary in Hamilton and seize around $75,000 in the process
Nashville is set to become the first city in Tennessee to decriminalize possession
Rolling Stone delves into the National Football League’s “backwards” pot policy
How Scott’s Miracle Grow is moving from suburban lawns to cannabis hydroponics

General Interest/Divers
Vancouver weed diva Watermelon shares her tips for toking up in the city she loves
Dr. Dre’s son Curtis Young is touring pot shops as part of Music and Medicine tour
PBS’ Rick Steves to lend “Europeans perspective” on Massachusetts pot question
State of Marijuana connects policymakers, industry leaders on Queen Mary cruise
Women arrested for holding four men captive, forcing them to work at pot farm
Operators of Maryland county fair shut down vendor for selling THC-laced candies



September 21 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A Globe and Mail report suggests Health Minister Jane Philpott’s office was warned over a year that contaminants had been found in unlicensed dispensary weed and HempFest in Calgary hopes to clear the air on the country’s cannabis confusion. The U.S. Coast Guard is studying medical marijuana use by its sailors and the owner of Peterborough’s Cannabis Culture shop is undaunted by the spray painting of an X across his storefront window. HelloMD and UC Berkeley launch a massive survey on cannabis and opioids and CGC tops the list of Canadian cannabis stocks being watched by investors. Also, VICE explores whether 9:20 could become the 4:20 of magic mushrooms, marijuana missionaries are intent on bringing ostracized pot heads back into the fold, and The Guardian looks at (gasp!) whether cannabis could have been the catalyst to Brangelina’s divorce. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Adam Greenblatt and Hilary Black host latest episode of Main Street TV
CGC tops list of Canadian cannabis stocks being lauded by Investing News

Legalization/Légalisation
Health Minister’s office warned that contaminants found in dispensary pot

Industry/Industrie
HempFest expo in Calgary hopes to clear the air on cannabis confusion
HelloMD and UC Berkeley launch massive survey on cannabis and opioids
The U.S. Coast Guard is studying medical marijuana use by its sailors
Cannabis Culture owner in Peterborough undaunted by spray painted store

General Interest/Divers
The Guardian looks at whether marijuana factored into Brangelina’s divorce
VICE looks at whether 9:20 can become the new 4:20 of magic mushrooms
Marijuana missionaries intent on bringing ostracized stoners back into fold



September 20 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Conservative MP Gerry Ritz talks pot, politics and pipelines with Postmedia and the Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce receives national support for its legalization resolution. Canadian labs come forward in hopes of providing independent pot testing and five suspects are being sought after a robbery at a licensed producer in Port Colborne. Prince Edward Island’s lone LP is set to harvest its first crop and VICE investigates why Instagram is shutting down cannabis company profiles. Also, Juicy J invites fans to try his “Green Suicide” strain, Civilized looks at Jimmy Fallon’s best marijuana moments, and did a homemade bazooka lob cannabis contraband across the U.S.-Mexico border? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canadian universities are set to capitalize on the growing cannabis industry
Tweed is just one of the companies that have had their Instagram shut down

Legalization/Légalisation
Conservative MP Gerry Ritz talks politics, pot and pipelines with Postmedia
As corporate interests take hold of cannabis industry say bye to Ziploc bags
Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce gets national support for resolution

Industry/Industrie
Canadian labs are coming forward to offer independent cannabis testing
Prince Edward Island medical marijuana facility is set to harvest first crop
Five suspects being sought after licensed producer in Port Colborne robbed
US defense secretary says Pentagon now up to hiring ex-marijuana offenders
AtlantiCann hiring people for marijuana facility on site of former school

General Interest/Divers
Willie Nelson and Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe hang out over weed
High Times looks at some of the most beautiful and expenses glass pieces
Rapper Juicy J is hoping fans get high on his new “Green Suicide” strain
Homemade bazooka may have lobbed pot contraband across Mexican border
Civilized looks at comedian Jimmy Fallon’s best marijuana moments ever



September 19 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver’s Lift Expo serves as an example of where the cannabis industry’s heading and two Ottawa Weeds shops close after its products are seized by Canada Post. The owner of Peterborough’s recently raided Cannabis Culture dispensary plans to reopen this week and Canopy Growth announces a partnership with Delivra to produce innovative topical products. Mandy McKnight explains the “miracle” that cannabis has been for her epileptic son and New Brunswick’s working group on legalization is looking at pot policy and distribution. Also, Tommy Chong is seeking a pardon from President Obama for selling bongs, the late Merle Haggard gets a strain in his name, and Damian Marley readies to open a new dispensary in Colorado. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton joins Carleton University for celebration of school graduates
Canopy Growth and Delivra partner to offer innovative therapeutic cannabis product
CGC announces the election of new members of the company’s board of directors

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalization of cannabis a topic that Liberals need to tackle with Parliament in session
Mark Ware gives a presentation on the progress of the Liberal task force on legalization
CBC investigates what Canada can learn from the Colorado legalization experience
New Brunswick legalization working group is looking at pot policy and distribution

Industry/Industrie
Two Ottawa Weeds shops forced to close after pot packages intercepted from BC
Vancouver’s Lift Expo shows patrons where the industry’s at and where it’s heading
Meet the pot sommelier who is looking to move weed onto the dinner table next to wine
Wall Street believes it’s high time to get your money into the nascent marijuana market
Mandy McKnight says cannabis oil has served as a “miracle” for epileptic son Liam
Owner of Peterborough’s recently raided Cannabis Culture plans to reopen this week

General Interest/Divers
The late country legend Merle Haggard will have a strain in his name posthumously
Damian Marley is readying to open a new Tru Cannabis dispensary in Colorado
Dad and Dudes Breweria unveils new cannabis-infused beer lineup for sale in CO
Student tour guides in Philadelphia steer clear of dorm rooms that reek like weed
Meet Florida woman who stashed her grass in daughter’s lunchbox during traffic stop
Comedian Tommy Chong is seeking a pardon from President Obama for selling bongs



September 16 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: West Coast advocates say that marijuana is key to British Columbia’s economy and Marc Emery is throwing his support behind Maxime Bernier in the Conservative leadership race. Canada’s veterans are concerned the country’s new medical cannabis program will be restrictive and could California hospitals be the first to let patients consume on-site? Two people face charges after the new Cannabis Culture location in Peterborough is raided and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie adds PTSD to the state’s medical marijuana program. Also, Jay-Z slams the War on Drugs in a new short film, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he’s smoked weed since 17, and meet the creators of HBO’s new stoner series High Maintenance. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth Corp. is looking to dominate the international cannabis market
Tweed launches DNA Genetics Certified Lemon Skunk with official new launch

Legalization/Légalisation
National Post reporting that selling cannabis in private retailers not a good idea
CBC looks at what weed legalization could mean for Canada’s real estate market
West Coast advocates say that marijuana is key to British Columbia’s economy

Industry/Industrie
Canada’s vets are concerned the new medical marijuana regime will restrict them
Could California hospitals be the first to let patients consume cannabis on-site?
NJ Governor Christie adding PTSD to the state’s medical marijuana program
Two people charged after raid on newly opened Cannabis Culture in Peterborough

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis Culture founder Marc Emery is backing Conservative Maxime Bernier
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wrights says he’s been smoking weed since seventeen
Meet the creators of HBO’s ridiculous new stoner comedy High Maintenance
Merry Jane explores the healthiest things to eat when dealing with the munchies
Rapper Jay-Z uses innovative animated short film to take aim at the war on drugs



September 15 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The leaders of three provincial parties are asking Ottawa to clear the air on the future of legalization and police in California start testing roadside breathalyzers to detect drug impairment. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce urges the province to let private businesses profit from the emerging cannabis market and a new study finds pot is being blamed for fetal risks being caused by tobacco. VICE finds out what California’s illegal growers think about legalization and a recent survey shows cannabis is the most talked about topic in Canada. Also, Miley Cyrus hands out joints in Woody Allen’s new series, an ex-NASA scientist releases his space-age grow lights and Krishna Andavolu visits North American tribes making a living off cannabis in the latest episode of Weediquette. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Breakfast Television looks at whether banks should support cannabis businesses

Legalization/Légalisation
Chamber of Commerce urges Ontario to let private businesses get a cut of pot profit
The Ontario government is asking Ottawa to clear the air on federal marijuana laws
Three major provincial party leaders agree Ottawa needs to clarify legalization future
New survey shows cannabis is the most talked about topic in Canada over last year
VICE investigates what California’s illegal cannabis growers think about legalization

Industry/Industrie
Durham officer under spotlight for pot shop gave cash to team led by police official
More than 130 industry exhibitors are expected to attend the Lift Expo in Vancouver
Lift Cannabis provides patients a guide to Health Canada’s latest ACMPR regulations
Police in California are actively testing roadside marijuana breathalyzers on drivers
Study in Obstetrics & Gynecology finds pot blamed for fetal risks caused by tobacco
Peterborough police remind public new Cannabis Culture shop is an illegal entity

General Interest/Divers
Miley Cyrus hands out joints and disturbs peace in new Crisis in Six Scenes series
Krishna Andavolu visits the Native American tribes growing cannabis to stay alive
Ex-NASA researcher is using his skills to make space age lights for grow-operations
Merry Jane explores the worst fashion trends to ever plague the cannabis community



September 14 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario’s top business leaders urge the province’s premier to prepare for legalization and the owner of Canada’s largest vape lounge calls the ignorance of the country’s banks “insulting.” A Calgary accessories store is aiming high on the prospect of legalization and the small Alberta town of Milk River could soon be home to a new grow-op. An unlicensed pot shop reopens in Oshawa days after being shuttered and a new Cannabis Culture dispensary opens in Peterborough. Also, Omarion joins Snoop on a new episode of GGN, Jamaica plans to develop a cannabis-infused health and tourism initiative, and a recent study reveals that smoking grass can actually lower a person’s BMI. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CBC’s All In A Day looks at the topic of marijuana legalization in Canada
Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory dream lives on in cannabis form at Tweed
Owner of Higher Limits in Windsor says banks' cannabis decision “insulting”

Legalization/Légalisation
Top business leaders are urging Ontario’s premier to prepare for legalization
Star columnist says marijuana delivery unlikely to save struggling Canada Post
Cannabis activist Jodie Emery joins CTV’s Power Play to talk about legalization
Calgary cannabis accessories store is aiming high on prospect of legalization

Industry/Industrie
Small Alberta town of Milk River could soon be home to new marijuana grow-op
Unlicensed Oshawa pot shop reopens only days after being shuttered by police
An Okanagan dispensary owner accused of trafficking is fighting charges in court
A new Cannabis Culture dispensary is now open is downtown Peterborough

General Interest/Divers
Jamaica plans to develop a cannabis-infused health and wellness tourism initiative
A telling new study reveals that smoking weed can actually lower a person’s BMI
Omarion joins Snoop on new episode of GGN to talk weed, fatherhood and music
Silverthorne looks to add cannabis-infused “third layer” to your dinner experience



September 13 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Pundits continue to question whether cannabis could save a struggling Canada Post and Anne McLellan, head of the Liberal task force, says the road to legalization should be travelled slow. A Durham police officer’s pot shop foray will be dealt with behind closed doors and new data shows Colorado dispensaries posted record-breaking sales in July. Lift looks at six reasons to attend the Lift Expo and The Guardian believes medical marijuana needs to be legalized in the UK soon. Also, Louis C.K. looks at the hazards faced by middle-aged dads smoking weed, “Scratch” Perry is set to take over the Commodore Ballroom Thursday, and Donald Glover’s Atlanta proves a hypnotic and hazy ride. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Shares in Canopy Growth Corporation are up 31 percent on the year to date
Woodstock business owner incensed as banks back away from cannabis industry
Why is it that Canadian banks may be leery of taking money from marijuana?
Lift Cannabis: Tweed’s new artist-in-residence program is off to a bright start

Legalization/Légalisation
Anne McLellan cautions Liberal task force to go slow and get legalization right
Head of Liberal task force task legalization will have an up-front cost associated
Globe and Mail: Canada Post needs a major overhaul to become financially viable
Canadian Union of Postal Workers calls task force delivery plan a half-baked idea
The Calgary Eyeopener is set to take a week-long look at the impacts of reform
George W. Bush’s cousin sinks $10,000 into a pro-marijuana legalization effort

Industry/Industrie
Discussion of Durham officer’s pot shop foray will take place behind closed doors
Lift looks at top six reasons to attend upcoming Lift Cannabis Expo in Vancouver
Colorado’s pot shops post record-breaking sales figures topping $122M in July
The Guardian: United Kingdom must legalize access to medical marijuana soon

General Interest/Divers
Louis C.K. jokes about the hazards facing middle-aged dads who smoke weed
Much of Donald Glover’s Atlanta envelopes in a hypnotic weed-smoked haze
Lee “Scratch” Perry’s weed-infused riddims still loud n proud after all these years



September 12 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Two of Canada’s largest banks are refusing to open accounts for cannabis companies and Tweed announces the completion of the country’s first world-class breeding facility. The Liberal legalization task force says Canada Post could charge for door-to-door weed delivery and Marc Emery admits his Toronto landlord has been trying to evict him since the day he opened his dispensary. The Durham police board is seeking answers to why a member of the force was allowed to operate an illegal pot shop and Victoria’s mayor says on-site consumption will not be permitted under the city’s new cannabis rules. Also, Raekwon dishes out the story of how weed and pizza made the Wu-Tang Clan, Treyous Jarrells says he was high during every one of his NCAA games, and the founder of 99th Floor shares his edibles secret to making it in the weed industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed announces completion of Canada’s first world-class breeding facility
CGC subsidiary has plans to more than double company’s production capacity
Scotiabank and RBC unwilling to provide cannabis companies bank accounts
Winners of Tweed’s French Strain Name Game will be off to POP Montreal

Legalization/Légalisation
Canada is looking to the U.S. to change its “ludicrous” marijuana policy
Ottawa Morning: Canadian Medical Association weighs in on cannabis reform
Task force says Canada Post could charge fees for door-to-door pot delivery
Activist Marc Emery says his Toronto landlord has been trying to evict him
Stanford University engineers release ‘potalyzer’ roadside saliva test for weed

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Star: Canadian travelers shouldn’t be penalized in U.S. for cannabis use
Durham police board seeks answers after officer permitted to run illegal pot shot
Researchers find that more Americans see minimal risk in smoking marijuana
Victoria mayor says new rules won’t don’t allow for on-site pot consumption

General Interest/Divers
Edibles maker and founder of 99th Floor shares his industry secrets with VICE
Treyous Jarrells says he was high in nearly every game he played in the NCAA
The Kind digs into crates of government pot docs the government wants hidden
Raekwon says that W-Tang Clan’s albums were fueled by marijuana and pizza



September 9 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Brunswick is betting the budding marijuana industry will bring jobs to the province and Vancouver is readying to host the latest instalment of the Lift Cannabis Expo. Hollywood Reporter logs Tweed as a means of scoring grass at the Toronto International Film Festival and regulators in Alaska are given the green light to open the state’s first pot shop. Cannabis-based osteoporosis drugs gain viability in the face of traditional treatments and America’s largest veterans group wants Congress to treat marijuana like a medicine. Also, make sure you wear some flowers in your hair when you visit San Francisco’s private cannabis lounge (replete with concierge service), Windy Borman’s new film explores how women are shaping this new industry, and meet the man the U.S. government has been sending 300 joints to for the last 34 years. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Herb Majesty reports Tweed’s Argyle is now a staple in her medicine cabinet
Hollywood Reporter says Tweed one way to buy grass at Toronto Film Festival

Legalization/Légalisation
New Brunswick is betting nascent marijuana sector will bring jobs to province

Industry/Industrie
Vancouver is scheduled to host the latest Lift Cannabis Expo September 17-18
Regulators in Alaska have given the green light to the state’s first retail pot shop
Michigan Senate votes to allow medical cannabis dispensaries to operate in the state
Cannabis-based osteoporosis drugs gain viability as fear mounts over traditional pills
America’s largest veterans group wants Congress to treat marijuana like a medicine

General Interest/Divers
The U.S government has been sending a man 300 joints a month for the last 34 years
San Francisco’s private pot lounge includes leather seats, chess and a concierge
Windy Borman’s Mary Janes explores how women are shaping the weed industry



September 8 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Canadian Medical Association doubles down on safety in its briefing to the Liberal task force on legalization and a Durham police officer who ran an unlicensed pot shop for six months remains a member of the force. Montel Williams is launching a new line of medical marijuana products for chronic pain and an Ontario judge strikes down a mandatory minimum handed down to a man for running a large grow-op. A naturopath who gave his daughter cannabis oil avoids jail time and the New York Times reports veterans are back on the front lines – of the fight for cannabis rights. Also, Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is appealing his four-game suspension for marijuana, Jamaica’s tourism officials are high on cannabis-themed travel and Cannabis Moms Club questions why there are still no cheese and weed parties? Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Brief to task force shows Canadian Medical Association doubling down on safety
Ontario judge strikes down mandatory minimum for man running large grow-op
New medical cannabis clinics have recently opened in Edmonton and Calgary

Industry/Industrie
Medical marijuana is scheduled to become legal in the state of Ohio later today
A Durham police officer owned and ran an unlicensed pot shops for six months
New York Times: Veterans are back on the front line to protect medical cannabis
Naturopath who gave cannabis oil to his daughter and patients avoid jail time
Montel Williams launching line of medical marijuana products for chronic pain

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis Moms Club questions why there are still no cheese and weed parties?
Read a new Q/A with master cannabis chef and chocolatier Madeline Rubidoux
Jamaica’s tourism officials getting high on the prospect of cannabis-themed travel
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle appealing four-game suspension for positive pot test



September 7 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The New Brunswick government is banking on an economic return from legalization and Colorado’s agriculture authorities are today expected to show off the first certified hemp seeds. Public safety minister Ralph Goodale calls North America’s current cannabis regime a failure and Canadian Geographic tours the country’s largest licensed producer of medical cannabis. M Partners analyst Mason Brown reports CGC stock is undervalued and Lift Cannabis takes a look at the new ACMPR. Also, Malia Obama mocks the outrage over her Lollapalooza joint venture with a “Smoking Kills” t-shirt, Snoop and Wiz Khalifa set out to prove gamers love smoking weed, and VICE hooks up with the activist fighting for his religious right to toke. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canadian Geographic tours Canada’s largest producer of medical marijuana
Watch the new episode of Mainstreet TV with Adam Greenblatt, Shega A’Mula
M Partners analyst Mason Brown believes CGC stock is currently undervalued

Legalization/Légalisation
New Brunswick government is banking on economic return from legalization
MP Ralph Goodale says North America’s current cannabis regime is a failure
One county in Colorado is revolting against marijuana legalization in the state

Industry/Industrie
Colorado agriculture authorities expected to show off first certified hemp seeds
Calgary judge rejects British Columbia man’s medical marijuana travel story
Lift Cannabis takes a quick look at Canada’s new medical marijuana regulations

General Interest/Divers
VICE hooks up with the cannabis activist fighting for his religious right to smoke
Malia Obama mocks outrage over Lollapalooza joint with ‘Smoking Kills’ shirt
Vapen hosts soft launch of Vapen Clear inhaler with 100 puffs of 10 mg oil
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are out to prove that gamers love smoking weed



September 6 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Reform is counted among the top priorities that Trudeau needs to tackle this fall and Veterans Affairs numbers show an increase in the number of Canadian vets using medical marijuana. New York is looking to expand its medical pot program and two Colorado companies are readying to release cannabis-infused coffee lines. The CDC says more Americans are consuming but less are abusing marijuana, and Israel calls on the Jamaican government to speed up its cannabis plans. Also, Melissa Etheridge launches Etheridge Farms Line, Albanian police destroy 1.7 million pot plants and rapper Mally Mall tries to pay his salon bill using weed for currency. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Legalization will present many opportunities to lawyers in the cannabis industry
Lift Cannabis’ Tyler Sookochoff reviews Tweed’s Fank-n-Furter blend variety
New York is looking to expand its medical marijuana program in the coming year

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis reform counted among list of priorities Trudeau needs to tackle this fall
Owners of a recently-opened Saint John pot shop says cannabis education the key

Industry/Industrie
Veterans Affairs numbers show increase in the number of vets using medical pot
Dr. Dave Hepburn interviews with the CBC on Canadian cannabis speaking tour
The confusion over current ganja laws in Jamaica continues a year after reform
ACMPR: Health Canada says medical rights take precedent over landlord claims
The CDC says more people are consuming cannabis but less are abusing the herb
Two Colorado cannabis companies are launching lines of CBD-infused coffee
Israel is calling on the Jamaican government to move quicker on the cannabis file

General Interest/Divers
Legendary rapper Mally Mall tries to pay for his salon service using pot currency
Get a sneak peek of MTV and Merry Jane’s hilarious new show Mary + Jane
Melissa Etheridge is getting into the cannabis business with Etheridge Farms Line
Former star quarterback Jake Plummer is trying to save the NFL with medical pot/a>
Albanian police crackdown on cannabis cultivators and destroy 1.7 million plants



September 2 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch looks at the prospect of screening immigrants to get their take on legalization and a London doctor says medical cannabis patients risk having their scripts taken if they buy from a dispensary. Police warn that an unlicensed Fredericton dispensary owner could soon face charges and the Vancouver Sun asks if civic authorities should manage grow-ops by way of zoning restrictions? Free town residents in Copenhagen are tearing down weed booths, the confusion over Jamaica’s ganja laws continues and Denver’s pot shop petition will now qualify for the November ballot, days after the motion was rejected. Also, Kurupt hunts for moonrocks in a new video with Brotha Lynch Hung, Whoopi Goldberg explains why she only smokes for medical reasons these days, and Lily Tomlin breaks down how she ran a dispensary out of her dressing room backstage at The Jimmy Kimmel show. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Canadian Hemp Guitars proves that making music can be a sustainable practice

Legalization/Légalisation
Kellie Leitch looking to screen immigrants for their opinion on legalization
Police warns that an unlicensed Fredericton dispensary could soon face charges

Industry/Industrie
Civic authorities managing homegrow operations through zoning restrictions?
Arcview Group hosting a Dragon Den-like pitch procession for ganjapreneurs
The confusion over current ganja laws in Jamaica continues a year after reform
Med pot patients risk having their scripts renewed if they buy from dispensaries
Denver’s pot lounge petition will qualify for ballot after being earlier rejected
Weediquette looks at struggles of poor parents trying to treat children with mmj

General Interest/Divers
Kurupt and Brotha Lynch Hung hunt dispensaries for moonrocks in new video
Visit the cannabis farmer’s market proving weed may rightly be the new wine
Residents of free town in Copenhagen are tearing down booths selling cannabis
Lily Tomlin ran a dispensary in her dressing room at the Jimmy Kimmel show
HERB investigates whether consuming cannabis helps people see better at night
Whoopi Goldberg says she smokes weed strictly for medical purposes nowadays



September 1 Septembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s oil and gas industry is fearing reform could undermine its decade-long drug policy efforts and the DEA may have trouble finding growers for medical cannabis research. Courts uphold a ban on firearms sales to U.S. citizens who hold medical marijuana cards and Regina police prepare for the prospect of more stoned drivers on the road. Main Street provides solutions to patients dealing with dispensary closures in Barrie and HBB Medical announces plans to open new storefronts in Fredericton and Moncton. Also, Krishna Andavolu breaks down what to expect from season two of Weediquette, Luciano has his visa cancelled for trying to get into the States with a cannabis-infused drink, and find out why Chris Tucker didn’t think Cannabis Comedy Friday was funny. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Barrie Main Street provides solutions to patients dealing with dispensary closures

Legalization/Légalisation
Canada’s oil and gas industry fears reform could undermine its drug policy efforts
Voter initiative to legalize recreational grass will be on November ballot in Arizona
There are 10 million more Americans smoking weed than there were 12 years ago
HBB Medical is planning to launch new dispensaries in Fredericton and Moncton

Industry/Industrie
New York’s ever-expanding medical marijuana program will offer home delivery
Drug Enforcement Agency may have trouble finding growers for med pot research
The Canadian government’s medical marijuana regs have hurt one close couple
Court upholds a ban on firearm sales to medical marijuana patients in the U.S.
Firefighters battle large blaze at a legal marijuana grow-op in British Columbia
Brad Martin and Lift look at oil priced of Licensed Producers under the ACMPR
Manitoba couple looking to secure plans for cannabis facility in Portage la Prairie
Regina police are preparing for the prospect of more high drivers on the roads

General Interest/Divers
Find out why joker Chris Tucker didn’t think Cannabis Comedy Friday was funny
Krishna Andavolu breaks down what to expect in the second season of Weediquette
Luciano has visa cancelled for carrying marijuana-infused fluid on flight to U.S.
Denver NORML’s proposal to legalize social use of pot clubs goes up in smoke



August 31 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new Nanos poll shows Ontarians favour the LCBO for recreational cannabis sales and a Coquitlam woman says she’s dealing with $135,000 in damages from a rental property grow-op. The Lift Cannabis Expo is ready to invade Vancouver September 17 and does Patent 6,630,507 illustrate the American government’s hypocrisy on the cannabis file? Barrie police raid two city dispensaries and a New Brunswick lab is hoping to expand its operations after legalization. Also, rapper The Game buys a stake in a Santa Ana dispensary, VICE explores the science behind weed colours and Emerald Exchange looks to marry the Cali cultivation ethos to a medical marijuana farmer’s market. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed secures secondary services after a summer of Canada Post strike threat

Legalization/Légalisation
New Nanos survey shows Ontarians favour LCBO for recreational pot sales
A New Brunswick lab is hoping to expand operations after weed is legalized

Industry/Industrie
Coquitlam woman dealing with $135,000 in damages from rental property grow
BC judge rules the RCMP violated a Surrey couple’s rights in grow-op dispute
Lift Cannabis Expo is set to invigorate the Vancouver scene on September 17
Does Patent 6,630,507 help illustrate U.S. government’s cannabis hypocrisy?
Activists say Oklahoma’s auditor general stalling a new pro-cannabis petition
Barrie police raid two city marijuana dispensaries and but don’t press charges
(FR) Les Micmacs investissent dans le projet d'usine de marijuana médicinale

General Interest/Divers
VICE explores the science behind purple kush and the colours of cannabis
Was Charles Barkley wrong to criticize Ezekiel Elliott’s recent dispensary trip?
Officials in Thailand to relax antiquated drug laws in the face of new attitudes
West Coast gangster rapper The Game buys a stake in Santa Ana dispensary
Emerald Exchange brings Cali cultivation ethos to a med pot farmer’s market



August 30 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario nurses are refusing to give a young child his cannabis oil and OPSEU’s president will today hold a press conference to discuss recreational marijuana sales. A medical cannabis clinic in Sydney is serving more than 400 patients in its first year and Pennsylvania’s governor says prohibition is clogging the state’s prison cells. CGC CEO Bruce Linton responds to Peter Thurley’s National Post article and a Truro-area entrepreneur is looking to solve the demand for grass on the East Coast. Also, Nate Diaz and Snoop light up a fat joint post-High Road Tour, John Salley says medical marijuana would have extended his playing career, and Sublime with Rome explore their latest strain collaboration with Wonderbrett. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Ontario nurses are refusing to give a young child cannabis oil while in their care
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton responds to Peter Thurley’s National Post article
PI analyst Jason Zandberg gives Canopy Growth Corporation a thumbs up on market

Legalization/Légalisation
OPSEU president will hold a press conference today to discuss recreational pot sales

Industry/Industrie
Victoria dealing with fallout from rejected pot shop policing policy proposed last year
Pennsylvania’s governor says cannabis prohibition is clogging the state’s prisons
Is medical marijuana really changing how employees use sick days in the workplace?
Truro-area entrepreneur looking to meet the significant demand of medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Mixed Martial Arts coach Eddie Bravo breaks down the art of mastering your high
John Salley says his playing career would have been extended by medical cannabis
Sublime with Rome and WonderBrett explain their latest strain collaboration
Nate Diaz and Snoop Dogg light up a fat joint after High Road Tour over weekend
Joggers, cannabis consumers come together in SF over the weekend for a 4.2 mile race
Weed art is taking the creative side of the cannabis experience to the next level
HAPPY Parties offers connoisseurs a new twist on the traditional Tupperware party



August 29 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Dr. Harold Kalant calls for decriminalization in place of legalization and former BC premier Mike Harcourt is high on the prospect of reform. CGC releases its fiscal Q1 results and monthly classes look to teach Calgarians how to cook with cannabis. Israel’s agriculture minister says the country is readying to export medical cannabis and Colorado’s “Good to Know” campaign hopes to keep grass out of the hands of children. Also, a New Mexico police officer films himself stealing weed, VICE meets up with the man who legally changed his name to Free Cannabis, and a BC man gets barred from the US after admitting to consuming cannabis recreationally. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC releases fiscal results and registers an increase of 43% in new patients
Three British Columbia cities want to share in the revenue from legalization
Tweed’s Jordan Sinclair interviews about the prospect of legalization-Part 1
Tweed’s Jordan Sinclair interviews about the prospect of legalization-Part 2
Mother Room’s Katie Amo started at Tweed after glowing recommendations

Legalization/Légalisation
Former BC premier Mike Harcourt is high on the prospect of cannabis reform
Dr. Harold Kalant favours decriminalization to legalization for reform model
Lift: Ontario cities will have to shape their own destiny in cannabis industry

Industry/Industrie
Colorado’s “Good to Know” campaign looks to keep underage kids from weed
Monthly classes look to teach Calgarians how best to cook with marijuana
Israel’s agriculture minister says the country will soon begin exporting mmj

General Interest/Divers
New Mexico police officer accidentally films himself stealing marijuana
BC man gets barred from US after admitting to smoking recreational grass
VICE meets up with the name who legally changed his name to Free Cannabis
Check the winners of the 2016 High Times Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup
Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair mark a first for budding industry
The National Post’s Laura Hensley ranks the paper’s favourite cannabis celebs



August 26 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The city of Peterborough questions whether it will share in the revenue from cannabis reform and police in Quebec City raid a storefront and arrest six in the process. A Saint John lawyer believes charges will inevitably be laid on a city pot shop owner as reports suggest legalization could create a $6-billion industry in California alone. CGC CEO Bruce Linton will feature at the O Cannabis conference in April and VICE explores whether pharmacists are out to take over the recreational cannabis market. Also, researchers in Montreal find weed improves night vision in tadpoles, Jay Z’s protégé talks chronic and Hilary Clinton, and a Brantford driver gets lit up after blowing smoke in a cop’s face at a traffic stop. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
VICE explores whether pharmacists are out to take over recreational cannabis
The Tweed Front Yard Shindig was a mix of rock and roll and rain and shine
O Cannabiz conference in April will feature business leaders like Bruce Linton
CGC sees target price rise from $4.50 to $4.75 on weight of recent success

Legalization/Légalisation
The city of Peterborough is questioning if it will share in revenue from reform
Legalization could create a $6-billion industry in the state of California alone

Industry/Industrie
Police is Quebec City raid unlicensed pot shop and arrest six in the process
Saint John lawyer says charges will inevitable be laid on pot shop owner
Delta storefront faces judicial order to shutter shop for violating local bylaws

General Interest/Divers
Montreal researchers find that cannabis improves the night vision of tadpoles
Jay Z’s protégé Freeway talks weed, advocacy and Hilary Clinton with Civilized
Brantford driver facing charges after blowing pot smoke in police officer’s face



August 25 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The federal government’s new ACMPR is receiving mixed reviews and the Canadian Medical Association is split over details of the country’s legalization plan. Municipalities in British Columbia are seeking a share of taxes collected from recreational marijuana sales and economic advisor Susan Holt believes reform could create thousands of jobs in New Brunswick. Vancouver pot shop chain owner Don Briere is amassing thousands in bylaw fines and Toronto’s Herbsy is working to connect medical cannabis patients to Canada’s licensed producers. Also, Montell Williams will serve as keynote speaker of the Cannabis World Congress, comedy king Seth Rogan crowns Half Baked the best stoner flick of all time and if you’re growing 10 plants on Crown land in Okotoks, the RCMP want to speak with you. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
ACMPR rules are getting mixed reviews from medical cannabis patients
CGC completes previously-announced bought deal financing for $34.5M

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian Medical Association divided over the details of legalization plan
Seventy-two percent of doctors want THC regulated on recreational pot
British Columbia cities seek a share of taxes collected on marijuana sales
Toronto police chief Mark Saunders discusses city dispensary proliferation
Explore the legalization lessons Canada can learn from around the world
Advisor Susan Holt believes legalization could lead to thousands of NB jobs

Industry/Industrie
Lift Cannabis explored the key changes to medical cannabis with ACMPR
Regina medical patient relishing the country’s new cannabis regulations
Burned man facing charges after dispensary explosion in Toronto last week
Ride along: A day in the life of an injured army veteran who uses cannabis
Columbia University finds men experience more pain relief from marijuana
Vancouver pot shop owner Don Briere is amassing thousands in bylaw fines
Herbsy is working to connect med patients to licensed producers on-demand
Tasty Budd’s dispensary plans to reopen in London despite recent charges

General Interest/Divers
The LA Times is reporting that WeedMaps is “full of suspicious reviews”
Montell Williams will serve as keynote speaker of Cannabis World Congress
If you’re growing 10 plants in Okotoks, the RCMP want to speak with you!
Comedy king Seth Rogan hands crown to Half Baked for funniest stoner flick
Pot fans can get high on music at Legend Valley Festival on Vancouver Island



August 24 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Whoopi Goldberg eyes the Canadian cannabis market in hopes of expanding her treatment for menstrual pains and a UBC study finds CBD does not motivate lazy rats. Police in Toronto are investigating after a robbery at a Queen Street dispensary and Adam Greenblatt hosts the first live stream from Mainstreet TV. GW Weed Emporium will not be opening in downtown Peterborough after all and CNN looks at the knowledge gap that exists between researchers and medical marijuana. Also, the University of Louisville is studying whether hemp can be used as a replacement for fossil fuel, Vogue counts kush cake pops and cannabis bath bombs as the new luxe of the industry, and are police in the UK starting to turn a blind eye to simple pot possession? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed president Mark Zekulin joins CHQR to discuss legal rec market P1
Tweed president Mark Zekulin joins CHQR to discuss legal rec market P2
Adam Greenblatt hosts first live stream from Mainstreet TV on YouTube

Legalization/Légalisation
Whoopi Goldberg is eyeing the Canadian pot market in hopes of expanding
GW Weed Emporium will not be opening in downtown Peterborough after all

Industry/Industrie
UBC study finds adding CBD to study does not motivate rats more than THC
Toronto police are investigating after a robbery at Queen Street dispensary
A medical marijuana facility in NB is receiving $4 million from the province
CNN investigates knowledge gap in the booming medical marijuana business

General Interest/Divers
Kush cake pops and cannabis bath bombs are the new luxe of the industry
Are police in the UK starting to turn a blind eye to petty pot possession?
University of Louisville studying if hemp can help replace fossil fuel reliance
Vape company SOURCEvapes donates profits to help Louisiana flood victims
Half a million people have been arrested for pot in California over last decade



August 23 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Guyanese government is considering legalizing small amounts of grass and Victoria’s Canna Mall hopes to be the one-stop shop for all weed needs. A Hamilton medical doctor is given a three-month suspension for misconduct over green scripts and New Brunswick researchers are trying to develop a cannabis superplant. Customs in New Zealand open the border to a woman with an ounce in her luggage and a former Raider is caught with his pants down and a bag of weed. Also, Nate Diaz will have to face USADA for hitting a vape pen after UFC 202, Civilized explores comedian James Corden’s best marijuana moments and President Obama is apparently furious at daughter Malia for allegedly lighting up at Lollapalooza. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Oregon processes more than $25 million from recreational pot in six months
The government of Guyana is considering legalizing small amounts of grass

Industry/Industrie
Hamilton med doc Ira Price given a three-month suspension for misconduct
Victoria’s Canna Mall is aiming to be the one-stop-shop for all weed needs
Saint John’s dispensary owner caught with a kilo of cocaine five years ago
(FR) Des chercheurs du N.-B. veulent développer un superplant de cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Nate Diaz will have to face USADA for smoking vape pen after UFC 202
Rolling Stone reports Frank Ocean’s Blonde is a dizzy and trippy marvel
Customs green lights a woman who brought an ounce through NZ airport
Is it really only a matter of time before Kobe Bryant is in the weed game?
Former Los Angeles Raiders quarterback found naked with a bag of weed
Civilized explores comedian James Corden’s best marijuana moments ever
President Obama is furious at his daughter Malia for appearing to smoke pot



August 22 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Medical patients question whether homegrow rules will survive legalization and a man suffers serious burns after a dispensary explosion in Toronto. Cannabis pioneer Hilary Black calls for amendments to the ACMPR and Californians will likely legalize marijuana in November. A Connecticut court rules in favour of a medical patient fired by the state for lighting up and the Toronto Star calls for an end to the abuse of migrant workers in the cannabis industry. Also, Nate Diaz puffs a vape pen at the UFC 202 post-fight scrum, Tweed’s Hip contest winner realizes a teenage dream at the band’s second-last concert, and Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor hosts a competition to find the best pizza in town. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
The Walrus explores Canada’s first cannabis conglomerate Canopy Growth
Industry pioneer Hilary Black is calling for new ACMPR rules this fall
Canopy Growth Corporation set to announce fiscal Q4 results August 29
LPs say new medical cannabis regs show need for broader legalization policy
Tweed’s Hip contest winner realizes a teenage dream at penultimate show
Founder of Cannabis at Work is working to normalize mmj in the workplace

Legalization/Légalisation
Medical cannabis growers question whether homegrow will survive legalization
California voters will likely vote to legalize cannabis no later than November
Hamilton police have made raids on two city dispensaries over the last year

Industry/Industrie
Man suffers serious burns after a dispensary explosion in Toronto Friday night
The abuse of migrant workers in the new cannabis space must come to an end
Court rules in favour of a Connecticut state worker fired for smoking weed
The Ottawa Citizen examines what new ACMPR regulations mean for patients
A Saint John medical cannabis storefront is operating illegally before reform

General Interest/Divers
Nate Diaz smokes weed and lights his fans up at UFC 202 post-fight scrum
Investigate the best cannabis-themed songs of Led Zeppelin’s famed collection
Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor is on the hunt for the best pizza in town



August 19 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Two face arrests after London police raid city dispensary and a new Journal of Drug study finds near-daily pot smoke has tripled since the 90s. Activists in Costa Rica are at the tipping point of a significant medical cannabis victory and the Union of BC Municipalities looks to discuss local regulation and taxation for legalization. LPGA star Brooke Henderson is putting her hometown of Smiths Falls back on the map and Ancaster’s Green Organic Dutchman receives a cultivation license from Health Canada. Also, Snoop Dogg calls out the NFL for its draconian drug policy, Nick Diaz can still corner brother Nate at UFC 202 despite unpaid pot fines, and meet five Olympians who smoke grass and win gold. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Brooke Henderson helps put her hometown of Smiths Falls back on the map
Understanding the process of cannabis absorption with Bedrocan bedro-oils

Legalization/Légalisation
Union of BC Municipalities set to discuss local legalization regulation, taxes
Three people facing new charges after police raid another Toronto dispensary
The owner of a London pot shop raided this week plans to re-open immediately
Former governor Jesse Ventura says DEA toying with Americans on reform

Industry/Industrie
Ancaster’s Green Organic Dutchman receives Health Canada cultivation license
Nine live pot plants will be on display at the Oregon State Fair next weekend
Journal of Drug study finds that near-daily pot use has triples since the 1990s
Activists in Costa Rica are at the tipping point of a medical cannabis victory

General Interest/Divers
CannaNative aims to help tribes develop hemp and cannabis-based economies
Snoop Dogg calls out the NFL for its purported pro-gun and anti-pot policy
Nick Diaz can still corner his brother at UFC 202 despite not paying weed fines
Meet five of the Olympians who smoke weed and continue to win gold medals
LA Weekly follows millionaire Mike Straumietis – The Great Gatsby of Ganja
AllAfrica looks at the inside story of Nigeria’s elite female cannabis smokers
Business of knock-off vaporizers is starting to take cannabis industry by storm
Pot plants are becoming a boon to the real estate market in recreational states



August 18 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Charges continue to pile up as another unlicensed pot shop is raided in Toronto amid calls for quick action on the Liberal Party’s legalization pledge. Financing for Canadian cannabis companies hits an all-time high and a North Bay city councillor says municipalities are ill-prepared for legalization. The so-called “King of Cannabis” Don Briere is fighting Vancouver to retain his throne and Denver’s marijuana czar meets with representatives from Ontario to discuss Canada’s legalization plan. Also, Die Antwoord launches a new line of pot products, High Times signs a deal with United Talent Agency and find out what VICE learns from one cat-hating Midwesterner’s pot brownie misadventures. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton will take to stage at O’CannaBiz Conference
Financing for Canadian marijuana companies hits a new all-time high
Tweed launches new artist-in-residence program with Ezra Soiferman

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa must act quickly to clarify confusion over country’s pot laws
Marijuana legalization will help to weed out the industry’s bad actors
Charges continue to pile up as another Toronto dispensary is raided
North Bay city councillor says municipalities are ill-prepared for reform
Denver’s marijuana czar Ashley Kilroy talks legalization with Ontario
The city of Vernon is taking a wait-and-see approach to legalization

Industry/Industrie
Globe: The way people access cannabis for medical purposes is changing
King of Cannabis’ Don Briere is fighting city of Vancouver for his throne
Halifax medical marijuana activist takes provincial court by a storm
New medical cannabis dispensary opens in the heart of uptown Saint John

General Interest/Divers
Cape Town rappers Die Antwoord launch new line of cannabis products
Find out why Ohio’s medical marijuana scene is a $400 million cash cow
High Times magazine signs first-of-a-kind deal with United Talent Agency
VICE: Learn from one cat-hating Midwesterners pot brownie misadventure
Wanderlust Hollywood will raise funds for California’s cannabis movement



August 17 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalization is among five issues raised by the country’s chiefs of police at their annual conference and Calgary medical cannabis patients say costs for products needs to improve. MediPen tests could prove a big step forward for medical marijuana in the UK and a private grower applies to start a new facility at a North Bay-area Agridome. A Winnipeg woman with a rare spinal cord condition relishes grow-your-own rules and Tweed launches its artist-in-residence program with Ezra Soiferman at the helm. Also, investigate the history of cannabis laws in Canada, explore the 10 rarest weed strains on earth and find out why people are relocating to states with progressive pot rules. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed launches artist-in-residence program with filmmaker Ezra Soiferman
CGC announces hire of Adam Greenblatt as head of Quebec engagement

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalization among five issues raised by police chiefs at annual conference

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as ancient Chinese medicine
Doctor says a new medical cannabis clinic open in Alberta will help patients
Calgary patients say cost of medical cannabis is an issue that needs to improve
Court rules Department of Justice cannot prosecute state sanctioned pot use
Cannabis Science orders its first batch of medical marijuana asthma inhalers
MediPen tests could prove big step forward for medical cannabis in the UK
Journal of Drug study shows weed smoking is on rise among weed smokers
Private player applies for license to grow pot at a North Bay-area Agridome
Winnipeg woman with spinal cord condition rejoices at being able to grow

General Interest/Divers
Investigate the long and tumultuous history of marijuana laws in Canada
HERB: Explore the 10 rarest cannabis strains on planet earth today
People now have the chance to vote on cannabis content at SXSW festival
Find out why people are relocating to states with progressive cannabis laws



August 16 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canadian pot shop owners question waiting until reform to start selling cannabis and the Calgary Police Commission pushes for roadside drug tests ahead of legalization. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne fields questions about looming new pot laws and a not-for-profit dispensary opens in Regina. A medical marijuana clinic in Sudbury is seeing large growth and Victoria’s top secret grow-op is ready to harvest its first crop. Also, police in Southern Oregon find a port-o-potty stuffed with grass, politicos in Maryland are being awarded producer licenses, and the best feature of this new putter is a one hitter for your grass needs on the greens. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Grow-your-own rules won’t pose a threat to business at Canada’s producers
Medical marijuana patients find friendly place to consume at Tweed Shindig
Watch a timelapse of Tweed’s Front Yard Shindig in less than one minute

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian pot shop owners asking why wait for legalization to start selling?
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne fields questions about cannabis legalization
Calgary Police Commission pushes for roadside drug testing ahead of reform

Industry/Industrie
Not-for-profit pot shop opens in Regina to service only card-carrying members
Victoria’s top secret medical marijuana facility is ready to harvest its first crop
Medical marijuana clinic in Sudbury is reporting strong growth in first months
(FR) Organi-K souhaite produire marijuana à des fins médicales a Trois-Rivières

General Interest/Divers
Police officers and politicos are being awarded producer licenses in Maryland
American President Barack Obama embraces cannabis music in a major way
Police in Southern Oregon find a port-o-potty converted to a cannabis grow-op
The best feature of this putter is the hidden one-hitter for grass on the greens



August 15 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New grow at home rules are welcome news to Canadian patients and Dr. Sanjay Gupta blasts the DEA for not rescheduling marijuana in the U.S. Leading Quebec cannabis activist Adam Greenblatt joins the Tweed team and the Toronto Star investigates if foreign workers are being used to grow medical grass in Canada. VICE explores the importance of research and the scientific community to the miracle of medical marijuana and dispensaries are reported to be shut out of Health Canada’ new safety-testing rules. Also, the first ever marijuana fair opens in Oregon, Mexican activists call for grow at home laws at weekend ExpoWeed conference, and do drug tests threaten to keep weed-smoking skateboard stars away from the 2020 Olympics? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Quebec cannabis pioneer Adam Greenblatt to join the Tweed team
(FR) L’activiste du cannabis Adam Greenblatt fait le saut chez Tweed
Joel Plaskett happy to perform with vape lounge, children’s face paining

Legalization/Légalisation
Dispensaries being shut out of Health Canada’s new safety-testing rules
New grow at home rules are welcome news for Canadian mmj patients
Path to legalization widens between Canada and U.S. after DEA play

Industry/Industrie
Are foreign workers being used to grow medical cannabis in Canada?
CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta blasts the DEA for not rescheduling marijuana
Medical marijuana provides a lifeline for girl with rare form of epilepsy
Lift looks at the beginning of the ACMPR and the end of the MMPR
VICE explores the importance of research to the new cannabis industry

General Interest/Divers
Skateboarding’s top stars stay away from Olympics for fear of pot tests?
A pot smugglers story: The rise and demise of the legendary Papa Winks
The first ever marijuana fair opens to fanfare in Oregon over weekend
Check out some pics from the capital city’s first mini marijuana expo
Mexican activists call for homegrow at weekend “ExpoWeed” conference
Child star Susan Olsen of The Brady Bunch is a former cananbis farmer



August 12 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The federal government rules medical marijuana patients can grow at home and the Liberals promise to deal with the “threat” to road safety before legalization. Cannabis Culture in Toronto opens a day after being raided and Canadian veterans call for access to pot pills and capsules. The DEA says marijuana will remain as illegal as heroin in the U.S. as the Clinton campaign pledges to reschedule the herb if elected the next president. Also, PotBot brings strain selection to your fingertips, Ricky Williams tells Bill Simmons why the NFL refuses to allow medical cannabis use and is a new age in stoner comics smoking out the genre’s classics? Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Federal government changes medical marijuana regulations to allow homegrow
Business as usual at Tweed after government statement on medical cannabis
CGC calls new changes to MMPR a setback for the advancement of pot policy
Canopy Growth will provide homegrow services to patients across the country
Joel Plaskett to play free Tweed Front Yard Shindig Saturday in Smiths Falls
Balconies plan to showcase new album Rhonda at free festival this weekend
Mandy McKnight will continue to get son Liam’s medicine from LP Tweed

Legalization/Légalisation
Police lay charges against five more people in raids on Toronto dispensaries
The Liberals are promising to deal with marijuana “threat” to road safety
Cannabis Culture’s Toronto location reopens one day after police raids
The American DEA says marijuana will remain illegal under federal laws
Clinton campaign says she would reschedule cannabis if elected president

Industry/Industrie
Canada’s medical marijuana program needs robust clinical research for patients
Health Canada easing prohibitions against safety testing of medical marijuana
Canadian veterans are calling for access to medical marijuana pills and capsules
Investigate the seven scientific effects that experts want to study about cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Charles Manson once freaked out for being caught smoking weed on camera
Is a new age of stoner comics smoking out of the genre’s underground classics?
Ricky Williams tells Bill Simmons why the NFL is still stuck on cannabis ban
PotBot app makes sure choosing the right strain is always at your fingertips



August 11 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Toronto police move in to raid city dispensaries for the second time this week and officials warn Ottawa that legalization could lead to a spike in impaired driving charges. Cannabis companies join the music festival sponsorship scene and the DEA will soon allow all American universities to research medical marijuana. Nashville is considering the decriminalization of small amounts of pot and the city of Victoria is seeking public input on regulating dispensaries. Also, Malia Obama breaks the internet smoking weed at Lollapalooza, a legalization opponent loses an argument against himself and Seth Rogan’s Sausage Party is a new high in the history of adult animation. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Cannabis companies are joining the music festival sponsorship scene
Joel Plaskett and The Emergency set to play free show in Smiths Falls
Few strains have as rich a history as Tweed’s beloved Birds Eye strain

Legalization/Légalisation
Officials concerned legalization could lead to spike in impaired driving
Toronto move in to raid city dispensaries for the second time this week

Industry/Industrie
The DEA will soon allow American universities to research cannabis
The city of Victoria is seeking public input on regulating dispensaries
Nashville is considering the decriminalization of small amount of pot

General Interest/Divers
Seth Rogan’s Sausage Party is a new high in history of adult animation
Malia Obama broke the internet when she was spotted smoking weed
Watch as a legalization opponent loses an argument against himself



August 10 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa residents continue to weed through the legality of Canada's medical cannabis system and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition believes most of the country’s growers are law abiding citizens. Toronto police raid three city dispensaries and the LCBO is trying to make sense of the prospect of legal grass sales. Licensed producers call on the government to allow veterans access to cannabis oils and Waterloo start-up Grobo is looking to introduce high-tech to marijuana grow-ops. Also, new data shows pot arrests are up 30 percent in NYC this year, the woman behind nakedweedreport.com looks to redefine feminism, and meet Simon Rex – the James Franco of the American weed scene. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Stittsville residents asking for clarity on legality of new dispensary in town
Ottawans continue to weed through difference between LPs and dispensaries
Bedrocan’s Chris Murray says evidence about medical cannabis is growing
Tweed’s Front Yard Shindig an opportunity to win Tragically Hip tickets
BNN: CGC likely to be one of the leaders in the cannabis space in short time

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition says most growers are law abiding citizens
Read the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition’s submission to federal government
Midas Letter explores the history of the marijuana industry in this country
The LCBO is trying to make sense of the hazy topic of on-site cannabis sales

Industry/Industrie
Toronto police officers raid three more city dispensaries Tuesday afternoon
Licensed producers call on government to allow vets access to cannabis oils
Waterloo start-up Grobo looking to take cannabis cultivation to high-tech
City of Vancouver issues a new license for another marijuana dispensary
Jamaica could help lead the world in cannabis research for prostate cancer

General Interest/Divers
The woman behind nakedweedreport.com is helping to redefine feminism
Meet Simon Rex – the so-called James Franco of the American weed scene
Watch the trailer for Season 2 of VICE’s Weediquette with Krishna Andavolu
New data shows low-level pot arrests increased 30 percent in NYC in 2016
Merry Jane examines the unlikely pioneers of the Olympic marijuana scene
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart are hosting a dinner party show on VH1



August 9 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario nurses are refusing to administer cannabis oil to sick children and a new Gallup poll shows more Americans are smoking weed than ever before. The Canadian Pharmacists Association is asking for $10M for cannabis education and Cannabis Supply Co. opens in St. Catharines. CGC secures millions in financing and Czech hemp cosmetics firm Annabis is cashing in on the demand for cannabis topicals. Also, federal prosecutors drop pot charges against a 19-year-old Oregon teen, researchers look at the difference between alcohol and weed in the bedroom, and find out how actor Josh Duhamel accidentally got high on the set of Spaceman. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC secures millions in new financing to continue company expansion

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis Supply Company opening up a new shop in St. Catharines

Industry/Industrie
Ontario nurses are refusing to administer cannabis oil to sick children
New Gallup poll shows more Americans are admitting to smoking weed
Canadian Pharmacists Association wants $10M for cannabis education
Czech hemp cosmetics firm Annabis cashes in on demand for topicals

General Interest/Divers
Ultra-marathoners are now swearing by marijuana to help them train
Federal prosecutors drop pot charges against a 19-year-old Oregon teen
Actor Josh Duhamel accidentally got high while on the set of Spaceman
Researchers look at the difference between sex and alcohol and marijuana



August 8 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Officials in Ottawa say licensing cannabis is the responsibility of Health Canada as the city’s public health unit ensures the brownies sold at local pot shops are stored properly. Lawyer Adam Goldenberg looks at what a recreational weed system will mean for medical marijuana producers as municipalities in Ontario and British Columbia ready for legalization. A Winnipeg advocate believes vape lounges and bouncy castles can co-exist and a former Hells Angel is suing Ottawa police over his medical marijuana arrest. Also, a cannabis farmer’s market helps eliminate the gap between patient and grower, Merry Jane looks at the sizzling relationship between bacon and bud, and can the Buddha’s enlightenment be traced to his diet, which included a daily hemp seed? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed is hosting a family friendly event on its front lawn this summer
Shindig set to take over Smiths Falls pot plant front lawn next weekend
Wellness Soldier Cody Lindsay cooks up lamb burgers for Tweed Pantry
CGC able to uplist to TSX exchange on the strength of legalization pledge

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa officials say licensing marijuana is a Health Canada responsibility
Adam Goldenberg looks at what rec system will mean for current regime
Municipalities in Ontario and British Columbia readying for legalization
Ottawa public health is making sure pot brownies at pot shops stored safe

Industry/Industrie
Former Hells Angel members suing Ottawa police over medical pot arrest
The city of Calgary withdraws charges after medical pot user ticketed
Pot charges account for 75 percent of all reported drug crime in Canada

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis farmer’s markets help to eliminate gap between patient, grower
The Buddha sided with a one-hemp-seed-a-day for his spiritual success
Merry Jane looks at the sizzling relationship between bud and bacon



August 5 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: LPGA star Brooke Henderson is helping put the homegrown in her hometown on the map and Windsor’s chamber of commerce wants input on Ottawa’s legalization plan. Tweed’s Front Yard Shindig openers play as many instruments as an orchestra and a 28-foot billboard in Denver highlights the dangers of driving while high. The DEA warns marijuana grow spots are becoming the new meth houses and Columbia’s legal barons are focusing on the medical marijuana industry. Also, Ghostface Killah wants to become the Tony Stark of cannabis, Scotts Miracle-Gro doubles down on legal grass and find out why a 30-year surgeon left the operating room to become a pot doc. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Brooke Henderson helps put the homegrown in her hometown on the map
Tweed’s Smiths Falls looking for new recruits to join its ever-growing team
Tweed Shindig openers BlakDenim play as many instruments as an orchestra

Legalization/Légalisation
The Windsor-Essex chamber of commerce wants input on legalization plan

Industry/Industrie
Twenty-eight-foot billboard in Denver highlight the dangers of driving high
State officials in Ohio propose “closed-loop” pot payment processing system
The DEA warns marijuana grow spots are now America’s new meth houses
Columbia’s legal drug barons are focusing on the medical marijuana industry
Windsor vape lounge owner wants to teach people to grow their own weed

General Interest/Divers
Find out why a surgeon became a pot doc after 30 years in the operating room
Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah is aiming to be the Tony Stark of marijuana
Pro-legalization candidate Dubie collects nearly 10% of Missouri Senate vote
Scotts Miracle-Gro doubles down on legal grass with hydroponics equipment



August 4 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa councillor Shad Qadri leaves Stittsville’s new dispensary with the same opinion he walked in with and Tweed’s 24-Hour Strain Name Game winners get the chance to meet Snoop Dogg. Now Toronto traces the planets on a hunt for a dispensary in TO and BNN analysts weigh in on the viability of CGC stock. WikiLeaks exposes big alcohol for lobbying against the cannabis industry and Dixie Brands valuation is set to exceed $160 million. Also, the consultants who helped a South Dakota tribe build the first pot resort are facing possession charges, the world’s smallest bong looks like a toothpick on fireworks and is smoking weed the smartest thing Aldon Smith has ever done? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
BNN analysts weigh in on the viability of Canopy Growth Corp stock
Tweed’s 24-Hour Strain Name Game winners get chance to meet Snoop

Legalization/Légalisation
Column: Reformed Canadian cannabis laws will likely be very strict
Shad Qadri leaves Stittsville dispensary with his mind unchanged
Now Toronto traces the planets on the hunt for a dispensary in TO

Industry/Industrie
WikiLeaks exposes fact alcohol industry lobbying against marijuana
Dixie Brands president Tripp Keber readies for billion-dollar brands
Fast Company maps the success of young cannabis startup MassRoots
(FR) Chef américain Chris Sayegh offre un menu tout cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Is smoking weed really the smartest thing Aldon Smith has ever done?
HERB: The world’s smallest bong looks like a toothpick on fireworks!
Marijuana may well be a natural aphrodisiac (if you don’t get too high)
The Kind explores what goes into growing a Cup winning weed strains
South Dakota tribe’s pot resort consultants facing possession charges



August 3 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Bruce Linton weighs in on the impending amendments to Canada’s medical cannabis regulations and an Ottawa city councillor is not happy a new pot shop is opening in Stittsville. Police raid The Waterloo Dispensary and two new storefronts open in Kelowna. An FDA study shows a discrepancy in label claims for CBD products and Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer shows strong gains on the TSX Exchange. Also, Kevin Smith is challenging himself to break the stoner stereotype, The Eagles explore how weed helped them write their best music and Fashawn joins Snoop Dogg on a new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN.

Canopy Growth
Bruce Linton weighs in on important rule changes to Canada’s MMPR system
Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer graduates to the TSX Exchange
Ottawa city councillor unhappy new pot shop set to open soon in Stittsville

Legalization/Légalisation
Waterloo medical marijuana dispensary is raided by the city’s police officers
Star Buds is one of two new dispensaries to set up shop in Kelowna recently

Industry/Industrie
New FDA study shows discrepancy in label claims for cannabidiol products

General Interest/Divers
How cannabis helped legendary outfit The Eagles write their best music
VICE discovers what it’s like to be a trimmer at an illegal grow operation
Director Kevin Smith is challenging himself to break the stoner stereotype
Rapper Fashawn joins Snoop Doog on a new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN



August 2 Août, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s unregulated pot market is reported to be putting consumers at risk and should medical marijuana laws allow pharmacists to dispense cannabis? Minnesota’s chronic pain patients can now buy medical marijuana with ease and the Kennedy group puts up $2 million to fight legalization. Hamilton’s Brighter Moments Dispensary closes up shop, for now, and Andre Picard believes cannabis should have consumer protection standards. Also, Olympic athletes in Rio can blaze, just not during competition, Snoop readies to executive produce a new pot TV show Mary + Jane, and could cannabis be the secret to Ryan Reynold’s success on the big screen? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Lift Cannabis publishes a glowing review of Tweed’s Bakerstreet strain

Legalization/Légalisation
Andre Picard believes cannabis should have consumer protection standards
Canada’s unregulated marijuana market is putting country’s consumers at risk
As we move toward reform how best to deal with pot smoking neighbours?

Industry/Industrie
Hamilton’s Brighter Moments Dispensary has closed up shop for the moment
Minnesota chronic pain patients can now buy medical marijuana with ease
Kennedy group put up $2 million to fight against the legalization of cannabis
Should new medical marijuana laws allow pharmacists to dispense products?

General Interest/Divers
Barney Frank discusses parallels between LGBT rights and cannabis reform
Could the secret to Ryan Reynolds’s big screen success be explained by weed?
Olympic athletes in Rio can smoke weed at the Games but not during competition
Snoop Dogg to executive produce and appear on new pot comedy Mary + Jane
Montell Williams is detained in Germany over possession of medical marijuana



July 29 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Vancouver’s rogue pot shops are flouting city bylaws by keeping their doors open and TIME investigates whether medical marijuana can end the opioid epidemic. Zoning restrictions are among the items of contention as Victoria tries to figure out how to regulate its dispensaries and the medical marijuana programs of both Italy and the Czech Republic are dealing exclusively with Bedrocan genetics. Also, John Malkovich plays a hippie weed dealer in new series, VICE spends the day with California’s cannabis nuns and a retired Democratic congressman says it’s time to end the “stupid drug war.” Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Operations in Italy, Czech Republic deal only with Bedrocan genetics

Legalization/Légalisation
Vancouver’s rogue pot shops are flouting Vancouver pot shop bylaws

Industry/Industrie
TIME investigates whether medical marijuana can end opioid epidemic
Does the research back claims that medical marijuana is a miracle drugs?
Scientists warning restrictions on pot-safety testing put the public at risk
Victoria pot shop rules are sparking fiery debate over zoning restrictions

General Interest/Divers
VICE spends the day with California’s notorious cannabis-growing nuns
Retired Democratic congressman says it’s time to end “stupid drug war”
Magical butter machine takes all the hassle out of making canna butter
(FR) John Malkovich: hippie vendeur de marijuana dans nouvelle série



July 28 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Growth Corporation will be listed as WEED on the TSX and the Globe and Mail investigates whether dispensaries can be trusted to provide patients safe and sterile products. Tweed’s 24 Hour Strain Name Game is sending a lucky pair to meet Snoop Dogg this Friday in Toronto and GW Pharma epilepsy research receives $6 million in funding from the government in Australia. The Vancouver Board of Variance approves one new dispensary and the Washington Post refutes JAMA’s claim that cannabis is correlated to higher ER visits by children in Colorado. Also, an Oregon teen could face federal charges over a gram of grass, marijuana proves to be a big star of the DNC and the men rescued from a California wildfire were working on a field of dreams. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
VICE: CGC has a firm footing on the future of the legal weed market
High Times: Tweed weed is being readied for export to Germany
(FR)Canopy Growth Corp. will in December be listed as WEED on the TSX
Act fast! Tweed offers a chance to meet Snoop during High Road Tour

Legalization/Légalisation
Can dispensaries be trusted to provide patients safe and sterile products?
Will physicians still be able to make money off cannabis after it’s legal?

Industry/Industrie
GW Pharma epilepsy research in Australia receives $6 million in support
Vancouver Board of Variance meeting end in one new dispensary approval
Children are more likely to be poisoned by household items than cannabis
(FR) La Colombie veut se faire une place sur le marché du pot médicinal

General Interest/Divers
Oregon teen could face federal time for possessing one gram of marijuana
Oregon State Fair will put a cannabis crop on display during 2016 event
Check some pics of winning concentrates from the medical Cannabis Cup
Marijuana proving to be one of the big stars of the Democratic Convention
Explore an extensive history of why people think pot heads are lazy people
Men rescued from California wildfire were working on a field of dreams :)



July 27 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: West Coast dispensary magnate Don Briere files a constitutional challenge against the city of Vancouver and a Windsor doctor is encouraging patients to weed through the legality of the country’s medical marijuana system. A new poll shows six in 10 Ottawans are amenable to the idea of pot shops in the capital and Bloomberg finds the average recreational smoker spends close to $700 a year on weed. The marijuana lobby is being welcomed at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois’ governor is working with state police to try to decriminalize marijuana. Also, billionaire Richard Branson tells a Chicago business crowd to smoke pot with their kids, Royce Da 5’9” readies to perform at the Michigan High Times cup and the heiress to one of Florida’s most popular grocery store chains donates $800,000 to fight legalization in the Sunshine State.

Canopy Growth
Canadian stocks rebound with gains in country’s medical cannabis market
VICE: Canada’s largest LP is first cannabis company to trade on the TSX

Legalization/Légalisation
Poll shows six in 10 Ottawans are open to the idea of dispensaries in the city
Town of Osoyoos will be diligent and wait for federal cannabis regulations
The average recreational marijuana user spends almost $700 on weed a year

Industry/Industrie
Don Briere files constitutional challenge against Vancouver over pot shops
Windsor doctor encourages patients to weed through legality of the MMPR
Has government sought meaningful public consultation on MMPR changes?
Illinois’ governor working with state police to try to decriminalize cannabis
Marijuana lobby finds welcome vibe at the Democractic National Convention

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis will be represented at the DNC by many pro-legalization celebrities
Billionaire Richard Branson advises Chicago crowd to blaze with their kids
Royce Da 5’9,” Shooter Jennings set to performs at Flint-area High Times cup
Supermarket heiress donates $800,000 to fight legalization of mmj in Florida



July 26 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: CGC stock soars to a five-month high as the company becomes the first North American producer to graduate to a major exchange and a new study suggests medical marijuana may serve as a treatment for Alzheimer’s. Toronto dispensary owners urge the city to allow for storefront sales and Italian parliament begins debating the merits of legalizing marijuana. Lift Resource Centre prepares for growth in patient-focused services and cannabis activists march at the DNC with a 51-foot inflatable joint. Also, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith live streams his smoke session, LA plans to pull marijuana tax that would help the city’s homeless and meet 18 of the biggest cannabis activists in professional sports today. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC stock soars to five-month high as company jumps to the TSX
Canopy Growth Corp the first cannabis company to enter major exchange
(FR) Tweed a annoncé qu’elle vas exporter ses produits en Allemagne.

Legalization/Légalisation
One councilor shows to hearing on future of dispensaries in city of Toronto
Toronto group urges the city to let pot lounges sell recreational marijuana
Italian parliament begins debating the benefits of legalizing marijuana

Industry/Industrie
Study suggests medical marijuana has potential as an Alzheimer’s treatment
Lift Resource Centre prepares for large growth in patient-focused services
Mile high: Visit the world’s highest commercial greenhouse in Colorado
New study looks at ever-evolving rates and perception of marijuana use

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis activists march during DNC with a 51-foot joint in Philadelphia
Derrick Morgan says he’s researching cannabis and NFL should follow suit
Oakland Raiders linebacker under fire for live streaming smoke session
Los Angeles plans to pull marijuana tax bill that would help city homeless
Five most surreal brain stories includes that babies are full of cannabis
Meet 18 of the biggest cannabis advocates in professional sports today



July 25 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s medical marijuana producers prepare to export product internationally and Canopy Growth Corporation is the first cannabis company traded on the TSX. Ottawa says local pot shops must be dealt with before federal laws are enacted and Victoria’s council is busy drafting new rules for city dispensaries. A Windsor vape lounge hosts a fundraiser for the Cannabis Rights Coalition and the town of Kapuskasing is building a new medical marijuana facility in its former airport. Massachusetts dispensaries are willing to pay close to half-a-million for business licenses and tests show there is no THC in the tap water of a small Colorado town. Also, Lil Wayne storms off the stage at the Cannabis Cup in SoCal, the Marijuana Party of Nebraska is seeking a spot on the ballot of the presidential race and the Pokemon Go game for pot lovers is leaked online. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s medical cannabis producers ready to export internationally
(FR) Producteurs canadiens de cannabis se tournent vers l’étranger
Tweed announces approval to ship products to German pharmacies
Canopy Growth Corporation will be listed as common shares on TSX
Bruce Chambers investigates marketing in new recreational pot market

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa says local pot shops policy must be crafted before federal laws
Windsor vape lounge hosts fundraise for the Cannabis Rights Coalition

Industry/Industrie
New tests show no THC in the tap water of a small Colorado town
Massachusetts dispensary willing to pay $450,000 for business license
The first home deliveries of medical marijuana are made in Florida
Victoria’s city council is busy drafting rules for medical pot shops
Kapuskasing is building a medical cannabis facility in former airport

General Interest/Divers
Lil Wayne on stage at the Cannabis Cup: ‘I’ll never do this s---t again’
The Pokemon Go game for weed lovers has been leaked recently online
Marijuana Party of Nebraska seeks spot on ballot for presidential race
British Airways flight forced to make emergency landing after hotbox
Willie Nelson tells Reserve customers to enjoy cannabis with confidence



July 20 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to raise the topic of recreational grass at the annual premier’s conference and Ottawa councillors are calling for closure of the city’s unlicensed pot shops. Canadian marketers ready for looming legalization and the Halifax Utility and Review Board rules the city’s new dispensaries are illegal. The DEA delays the rescheduling of cannabis and an insecticide found in organic marijuana in Oregon leads to a class action lawsuit. Also, Leaf releases the world’s first plug ‘n’ plant grow chamber, Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf” turns 45 and Uruguay hosts its inaugural Cannabis Cup. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canadian marketers are busy readying for recreational cannabis sales

Legalization/Légalisation
Kathleen Wynne will raise topic of legal grass at premier’s conference
Ottawa councillors are asking that city pot shops get shuttered soon

Industry/Industrie
Marijuana years away from becoming legitimate growth area for Altria
Halifax Utility and Review Board rules new city dispensaries are illegal
Penticton pot shop owner vows to continue fighting after losing license
An insecticide found in organic marijuana prompts class action lawsuit
The American DEA is delaying is marijuana rescheduling announcement

General Interest/Divers
Marijuana growers in Uruguay compete in country’s first Cannabis Cup
Black Sabbath’s timeless epic stoner anthem “Sweet Leaf” turns 45
Leaf being billed the world’s first plug ‘n’ plant secure grow chamber
Part two of Laura Jane Grace talking finding weed on tour with VICE



July 19 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Tweed’s Front Yard Shindig will move business to the back and Dr. Mark Ware turns his attention to the Liberal task force on legalization. A new Grimsby greenhouse is seeking Health Canada licensing approval and Nova Scotia’s Tasty Budd’s loses its appeal. Osoyoos will impose a zero-tolerance policy for unlicensed marijuana shops and Smart Approaches to Marijuana calls for the legal age for cannabis consumption be set at 25. Also, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace talks finding weed on tour, Operation Sabot gears up to destroy Canadian cannabis crops and Santa Ana cops behind an ugly 2015 dispensary raid are stripped of their jobs. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Front Yard Shindig moves business to the back, party to the front

Legalization/Légalisation
Dr. Mark Ware turns his attention to the Liberal task force on legalization

Industry/Industrie
MJ Freeway exec Jeanette Ward left Coke to pursue a career in cannabis
Employees in states where medical cannabis is allowed take fewer sick days
Smart Approaches to Marijuana calls for legal age for cannabis to be 25
A new greenhouse in Grimsby is seeking Health Canada approval to grow
Osoyoos will impose a zero-tolerance policy for unlicensed pot shop in city
Nova Scotia’s Tasty Budd’s dispensary loses its appeal to become licensed

General Interest/Divers
Hunter Thompson: ‘It’s for the greater good if I smoke a joint and calm down’
Operation Sabot a yearly search-and-destroy mission for Canadian pot fields
What will move of Theresa May to top office in England mean for weed?
Santa Ana cops behind 2015 dispensary raid have been fired from the job
Go behind the scenes with Snoop and Wiz Khalifa on the High Road Tour
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace talks about searching for cannabis on tour



July 18 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance looks to break into the country’s medical marijuana market and patients are open to buy whatever they want at Ottawa’s unlicensed pot shops. Dispensary appeals are bogging down business at the Vancouver board of variance and a new Winnipeg storefront is trading pot for prescriptions. Lift reviews Bedrocan’s Bediol and an Alberta couple faces child endangerment charges for growing 400 pot plants. Also, WWE star Val Venis details how marijuana saved him from pain pills, DOPE celebrates five years in the cannabis industry and PuffTec unveils a new Italian leather wallet with a stash spot for your grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Lift Cannabis reviews Bedrocan’s Bediol in strain of the week segment
MMJ Phyto Tech points to CGC as strong Canadian cannabis investment

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa Police sergeant believes drug driving will become more prevalent
Tecumseh mayor wants municipalities to share in revenue for legalization

Industry/Industrie
Patients can get whatever they want at Ottawa’s unlicensed pot shops
Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance want to get into medical marijuana market
New Winnipeg dispensary trading pot for any pharmaceutical prescription
Alberta couple faces child endangerment charges for growing 400 pot plant
Pot shop appeals delaying business matters at Vancouver board of variance
Penticton city council will hear appeal from pot shop owner Jukka Laurio
Hawaii dispensaries are legally allowed to open but non are ready to do so
The Colorado cannabis industry is bolstering retail and manufacturing jobs

General Interest/Divers
PuffTec unveils Italian leather wallet with a secret stash spot for your pot
DOPE Media celebrates its first five years in the evolving cannabis industry
WWE star Val Venis details how marijuana helped him overcome painkillers
Weird crime: Men soak cannabis in embalming fluid and smoke it to get high
An archeological study suggests new origin story for domestication of weed
VICE explores the struggle of being one of few people of colour in cannabis



July 15 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Alan Young says profits should be secondary to culture in the new legal cannabis market and two Vancouver dispensaries are now selling grass without a prescription. An Alaskan pot advocate says the state is making progress toward legalization and a new study shows big pharma may be trying to keep the cannabis industry at bay. Sears and Bed Bath & Beyond can advertise marijuana products and could Italy’s plan to legalize weed help fight the Islamic State? Also, Netflix and HBO embrace cannabis culture, HERB reveals the 10 most-Googled weed queries and is a $2 roadside drug test unfairly sending people to jail? Have a great weekend!

Legalization/Légalisation
Profit should be the secondary goal of Canada’s legal cannabis system
Alaskan pot advocate says state is making progress toward legalization

Industry/Industrie
Two Vancouver dispensaries no longer require a doctor’s prescription
Study shows pharma may be looking to keep medical cannabis at bay
Retail stores Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond are allowed to advertise weed

General Interest/Divers
Could Italy’s plan to legalize marijuana help with he Islamic State?
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson doesn’t get vaping
Netflix, HBO fully embrace cannabis culture with new pot-themed shows
Try out some spooky weed strains for the premiere of new Ghostbusters
HERB reveals answer to the 10-most Googled marijuana questions
Is a $2 roadside drug driving test unfairly sending people to jail?
The Kind tries out some sound waves that get you high like drugs do
Explore Colorado’s weed industry on new episode of VICE Does America



July 14 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis use among Canada’s federal police force is growing and Kamloops city council says it supports the medical marijuana industry, not individual businesses. Legalization of cannabis is linked to lower opioid prescriptions in the U.S. and Lift explores the cognitive difference of weed on men and women. Also, Cheech and Chong recall their struggles before becoming cannabis icons, police discover a massive grow-up in a former Cold War bunker and VICE Does America heads into Denver to blaze some recreational grass. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
BC MLA says legalization tantamount to commercialization of cannabis
Legalization of marijuana linked to lower rate of opioid prescriptions

Industry/Industrie
Kamloops city council is in support of the medical marijuana industry
Medical marijuana use is taking root in Canada’s federal police force
Explore the difference in cognitive impact of weed on men and women

General Interest/Divers
VICE Does America heads into Denver to get high on recreational grass
Cheech and Chong recall their celebrity struggles before becoming icons
Taste some super fancy weed chocolate that doesn’t get you too high
Police discover massive pot farm in an underground Cold War bunker



July 13 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Don Briere’s Weeds “empire” is reported to be generating over a million a year for the taxman and some British Columbia cities are asking the federal government for a cut of any prospective legalization cash. Maine and Oregon reject a petition to use cannabis to treat addiction and GW Pharma raises more than $250 million following another successful Epidiolex trial. Hilary Black takes the road less travelled to land at Bedrocan and more calls for decriminalization get voiced. Also, a marijuana tax in California could save voters from ruling on a homeless tax and the Trailer Park Boys join Snoop on a new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Hilary Black took the road less travelled before landing at Bedrocan

Legalization/Légalisation
British Columbia cities asking for a cut of federal cannabis revenue
Column: The Liberals should move to now to decriminalize marijuana

Industry/Industrie
Don Briere’s Weeds “empire” is set to generate over a million in taxes
Maine and Oregon reject petitions to use marijuana to treat addiction
GW Pharma is set to raise $252 million after successful Epidiolex trial
(FR) Marijuana médicale gagne en popularité chez membres de la GRC

General Interest/Divers
Trailer Park Boys join Snoop on new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN
Marijuana tax could save Californians from voting on homeless tax



July 12 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canadians will need nearly two kilometres of grass to support a recreational market and Lift looks at whether legalization will make BC’s real estate market even hotter. Canadian Cannabis Clinic works to help a Mennonite family get medical marijuana to their six-year-old girl and a former Keurig employee explains why he quit his job to work for the “Keurig of cannabis.” A Kamloops man calls on the city to support medical marijuana and High Times unveils its new cover by American painter Richard Prince. Also, Ricky Williams says the NFL drug tested him over 500 times, pot-infused ice cream proves a popular treat at LA Food Fest and explore some rare strains being bred exclusively for the luxury cannabis market. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s cannabis industry doesn’t expect to need billboards to succeed

Legalization/Légalisation
Lift looks at if legalization will make BC’s real estate market even hotter

Industry/Industrie
New dispensary set to open shop in the west end of Canada’s capital city
Canadian Cannabis Clinic works to help out Mennonite family with mmj
Canadians will nearly nearly two square kilometres of recreational grass
Keurig employee explains why he left to work at Keurig of cannabis
One Kamloops man hoping city council will support medical marijuana

General Interest/Divers
High Times teams with American painter Richard Prince on new cover
Tasty cannabis-infused ice cream proves a popular treat at LA Food Fest
Explore the rare cannabis strains being bred exclusively for luxury highs
Ricky Williams says the NFL drug test him at least 500 times over career



July 11 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis advertising restrictions continue to be a topic of debate and roadside saliva tests could be coming soon to Canadian roadways. Tweed explores the changing role of the activist with Jodie Emery and lobbyists in Ottawa are focusing on marijuana. The DEA is nearing a decision on whether cannabis has a medical benefit and prohibitionists in Colorado abandon plans for potency limits on pot. The producer of Charlotte’s Web is expanding into CBD products and Vancouver files injunctions against 10 more pot shops. Also, WWE stars demand access to medical marijuana, Snoop Dogg fails a pot-related question on Family Feud and UFC Star Nate Diaz says there are no steroids to be found in his drug tests, only weed. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Mark Zekulin says legal weed market won’t need billboards to thrive
Canada’s licensed producers watching industry advertising rules closely
(FR) Les possibles restrictions sur la publicité du cannabis font débat
Tweed explores evolving role of the cannabis activist with Jodie Emery

Legalization/Légalisation
Roadside saliva test could be coming to Canadian roads and highways
Canadian Cancer Society says marijuana should have tobacco packaging
Lobbyists in Ottawa are focusing on marijuana, defence and infrastructure

Industry/Industrie
DEA is nearing a decision on whether marijuana has medical benefit
KamCan Products looking for council approval to cultivate in Kamloops
Calyx Wellness Centre dispensary looks to open new shop in Squamish
Producer of Charlotte’s Web is expanding with CBD from domestic hemp
Opponents of marijuana in Colorado abandon plans for pot potency limits
The city of Vancouver has filed injunctions against 10 more pot shops

General Interest/Divers
VICE looks at Bronze Age humans as history’s biggest weed dealers
Nate Diaz says his urine test will be filled with cannabis, not steroids
Tim Horton’s selling weed is just a hoax that is too good to be true!
World Wrestling Entertainment stars demand access to medical cannabis
New Mexico’s largest dispensary sponsors Native American gathering
Snoop fails marijuana-related Family Feud question with Steve Harvey



July 8 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The number of unlicensed pot shops in the National Capital Region now tallies six and a Canada Post work stoppage would likely mean a disruption for medical marijuana deliveries (that is, if you’re with another LP!). Dried flower consumption is being replaced by innovative products in this new cannabis space and the federal Crown is appealing a probation sentence handed down to former University of Saskatchewan linebacker Seamus John Neary for possession of 21 pounds. A Japanese party is supporting medical cannabis and the Alaska Marijuana Control Board passes new rules for on-site consumption. Also, Miracle-Grow breaks into the cannabis industry with Black Magic (not to be confused with Blue Magic), Jeff Mizanskey discusses two decades behind bars for grass and Jett Extracts teams with Thorn Street Brewery to mix the world’s first terpene-infused beer. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses cannabis advertising on CBC
UPS hires new staff in light of the potential Canada Post work stoppage

Legalization/Légalisation
Six unlicensed pot shops are now operating the in National Capital Region
Joanna Smith asks if decriminalizing marijuana would help stop crime?

Industry/Industrie
Crown appeals probation sentence given to former Huskies player for pot
Alaska Marijuana Control Board passes rules to allow on-site consumption
Canada Post strike will mean the delivery of pension cheques but not weed
Dried cannabis consumption on the decline as innovation starts to rule the day
One Japanese party’s support for medical marijuana is getting mixed reaction

General Interest/Divers
Jett Extracts teams with Thorn Street Brewery to mix terpene-infused beer
Meet Moly Peckler, the world’s first official cannabis-friendly dating coach
Prisoner 420 Jeff Mizanskey discusses two decades behind bars for grass
VICE talks to Al the Alchemist about what’s actually going on in your weed
Miracle-Gro breaks into the cannabis space with introduction of Black Magic
The life and career of renowned green thumb and author Jorge Cervantes
Legend Frank Zappa only smoked nine joints over the course of his life



July 7 Juillet, 2016

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In today’s news: Bill Blair believes the minimum age for cannabis use could vary by province and city councilors in Barrie explore the fate of three unlicensed pot shops in the city. New Brunswick liquor staffers want to distribute recreational grass and a new U.S. survey shows seniors with access to cannabis are less likely to file traditional prescriptions. Anne McLellan faces a considerable challenge at the head of the legalization task force and Revenue Canada finds almost $60 million in hidden cash from the same pharmacists who are lobbying for a monopoly on medical cannabis. Also, drug dealers in Rio are selling weed branded with the Olympic logo, The Kind takes a journey through the Apple store of pot shops and Nef The Pharaoh features on a new episode of Merry Jane’s Deflowered. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bruce Linton discusses the canna possibilities in the Great White North
City councilors in Barrie exploring fate of three unregulated pot shops
Canada Post strike will likely lead to complications south of the border

Legalization/Légalisation
Bill Blair believes minimum ages for marijuana use may vary by province
Anne McLellan faces considerable challenge as head of legalization force
New Brunswick liquor staffers want the chance to sell recreational weed
Column: Finding a way to balance all legalization objectives will be hard
New survey points to fact Canadians are most concerned about safe reform

Industry/Industrie
Revenue Canada probe of pharmacies finds almost $60 million hidden
Study shows seniors with more access to marijuana file less prescriptions

General Interest/Divers
Drug dealers in Rio de Janerio are selling weed branded with Olympic logo
Nef The Pharaoh features on a new episode of Merry Jane’s Deflowered
The Kind takes you on a 16-pic journey through the Apple store for weed



July 6, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Jean Coutu won’t lobby the federal government for a piece of the medical cannabis pie and the CBSA is seizing children’s Charlotte’s Web at the Canadian border. A new Fredericton dispensary is looking to set a high standard ahead of legalization and explore how medical cannabis gave one Ontario boy his life back. John Conroy looks at how the Allard ruling should factor into grow at home rules and should the legalization task force’s first goal be to decriminalize marijuana? The new president of the Philippines urges citizens to kill drug addicts and a 10-foot long joint sparks a controversy in Florida during Fourth of July celebrations. Also, Merry Jane meets up with the “Marijuana Don” at his Malibu mansion, the unofficial leader of the Wu-Tang Clan quits smoking weed and an enraged son calls the cops on his dad for burning down his prized pot plants. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
CGC implements contingency plan as Canada Post issues 72-hour notice
An unconfirmed lineage has shrouded High Lands in mystery since the 90s

Politics/Legalization
Canada needn’t apologize for being one of the most fortunate nations
Fredericton dispensary looking to set a high standard ahead of legalization
Opinion: The legalization task force should recommend decriminalization

Industry/Studies
Canadian Border Services seizing Charlotte’s Web treatment at border
Jean Coutu won’t lobby the federal government for piece of the mmj pie
John Conroy explores the government’s challenge of meeting Allard ruling
Medical cannabis has helped one Ontario boy gain a new lease on life

General Interest
Few pharmacies in Uruguay are actually interested in selling marijuana
An enraged son calls the police after father burns his prized pot plants
The new president of the Philippines urges citizens to kills drug addicts
Merry Jane meets up with the “Marijuana Don” at his mansion in Malibu
Hemp Inc is a game that wants to help speed up marijuana legalization
Why did the unofficial leader of the Wu-Tang Clan decide to quit weed?
A 10-foot long mechanical joint sparked controversy in Florida on July 4th



July 5, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The federal government’s discussion paper on pot shows plan will be to tightly control cannabis access and medical patients may be left out in the cold when it comes to homegrown. ATMs may provide a simple solution to the cannabis distribution conundrum and Licensed Producers switch to courier services as a Canada Post service disruption nears. The family of a 12-year-old girl is given the green light to administer medical marijuana and could legalization in California usher in a new gold rush in the state? Also, Geraldo Rivera blames America’s heroin crisis on pot prohibition, the Oakland Museum of California unveils the world’s first cannabis exhibit and Family Feud explores what grandma is most likely to call marijuana. Top five answers on the board. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Producers move to courier services as Canada Post service disruption looms
CGC called the best Canadian equity owned by U.S. finance writer

Politics/Legalization
Discussion paper shows Ottawa’s pot plan is not about having fun
New pot laws may prevent even medical patients from growing
More Canadians support legalization than love the game of hockey
Column: Bureaucracy should be avoided in run-up to legalization
Pot legalization in California could usher in new gold rush in state

Industry/Studies
Family gets the go-ahead to administer cannabis to 12-year-old girl
Letter: LCBO employees are best fitted to sell marijuana to public
Government survey will allow Canadians to have say on reform
ATMs could provide a simple solution to distribution conundrum

General Interest
Geraldo Rivera blames America’s heroin crisis on pot prohibition
CFRA guest Kristy Cameron welcomes Jodie Emery to program
Family Feud’s Steve Harvey explores marijuana with grandma
Oakland Museum of California curates first ever cannabis exhibit



July 4, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The federal government unveils its legalization task force as Liberals say the recreational regime will be strictly regulated. Newfoundlanders are uncertain what reform will look like on the rock and Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomes clarity on the dispensary file from the federal Liberals. Organizers of a Cannabis Day rally where firsts flew over the long weekend in BC say the protest was hijacked by prohibitionists and pharmacists say they welcome the idea of dispensing medical marijuana. Colorado’s Health Department is offering grants to cannabis researchers and Ottawa’s BuzzOn vape lounge announces it is closing shop. Also, the psychedelic bus that jumpstarted the 60s is back on the road, a Jamaican news station reports a dead homeless man is actually Bob Marley and, sorry, NASA will not pay you $18K to smoke weed. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Liberal government unveils task force that will guide legalization process
Celebrate Canada Day with Tweed’s tasty maple bourbon BBQ sauce

Politics/Legalization
Editorial: Ottawa should look to Colorado for tips on legalizing marijuana
Canada’s stance on legal pot and Mexican visas not red flag issues in U.S.
No one in Newfoundland knows what legal marijuana will soon look like
Ontario shouldn’t lock itself into a single distribution system for legal pot
Toronto mayor John Tory welcomes dispensary clarity from federal Liberals
University of Saskatchewan law professor included on task force roster
Federal government says the recreational regime will be strictly regulated
Marijuana impairment is a concern as RNC officer starts on legalization file
Opinion: Will the stigma around marijuana continue after legalization?

Industry/Studies
Organizers of Cannabis Day rally say protest was hijacked by prohibitionists
Cannabis constitutes one part of a good pain management strategy for patients
Pharmacists say they welcome the opportunity to dispense medical marijuana
Colorado Health Department is now offering grants for marijuana research
Dr. Cannabis clinic opens doors to medical marijuana patients in Sherbrooke
The manager of Ottawa’s BuzzOn vape lounge announces closure of his shop

General Interest
The psychedelic bus that jumpstarted the 60s is heading back on the road
Explore three great places to celebrate a 420-friendly Fourth of July party
Jamaican news station reports a dead homeless man is actually Bob Marley
Truth is NASA will not pay you $18K to smoke weed for 70 days straight
Photographer Marcus Gary “Bubbleman” Richardson takes gnarly weed pics



June 30, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The ministers of health and justice will gather in Ottawa to make an announcement about marijuana as mail order businesses switch to courier services in light of the looming Canada Post strike. VICE investigates whether marijuana can block the onset of Alzheimer’s and a judge in Illinois gives the state 30 days to add PTSD to its medical program. Tweed interviews the founder of Tokyo Smoke and a dispensary in Nova Scotia is expanding to New Brunswick. Former star quarterback Jake Plummer blasts the NFL’s pot policy and activists in Arizona say reform will kill the deadly Mexican cannabis trade. Also, a bartender who says he was fired over pot use has his case thrown out of court and Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart team up to ace Pyramid’s marijuana round. Have a great long weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Mail businesses switch to courier services in light of Canada Post Strike
Tweed interviews the founder of Tokyo Smoke at Lift Expo in Toronto

Politics/Legalization
Ministers of justice and health making marijuana announcement today

Industry/Studies
VICE investigates whether marijuana blocks the onset of Alzheimer’s
Judge in Illinois gives 30 days to state to add PTSD to medical program
License suspension in Penticton won’t stop owner from selling marijuana
Medical cannabis dispensary in Nova Scotia expanding to New Brunswick
Bartender who says he was fired for pot use has case thrown out of court

General Interest
Snoop and Martha Stewart ace $100,000 Pyramid’s marijuana round
Former quarterback Jake Plummer rips the NFL’s stance on weed
Campaigners in Arizona says reform will kill Mexican cannabis trade
Jesse Kline beieves bodies can be used to fertilize marijuana plants



June 29, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Recreational cannabis is back on the docket in California and Columbia awards its first extracts license. Bruce Linton discusses Canopy Growth’s Brazilian partnership with BNN and a new fact book shows marijuana is making more money than Whole Foods in states where the drug is legal. Some Toronto officials oppose Mayor John Tory’s dispensary position and three new cannabis companies are vying for Health Canada cultivation licenses. Ghana’s Mental Health Authority maintains its anti-marijuana stance and a Texas attorney gets lyrical on the legality of marijuana use. Also, Mel Brooks saves the day with a giant joint on his 90th birthday, Floyd Landis trades his pedals for pot and Bong Burgandy interviews Redman on a new episode of Nug Nation. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
CGC forms new partnership to tap into Brazilian medical market
Bruce Linton discusses details of Brazilian marketplace with BNN

Politics/Legalization
Legalizing recreational cannabis back on the docket in California
Toronto officials oppose Mayor John Tory’s dispensary rejection

Industry/Studies
Factbook shows pot shops making more money than Whole Foods
Cannabis growers in Hamilton to fight eviction from former bar
Three new cannabis companies awaiting Health Canada approval
PharmaCielo awarded the first Columbian cannabis extracts license

General Interest
Mel Brooks saves the day with a giant joint on his 90th birthday
CannaJane unveils first locking wristlet for the ladies of cannabis
Ghana’s Mental Health Authority maintain anti-marijuana stance
Texas attorney gets lyrical on the do’s and don’t’s of marijuana use
Nug Nation interviews with Bong Burgandy and rap star Redman
Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis trades his pedals for pot



June 28, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A new Forum Research poll shows only 20% of Ontarians support weed sales through the liquor store and activists in Toronto voice their displeasure over council’s deferral of the dispensary debate. Canopy Growth Corp. partners with Entourage Phytolab to create Bedrocan Brazil and Tweed’s contingency plan is already in motion if Canada Post does decide to strike. GW Pharma stock soars as Epidiolex comes one step closer to approval in the U.S. and a New Brunswick dispensary owner isn’t concerned his business will be forced to shut down. Also, explore three facts about Iran’s cannabis landscape, meet the man who thinks his vape skills are worthy of America’s Got Talent and would you buy your weed from a robot? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
CGC partnership with Entourage Phytolab will create Bedrocan Brazil
Revenues are up and losses down as CGC announces fiscal Q4 numbers
Tweed putting contingency plan in motion as Canada Post strike looms
CGC CEO Bruce Linton says Tweed is ready for any potential strike

Politics/Legalization
Activists angry as Toronto council decides to defer dispensary debate
Toronto pot shop advocates voice displeasure over dispensary closures
Column: Pot activists in Toronto need to recognize weed is still illegal
Poll shows Ontarians don’t back sale of cannabis in provincial LCBO

Industry/Studies
New Brunswick marijuana dispensary owner not worried about raids
GW Pharmaceuticals stock soars at Epidiolex shows more positive signs
The most effective uses for medical cannabis range from arthritis to PTSD
What is the recreational marijuana industry doing with all its money?

General Interest
VICE shows you the step-by-step process to make a fresh gravity bong
Man thinks his vape skills are good enough for America’s Got Talent
The Kind wants to know whether you would buy weed from a robot?
Explore three facts about marijuana in Iran that you didn’t know about



June 27, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Police say 23 people were arrested during pot shop raids in Toronto last week as the city’s Licensing and Standards Committee reviews current dispensary rules. A looming Canada Post strike may call for a contingency plan from licensed producers and a Calgary pharmacy manager says proper dosing is the key to effective medical marijuana treatment. Edibles are reported to pose a challenge to this new marketplace and Dr. Mark Ware discusses the Quebec Cannabis Registry. Also, a church in Michigan will be the first to allow marijuana at service, Metro Vancouver grow-op homes are still being stigmatized and the UN World Drug Report shows support for cannabis is continuously climbing. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Looming Canada Post strike could call for contingency plan from LPs
Patients and producers concerned about potential Canada Post strike
Canopy Growth Corp. releases its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 results

Politics/Legalization
Police say 23 people were arrested in Toronto pot shop raids last week
Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee reviewing dispensaries

Industry/Studies
Where is the grass being supplied by Vancouver pot shops coming from?
Issuing the proper dosage is key to effective medical marijuana treatment
Calgary pharmacy manager speaks on fine tuning medical cannabis dosing
Letter: Employer wants to know if he has to allow worker to smoke weed
Growing medical marijuana could mean big business for Marylanders
Edible cannabis products need to be factored into a confusing marketplace
Dr. Mark Ware discusses the Quebec Cannabis Registry and the ICRS

General Interest
Church in Lansing, Michigan, will allow marijuana use during services
UN World Drug Report shows acceptance for cannabis continues to grow
Futuristic bongs include modern hookah, land yacht and jagged Sherlock
Metro Vancouver grow-op homes are still being stigmatized by pot past
Former Baltimore Ravens has shares in firm looking to grow marijuana



June 24, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto police raid four more dispensaries as Ontario deploys twelve government departments to work out the plan for legalization. Debate around the safety of cannabis use at pregnancy continues and a legal grow-op in Langley goes up in smoke. Medical marijuana makes the docket as Canadian pharmacists meet in Calgary and legalization factors into a judge’s decision to sentence former University of Saskatchewan linebacker Seamus John Neary to probation for the possession of 21 pounds. Also, a lone healthy pot plant is found growing in Burnaby’s Meadowood Park, Mexico doesn’t plan to legalize medical cannabis anytime soon and getting ganja in Jamaica is now as easy as renting a car! Have a great weekend.

Canopy Growth Corporation
Chatelaine: Canada’s weed revolution includes moisturizers and teas

Politics/Legalization
Toronto dispensaries still selling pot one month after raids on city shops
Police in Toronto take measures to raid four more unlicensed pot shops
Twelve provincial departments in Ontario are working on legalization
Underage access to marijuana needs to be factored into new framework
Future of legalization factors into past Huskie’s linebacker's fate in court

Industry/Studies
Discussion around the safety of cannabis during pregnancy continues
Medical cannabis on the docket as Canadian pharmacists meet in Calgary
Health Canada-approved legal grow-op in Langley goes up in smoke
Mexico doesn’t have plans to legalize medical marijuana anytime soon
Alberta pharmacist Greg Bueckert wants to start dispensing cannabis
Owner of Barrie’s lone pot shop urging the city to regulate dispensaries

General Interest
Healthy single pot plant found growing in Burnaby’s Meadowood Park
Protein bars, CBD cream counted among prerequisites for canna workout
“Entourage effect” may now be backed by a line of predictable products
Getting ganja in Jamaica is now as easy as renting a car on the island



June 23, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Ontario government doesn’t expect to pack its coffers with cash from the legalization of cannabis and a new study shows teen marijuana use has in fact dropped since recreational weed went on sale in Colorado. Canada’s largest vape lounge launches a video service to connect people to pot docs and debate continues around THC limits for high drivers. A Nanos poll shows only 10 percent of Vancouverites support a ban on edibles as Jodie Emery criticizes councillor Kerry Jang’s reaction to the city’s pot shop issue. Also, an Alberta couple is suing after buying a $3-million former grow-op, Carson Daly gets caught in a hotbox with Ziggy Marley and rapper Cam’ron is readying to release his first proprietary strain. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Advanced Extraction seals deal to provide CGC extraction equipment
Nova Scotia is becoming a hotbed for cancer research with cannabis

Politics/Legalization
Ontario government not expecting large financial influx after legalization
Study shows drop in teen marijuana use since legalization in Colorado

Industry/Studies
Higher Limits cannabis lounge launches video service for pot doc scripts
Explore the scientific debate surrounding the THC limits for driving high
New PEI chapter of Marijuana for Trauma set to open in Charlottetown
Nanos poll shows only 10 percent of Vancouverites support ban on edibles
Jodie Emery criticizes Vancouver councillor’s reaction to pot shop issue
BBC asks curious question: ‘who’s finding the American cannabis industry?'

General Interest
Wiz Khalifa releases track for new stoner anthem “More and More”
Carson Daly got caught in a hotbox session at a Ziggy Marley concert
Harlem rapper Cam’ron is set to soon release his own cannabis strain
Alberta couple suing after buying a $3 million former grow operation



June 22, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says the Liberal task force on legalization is in the works and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne reiterates her belief weed sales should be restricted to the province’s liquor stores. A new study finds one in three Americans would use medical marijuana and could space technology help growers produce the best crops on the planet? Despite legalization in some states, teen pot use has remained essentially unchanged and a fourth medical cannabis clinic is set to open in Alberta. Also, explore some dank tech and ware at the World Cannabis Congress and see what Hamilton's new police chief has to say on the cannabis file. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Will space technology help growers produce the best crops out there?

Politics/Legalization
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says marijuana task force in works
Wynne says weed says should be restricted to province’s liquor stores
Debate over where to distribute recreational pot continues in Ontario

Industry/Studies
Cy Scott unveils headset that provides critical data for cannabis industry
New study finds one in three Americans would use medical marijuana
Fourth medical marijuana clinic in Alberta set to open in Medicine Hat
Hamilton’s police chief Eric Girt on the challenges cannabis could pose

General Interest
World Cannabis Congress found to be packed with dank tech and wares



June 21, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: As trivial cannabis cases continue to be prosecuted in Canadian courtrooms, Bill Blair is reportedly meeting behind closed doors with unlicensed pot shop owners. CGC is readying to release its fourth quarter results and Tweed is teaming with Prince Edward Island’s Advanced Extraction Systems to build a custom supercritical extractor. Advocates in Colorado are lobbying for somewhere to smoke and Mexico’s president may be reconsidering his decriminalization pledge. Also, the cannabis industry’s largest job fair is set for Denver next month, Willie Nelson is hiring and Brian Wilson says weed and The Beatles inspired most of The Beach Boys’ hit songs. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
CGC set to announce fourth quarter fiscal 2016 results this month
Tweed teams with Advanced Extraction Systems to build extractor

Politics/Legalization
Bill Blair is meeting behind closed doors with dispensary owners
Learning from liquor and weed to regulate recreational marijuana
Trivial pot cases continue to be prosecuted despite Liberal pledge

Industry/Studies
Is Mexico’s president reconsidering support for decriminalization?
Advocates in Colorado lobbying for regulation of illegal pot clubs
New role of endocannabinoid system uncovered in habit formation

General Interest
Brian Wilson says weed and Beatles inspired biggest Beach Boy hits
Legend Willie Nelson is hiring new employees at Willie’s Reserve
The cannabis industry’s largest career fair set for Denver next month
Odd Future Collective’s Mike G drops new smoker anthem “Doja”



June 20, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Kathleen Wynne’s government is reported to be readying for recreational pot sales as Prime Minister Trudeau preaches patience on the cannabis file. The Winnipeg Cannabis Cup welcomes its first crowd and a new poll shows most Vancouverites are concerned about medical pot use in public. Bedrocan receives Health Canada approval to sell oil and Tweed features in its first hip-hop video. Jim McMahon and Leonard Mitchell say the NFL needs to reform medical marijuana rules and a new Marijuana for Trauma Chapter is set to open on Prince Edward Island. Also, ganja ATMs are being employed in Jamaica, enjoy a vanilla milkshake sure to bring all the boys to the yard and meet the Libertarian presidential candidate who hasn’t smoked weed in seven weeks. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bedrocan receives Health Canada approval to begin selling cannabis oil
Tweed hat features in new video for Fortunato’s “Ain’t Nobody Know”
French: Prescription pot is now available at the door of every Canadian
French: Medical marijuana is still hampered by a lack of research studies

Politics/Legalization
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau preaches patience on legal cannabis file
The Ontario government is actively gearing up for recreational marijuana

Industry/Studies
Poll finds most Vancouverites concerned about medical pot us in public
Canada’s Island Garden is Prince Edward Island’s first licensed producer
Winnipeg Cannabis Cup brings dozens of vendors, educators and activists
Jim McMahon and Leonard Marshall say cannabis can help many in NFL
New chapter is Marijuana for Trauma set to open on Prince Edward Island

General Interest
Libertarian presidential candidate says he hasn’t smoked weed in seven weeks
This vanilla cannabis milkshake is sure to bring all the boys out to the yard
Check out the winning strains from the 2016 NorCal Medical Cannabis Cup
Lawyer answers whether cannabis use can come up in divorce proceedings



June 17, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Microsoft becomes the first major corporation to move into the cannabis industry and Vancouver readies for another round of pot shop injunctions. A New Jersey lawmaker believes recreational cannabis could save Atlantic City and explore how decriminalization helped solve Portugal’s catastrophic drug crisis. Roseanne Barr tells Conan about her mom’s first edibles experience and check out a gallery of 15 joint sculptures. Also, The Kind outlines a guide to throwing a good edibles party and it was 45 years ago today that Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
David Chisamore features as Tweed’s Meet The Customer for June

Politics/Legalization
The City of Vancouver plans for another round of pot shop injunctions

Industry/Studies
Lift profiles activist Adam Greenblatt of Montreal’s Sante Cannabis
Microsoft announces plans to work with a cannabis compliance company
How decriminalization helped solve Portugal’s catastrophic drug crisis
New Jersey lawmaker believes recreational pot can save Atlantic City
VICE lists a number of aromatherapy oils that make nugs even danker

General Interest
Roseanne Barr tells Conan O’Brien about her mom’s first edibles trip
Check out this gallery of 15 joint sculptures that will blow your mind!
Explore The Kind’s new guide to throwing a successful edibles party
Forty-five-years ago today Nixon’s government declared war on drugs



June 16, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Operators of unlicensed pot shop swept up in last month’s raids in Toronto are calling the charges “ridiculous” and a Nova Scotia family is pleading with the government to allow their 12-year-old daughter to medicate with cannabis. A Bracebridge judge rules to throw out possession charges for a man in light of looming legalization and American life insurance companies continue to ponder the user risk question. Dr. Sacha Bhatia and George Smitherman join Bloomberg TV to discuss new medical regulations and Canopy CEO Bruce Linton is counted among the speakers of the upcoming Small Cap Nation thought leader series. Colorado is moving to ban THC-infused gummy bears and did the Baltimore Raven cut Eugene Munroe over his vocal support of marijuana? Also, explore Stewart Richlin’s long and strange journey to becoming a weed lawyer and investigate how a a stoner flick resuscitated Doogie Howser’s career! Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton will be among Small Cap Nation thought leader speakers
Lift Cannabis forum will provide industry insiders a public platform

Politics/Legalization
Toronto pot shop owners calls charges laid in raids last month “ridiculous"
Column: ‘Legalizing marijuana in Canada has many business considerations’
Bracebridge judge rules no possession charge for man in light of legalization

Industry/Studies
Nova Scotia family is pleading to allow 12-year-old cannabis treatment
Sacha Bhatia and George Smitherman join Bloomberg to discuss mmj
Lift reports that the MMPR oil options remain limited since Allard ruling
American life insurance companies continue to ponder user risk of pot

General Interest
Explore Stewart Richlin’s long, strange journey to becoming a weed lawyer
Colorado is moving to ban THC-infused gummy bears from the market
A stoner flick resuscitated Neil Patrick Harris’ career after Doogie Howser
Baltimore Ravens release cannabis crusader Eugene Munroe from roster
Colorado pot shops shattered sales records during city’s 4/20 celebrations



June 15, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Calgary council approves zoning bylaws for the city’s medical cannabis clinics and new changes to the Smoke Free Ontario Act threaten the fate of the province’s vape lounges. The Quebec cannabis registry tracks 500 patients in its first year and advocates say the future of research in this industry hinges on legalization. Comparisons continue to be made between the end of alcohol prohibition and cannabis reform, and find out why one American veteran traded prescription pills for medical marijuana. The Red Hot Chili Peppers talk pot and Cher with a shirtless James Corden on Carpool Karaoke and conservationists are suing Mendocino County over cultivation limits. Also, Riff Raff joins Snoop on a new episode of GGN and did a hydroponics company sneak a weed commercial into the NBA finals on NBC? Have a great day!

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Canopy Growth stock continues to attract attention from investors
Tweed hummus is a great light snack to start your summer season

Politics/Legalization
Vancouver councilor confounded by Liberals’ refusal to decriminalize
Advocates say the future of cannabis research hinges on legalization

Industry/Studies
Calgary city council approves zoning bylaws for marijuana clinics
Quebec cannabis registry tracks 500 medical patients in the province
Smoke Free Ontario Act changes threaten fate of Ottawa vape lounge
Comparisons being made between marijuana and early days of liquor
Why one American vet traded prescription pills for medical cannabis

General Interest
Red Hot Chili Peppers talk weed and Cher on Carpool Karaoke
Black Magic hydroponics snuck a weed ad into NBA finals on NBC
Hunters, conservationists suing Mendocino County over grow limits
Riff Raff joins Snoop Dogg on latest episode of Merry Jane’s GGN



June 14, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Liberal government won’t support an NDP motion calling for immediate decriminalization and Petition E190 looks to address the inequality that exists for medical cannabis patients in Canada. The founder of the 4/20 Games is looking to expand into Canada and Melissa Ethridge lights up on stage at the High Times Cannabis Cup in Michigan. Victoria is reported to have the highest number of pot shops per capita in the country and is the Italian mafia supporting terrorism by buying hashish from ISIS? Also, Nick Jonas recalls his experience with edibles and VICE explores whether its ethical to buy weed in this day and age. Have a great day!

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E190 looks to address inequality that exists for medical cannabis patients

Politics/Legalization
Liberals won’t support the NDP motion for immediate decriminalization

Industry/Studies
San Francisco’s 4/20 Games are looking to make expansion into Canada
Victoria has the highest per capita number of pot shops in the country

General Interest
Melissa Ethridge lit up a joint on stage at the High Times Cannabis Cup
Is the Italian mafia supporting terrorism by buying hashish from ISIS?
Singer Nick Jonas shares his experience with edibles on Jimmy Fallon
VICE explores whether it’s unethical to buy marijuana or not in this day



June 13, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The NDP is introducing a motion in the House of Commons calling for immediate decriminalization and craft cannabis growers in British Columbia are concerned the new regime in Ottawa will push them out of the industry. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reported to have made the best case for reform yet as his government prepares to release details about the task force on legalization. Canada’s first publicly traded cannabis company is set to be upgraded on the TSX and explore why pharmacists think they’re best fitted to dispense medical marijuana. VICE weed columnist David Bienenstock investigates the weed renaissance in his new book and meet the 26 American senators dedicated to prohibition. Also, Australia’s highest hippies find refuge in the South Wales hinterlands and the University of Missouri denies a student request to put a pot leaf on a school shirt. Have a great day!

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Canada’s first publicly traded cannabis company is about to be upgraded
Tweed’s Tom Shipley and Katya Boudka feature on Day 2 of Lift Expo
AusCann considering growing cannabis on Christmas Island in Australia
Three sound reasons cannabis stock investors should look into Canada
Jordan Gabriel’s role has evolved as Tweed’s extraction lab has expanded
Canada’s licensed producers struggle to get mainstream banking services

Politics/Legalization
NDP introduces motion in House calling for immediate decriminalization
Will new legal regime in Ottawa push craft growers out of British Columbia?
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau may have made best case for legalization yet
The government will soon release details about task force on legalization

Industry/Studies
Explore why pharmacists think they are most qualified to dispenses mmj

General Interest
VICE weed columnist explores the marijuana renaissance in new book
Meet the 26 American senators who are dedicated to marijuana prohibition
Former governor and WWE star Jesse Ventura is fighting for legalization
High hippies find refuge in the South Wales hinterlands of Nimbin
University of Missouri denies student request to put pot leaf on a school shirt



June 10, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: BC Ferries says it has the right to ban medical marijuana on the high seas and licensed producers continue crusade to see cannabis is exempt from sales tax. Tilray begins shipping its product to Croatia and the Alaskan Marijuana Control Board approves 10 new cultivation facilities. Tweed throws Boaty McBoatface a life preserver and, despite pot shop crackdowns, cannabis entrepreneurs are betting on a future of edibles. Also, Hamilton’s “High Priest of Pot” passes at 67 and Merry Jane offers up a Father’s Day guide for the cannabis enthusiast. Have a great weekend!

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Tweed throws Boaty McBoatface a life preserver after English controversy
Canopy Growth uptrends after conditional approval from TSX exchange

Politics/Legalization
Letters: Are pot shops a real concern or simply a government scare tactic?

Industry/Studies
BC Ferries says it has the right to ban medical marijuana on the high seas
Should cannabis sold by Licensed Producers of the MMPR be tax exempt?
Canadian producer Tilray begins shipping its medical cannabis to Croatia
Cannabis entrepreneurs are betting on edibles despite dispensary crackdown
Marijuana Control Board in Alaska approves 10 new cultivation facilities

General Interest
Merry Jane offer a Father’s Day guide for cannabis enthusiast to enjoy
Hamilton’s legendary “High Priest of Pot” Michael Baldasaro dies at age 67



June 9, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses the potential future for Canada’s cannabis industry and Windsor police raid a pot shop in the city they say was brazenly selling grass. Marijuana.com interviews the Toronto Police Services about the dispensary raids last month and Vancouver is ramping up its efforts to shut down the city’s unlicensed pot shops. An Arizona ruling moves to bring cannabis access to patients with Parkinson’s and a former War on Drugs enforcer is calling for the end to prohibition. Also, B-Real and Wiz Khalifa get together and Smokebox, the Detroit Lions’s DeAndre Levy says the NFL should embrace medical marijuana and is calling someone a “stoner” now an offensive remark? Have a great day!

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Licensed producers emphasize fact they weren’t behind dispensary raids
Canopy Growth is looking to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
Tweed interview Lift Cannabis CEO and founder Tyler Sookochoff

Politics/Legalization
Prime Minister Trudeau discusses the potential for Canadian cannabis
Windsor police raid Windsor pot shop they say was brazenly selling weed
Windsor’s police chief is promising zero tolerance on city dispensaries
Marijuana.com interview Toronto Police Services about pot shop raids

Industry/Studies
Vancouver is ramping up efforts to shut down city’s unlicensed pot shops
Arizona ruling moves to help patients with Parkinson’s access cannabis
Science suggests brains of heavy pot smokers wired to love weed most!
CannaKids looks to connect sick children and their parents with cannabis

General Interest
Usual suspects B-Real and Wiz Khalifa get lit up on Youtube Smokebox
Former War on Drugs enforcer William Weld wants to end prohibition
Detroit Lions’ DeAndre Levy calls on NFL to embrace medical marijuana
Are the terms “weed” and “stoner” becoming derogatory cannabis slang?



June 8, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bruce Linton calls the notion LPs are behind crackdown on Toronto pot shops a conspiracy theory as the city’s unlicensed dispensaries vow to continue selling product. Canopy Growth receives conditional approval to list its shares on the TSX and, despite having a prescription, a 12-year-old is being denied medical marijuana by her Nova Scotia group home. A new study shows long-term pot use doesn’t pose negative health effects and Canadian street dealers are looking for an exit strategy in light of looming legalization. Also, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa release a new video for “Kush Ups” and an Orlando woman is being charged after burning her teenage son’s hand over a weed deal gone bad. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton calls notion LPs behind pot shop raids a conspiracy theory
Tweed’s deal with Snoop Dogg grants company exclusive right to LBC

Politics/Legalization
Could crackdown on Toronto pot shops jeopardize street gang headway?
Toronto’s pot shop owners say they will continue to defy Canadian law
Canadian weed dealers are looking for an extra strategy out of the game

Industry/Studies
Twelve-year-old in NS group home denied cannabis despite prescription
New study shows long-term pot use doesn’t have negative health effect
The Anxiolytic properties of cannabis could help treatment of PTSD

General Interest
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa premiere new music video for “Kush Ups”
Orlando woman faces charges for burning teen son’s hand over weed sale



June 7, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto’s Lift Expo last weekend attracted 10,000 attendees and the increase in veterans’ medical marijuana costs is linked to a decrease in prescriptions for opioids and tranquilizers. A 19-year-old Oregon man is facing federal charges for cannabis and could medical marijuana help dull the pain of fibromyalgia? The National Football League is finally listening to researchers on the cannabis file and a Calgary police officer proves even the boys in blue love the green as he’s charged for keeping marijuana seized on the job. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
The U.S. majority favours medical marijuana to pain pills for PTSD

Politics/Legalization
Toronto’s Lift Expo attracted 10,000 attendees from across the globe

Industry/Studies
Veteran increase in medical cannabis tied to decrease in opioid scripts
A 19-year-old in Oregon is being charged with a federal charge for pot
Civilized: Could medical cannabis help to treat pain of fibromyalgia?

General Interest
The National Football League is listening to researchers about cannabis
Man dies in Manchester jail of after being arrested over a bag of grass
Calgary officer faces charges for keeping marijuana seized on the job



June 6, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A human rights tribunal finds Ottawa mayor Jim Watson didn’t discriminate against medical marijuana users and Toronto police now have more powers to deal with drug-impaired drivers. The Lift Expo provides a snapshot of the future of an industry and could legalization help reduce Saskatchewan’s deficit? The Toronto Star explores nine unique perspectives on legalization and the FDA is looking to Canada to learn more about medical marijuana. Tour Bedrocan’s Scarborough facility, win tickets to watch Snoop and Wiz Khalifa tour this summer and meet notorious dorm restaurateur Jonah Reider. Also, Civilized says weed is only a gateway drug when it’s put in s’mores and Nate Diaz tells UFC opponent to do steroids and he’ll stick to the weed. Have a great day!

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CBC’s Out in the Open explores Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility
Mark Zekulin and Hilary Black took to stage at day 1 of Lift Expo
Take a tour of licensed producer Bedrocan’s Scarborough facility
Toronto’s Lift Expo provides snapshot of the future of an industry
Tweed Care Team black belt Alison Tremblay taking names at night
Lift reviewer finds Argyle helps with PTSP and chronic depression

Politics/Legalization
Legalization question a simple answer away from a solution: just do it!
Toronto Star explores nine unique perspectives on legalization debate
Legalization among items that could reduce Saskatchewan’s deficit

Industry/Studies
The FDA is looking to Canada to learn more about medical marijuana
Tribunal rules Ottawa mayor didn’t discriminate against mmj users
Leading cannabis scientist Dr. Ethan Russo debunks Australian study
Toronto Police will soon have more power to deal with stones drivers

General Interest
Nate Diaz: ‘You do steroids, I’ll smoke weed, and then we can fight’
Civilized says weed is only a gateway drug when it’s put in s’mores :)
Win tickets to join Snoop and Wiz Khalifa on High Road Summer Tour
Eleven movie and television characters who got high on the down low
VICE talks weed soda with notorious dorm restaurateur Jonah Reider
Expos lefty Bill “Spaceman” Lee used to put weed on his pancakes



June 3, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Anne McLellan’s appointment to the country’s legalization task force shows the Liberals are taking a hard line on recreational pot as a new report suggests more raids could be coming soon to unlicensed Toronto pot shops. Vancouver police break up a protest for “pot people” turned makeshift camp and is the contention surrounding driving high nothing more than half-baked paranoia? A medical patient in Toronto is suing the city for $1 million over dispensary crackdowns and Bedrocan’s Hilary Black discusses the history of cannabis access in Canada. Also, Oregon’s recreational market now includes extracts and cannabis is being credited for helping Washington State line its coffers with large profits. A principal is suspended for letting Fetty Wap rap, record and smoke weed on school grounds and meet the stoner who Snapchatted for 24 hours while walking down the country’s longest street. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed would one day like to start manufacturing pot-infused chocolate
Report suggests there are more raids coming soon to Toronto pot shops
Hilary Black discusses history of cannabis access at weekend Lift Expo

Politics/Legalization
Anne McLellan task force appointment shows Ottawa taking strict line
Is the contention that surrounds driving while half-baked paranoia?
Vancouver police break up protest for ‘pot people’ disturbing the city
Toronto is being left in a haze awaiting new legal cannabis regulations
One Toronto medical marijuana patients is suing the city for $1 million
Legal market in Washington State is being credited with huge profits

Industry/Studies
New research finds chronic cannabis use as dangerous as not flossing
Leah McLaren cuts through the stoner parent stereotype with precision
Lisle nursery owner planning transition from roses to medical marijuana
Exploring tinctures as an alternative form of traditional pot consumption
Oregon’s recreational marijuana market now includes extracts and edibles

General Interest
Principal suspended after Fetty Wap films rap video on school grounds
Has hip-hop helped redefine America’s War on Drugs for the better?
VICE talks to the guy who Snapchatted for 24 hours straight on Younge



June 2, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bruce Linton joins the AusCann board of directors and Anne McClellan is added to the Liberal task force on legalization. The Vancouver Board of Variance approves two new dispensaries and the first-ever cannabis research centre opens at Thomas Jefferson University. Advocates say insuring cannabis is a smart move and do the lines between medical and recreational marijuana need to be blurred for the stigma to drop? DeepCell raises nearly a half-million in capital to develop cannabis-infused sugar and Oakland is giving pot convicts a chance to open marijuana businesses. Also, meet 13 of the women leading the stoner rock revolution and explore the film that may or may not show Marilyn Munroe smoking weed. Have a great day!

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AusCann Group moves to strengthen its board by appointing Bruce Linton
Canopy Growth Corp listed among most compelling cannabis investments

Politics/Legalization
Anne McClellan is tapped to join the Liberal task force on legalization
Do lines between recreational and medical need be blurred to end stigma?
John Tory is unapologetic for police raids on city’s unlicensed dispensaries
Investigating how cannabis legalization will change the pot industry

Industry/Studies
Vancouver Board of Variance hearing approves two new dispensaries
First cannabis research center is opening at Thomas Jefferson University
Advocates says insuring pot patients as non-smokers is a smart move

General Interest
Does this film from the 50s actually show Marilyn Munroe smoking weed?
DeepCell raises nearly half a million to develop cannabis-infused sugar
People facing draconian drug policies like the death penalty for marijuana
Oakland is giving weed convicts a chance to open marijuana businesses
Meet 13 of the women who are leading a stoner rock revolution in music



June 1, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A grow-op auction in British Columbia is highlighting the pitfalls of applying to become a licensed producer and Vancouver is going to court in an effort to shut down pot shops that continue to operate in the city. MADD says police will need to be equipped with better tools to catch drug-impaired drivers and researchers find Moroccan hash possesses a terpenoid unique to that coveted product. Toronto police reportedly threatened a doctor’s office during city dispensary raids and a Louisiana angler reels in a 20-pound brick of hash. Also, Natasha Irizarry left a life of hard times behind to start Stashbox, private prisons are against legalization and did weed help Kevin Spacey win the Oscar for American Beauty? Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
The City of Vancouver is going to court in bid to shutter pot shops
Jodie Emery’s Cannabis Culture is selling recreational and medical pot
Are weed dealers using the banner of legalization to argue against jail?
Selley: Breaking the country’s pot laws comes with dire consequences

Industry/Studies
MADD says police will need better tools to catch drug-impaired drivers
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health looks at impact of pot and driving
Roofer Dave is growing protest grass outside the Vancouver Art Gallery
Researchers find Moroccan hash unique for possessing hashishene terpene
Baby girl with rare form of epilepsy sent home after cannabis treatment
Women Grow Edmonton plants seeds of entrepreneurship ahead of reform

General Interest
Toronto police threatened a doctor’s office thinking is was a pot shop
Louisiana angler finds a 20-pound brick of hash on a beach in Lafitte
Did marijuana help Kevin Spacey win the Oscar for American Beauty?
Stashbox’s Natasha Irizarry left hard times behind to start a weed company
Private prisons and Big Pharma are two players against reform in the U.S.
Keurig of marijuana CannaKorp banks on a future of pods filled with pot
Gooey Rabinski’s book on understanding medical cannabis is a must read



May 31, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A coalition of unlicensed pot shops in Toronto is asking that charges laid during last week’s raids be dropped and the city’s public health committee acknowledges the health benefits of cannabis should be discussed in short order. John Tory is unapologetic for the dispensary crackdown as storefronts continue to dispense and the media questions why people are being charged for weed in light of looming legalization? Also, the National Hockey League takes a liberal approach to dealing with medical marijuana and John Oliver concocts a solution to overcoming the munchies. Explore eight of Snoop’s proprietary strains, check out some of the best curated collections of weed art on Instagram and take the guess work out of strain selection with the “Netflix of weed.” Have a great day!

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Toronto Public Health acknowledges cannabis may have health benefits
Activist Jodie Emery joins Metro Morning to discuss LPs and dispensaries

Politics/Legalization
A coalition of dispensaries in Toronto is asking that pot charges be dropped
Why are charges being laid on pot shop owners as we ready for legalization?
John Tory is unapologetic for police raids on city’s unlicensed dispensaries
Toronto Star editorial cartoon makes light of pot shop crackdown in city
Marijuana storefronts in Toronto continue to sell pot despite police raids
The Liberal government’s marijuana policy equates to a “big fog” so far

Industry/Studies
British Columbia should harvest marijuana cash to help provincial coffers
American 18-25 are now less likely to use marijuana than drugs like alcohol
National Hockey League has a better attitude toward mmj than other leagues

General Interest
John Oliver has determined a sound solution for overcoming the munchies
Check out a curated collection of some of the best weed art on Instagram
“Netflix of Weed” WoahStork takes the guess work out of strain selection
“Explore eight of rapper Snoop Dogg’s strains from Leafs by Snoop line



May 30, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Lift Expo proves a huge success in spite of pot shop crackdowns in Toronto as the city’s police chief defends the dispensary raids. Bedrocan’s Hilary Black says Ottawa needs a cohesive strategy for dealing with new cannabis regulations and the Conservative Party adopts decriminalization as official policy. Sun Life becomes the first insurer to support medical marijuana patients and Women Grow founder Jane West is raising capital to start her own cannabis line. Find out why Alan Gertner left Google to start Tokyo Smoke and can America’s weed industry provide reparations for casualties of the War on Drugs? Also, Snoop Dogg makes the dispensary rounds to promote legalization and explore some new celebrity strains that will make you feel famously high. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Lift Cannabis Expo shows that cannabis is going mainstream
Metro Toronto Convention Centre buzzing over “Project Claudia"
Hilary Black says Ottawa needs a cohesive strategy for pot laws
New medical cannabis clinic opens in Barrie to help patients
Bedrocan Canada rolls out (up!) new same-day delivery service
Tweed president says no one should be arrested for for cannabis
Cannabis education is a top priority for the good folks at Tweed!

Politics/Legalization
Globe says Ottawa is to blame for country’s pot shop confusion
Toronto police chief defends raids on the city’s unlicensed pot shops
Police say that 90 people were arrested last week in dispensary raids
Dispensary defenders in Toronto say police raids were costly exercise
Raids on Toronto pot shops are a matter of law not political choice
Protestors hijack police press conference after Toronto pot shop raids
Are unlicensed dispensaries still operating in the city of Toronto?
The city of Toronto trails Vancouver in regulating its pot shops
Cannabis policy on the docket as Conservatives look to explore anew
Cannabis policy on the docket as Conservatives look to explore anew

Industry/Studies
Sun Life is the first insurer to stop treating pot smokers as criminals
Can America’s weed industry provide reparations for the war on drugs?
Women Grow founder Jane West raises capital for new cannabis brand
VICE and scientists study what pot does when put it on your skin
Find out why Alan Gertner left Google to start Tokyo Smoke in Toronto

General Interest
Snoop Dogg makes the dispensary rounds to tout brand and weed reform
These new celebrity cannabis strains will make you feel famously high
College student running pot shop called “The Bakery” from his apartment



May 27, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto police follow through on their promise to crack down on unlicensed pot shops as activists defend the city’s dispensary owners. Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses options for medical cannabis patients in Toronto and John Fowler explores the intricacies of the pot shop problem in Canada’s largest city. A new Ben-Gurion University study shows most mmj patients benefit from treatment and marijuana sales taxes have been a huge boon for Colorado city coffers. MassRoots takes aim at Leafly and Weedmaps with a new feature and check out John Wayne’s propaganda film. Also, an anti-legalization group in Arizona is reported to be backed by the alcohol industry and meet the first cannabis executive to make the “30 Under 30” list. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed president joins CP24 to discuss options for Toronto patients
Meet Brad Martin, the country’s unofficial arbiter of the MMPR

Politics/Legalization
Toronto police raid unlicensed dispensaries in “Project Claudia”
John Fowler explores the intricacies of Toronto’s pot shop problem
Canadian activists defend dispensaries in light of pot shop crackdown

Industry/Studies
Marijuana sales tax has been a huge boon for Colorado city coffers
Ben-Gurion study shows most mmj patients benefit from treatment
The jury is still out on how high is too high to be driving a car
VICE and scientists study what pot does when put it on your skin
Meet one medical marijuana patient fighting for his right to drive

General Interest
MassRoots takes aim at Leafly and Weedmaps with new feature
Meet the first cannabis executive to make Inc.’s “30 Under 30” list
Remembering John Wayne’s anti-marijuana propaganda movie
Is Arizona’s anti-legalization group backed by the alcohol industry?



May 26, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A new study to be published in June shows teen cannabis use has declined as legalization spreads and Saskatchewan announces it will study the effects of driving under the influence. Bill Blair criticizes the country’s grey marijuana market as the co-founder of Queens of Cannabis vows to defy Toronto’s crackdown on pot shops. Medical marijuana makes up 22% of veteran drug payments and a new Edmonton group hopes to help the rise of women in the budding industry. Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher admits to smoking weed while in office and a pot-friendly gym is set to open in San Francisco. Also, Vietnamese youth question President Obama about grass and try the video game devoted to getting high and playing bingo. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Same-day cannabis delivery now available in Calgary and Toronto
Bill Blair comes out highly critical of country’s grey pot shop market
CHCH questions where unlicensed dispensaries are getting their grass
Canopy Growth is at the forefront of the world’s next major industry

Politics/Legalization
Trudeau’s stance on legalization has helped him “own” the millennials
Legalization is logical but we must work to protect the country’s children
New study shows teen marijuana use is declining as legalization spreads
Canada needs to protect itself from over-regulating the cannabis industry

Industry/Studies
Saskatchewan to study the effects of driving under influence of cannabis
Sask Premier Brad Wall wants to know more about drug-impaired driving
Globe: Drafting a law against driving while high is easier said than done
Edmonton group hopes to help the rise of women in the cannabis industry
The co-owner of Queens of Cannabis says she will not shutter her shop
Medical cannabis currently makes up 22% of veteran drug payments

General Interest
A new weed-friendly fitness gym is set to open up in San Francisco
Republican congressman says he has used marijuana while in office
Vietnamese youth quiz Barack Obama on weed, rap and good looks
There’s a game devoted to getting high and playing bingo with friends
Tommy Chong’s 78th birthday doubles as launch for new line of products



May 25, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bill Blair says he was skeptical cannabis could be grown in a healthy way until he visited Bedrocan and Tweed is pleased to serve as the Lift Expo title sponsor. Same-day cannabis delivery has arrived in Canada and the Liberals’ point man on the pot file labels unlicensed dispensaries as “reckless.” Cannabis is counted among items that need to be investigated by the Conservative Party as it looks to revamp and tour Vancouver’s lone licensed dispensary. Barcelona’s first female mayor grants amnesty to cannabis clubs and a new seed company in Port Colborne is ready for reformed regulations. Also, the list of Tommy Chong’s smoking partners is an extensive Hollywood roster and rapper Twista is cleared of charges related to his marijuana arrest. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bill Blair was skeptical about cannabis until he visited Bedrocan
Radio host on CFMJ gets lyrical about Tweed’s product design
Same-day delivery of medical cannabis has arrived in Canada
Tweed pleased to serve as title sponsor of the Toronto Lift Expo

Politics/Legalization
Liberal pot point man labels unlicensed dispensaries as reckless
Could legalization impact how police arrest impaired drivers?
Cannabis counted among Conservative party policy revamps
There is a reason to explain crackdown on Toronto dispensaries

Industry/Studies
Cannabis seed company owner in Port Colborne is ready for change
Tour Vancouver’s first fully licensed medical marijuana dispensary

General Interest
Barcelona’s first female mayor grants amnesty to cannabis clubs
Jason Pinsky is fighting to improve the cannabis landscape in NY
List of Tommy Chong’s smoking partners is a Hollywood roster
Parents let son grow six figure cannabis crop to pay for drug debt
Rapper Twista will not face charges related to marijuana arrest



May 24, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Canopy CEO Bruce Linton will address Toronto’s medical marijuana patients this morning and the Liberal legalization plan will look for ways to deter drug-impaired drivers. The NDP asserts there is no point in prosecuting pot charges and Wikileaf plans to go public this fall. Phil Emberley believes pharmacists should be dispensing medical marijuana and should Toronto be banning or regulating its pot shops? Vancouver says there’s no timeline for closing down unlicensed dispensaries and find out how one New York mother is coping with the city’s restrictive pot policies. In lighter news, Nasdaq denies MassRoots its coveted listing, a curious dog gets high on campsite weed butts and meet seven famous rappers with their own strains. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton and Ronan Levy to address Toronto mmj patient needs
Pot price comparison website Wikileaf plans to go public this fall
Clarification on Canopy Growth and AusCann Holdings partnership
Tweed meets up with customer Bojan Kladnjakovic to talk cannabis
Lift Cannabis reviews Tweed’s Balmoral in this week’s strain selections

Politics/Legalization
The NDP is right to assert there is no point in prosecuting pot charges
Prosecuting marijuana activists like Dana Larsen is a pointless exercise
Jenna Valleriani says government needs to clear the air on pot shops
Liberal legalization plan will look for ways to deter drug-impaired drivers

Industry/Studies
Should Toronto be banning or regulating its unlicensed dispensaries
Phil Emberley believes pharmacists should be dispensing medical pot
Vancouver says there is no timeline for closing down illegal pot shops
Tobacco and marijuana are treated the same by insurance companies
Police report a pot possession incident on average of every nine minutes
How one mother is coping with New York’s restrictive mmj program

General Interest
Nasdaq denies listing cannabis technology company MassRoots
National Restaurant Association will feature panel of canna chefs
Meet the seven famous rappers that have their own strain of cannabis
Curious British Columbia dog gets unexpected high from weed butts



May 20, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto warns landlords they have three days to clear out pot shops and 61 of Vancouver’s unregulated dispensaries are still operating in the city. DC Cannabis Campaign is planning a legalization protest on the White House lawn today and terminally ill Serbian patients are risking jail time to access cannabis oil. Two Colorado weed companies are now vowing for the naming rights to Mile High Stadium and does the future of getting high include artisanal crabcakes? Also, UFC fighter Diego Brandao gets nine months for testing positive for marijuana metabolites and Weetos and Cannamon Toast Crunch are found among the stash at a pot bust in Louisiana. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Product safety concerns raised by the unregulated dispensary market

Politics/Legalization
Toronto infuriates dispensary owners over deferred businesses regulation
City of Toronto warns landlords they have three days to clear pot shops
Toronto dispensary owners calling for regulation in light of crackdown

Industry/Studies
Marijuana research needs to start considering the effects on teenagers
Explore seven studies that prove the medical effectiveness of marijuana
DC Cannabis Campaign is planning a protest at the White House today
Sixty-one of Vancouver’s unregulated dispensaries are still up and running

General Interest
Terminally ill Serbian patinets are risking jail to get medical cannabis oil
Two canna companies now vying for naming rights to Mile High Stadium
Weetos and Cannamon Toast Crunch counted as names at Louisiana bust
Son of undercover narcotics agent in Washington State opens dispensary
UFC fighter Diego Brandao handed 9-month sentence for positive pot test
Does the future of getting high include artisanal cannabis crabcakes?



May 19, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto targets landlords in a bid to stem the pot shop tide and a new Forum Research poll suggests city residents are hazy on the legality of dispensaries. Activists rally to support Dana Larsen in Calgary and an anti-marijuana governor in Colorado says legalization is working out well. Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses the company’s MADD initiative and the cost of Vancouver’s 4/20 protest is pegged at $148,000. Seth Rogan joins Snoop on a new episode of Merry Jane and ever wonder what the Taco Bell menu really looks like when you’re high? Also, a new Berkeley dispensary is looking to cater to seniors and meet the culinary chef cooking his way to a cannabis revolution. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses MADD initiative on CFMJ
Canada’s largest producer of medical cannabis teams with MADD

Politics/Legalization
The City of Toronto is targeting landlords in its dispensary crackdown
Toronto’s crackdown on unlicensed pot shops has started in the city
Bylaw officers in Toronto have started handing out warning letters
Forum poll shows Toronto residents are hazy on legality of dispensaries

Industry/Studies
The country’s licensed medical marijuana lobby group changes its name
Cannabis activists rallied to show support for Dana Larsen in Calgary
Colorado’s anti-marijuana governor says legalization is working well
New Berkeley dispensary is looking to target senior citizens in California
Hempco Food and Fiber revenue could top $7 million by end of year

General Interest
Meet the culinary chef who’s cooking his way to a cannabis revolution
Cost of the 4/20 protest at Sunset Beach in Van City pegged at $148,000
In some parts of poverty-stricken Venezuela weed costs $100 a gram
Seth Rogan joins Snoop Dogg on new episode of GGN to talk Neighbors 2
Ever wonder what Taco Bell’s menu really looks like when you’re high?



May 18, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Pot shops in Toronto vow to fight the city’s proposed fines as Vancouver issues a license to its first regulated dispensary. Bill Blair doesn’t think legalization will violate Canada’s UN treaty obligations and half of Canadians who drive high say pot doesn’t impair their ability to operate a vehicle. Louisiana and Macedonia move to legalize mmj and Dana Larsen answers to seed gate charges in Calgary. Seth Rogan says legalization won’t make weed any less funny and Xena: Warrior Princess is fighting for her right to smoke in New Zealand. Also, cannabis journalism courses are being offered at UC Berkeley this summer and Chris Brown is thrown off a private jet for lighting up. Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
Bill Blair doesn’t think Canada will violate treaties with legal weed
New Forum Research poll shows Liberals are still very well received
Legalization in Colorado is helping some students pay for college

Industry/Studies
Half of Canadians who drive while high say pot doesn’t impair them
Vancouver issues business license to the first regulated city dispensary
Pot entrepreneurs in Toronto vow to fight the city’s proposed fines
Dana Larsen in Calgary court to answer to charges over seed giveaway
Louisiana will be the 25th state to legal a medical marijuana program
Macedonia moves to legalize medical marijuana in the country
Health benefits of cannabis being obscured by U.S. policymakers
Canadian Cannabis Clinics set to open its doors in Sudbury Thursday

General Interest
Comedian Seth Rogan says legalization wont make weed any less funny
Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) fighting for MMJ rights in NZ
Cannabis journalism courses being offered at UC Berkeley this summer
There are many areas in Canada that have potential for craft cannabis
Next level blunt wrap rolls turned to planes and creatures of the sea
Pop singer Chris Brown was thrown off a private jet for smoking weed



May 17, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Canada’s legalization plan could flout three UN drug conventions that experts say the country should pull out of. Opposition parties in New Brunswick are calling for public debate on legalization and hookah and vape lounges in Ontario could soon be hampered by new regulations. Bruce Linton discusses how the Amazon model could help the cannabis industry and medical marijuana companies prepare to diversify as legalization looms. A new survey shows Canadian hospital pharmacists are supportive of cannabis and a property deal for a Muskoka marijuana plant is signed and sealed. Also, San Francisco’s last gun shop is converted to a nonprofit dispensary and find out what happens when you mix cannabis and coffee. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton discusses how the Amazon model is good for marijuana
Canada’s largest producer of medical marijuana is expanding again
Two of Canada’s LPs team to fund a safe driving with MADD and CDPC
Medical marijuana businesses prepare to diversity as legalization looms
Canadian Health Insurance Co. agrees to cover medical cannabis costs
Reform remains uncertain even with a firm timeline for legalization set
Is Canada the positive weed role model that America needs right now?

Politics/Legalization
Canada’s legalization plan is said to flout three UN drug conventions
Experts say it’s time to pull out of UN treaties ahead of legalization move
New Brunswick opposition parties are calling for public debate on cannabis

Industry/Studies
Hookah and vape lounges in Ontario could soon face tough new rules
Survey shows Canadian hospital pharmacists are supportive of cannabis
Property deal for a marijuana facility in North Muskoka signed and sealed
Desperate parents are taking desperate measures to get mmj to their children

General Interest
San Francisco’s last gun shops is being converted to a nonprofit dispensary
Here’s what happens when you mix your coffee and cannabis together
The suits and the streets are fighting for the soul of the cannabis industry
50 years ago the legend Bob Dylan said that ‘everybody must get stoned’



May 16, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Tweed and Bedrocan sponsor a safe driving campaign with MADD and bylaw officers in Toronto are readying for a crack down on city pot shops. The Baltimore Ravens’ Eugene Munroe donates $80K to medical marijuana research and Lift is set to launch the world’s first cannabis-specific chat bot. True Compassion Toronto invites Mayor John Tory to its dispensary and is Canada really set to become America’s next cannabis capital? University of Ottawa neuroscientist Dr. Andra Smith will continue her research work on cannabis and last month’s 4/20 celebration in Vancouver sparks a series of complaints. Also, Canada’s “Prince of Pot” celebrates the high side of activism and 2Chainz calls out Donald Trump in the rapper’s new video for “100 Joints.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bedrocan and Tweed sponsor safe driving campaign with MADD
Tweed Pantry recipe series presents roasted garlic and potato salad
Only one Canadian licensed producer has legally imported clones

Politics/Legalization
Toronto councillor Joe Cressy says legal grey area no go for anyone
Rookie MP made headlines for criticizing decriminalization play
Editorial: It’s high time PM Trudeau explains country’s pot laws
Is Canada really set to become the cannabis capital of America?

Industry/Studies
University of Ottawa neuroscientist will continue work with cannabis
Take a look at Australia’s first medical marijuana crop in Victoria
Last month’s 4/20 party in Vancouver sparked series of complaints
The dispensary free-for-all in Toronto may be soon coming to an end
Baltimore Ravens’s Eugene Munroe donates $80K to mmj research
Lift to launch world’s first cannabis-specific chat bot for consumers
Bylaw officers in Toronto are readying to crack down on pot shops
True Compassion Toronto invites Mayor John Tory to visit their shop

General Interest
Former NHL enforcer Larry DePalma says marijuana saved his life
Rapper 2Chainz calls out Donald Trump in new video for “100 Joints”
Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery celebrates strange activism trip



May 13, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto is expected to start handing out fines up to $50,000 to pot shops in the city and the surge in vets’ medical marijuana prescriptions is being fuelled by groups in the Atlantic provinces. John Mayer and the Grateful Dead promote legalization on Jimmy Kimmel, scientists say the lost Mayan city discovered by a Canadian teen is likely just a pot field and Colorado City is using $1.5 million from Pot Tax to help the homeless. Also, 22nd Century Group plans to produce cannabinoids from tobacco, A$AP Mob and Juicy J release a new video for “Yamborghini High” and VICE’s Damian Abraham finds out what a $500 weed sundae feels like! Have a great weekend.

Politics/Legalization
What should the legal age for recreational marijuana be in Canada?
John Mayer and Grateful Dead promote legalization on Jimmy Kimmel

Industry/Studies
CTV chopper broadcasts live over pot shops in Kensington Market
Toronto is expected to drop a heavy hammer on the city’s pot shops
Selley: Pot has gone private in Toronto and the sky has yet to fall
Toronto’s oldest dispensary wants to lead city out of legal grey area
Editorial: Toronto needs follow in Vancouver’s dispensary footsteps
Surge in vets’ medical pot prescriptions fuelled by Atlantic groups

General Interest
Scientists say Canadian teen’s lost Mayan city find likely a pot field
Colorado City plans to use $1.5 million from Pot Tax to help homeless
Juicy J and A$AS Mob release new video for “Yamborghini High”
Damian Abraham found out what a $500 weed sundae feels like!
22nd Century Group plans to produce cannabinoids from tobacco
Half a ton of marijuana found in coconuts at the U.S.-Mexico border



May 12, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne voices her concerns over Toronto’s pot shops and Cannabis Health Clinic opens in Regina. Legalizing marijuana proves more popular than any presidential candidate and Canadian researchers study the effects of cannabis on PTSD. Dixie launches the industry’s first cannabinoid Kool-Aid and Colorado pot shops rack up revenue of $270 million early in 2016. Manitoba is lagging the rest of the country on the cannabis consumption front and California’s Weedmaps is expanding across the globe. Also, a Montreal company is looking to pay $70,000 to people willing to test weed, Ohio legislators move to allow medical cannabis and a county in Alaska moves to license a pot-infused jerky company. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Numbers and patterns are nothing new to Tweed CFO Tim Saunders
Bedrocan factors into the cannabis and veterinary medicine conversation

Politics/Legalization
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne concerned about pot shop proliferation
Manitoba is lagging country with less than 20% of people smoking pot
Legalizing marijuana is more popular than any presidential candidate
Jeffrey Simpson expresses concern for the Liberal policy inaction

Industry/Studies
Cannabis Health Clinics opens in Regina to assist city mmj patients
Canadian researchers are studying the effects of marijuana on PTSD
Letter: OxyContin should be under attack by the public, not marijuana
Dixie launches industry’s first cannabinoid Kool-Aid, Aceso Daily Powder
Long-time medical cannabis patient afforded conditional discharge in court
Colorado pot shops have already sold $270 million of marijuana this year
Weedmaps took over California’s marijuana industry and is going global
Ohio legislators are moving to allow medical marijuana use in the state

General Interest
Montreal company is looking for patients to test marijuana for $70,000
Costa Rica will be hosting a major marijuana conference in late July
Pitkin County Oks license for innovative cannabis-infused jerky business
London rapper Black The Ripper loves smoking his weed in public



May 11, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Winnipeg city hall says it’s too early to draft rules for recreational marijuana and mainstream pot ads could soon be coming to Toronto. Health Canada updates its enforcement report and the Globe explores seven cannabis stocks showing strong growth. The Grateful Dead look to boost support for legalization in California and the Jackass crew is heading to Higher Limits vape lounge in Winsdor. Also, take a look at Oregon’s craft cannabis industry and find out how a former Dell exec made a car out of cannabis. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Australian medical marijuana sales expected to start in early 2017
Health Canada updates quarterly compliance enforcement report
Canada has 10 tons of medical marijuana still in its inventory

Politics/Legalization
Winnipeg city hall says it’s too early to draft recreational pot rules
The Grateful Dead look to boost support for legalization on Kimmel

Industry/Studies
Seven cannabis company stocks showing strong revenue growth
Vancouver pot shops not be judged same-same by Board of Variance
City of Vancouver issues $250 tickets to 78 pot shops for violations
Mainstream marijuana advertisements could be coming to TO soon

General Interest
Jackass crew heading to Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor
Find out how a former Dell executive made a car out of cannabis
Sophomore in NC is unfairly suspended for smelling like marijuana
Take an inside look at Oregon’s connoisseur craft cannabis industry
Explore HERB’s five reasons for consuming cannabis before bed
Ex-Google exec ditches high-paying job to co-found Tokyo Smoke



May 10, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Former prime minister Jean Chretien calls for the decriminalization of marijuana and Toronto Mayor John Tory tours a city dispensary to find out what the fuss is about. A study by America’s largest automobile club calls for a review of drug driving laws and police in Niagara Falls are growing weary of dealing with hazy pot law perceptions. Lift Cannabis releases a new app and a map shows there are now more dispensaries than Pizza Pizzas in Ontario’s capital city. Advocates in Maine look to treat pot publications like pornography and Tasty Budds continues to expand on Canada’s East Coast. Also, Jane West visits the future, a new poll shows a majority of American women support legalization, and learn how to make a pipe out a tire gauge! Have a great day.

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canadian licensed producer the first to team with foreign company
Bruce Linton joins BNN to discuss Canopy’s Australian partnership

Politics/Legalization
Former PM Jean Chretien believes marijuana should be decriminalized
Matt Gurney: Good politics is not always bad policy on cannabis file
Police officers in Niagara are dealing with hazy pot law perceptions
Investigating what legalization may mean for weed in the workplace

Industry/Studies
Toronto mayor John Tory takes tour of medical marijuana dispensary
Map shows there are now more pot shops than Pizza Pizzas in Toronto
PathogenDX uses DNA analysis to identify pathogens in cannabis
Lift Cannabis creates a new text-based artificial intelligent application
Tasty Budds dispensary expands from Dartmouth and Lower Sackville
Study by America’s largest automobile club calls for drug driving review

General Interest
New CBS poll shows majority of American women support legalization
Jane West visited the future and is now waiting on the world to catch up
HERB takes an in-depth look at how to make a pipe out of a tire gauge
Maine advocacy group would treat cannabis magazines like pornography



May 9, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the provinces are in the weeds on how to deal with pot shops and protestors at Toronto’s Marijuana March look to “free the weed.” Toronto overtakes Vancouver as Canada’s cannabis capital and Boaty McBoatface delivers a splash in a new Lift strain review. Canopy Growth takes a 15% stake in an Australian cannabis company and BBBS Day of Caring proves a big hit. Also, The Life of Philip Norman reveals the many sides (some of them pot smoking) of Paul McCartney and singer Joss Stone(r) discusses her love-love relationship with pot. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth Corp sets its sights Down Under with new partnership
Owner of world’s largest crop takes 15% stake in Australian company
Day of Caring is a huge hit with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lanark
Boaty McBoatface delivers a splash in new strain review at Lift Cannabis

Politics/Legalization
Kathleen Wynne says provinces are lost in the weeds on pot shop front
Editorial: Canadians want legalization but not the pre-party free-for-all
Toronto overtakes Vancouver as Canada’s new cannabis capital
Protestors at Toronto’s Global Marijuana March look to ‘free the weed’
The youth voice is needed in Canada’s cannabis conversation du jour

Industry/Studies
Lift Resource Clinic in Bowmanville helps patients access medical pot
Getting a license for medical marijuana is a marathon and not a sprint
Medical cannabis is drawing parents to US to treat their children
Vets’ pot use issues suggest legalization challenges that may be ahead

General Interest
The Life of Philip Norman reveals the many sides of Paul McCartney
New Zealand senior smokers group Grey Power fight for right to party
Star singer Joss Stone discusses her love-love relationship with cannabis
Are there celebrity supporters who can get parents on board the green train?
Edible nail polish proves captains of the industry are mad scientists



May 6, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Loblaw president Galen Weston is supporting the Canadian Pharmacists Association bid for rights to distribute medical marijuana and Victoria introduces pot shop bylaws that will allow for the sale of edibles. Hamilton is trying to shut down a licensed grower and Damian Abraham investigates the Canadian medibles landscape. Dana Larsen says Vision Vancouver will lose the city’s dispensary battle and Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority approves regulations for the country’s ganja regulations. Also, Margaret Trudeau says she once took to weed like a “duck to water” and ever wonder how the Brits celebrate 4/20? Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Loblaw supporting Canadian Pharmacists Association in bid for mmj

Politics/Legalization
Healthcare providers in Muskoka region fret over marijuana legalization

Industry/Studies
Edibles won’t be banned under proposed new pot shop rules in Victoria
Seniors vote to support Victoria council’ for edibles in dispensaries
Question: ‘How can I get medical cannabis for my terminally ill father?
Auditor general urges Department of Veterans Affairs to address pot policy
Hamilton is trying to shut down licensed city medical marijuana grower
Damian Abraham investigates the wild world of Canadian medibles
Dana Larsen says Vision Vancouver will lose city’s dispensary war
Cannabis Licensing Authority in Jamaica approves ganja regulations

General Interest
Civilized introduces you to five of America’s top cannabis chefs
Ever wonder how the Brits celebrate 4/20? VICE takes you to the frontline
Prosecutor slams police bust of Seattle’s ‘Uber for Pot’ delivery service
Margaret Trudeau says she once took to marijuana like “a duck to water”



May 5, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair says the prime minister should have a criminal record if past cannabis charges stand and the federal government is again urged to move quickly on the contentious pot file. California will get a second chance to vote on legalization and Tweed is readying to help Smiths Falls plant a new community garden. Three Windsor millenials debate the merits of a recreational market and the Cannabis Health Clinic in Regina is pointing patients in the direction of a regulated industry. Vancouver updates permit listings for dispensaries seeking MMRU licenses, a naturopath is suspended for Skype consolations with medical marijuana patients and a man in Prince Albert wants to start selling weed legally, yesterday. Also, Jamaica is planning to unveil its medical marijuana regulations today and Alaska is set to pioneer pot shops for public consumption. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed steps in to help new Smiths Falls community garden flourish
Cannabis Health Clinic is helping patients access a regulated system

Politics/Legalization
Liberals are dealing with heavy policy agenda by pacing themselves
Rush to open pot shops seems to be accelerating ahead of legalization
Mulcair says Trudeau should have a record for pot if other Canadians do
Federal government should move on marijuana file sooner than later
Pot prices may fall by up to 25% a year if legalization becomes a reality
Letters: Maclean’s cover about looming legalization was “ridiculous”
California is getting a second chance to vote on the issue of legalization
Three Windsor millenials debate the pros and cons of recreational pot

Industry/Studies
Vancouver updates permit listing for dispensaries seeking MMRU license
Regulations for Jamaica’s medical cannabis program expected today
Group of doctors urge Ottawa to invest $25 million into mmj research
Naturopath suspended for Skype consultations with cannabis patients
Mark McCaul wants to start selling weed in downtown Prince Albert

General Interest
Toronto Sun columnist Mark Bonokoski remembers college grass bust
Alaska is smartly set to pioneer pot shops for legal public consumption
Explore an HERB guide to understanding the exciting entourage effect



May 4, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: The auditor general releases his findings on veterans’ medical marijuana use and a new poll shows Ontarians favour drug stores and storefronts to the LCBO for a preferred cannabis distribution channel. Germany plans to legalize weed next year, Colorado rejects a proposal to certify organic cannabis and Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang is threatened over the city’s dispensary ruling. Western University researchers find a chemical in marijuana that could help with schizophrenia and find out how medical cannabis helped Liam McNight get his eight-year-old life back. Also, Queen of Cannabis Cheryl Schuman discusses why women are the key to legalization and Lil Duval and Michael Blackson join Snoop on a new episode of GGN on Merry Jane. May the fourth be with you!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Leading researchers discuss prospects for the future of cannabis science
The government is considering reducing veteran reimbursement for mmj
Sick or swim? Tweed tries to rescue Boaty McBoatface from the drink

Politics/Legalization
Forum research survey shows Ontarians favour drug stores and storefronts
If you want to buy weed in Toronto it seems any prescription will suffice
German health minister says country plans to legalize marijuana in 2017

Industry/Studies
MMJ will soon account for a third of federal drug coverage for ex-soldiers
Colorado rejects proposal to certify organic marijuana over health concerns
How medical marijuana helped Liam McNight get his eight-year-old life back
VFederal government drops its cannabis case against Harborside Health Center
UWO researchers find chemical in marijuana may help treat schizophrenia
Dispensary ruling threats force Vancouver councilor to activate security plan

General Interest
May the fourth be with you! Try Star Wars strains that are out of this world
Lil Duval and Michael Blackson join Snoop for a new episode of GGN
Cannabis-infused tea: how to make an extra-chill and super tasty cuppa
Queen of Cannabis Cheryl Schuman on why women are the key to reform



May 3, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto is looking to Ottawa for guidance on how to regulate city pot shops and Victoria is considering changes to dispensary rules that would allow the sale of edibles. Vancouver closes 22 storefronts and dispensary hopefuls in Belleville will have to wait for legalization to open shop. Wikileaf is acquired by Nesta Holdings and the mayor of Victoria does not approve of the city’s new vape lounge. In lighter news, smoking gear is included in 2Chainz’s search for the “most expensive $h*t" and Seth Rogan’s soccer goal is to smoke weed with David Beckham. Also, canna chef Robyn Griggs Lawrence wants to build better edibles in your kitchen and have President Obama’s pot jokes become more popular than his policies? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Forbes: Wikileaf is acquired by private equity firm Nesta Holdings
R&D greeted with positive results in latest aeroponics trial at Tweed

Politics/Legalization
Toronto looking to Ottawa for guidance on proliferation of dispensaries
City official warning dispensaries could pay costly fines for operating
Toronto dispensary sells pot to CBC reporter without a doctor’s script
No sense of urgency shown by UN at special summit on drug problem
Dispensary hopefuls will have to wait until legalization for a business

Industry/Studies
Fight heating up between Vancouver and city’s unlicensed pot shops
Vancouver city councilor Kerry Jang discusses storefront regulations
Victoria pondering changes to dispensary rules that would permit edibles
Victoria bylaw changes expected to disrupt number of city dispensaries
Vancouver’s unlicensed pot shops vow to fight bylaw fines being issued
Medical marijuana clinic in Calgary has enlisted around 5,500 patients
The mayor of Victoria does not approve of new vape lounge in town

General Interest
Have President Obama’s weed jokes been a bigger hit than his policies?
Take a budtender-led tour of a Colorado’s Magnolia Road dispensary
Smoking gear including in 2Chainz’s search for the “most expensive $h*t”
Seth Rogan’s soccer goal is to smoke a joint with star David Beckham
Chef Robyn Griggs Lawrence wants to build better edibles in your kitchen



May 2, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Edibles will pose a challenge for Canada to negotiate in the run-up to legalization and a CAF advocate says there should be no limits on veterans’ marijuana use. Toronto’s licensing department is planning a crackdown on city pot shops as Vancouver begins handing out fines to unlicensed dispensaries. A UBC researcher believes Canada is poised to become a global leader on the cannabis file and Victoria releases a committee report to regulate marijuana businesses. In lighter news, Woody Harrelson’s application to run a Hawaii dispensary is denied and meet the Columbian lawyer who became the face of Colorado’s cannabis industry. Also, Wiz Khalifa readies for the roll-out of a cannabis-infused beer line and ride along with Conan O’Brien as he hits a vape pen and plays Mario Kart 8 alongside the stoners from Neighbors 2. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed eyes expansion in light of looming marijuana legalization
TEDx Talk Kanata reveals Tweed’s global cannabis aspirations

Politics/Legalization
Edibles are an obstacle Canada must negotiate on path to regulating pot
Driving under the influence of cannabis a challenge for Alberta police
UBC cannabis researcher says Canada is poised to become world leader

Industry/Studies
CAF veterans advocate says there should be no limits on vets’ mmj use
Toronto licensing department planning a crackdown on city pot shops
Jodie Emery says at least two Vancouver dispensaries were fined Saturday
Explore the state of marijuana dispensaries in Toronto and across Canada
Vancouver’s unlicensed pot shops vow to fight bylaw fines being issued
Medical marijuana clinic in Calgary has enlisted around 5,500 patients
Kamloops dispensary is attracting unwanted attention from local police
Victoria releases committee report to regulate medical marijuana businesses

General Interest
Wiz Khalifa readying for the roll-out of a cannabis-infused beer line
Take a budtender-led tour of a Colorado’s Magnolia Road dispensary
How a bong rip cost top NFL prospect Laremy Tunsil $13 million
Woody Harrelson’s application to run a dispensary in Hawaii denied
Meet the Columbian lawyer who became the face of Colorado cannabis
Conan hits vape pen, plays Mario Kart with stoners from Neighbors 2



April 29, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Ontario’s anti-vaping laws could destroy the province’s pot industry and Vancouver’s pot shops are vowing to defy the city’s order to close up today. Walgreens is expressing interest in distributing medical cannabis and a Seattle attorney says people prefer legal pot, given the option. VICE tours Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility, BNN discusses Snoop Dogg and CGC stock, and will Boaty McBoatface sink or swim? SFU students score top prize for edibles venture that stands to benefit LPs and a new medical marijuana clinic is set to open in Cornwall next month. Also, police raid a weed-friendly church and visit the Canary Islands in Spain, where cannabis culture is thriving. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
VICE goes inside Canada’s largest producer of medical marijuana
Tweed’s name the strain game: Will Boaty McBoatface sink or swim?
Barrie’s downtown marijuana shops not governed by zoning bylaws
Tweed partner Indoor Harvest selected to be core of cannabis case study
BNN discusses merits of Snoop Dogg and buying Canopy Growth stock

Politics/Legalization
Ontario’s anti-vaping laws could destroy the province’s pot industry
Seattle attorney says people prefer to buy legal pot if given the option
Editorial: It’s high time the federal government legalized marijuana

Industry/Studies
SFU students score top prize for edibles venture that stands to benefit LPs
America’s largest drug retail chain may be interested in medical cannabis
New medical marijuana clinic is set to open shop in Cornwall next month
Majority of Gravenhurst dispensary patients are in their 50s and 60s
Explore how medical marijuana helped give one Barrie man his life back
Seniors are worried about dispensary closures as deadline hits in Vancouver
Vancouver’s pot shops vow to defy city order on Friday when ordered to close

General Interest
Oregon cannabis campus lets people tour to see how their weed is made
Ed Gogek: Pot-smoking journalists shouldn’t be writing about weed!
Civilized remembers funny man Jay Leno’s best marijuana moments
First-ever marijuana patent is bringing industry closer to legitimacy
Canary Islands: Spain’s thriving subtropical islands are thriving in cannabis
Police raid two New Jersey’s weed-friendly hotspots in eatery and church :)



April 28, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bill Blair says recreational pot taxes won’t go into general revenue and the federal government’s legalization pledge is still being debated in Alberta. Regina police expect fewer charges as Canada’s new cannabis regime nears and Denver council passes a bill that will ban new dispensaries and grow-ops. Author of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution Jessica Catalano dishes a Moroccan lamb recipe and treating PTSD is the primary goal of Kingston’s Marijuana For Trauma. Two Japanese snowboarders are banned from competition for smoking herb and some hotels are phasing out Room 420 to save the headache. Also, Bill Gates is listed among members of the unlikely marijuana majority and find out how Jane West is building an empire in the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Ganja Kitchen author Jessica Catalano preaches what she practices
NeutriSci adds Canopy director John Bell to its board of directors
Canopy Growth positions itself a low cost and high volume producer
Tight rope between recreational and medical markets causes confusion
Ontario Today looks at what legalization will mean for Canadians-Part 1
Ontario Today looks at what legalization will mean for Canadians-Part 2

Politics/Legalization
Bill Blair says recreational pot taxes won’t go into general revenue
Federal government’s pledge is still being debated by some in Alberta
Regina police expect fewer possession charges as legalization nears

Industry/Studies
How to fix the paradox at the heart of America’s rigid marijuana laws
Denver council passes bill to approve ban on new pot shops and grows
Alaska is weighing rules to allow use of marijuana at licensed stores
Unlicensed Vancouver dispensaries are considering move to suburbs
Women Grow’s Edmonton chair working to empower industry women
Jane West has in three short years built an empire in the cannabis industry
Activists warn that pot shop closures will push millions back underground
Treating PTSD is the primary focus of Kingston’s Marijuana For Trauma

General Interest
The Economist: Some hotels are phasing out room 420 to save thefts
Pro snowboarders in Japan banned form competition for smoking weed
Bill Gates is listed among members of the unlikely marijuana majority
Wanda and Wiggle won a chance to smoke with Snoop at Wellness Retreat
Author of Andre The Giant talks comics, Tetris and weed at The Kind



April 27, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Kellie Leitch vows to re-criminalize cannabis if elected Conservative leader and Health Minister Jane Philpott says the provinces’ role in legalization is still to be determined. Tweed and Bedrocan collaborate with a cannabis clinic in Regina and Vancouver dispensaries could face court action if they don’t close up shop after Friday's deadline. Also, activist Dana Larsen completes his cross-Canada tour despite Calgary arrest and reports suggest the White House Bud Summit was a bust. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed and Bedrocan collaborate with canna clinic to enroll patients
Saskatchewan cannabis dispensary converts to certified Canopy partner
Conservatives should update pot policy or risk looking like prudes

Politics/Legalization
Health minister says provinces’ role in marijuana legalization TBD
Leitch pledge to re-criminalize marijuana if elected Conservative leader

Industry/Studies
Vancouver’s dispensaries could face court action after Friday deadline
Letter: permitting private grow-ops may help to combat organized crime
Cannabis Science and Policy Summit places emphasis on harm reduction
Retail sales of marijuana exceeded $37.5 million in the U.S. on 4/20
Emotional testimonies offered in defence of Campbell River dispensaries

General Interest
Activist Dana Larsen completes cross-Canada tour despite Calgary arrest
Reports suggest the White House “Bud Summit” was an unfortunate bust
Marijuana seizures have decreased dramatically in Washington State



April 26, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Long-time cannabis activist Jodie Emery is seeking a spot on the joint federal task force on pot and Quebec is adopting a wait and see approach to legalization. The merits of Canada’s medical marijuana program continue to be debated and a Vancouver city councilor says pot shops must close while awaiting variance hearings. Canadian dispensaries are raking in millions with nowhere to put the money and Health Canada approves WeedMD for a cultivation license in Aylmer, Ontario. Alberta Health doesn’t support medical cannabis for the province’s patients and the United Kingdom questions why not follow Canada’s lead on legalization? Also, Al Pacino smokes weed to get into character for Serpico and John Oliver explores whether cannabis can cure Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed continues upward expansion by introducing new developments
Seeking Alpha’s Sherif Samy remains bullish on Canopy Growth’s future
Alberta Health doesn’t support medical cannabis for epileptic patients

Politics/Legalization
Cannabis activist Jodie Emery seeking a spot on federal pot task force
Quebec is adopting is a wait and see approaches to impending legalization
Canada is legalizing cannabis and the United Kingdom should follow suit
When marijuana is legal how will country crack down on impaired driving?
The debate over merits of medical marijuana continue as legalization looms

Industry/Studies
Vancouver councilor says pot shops must close while awaiting variance hearing
Some of Vancouver’s dispensaries are vowing to stay open after deadline
Dispensaries in the city of Vancouver are considering legal action over closures
Letter: Objections being levelled at Vancouver’s 4/20 celebration unfounded
Canadian dispensaries are raking in millions with nowhere to put the money
Health Canada approves WeedMD for cultivation license in Aylmer, Ontario
Longtime medical marijuana advocate will face charges for in Timmins

General Interest
Star actor Al Pacino gets into character for Serpico by smoking marijuana
John Oliver explores whether cannabis can cure Puerto Rico’s debt crisis
Snoop, Future and Kevin Gate took the stage at Merry Jane’s 4/20 retreat
Budder King lights one up with his beloved dog and Damian Abraham



April 25, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A federal document reveals organized crime could infiltrate Canada’s new pot regime as an avalanche of new dispensaries prompt a call for regulation from municipalities. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton joins CBC’s Cross Country Checkup to discuss legalization and will recreational marijuana lead to a spike in impaired driving? Lawyers continue to ask for a stop to pot arrests in light of looming Liberal pledge and Tweed Main Street will help take some of the pressure off the medical cannabis community in Barrie. Also, Seth Rogan and Zac Effron will roll out Neighbors 2 on 5/20 and find out how weed helped save Damian Abraham from a decade of anxiety meds. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy CEO Bruce Linton joins CBC’s Cross Country Checkup
Firsthand documentary tours Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility-Part 1
Firsthand documentary tours Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility-Part 2
Tweed Main Street in Barrie will help take pressure off the community

Politics/Legalization
Avalanche of new dispensaries leaving some cities without answers
Will legalizing marijuana lead to a spike in drug impaired driving?
Ontario is still trying to figure out how to deal properly with alcohol
Lawyer Alan Young says stop pot arrests in light of legalization
Federal document warns organized crime may infiltrate pot regime

Industry/Studies
Torontonians react to new dispensaries moving into the Danforth
Dispensary spike prompts call for regulation from municipalities

General Interest
Can you spot yourself at this year’s 4/20 party on Sunset Beach?
Seth Rogan and Zac Effron plan to roll our Neighbors 2 on 5/20
The Kind: Smoking weed while pregnant can land you in prison
Weed helped save Damian Abraham after a decade on anxiety meds



April 22, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Activists are asking Ottawa to clear the confusion around cannabis laws and British Columbia health officials call for drug decriminalization. Windsor’s police chief says Ottawa is moving too fast on the pot file and tour Tweed’s Smiths Falls plant with High Times. Tory leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch calls weed a dangerous drug and why are people still being jailed over marijuana if the government is readying to legalize it? Mexican President Pena Nieto proposes relaxing marijuana laws and a vape lounge and Ontario brewery team up to produce a hemp-based beer. BuzzOn celebrates one year in Ottawa, Victoria’s first vape lounge opens and the DEA approves a groundbreaking cannabis-based PTSD study. Also, marijuana is the topic of Alanis Morissette’s first advice column in The Guardian, a leading rabbi rules cannabis is kosher for Passover and Vancouver’s skaters and weed smokers are pitching a reward for a fatal hit and run in the city. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tour Tweed’s Smiths Falls plant with High Times magazine
Pot producers get creative as government mulls legalization

Politics/Legalization
British Columbia health officials call for drug decriminalization
Windsor police chief says Ottawa moving too fast on legalization
Activists are asking government to clear confusion on pot laws
Why are people still being jailed over pot in light of legalization?
Professor Mark Kleiman says pot should not be sold for profit
Tory leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch calls weed a dangerous drug
Will Ottawa’s legalization play help to undercut gang activity?

Industry/Studies
John Conroy says homegrown mmj ruling should be expanded
Mexican President Pena Nieto proposed relaxing cannabis laws
Ontario brewery and pot lounge team up on hemp-based beer
Victoria’s first vape lounge open amid legal haze around weed
Vancouver park board stuck with bill and mess from 4/20 event
BuzzOn Vapour Lounge in Ottawa celebrates one year in business
The DEA approves a groundbreaking study on medical cannabis
Four British Columbia dispensaries can seek business licenses

General Interest
Columbia’s medical marijuana plans may disrupt local growers
Weed is first topic of Alanis Morissette’s new advice column
Vancouver smokers and skaters pitch reward for hit-and-run
Leading rabbi rules that marijuana is kosher for Passover



April 21, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Health Minister Jane Philpott announces legalization legislation will be introduced next spring as Liberal backbenchers use National Weed Day to rock the government’s boat. Tweed announces its support of patients’ rights to grow their own cannabis and a 4/20 protest in Vancouver turns into a hazy beach party. Thomas Mulcair calls on Trudeau to immediately decriminalize marijuana and Toronto mayor John Tory says he’s concerned with the number of city dispensaries popping up. Health experts in Vancouver answer parents’ pressing pot questions, Windsor activists react to Liberal legalization timeline and could marijuana be Big Tobacco’s next pot of gold? Also, Canada’s oldest dispensary is granted zoning variance in Vancouver, researchers at UBC unveil a new cannabis breathalyzer and Jamaica drops the mic and tells the UN to get its act together on the cannabis file. Also, Laurie Wolf joins Shad to talk mastering the art of cannabis cuisine and is weed less cool now that the government is ready to legalize it? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed supports patients’ rights to grow their own medical marijuana
Tom Mulcair calls on Trudeau to immediately decriminalize cannabis
Liberals’ 4/20 announcement shows government is committed to pot file
Snoop Dogg’s views on the drug scene in Vancouver aren’t exactly valid

Politics/Legalization
The Liberal government will unveil marijuana legislation next spring
Legalization will mean nothing in Vancouver where it’s already accepted
Toronto’s food industry going to need to ready for marijuana legalization
The free market will want in on green rush as Canadian legalization looms
Liberal backbenchers use National Weed Day to rock the government boat
Marijuana could well end up being Big Tobacco’s next pot of gold industry
Health experts in Vancouver answer parents’ pressing questions about pot
Windsor activist Jon Liedtke reacts to Liberal legalization announcement
Nova Scotia will join timely discussions on legalizing marijuana in province

Industry/Studies
UBC Okanagan researchers have developed a new marijuana breathalyzer
Fourth round of Vancouver dispensary appeals results in two approvals
Vancouver’s 4/20 pot protest turns into a pretty gnarly beach party
Despite current laws marijuana Toronto dispensaries continue popping up
Toronto mayor John Tory is concerned about growing number of dispensaries
Union is fighting for mine worker’s right to use his medical marijuana
Cape Cod medical marijuana dispensary set to get green light by the fall
The owners of Queens of Cannabis dispensary want business regulations
What could looming patent war mean for the future of marijuana industry?
Jamaica dropped the mic and told the UN to gets its act together on weed file
Canada’s oldest compassion club being granted zoning variance in Vancouver

General Interest
Is weed less cool now that the government is backing the drug’s legalization?
Former military cook uses mmj to help war vets treat PTSD with medibles
New poll shows that nearly 75% of cannabis consumers are still in the closet
Laurie Wolf joins Shad to discuss mastering art of cooking with cannabis



April 20, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Tweed president Mark Zekulin says it’s time to clean up the patchwork of marijuana rules governing the industry and protestors are expected en masse at 4/20 celebrations in Vancouver today. A new report shows marijuana laws should vary by province and could the end be near for Ontario’s vape lounges? Jane Philpott will lead the Canadian delegation at the UN special drug summit and a think tank suggests PM Trudeau should consider pardoning pot charges. A Chilliwack dispensary is raided by RCMP and Vancouver’s SWED Society is taking the city’s Board of Variance to court over pot shop closures. A breast cancer patient in Alberta wants the province to cover the costs of medical cannabis and American researchers are tired of working with low-grade marijuana. Also, Ice Cube joins Snoop on new episode of GGN and meet the seven most powerful people in American cannabis. Have a great 4/20!!!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed president says it’s time to clean up patchwork of marijuana rules
Could the end be near for Ontario’s vape lounges with SFOA changes?

4/20
Protestors are expected en masse today at Vancouver 4/20 celebration
Will 4/20 protests on West Coast become retails extravaganzas?
4/20 will be remembered as the time “pot-pourri” policy ruled the day
Explore the meaning behind 4/20 on a day of celebration of cannabis
CNN outlines eight things you need to know about marijuana this 4/20
Londoners will be calling for legalization at this year’s 4/20 rally
Winnipeg activists say archaic anti-pot attitudes going up in smoke
Annual 4/20 celebration set to clog the streets of Ottawa later today!

Politics/Legalization
A new report states that marijuana laws should vary by province
Jane Philpott will lead the Canadian delegation at UN drug summit
Think tank suggests Trudeau government consider pardoning pot charges
Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter offers weed etiquette tips
The Niagara region is looking for a clear message on legalization

Industry/Studies
Vancouver’s SWED Society taking Vancouver Board of Variance to court
A Chilliwack dispensary was raided by the RCMP Monday afternoon
A new crop of marijuana geneticists is out to build better cannabis
American cannabis researchers are tired of working with whack weed
Breast cancer patients calls on Alberta to cover cost of medical cannabis
Marijuana seen by some researchers at substitute for opioid abuse

General Interest
Meet the seven most powerful people in America’s marijuana industry
The legend Ice Cube joins Snoop Dogg on new episode of GGN
HerbaBuena’s Alicia Rose talks significance of biodynamic cannabis
Former Real Housewife of Vancouver to produce weed documentary



April 19, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Globe and Mail declares the end of the War on Drugs ahead of special UN summit and Health Canada wants to explore cannabis as a substitute for opioid abuse. A Calgary bylaw amendment would treat medical marijuana clinics like liquor stores as opponents argue the city’s attitude toward cannabis is stuck in the 50s. In Vancouver, the city is calling for the closure of all dispensaries by end of month and a Windsor judge muses aloud about lenience for pot charges in light of looming legalization. Ottawa Public Health will hold back on a ban of e-cigarettes until the province rules on the matter and a Toronto city councillor says the city’s pot shops should be shut down. In lighter news, a Pakistani newspaper reports smoking scorpions is a new craze and moonrocks and gravity bongs are a match made in heaven. Also, watch some of Conan O’Brien’s best marijuana moments and tour the world’s newest country, Liberland, where you can legally smoke weed. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
New mother Katherine is profiled in Tweed’s Meet The Customer

Politics/Legalization
Windsor judge muses aloud about lenience in light of legalization
Decriminalization the keyword ahead of UN special session on drugs

Industry/Studies
Calgary bylaw amendment would treat mmj clinics like liquor stores
City hall in Calgary has attitude toward cannabis stuck in the 50s
Scientists say cannabis rule changes can lead to research advances
4/20 celebration in Vancouver may lack the spark of yesteryears
Cannabis trade associations play a vital role in a budding industry
Marijuana seen by some researchers at substitute for opioid abuse
The city of Vancouver is forcing most of its dispensaries to close
Globe and Mail declares War on Drugs is dead ahead of UN summit
Ottawa Board of Health will hold of on e-cigarette and hookah ban
Explore the science behind the DEA’s age-old war on marijuana
Toronto city councilor says marijuana dispensaries should be closed
Dave Murphy says medical cannabis patients “aren’t just getting high”

General Interest
You can smoke weed legally in the world’s youngest country Liberland
Explore some of comedian Conan O’Brien’s best marijuana moments
Moonrocks and gravity bongs are a sure match made in heaven!
Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reports smoking scorpions a new craze
Civilized presents strategies to help you from freaking out on edibles



April 18, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: U.S. experts are urging Canada to cultivate social standards for cannabis use in the country and the Tory leadership race sparks a debate over legalization. Health officials are warning 4/20 organizers to prohibit pot sales to minors and three new Vancouver dispensaries have advanced to the next licensing stage. Montreal-based Hyasynth successfully produces CBG and CBGV from genetically engineered yeast and Epidiolex is setting off a debate about cannabis-based epilepsy drugs in Denver hospitals. In lighter news, DOPE Magazine is leveraging its brand to roll-out a line of canna products and NYC weed dealers say it’s the golden age for their trade. Also, the “Julia Child of Weed” explains how you’re making edibles wrong and Classified’s new single proves an anthem for all parents. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Butternut squash for the soul recipe spices up the Tweed Pantry
Canopy Growth Corp. announces closing of bought deal financing

Politics/Legalization
American experts urging Canada to cultivate social pot standards
Tory leadership race sparks debate on marijuana legalization
Does Toronto have the tools to deal with city’s dispensary boom?
Annual 4/20 rally this week will be a celebration of legalization

Industry/Studies
Supreme Court strikes down Conservative tough-on-crime laws
The Vancouver Aquatic Centre will close during 4/20 celebration
Health officials warning 4/20 organizers to prohibit sale to minors
Three more Vancouver dispensaries advance to next licensing stage
Award winning Mindy Segal’s edibles now in Illinois dispensaries
Montreal company has genetically engineered CBG from yeast
Cannabis-based epilepsy drug is causing debate in Denver hospitals
NYT: Getting high made a California mother a better caregiver

General Interest
Classified’s “Having Kids Is Easy” proves an anthem for all parents
DOPE Magazine leverages brand to expand with new product line
SNL grad Horatio Sanz tells tales of sativa creativity, edible anxiety
“Julia Child of Weed” explains how you’re making edibles wrong
Take a visit with HERB to Columbia’s “lost city of marijuana”
New York City weed dealers say it’s the “golden age” for the trade



April 15, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A cannabis letter from a brain cancer patient is going viral and Now Toronto wants to know if Canadians understand the country’s cannabis laws. Pennsylvania will become the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana and RCMP in British Columbia raided a second Campbell River dispensary in as many weeks. Some leading American doctors are starting a national organization to call for legalization and an escaped octopus is reported to be opening a Better by Tweed in Mexico! Pizza box pipes are counted on by The Kind as a spirit animal (of sorts) and Henry Rollins presents 10 things you don’t know about marijuana. Also, cannabis helps Bill Maher hit the high notes and police in West Virginia confirm weed is not on the menu at Wendy’s. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Escaped octopus reported to be opening Better by Tweed in Mexico ;)

Politics/Legalization
Pennsylvania will become the 24th state to legalize medical cannabis
British Columbia RCMP raided WeeMedical in Campbell River
American doctors for a national organization to call for legalization

Industry/Studies
Cannabis letter from brain cancer patient to PM Trudeau going viral
Now Toronto wants to know if Canadians understand cannabis laws
The Battlefords News-Optimist hosts poll on medical marijuana
Toronto real estate magnate has lived under pot cloud of suspicion

General Interest
Pizza box pipes are counted by The Kind as a spirit animal of sorts
Cannabis helps Bill Maher hit the high notes on “Real Time”
Ads and hashtags flooding social media for upcoming 4/20 events
Winter provides the best growing season for a grow-op in the snow!
Henry Rollins presents 10 things you don’t know about marijuana
Police in West Virginia confirm weed is not on the menu at Wendy’s



April 14, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: A dispute is brewing between Canada’s pharmacists and pot producers and employers still have the right to prohibit cannabis use in the workplace. A new report shows marijuana may help to curb alcohol abuse and the gang violence will continue in Surrey if measures aren’t taken to regulate marijuana. The buzz behind Canada’s budding cannabis business starts at Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility and a Vancouver property is readying to host one of the city’s largest dispensaries. A General Mills billboard in Denver is promoting pizza rolls for 4/20 and the New York Times looks at some ridiculously long sentences for pot crimes. Also, Victoria is the first Australian state to move on medical cannabis and watch the new video for Wiz Khalifa’s “Elevated.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
The buzz behind Canada’s budding cannabis business starts at Tweed
Canopy is one North American cannabis stocks drawing interests
Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association elects new board
Read an interview with Dan Skye of High Times for the Tweed Vault
Canopy Growth Corp is looked at by BNN as a solid market buy

Politics/Legalization
A dispute is brewing between Canada’s pot producers and pharmacists
People ready to consider evidence-based concepts behind legalization

Industry/Studies
Employers still have the right to prohibit cannabis use in the workplace
Vancouver property to host large dispensary ready for redevelopment
New report shows marijuana use may help to curb alcohol abuse
Gang violence will continue in Surrey unless marijuana is regulated
The BC Civil Liberties Association predicted MMPR shortcomings in 2013

General Interest
General Mills Billboard in Denver promoting pizza rolls for 4/20
Watch the new music video for rap superstar Wiz Khalifa’s “Elevated”
Read about some ridiculously long sentences handed down for pot crimes
Victoria is the first Australian state to pass a bill regulating medical pot



April 13, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Mackie Research says the Canadian cannabis industry is expected to grow fast and medical marijuana is listed among items Ottawa needs to consider about looming hookah ban. A roadside swabbing bill in California is drawing criticism from activists and speculation that MassRoots is readying for listing on the NASDAQ fuels record trading volume. Allergies to cannabis are more common than you may think and check out 10 music tributes to marijuana (most of which aren’t written by Bob Marley!). Also, find out why supermom Tracy Ryan devotes much of her time to marijuana research and should we be using medical cannabis to treat our pets? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Wealth Daily delves into how best to make money selling marijuana
Clarus Securities says legalization appears on the fast track in Canada

Politics/Legalization
Mackie Research says Canadian marijuana market expected to grow fast

Industry/Studies
Roadside swabbing bill in California draws criticism from pot activists
Speculation MassRoots set for NASDAQ fuels record trading volume
Medical pot listed among items Ottawa needs to know about hookah ban

General Interest
Top 10 musical tributes to marijuana are not all penned by Bob Marley
Supermom Tracy Ryan dedicates much of her time to medical cannabis
Allergies to cannabis are not uncommon and will be detected more
Christchurch cannabis growers have taken their operation on the road
Should we be using medical marijuana to help treat our animals?



April 12, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: New Brunswick is curiously being advised to start readying for recreational marijuana and a pot-smoking RCMP officer gets compensated for his termination. New Jersey is considering covering menstrual cramps under medical marijuana law and find out how one Canadian headache sufferer got his insurance company to cover the cost of his cannabis. Also, a grinder mistaken for a grenade halts a flight in Washington and do ex-cops hold the key to sane pot policies? In sad news, Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider, who leaves behind a legacy in the cannabis industry, dies at 83 and Howard Marks, aka Mr. Nice, passes at 70 from cancer. Have a great day.

Canopy Growth Corporation
The mix of horticulture and science is nothing new to Tweed’s Julie Brais

Politics/Legalization
New Brunswick is being advised to prepare for recreational marijuana

Industry/Studies
How Jonathan Zaid got his insurance company to cover medical cannabis
Research needed to see if CBD can be used as treatment in adult epilepsy
New Jersey is considering covering menstrual cramps under mmj laws

General Interest
Philadelphia Flyers owner leaves a legacy in the marijuana industry
Marijuana grinder that looks like a grenade halts Washington flight
Police and cannabis: Do ex-cops hold the key to sane pot policies?
RCMP officer who smoked pot and drank heavily wins compensation
Howard Marks aka “Mr Nice” passes away at the age of 70
VICE takes a look at a brief history of women and cannabis culture



April 11, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Health Canada adds a list of new side-effects to its revised medical marijuana manual and police say the discovery of grow-ops in Alberta is drastically down. A Nova Scotia brain cancer patient is asking PM Trudeau for the right to grow his own cannabis and activist Dana Larsen invites NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to his suite. Colorado is debating a law that would allow medical marijuana use at school and Lift Cannabis reviews Tweed’s Penelope strain. Also, motorcycle racer Johnny Rock Page is being sponsored by a pot company and Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa are set to headline the Denver 420 Rally this weekend. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Lift Cannabis looks at Tweed’s Penelope strains for week’s strain reviews
Canopy CEO Bruce Linton discusses Canadian cannabis at TEDx Kanata

Politics/Legalization
Crackdown on cannabis continues as liquor boards try to cash in on pot
Dana Larsen vows to give away 2 million seeds after arrest in Calgary

Industry/Studies
Revised medical marijuana manual adds list of new adverse pot effects
Police say the discovery of marijuana grow-ops in Alberta is falling fast
Colorado law allowing medical cannabis use at schools is being debated
Nova Scotia cancer patients wants to start growing his own cannabis

General Interest
Activist Dana Larsen invites NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to his suite
Motorcycle racer Johnny Page strikes sponsorship deal with pot company
Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa will headline the Denver Annual 420 Rally



April 8, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Canadian Pharmacists Association wants to play a front-line role in dispensing medical cannabis and the Vancouver Board of Variance moves to approve two dispensary appeals. NDP in BC are travelling south to find out more about legalizing marijuana and Maxime Bernier jumps into the Tory leadership race with a lukewarm stance on recreational regulations. Canadian lawmakers detail the country’s interest in legalizing cannabis ahead of UN drug summit and RCMP officers left the edibles behind in raid on Campbell River pot shop. In lighter news, Rick Ross features on a new episode of Deflowered and Cliff Robinson is looking for investors to fund a sports cannabis brand. Also, Allen Ginsberg’s ‘marijuana hoax’ remains a significant cannabis manifesto and find out why Brits are paying $1,000 an ounce for luxury weed. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Hope will be made delicious at Taste for Life events hosted by Tweed
Canopy Growth hires XIB Consulting to help with corporate development

Politics/Legalization
Canadian Pharmacists Association wants front-line role in dispensing mmj
CMCIA responds to pharmacists’ proposal to distribution of cannabis
Lawmakers in Canada should look to the Netherlands for marijuana model
British Columbia NDP travelling south to find out more about cannabis
Maxime Bernier jumps into Tory leadership race with fence stance on pot

Industry/Studies
RCMP officers left the edibles behind after Campbell River dispensary raid
Vancouver Board of Variance moves to approve two dispensary appeals
Canadian lawmakers detail interest in legalizing marijuana at UNGASS
Medical cannabis companies partner to advance sports injury research
The city of Vancouver is now dishing out fines to compassion clubs
Rights of Canada’s medical marijuana patients need to be protected

General Interest
Uncle Spliffy is looking for investors to fund new sports cannabis brand
Allen Ginsberg’s ‘great marijuana hoax’ remains a significant manifesto
Ever wonder how to make a pipe out of a Nintendo 64 controller?
Rapper Rick Ross features on new episode of Merry Jane’s Deflowered
British stoners are paying up to $1,000 an ounce for luxury marijuana



April 7, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Cannabis activist Dana Larsen was arrested in Calgary yesterday for handing out free seeds and Dr. Daniel Schecter says the Edmonton area is underserved for medical marijuana. The latest Health Canada data shows a steady increase in patient registration and two British Columbia dispensaries were raided this week by the RCMP. Higher Limits lounge in Windsor is starting a pro-pot confederation and happy hour is being promoted a pot shop in Victoria. Also, one of marijuana’s biggest fans Merle Haggard dies at 79 and Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque uses marijuana smoke as a creative medium. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth enters into engagement agreement with XIB Consulting

Politics/Legalization
Activist Dana Larsen was arrested after free seed giveaway in Calgary
Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor is starting a pro-pot confederation

Industry/Studies
Daniel Schecter says Edmonton area is underserved for medical cannabis
Latest Health Canada data shows a continued increase in patient registration
Two British Columbia dispensaries were raided by the RCMP this week
New dispensary GW Weed Emporium opens in heart of downtown Oshawa
A Minnesota cannabis company will launch opiate replacement protocol
Munchies like “weedish meatballs” may soon outpace smoking in Canada
Marijuana happy hour is being advertised at a local pot shop in Victoria

General Interest
One of marijuana’s biggest fans Merle Haggard dies at the age of 79
Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque uses pot smoke as a creative medium
The Stoner’s Cookbook announces it is changing its name simply to HERB
Hawaiian Native American church will not be excused from marijuana laws



April 6, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Additions to Tweed Farms will allow the facility to store and harvest plants in-house and Edmonton’s new medical marijuana clinic is drawing mixed reactions. The DEA will decide by end of year whether to reschedule cannabis and the argument that pot turns users into losers is a poor one to back prohibition. Marijuana arrests in Washington show a racial divide remains and is cannabis the secret to solving Canada’s painkiller epidemic? In lighter news, Khloe Kardashian joins Snoop on a new episode of GGN and Jimmy Kimmel promotes “Mom Weed.” Also, Anthony Anderson shares his canna secret to a good golf outing and the T-Check can gauge the strength of your oils in under a minute. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton joins Mark Sutcliffe on 1310 News
Additions to Tweed Farms will allow facility to store and harvest plants
Tweed’s strain of the month for April is T.W. Duke (Lemon Skunk)

Politics/Legalization
Racial divide remains for pot arrests in Washington as legalization looms

Industry/Studies
That marijuana turns users into losers is a bad argument for prohibition
The DEA will decide by end of year whether to reschedule marijuana
Edmonton’s new medical marijuana clinic is drawing mixed reactions
Is cannabis the secret to solving Canada’s problem painkiller epidemic?

General Interest
Anthony Anderson shares secret to golfing well with Conan: marijuana
America’s most controversial cannabis figure is a fugitive named Kushgod
Funny man Jimmy Kimmel promotes “Mom Weed” on late night show
Roxanne Dennant is on a mission to change the way you eat edibles!
Khloe Kardashian joins Snoop Dogg on new episode of Merry Jane’s GGN
Explore the science behind the physical effects of marijuana at Lift Cannabis
The Game unveils the “finest pre-rolled cannabis cone in the world” G Stiks
The T-check can gauge strength of your cannabis oil in under one minute



April 5, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bedrocan is planning a Masterclass course for medical professionals and public vaping is counted among the Ontario government’s flip-flops. Activist Dana Larsen will begin his 14-city Canadian tour in Kelowna today and a new storefront is set to open shop in Campbelford next month. Australian advocates will hold free cannabis picnics over the summer and The Denver Post is seeking a weed reporter who can pass a drug test. Also, The Game is readying to launch a new cannabis product line and Keith Richards says he’s put the hard stuff down, but still holds pot on high. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bedrocan Canada hosts Masterclass course for medical professionals
Tweed’s facility at Niagara-on-the-Lake granted expansion license
Morning Hi proves early bird gets the word in daily cannabis news

Politics/Legalization
Legal cannabis oil market is still very much in its infancy in Canada
Dana Larsen’s 14-city cross Canada tour begins today in Kelowna

Industry/Studies
Public vaping of medical marijuana listed among Ontario’s flip-flops
Changes to Smoke Free Ontario Act will violate medical marijuana rights
CannaDaze storefront in Campbelford is set to open shop on May 6

General Interest
The Denver Post is looking for a cannabis journalist who can pass drug test
Keith Richards says the he’s put the hard stuff down but holds pot on high
Advocates in Australia will hold free cannabis picnics over the summer
Hip-hop pioneer Dr. Dre will be honoured with marathon marijuana mix
Rapper The Game is working on a new line of weed-infused products
Merry Jane presents the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa summer tour



April 4, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Canadians continue to cross their fingers in hopes the government will move quickly to legalize cannabis. Native Roots is interested in buying the naming rights to the Denver Broncos’ stadium and advocates protest outside the White House with a 51-foot inflatable joint. Thousands attend a reform rally in Michigan and a Brooklyn lab successfully breeds the world’s first kale and cannabis cross. Also, the cannabis industry is proving an unlikely new frontier for feminism and a medical marijuana prosecution in Sweden is sparking debate in the Scandinavian nation over the merits of the plant. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed is planning to double production space at Smiths Falls facility
Bedica gets four out of five stars in Lift Cannabis weekly strain review

Politics/Legalization
Canadians continue to cross their fingers in hopes of recreational pot
Cannabis is a medicine that should be treated no different than others

Industry/Studies
Native Roots is interested in buying naming rights to Broncos stadium
Advocates protest outside White House with a 51-foot inflatable joint
Canadian Cannabis Clinics helping ease growing demand for cannabis

General Interest
High Times magazine is interested in becoming the Playboy of pot
Thousands attend large pro-pot rally at the University of Michigan
Meet an American inmate serving 22 years for running a dispensary
Brooklyn lab successfully breeds world’s first kale and cannabis hybrid
Medical cannabis prosecution in Sweden sparks debate in the country
The marijuana industry is proving an unlikely new frontier for feminism



April 1, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The New Brunswick government is launching a working group to prepare for legalization and research shows that THC can be an effective sleep aid for medical marijuana patients. Cannabis-infused skin care products are reported to hold promise for a range of benefits and a Kansas father ends hunger strike after his children were removed over medical marijuana. In lighter news, a dog in Mississippi brought its owner home a pound of grass and a Denver police officer resigns over allegations he provided security for a canna business. Also, artist Alex Grey’s oeuvres are produced with the help of entheogens like cannabis and meet the young man building an empire getting high on YouTube.
Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed Farms license marks completion of major infrastructure expansion

Politics/Legalization
NB public safety minister thinks legal cannabis age should be set at 21

Industry/Studies
Research shows that THC can be an effective sleep aid for mmj users
Cannabis-infused skin care products hold promise of range of benefits

General Interest
Father ends hunger strike over removal of children for medical cannabis
Jolie Olie is building an empire simply getting really high on YouTube
Police officer resigns over allegations he played security to canna business/a>
A dog in Mississippi brought its owner home a pound of marijuana
Alex Grey’s canna art is produced with help of entheogens like grass
The best and worst weed purchases you can make as a connoisseur



March 31, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: New Brunswick’s premier announces nearly $1 million in funding for province’s lone licensed producer and Prime Minister Trudeau says he will not smoke cannabis when government moves to legalize the herb. Tweed Farms is granted license approval for its full facility and the CDC is urging doctors in the U.S. to stop testing for marijuana. Also, Microsoft’s racist chatbox claims it is smoking kush in front of police and Whoopi Goldberg is launching a new line of medical marijuana products to help stop menstrual cramps. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Health Canada grants Tweed Farms production and processing license

Politics/Legalization
NB premier announces almost $1 million in funding for OrganiGram
Trudeau says Ottawa will regulate marijuana when it has “the right solution”

Industry/Studies
Take a tour of Tilray’s $30-million medical cannabis facility in Nanaimo
Liberals discriminating against mmj users with changes to Smoke Free Act 

General Interest
Microsoft’s racist chatbot claims it is smoking kush in front of police
CDC urges doctors in the U.S.to stop testing patients for marijuana
Pot-pairing events are the new hot trend in recreational cannabis world
Whoopi Goldberg is launching a new line of medical marijuana products



March 30, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Vancouver is giving city dispensaries until April 29 to follow the rules or close the doors and cannabis oil proves a saving grace for a British Columbia woman after her end-of-life diagnosis. Firms in the U.S. are betting big on Israel’s medical marijuana program and Columbia joins Chile and Mexico in supporting legalization. In lighter news, a billboard calling on Trudeau to end pot prosecutions is being erected in Ottawa and California’s small-scale growers may be pushed out by the state. Also, Wiz Khalifa’s wife and son star in new video for “Zoney” and Rush says honey oil inspired the band when recording 2112. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Business News Network discusses Canopy Growth stock on Market Call
Future of Tweed’s offering is taking shape under watch of DNA Genetics

Politics/Legalization
Canadians should be privy to a formal referendum on marijuana legalization
Toronto marijuana job fair seeking weed brokers proves a laughing matter
Columbia joins Chile and Mexico in calling for legalization of cannabis

Industry/Studies
Vancouver gives new deadline of April 29 to dispensaries to close doors
Firms in the United States are betting big on Israel’s medical marijuana
Cannabis oil proves a saving grace for woman after end-of-life diagnosis  
Cannabis club in Colorado hand out free product to vets to treat PTSD
Israel is doing a good job of cornering the medical marijuana market

General Interest
Wiz Khalifa’s wife and son star in the rap star’s new video for Zoney
Honey oil was inspiration to Rush when band recorded 2112 album
Billboard calling on Trudeau to stop pot prosecutions being erected in Ottawa
Are California’s small-scale growers about to get pushed out by the state?



March 29, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bob Marley’s son invites UFC star Nate Diaz to smoke some ganja with him and Vince Vaughn recounts the time he and the cast of Old School got stoned with Snoop Dogg. The Australian medical marijuana market could be worth $100 million and a man claims the closing of a cannabis temple violates his religious freedom. Have a great day!

Industry/Studies
Australian medical cannabis market could be worth $100 million

General Interest
Bob Marley’s son Julian invites UFC star Nate Diaz to blaze with him
Vince Vaughn recalls how he and Old School cast blazed with Snoop
Man claims closing cannabis temple violates his religious freedom
How Hollywood transformed marijuana’s image to mainstream art



March 28, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Health Minister Jane Philpott says Ottawa will not appeal the federal court ruling in the Allard case and top medical experts are calling for the decriminalization of all drugs starting at UN summit next month. A North Vancouver dojo is disturbing the product sampling at a local pot shop as inconsistencies continue to characterize the city’s dispensary appeals process. Colorado veterans ate suing for access to medical cannabis to treat PTSD and a Kansas activist is taking the state to court over her son’s removal over use of the herb. In lighter news, Hustler’s Larry Flynt is investing $100,000 in Pineapple Express and rapper Twista was arrested on misdemeanour weed charges over the weekend. Also, the first 420 Games kicked off a half-hour late this weekend in Santa Monica and find how a small bag a grass brought the biggest metal band on the planet together! Have a great day.

Politics/Legalization
Is the omission of marijuana from federal budget a Liberal stall tactic?
Health minister says Ottawa will not appeal federal court ruling in Allard case

Industry/Studies
Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs starting at UNGASS
Medical cannabis patients want to know where they stand with employers  
North Vancouver dojo is apparently disrupting the sampling at local pot shop
Tilray’s Master Kush scores a good review tipping the scales at 30% THC
Inconsistencies have characterized dispensary appeals process in Vancouver   
Find out what it’s like to get a medical marijuana card as an ex con in the U.S.
Colorado veterans are suing for access to medical marijuana to treat PTSD
Kansas medical cannabis activist sues the state over son’s removal over herb

General Interest
Matt Riddle claims to be the only fighter ever released from UFC over weed
First 420 Games in Santa Monica got off to a half-hour late start on weekend
Rapper Twista was arrested over the weekend on misdemeanor weed charges
Hustler’s Larry Flynt is investing $100,000 in Pineapple Express company
California dispensary raising capital to fight brash San Diego police raid
How a small bag of grass led to the founding of the world’s biggest metal band



March 24, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Cannabis advocates were left out in the cold when Liberals tabled their federal budget and a child’s Charlotte’s Web treatment oil is being held at the Canadian border. Toronto residents are apparently fine with recent crop up of pot shops in the city and a suit at the Vancouver Auto Show is being used to simulate stoned driving. Contest winners take in an NHL game with DNA Genetics and the Cannabis Investing Virtual Event will feature Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton. Also, a Colorado town in decline is setting sight on cannabis to resuscitate struggling economy and Four Twenty Trading Co. is bringing weed wear to beaches on the West Coast. Have a great long weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Cannabis Investing Virtual Event will feature Canopy CEO Bruce Linton
Contest winners take in NHL game with the guys from DNA Genetics

Politics/Legalization
Cannabis advocates left out in the cold when federal budget was announced
Many Toronto residents are fine with recent pop shop crop up in Toronto

Industry/Studies
A child’s Charlotte’s Web treatment oil is being held at the Canadian border
Stoned suit displayed at Vancouver Auto Show mimics effects of drug driving

General Interest
Four Twenty Trading Co. is bringing weed wear to beaches on the West Coast
Colorado town in decline looks to cannabis to resuscitate struggling economy



March 23, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A medical marijuana advocate speaks with Canadian seniors curious about cannabis and the first-ever National Cannabis Festival is taking place in Washington this April. GrowPros is collaborating with a Winnipeg firm on medical cannabis projects and Chile harvests its first legal crop. Also, Nate Diaz receives a personalized bong after UFC 196 win over Connor McGregor and Mike Epps and Deon Taylor join Snoop on a new episode of GGN. A Canadian company is developing a cannabis-infused Nutella spread and a Halton man tries, unsuccessfully, to buy pot at a cop shop. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
DNA Genetics visit Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility for phenotype selection
Canopy Growth announces share offering to group led by Dundee Securities

Politics/Legalization
Letter: Pot charges should be thrown out in run-up to legalization move

Industry/Studies
GrowPros collaborating with Winnipeg firm on medical marijuana projects
The first-ever National Cannabis Festival heading to Washington in April
Chile harvests its first official medical marijuana crop in La Florida
Medical marijuana advocate speaks to seniors curious about cannabis

General Interest
Nate Diaz receives personalized bong after impressive UFC 196 victory
A Halton man tried to by marijuana off police at cop shop yesterday
Mike Epps and Deon Taylor join Snoop Dogg on new episode of GGN
Nixon aid says the war on drugs was invented to repress hippies in 70s
Canadian company develops delectable chocolate-infused Nutella spread



March 22, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Alberta Liquor Store Association is asking its members to consider the sale of cannabis and Joe Oliver says Prime Minister Trudeau is taking an undo-everything approach to policy making. Despite little research in the area, veterans are using medical marijuana to treat PTSD and a Canadian grandmother will be paying close attention to see if pot will be taxed when federal budget is announced. Medical dispensaries are making political donations and Trina Fraser unpacks what the Allard decision means for patients’ cultivation rights. Also, a new VICE documentary follows Snoop Dogg along his foray into Rastafarianism and artist Cliff Maynard makes mosaics of famous musicians out of old roaches. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Alberta Liquor Store Association asking its members about sale of cannabis
Mr X’s search for the perfect strain bring him across Bedrocan’s varieties

Politics/Legalization
Joe Oliver says PM Trudeau is taking an undo-everything approach to policy
Political donations from medical cannabis dispensaries to political parties

Industry/Studies
Veterans are using medical cannabis to treat PTSD despite little research
Letter: Vaping rules in Ontario continue to be in dire need of good tweaking
Sault area hospitalist will not likely lend his expertise to cannabis clinic
Trina Fraser unpacks what the Allard case means for cultivation rights
Grandmother paying close attention to budget to see if pot will be taxed

General Interest
Ontario Provincial Police stop truck and seize 843 pounds of marijuana
Artist Cliff Maynard makes mosaics of famous musicians out of old roaches
A new VICE documentary follows Snoop Dogg on foray into Rastafarianism



March 21, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A pharmacy group representing Shopper’s Drug Mart is stepping up lobbying efforts for a piece of the legal marijuana market and the federal government will have to grapple with the challenge of drug-impaired driving before moving forward with legalization pledge. Putting illness before people’s discomfort with illness is paramount in any conversation about public vaping in Ontario and legalization in several U.S. states has led to a significant decline in cannabis seizures on Mexican border. In lighter news, Method Man and Redman are close to inking deal with BlazeNow and follow Action Bronson as he tours X-Tracted Labs in Seattle. Also, pro skier Tanner Hall makes the case for athletes in cannabis and will marijuana be legal in Edinburgh Castle when prohibition falls in Canada? Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
Pharmacy group steps up its lobbying for piece of legal marijuana market

Industry/Studies
Government will have to grapple with challenge of pot-impaired driving
Putting illness before people’s discomfort with illness is paramount
The federal government is set to table new budget amid financial fears
Medical marijuana session draws a large crowd to library in Summerland
Legalization leads to decline in cannabis seizures along U.S.-Mexico border
Aphria Inc. CEO Vic Neufeld discusses his company’s development with Lift
CEO of Organigram shares his opinion on where legalization could go next

General Interest
Method Man & Redman close to inking deal with dispensary finder BlazeNow
Will recreational marijuana be legal in Canada and Edinburgh Castle?
Ever wonder what happens when you get busted with weed in Japan?
Follow rapper Action Bronson as he tours X-Tracted Labs in Seattle
Extreme skier Tanner Hall makes an athlete’s case for cannabis in pro sport

 



March 18, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A new report is fuelling heated debate over what the legal age for cannabis consumption should be and the owner of Canada’s largest chain of dispensaries is vowing to stay open even if the city of Abbotsford is successful in shutting his operation down. A drug-driving simulator proves the most surreal trip at the Ottawa-Gatineau International Auto Show and researchers at the University of Calgary say the cure for PTSD may come down to mice and marijuana. Also, a hotel with three grow floors was shut down in Spain and New Zealand’s consumers say there’s a chronic shortage in the country. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed’s 10:1 Cannabis Oil are an organic addition to the medical market
Tweed Main Street looks to move cannabis conversation from the shadows

Politics/Legalization
Selley: The Conservative Party is in need of a new strategy for a new age
A new report is fuelling debate over what legal age for cannabis should be
Petition calling for legalization now is gaining steam in British Columbia

Industry/Studies
UOC researchers say a cure for PTSD may come down to mice and marijuana
Supreme Pharmaceuticals is preparing to enter Canadian market license in hand
Mississauga’s first medical cannabis clinic opens doors to patients this week
Don Briere vows to stay open even if Abbotsford wins effort to shut him down
Drug-driving simulating suits most surreal trip at Ottawa-Gatineau Auto Show

General Interest
A hotel with three floors devoted to cannabis cultivation shut down in Spain
A VICE guide to the most expensive cannabis products on the planet
New Zealand’s cannabis consumers say there is a chronic shortage of supply



March 17, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Tweed Main Street marks the first phase of the company’s retail roll-out and the city of Abbotsford is trying to shut down the owner of Canada’s largest dispensary chain. RCMP search the Tri-County Compassion Club in Coquitlam and a Canadian official causes a stir over progressive speech at UN narcotics conference. Also, there are high hopes for a new cannabis clinic in St. John’s and a study shows teenage cannabis use is at the lowest since the early 80s. A homeless man dies in police custody after being arrested for simple pot possession and former Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams say 80% of NBA players smoke cannabis. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed is pleased to announce launch of Main Street retail storefronts

Politics/Legalization
Column: Legalize cannabis and ask the pertinent questions later on
Finance minister says comments about selling pot in liquor store a joke
Dana Larsen: Don’t wait to overgrow the country’s unjust pot laws

Industry/Studies
Abbotsford looking to shut down owner of Canada’s largest dispensary chain
In spite of Ontario vaping ruling another lounge to open soon in Windsor
Canadian official causes a stir over progressive speech at UN narcotics event
Coquitlam RCMP search and shut down the Tri-City Compassion Club
Study shows that teenage cannabis use is at the lowest since the 1980s
There are high hopes for a new medical cannabis clinic to open in St. John’s

General Interest
Former Chicago Bulls guard says 75 to 80 percent of NBA players smoke pot
Ganja yoga brings ancient practices together in a modern world setting
Homeless man dies after being locked up for simple marijuana possession



March 16, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The first dispensary on Prince Edward Island is set to open in April and Eric Costen is stepping down from the Office of Medical Cannabis. The effect of marijuana on sleep patterns remains unclear and 25,000 Canadians have been charged with simple pot possession since the October election. Epidiolex shows promise for kids with epilepsy and Ontario’s vaping rules are still in need of tweaking. Also, the World Health Organization says Canada and France have the most pot smokers, a Norcal company is infusing vodka with cannabis and Civilized is entering into a partnership with Viridian Capital Investors. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Nutritional Health and Canopy Growth continue second consulting phase
Tweed calls for an expansion of existing medical marijuana market

Politics/Legalization
Could Big Tobacco dominate the cannabis industry after legalization?
25,000 Canadians have been charged with simple possession since election

Industry/Studies
First dispensary preparing to open in Prince Edward Island in April
The effect of marijuana on sleep patterns is still scientifically unclear
Eric Costen will step down from office of medical cannabis on April 4
Ontario government’s vaping rules still need major tweaking to work
Cannabis-derived drug Epidiolex shows promise for kids with epilepsy

General Interest
Civilized entering into new partnership with Viridian Capital Advisors
Northern California company is rolling out a cannabis-infused vodka
World Health Organization says Canada and France have most pot smokers



March 15, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Activist Dana Larsen is mailing seeds to anyone looking to grow out a “victory garden” this spring and the delay on Liberal legalization pledge is becoming a problem. Marijuana’s economic impact could hit $44 billion by 2020 and two leading claims reimbursement companies say they are not surprised by spike in veterans’ cannabis claims. The CMCIA supports the e-petition to remove sales tax from medical marijuana and Lift Cannabis reviews new Argyle 10:1 Cannabis Oils. Also, Rihanna rents out the entire floor of a hotel to hotbox it and U.S. police forces are requesting armoured vehicles for the war on drugs. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth grants aggregate options to purchase common stock
CMCIA supports e-petition to remove sales tax from medical cannabis
Jason P. is first person featured in new Meet The Customer section
Lift Cannabis reviews Tweed’s new Argyle 10:1 Cannabis Oils

Politics/Legalization
Delay on Liberal legalization pledge is starting to become a problem
Dana Larsen is sending seeds to anyone looking to grow grass this spring

Industry/Studies
Restricting how vape shops operate will hurt smokers trying to quit
Marijuana’s economic impact could hit upwards of $44 billion in 2020
Leading reimbursement companies not surprised by veteran claims spike
Councillor charged in compassion club raid says she’s no drug dealer
GW Pharmaceuticals stock doubles Monday after positive Epidiolex trials

General Interest
Rihanna rent out entire hotel floor to hotbox it with her entourage
US police forces are requesting armed vehicles to combat war on drugs
Terp juice is reportedly the most potent cannabis concentrate on the planet



March 14, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Health Canada provides Supreme Pharmaceuticals a cultivation license and rebranding cannabis is a challenge following decades of propaganda. Veterans’ medical cannabis prescriptions have increased tenfold in the last two years and the Liberal Democrats are the first UK political party to back legalization. A new medical marijuana clinic opens in Sudbury and Liftquestions how the Ontario Liberals managed to get vaping laws so wrong. Also, Miley Cyrus wants all her guests to smoke weed at her wedding and the United Nations is preparing for its largest drug policy session in nearly 20 years. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Decades of propaganda have made rebranding cannabis a challenge
The Tweed Pantry introduces newest 10:1 treat Amanda’s Cupcakes

Politics/Legalization
Should legal age for marijuana be 25 when recreational pot is legalized?

Industry/Studies
Health Canada provides cultivation license to Supreme Pharmaceuticals
Veterans’ medical pot prescriptions have increased tenfold in two years
Liberal Democrats are first political party to back legal pot in the UK
How did Ontario Liberals manage to get vaping laws so very wrong?
New clinic that caters to medical cannabis open up shop in Sudbury

General Interest
These pocket vapes from Kung Fu Vapes are altogether sleek and discreet
Miley Cyrus wants all her guests to get high at her upcoming wedding
United Nations holding its highest-level drug policy session in 20 years



March 11, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Canadian judges are questioning why courts continue to prosecute simple possession charges and the Ontario government is applauded and attacked over decision to flip-flop on public vaping laws. Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act could mean the end for Canada’s largest vape lounge and more West Coast dispensaries are making the eastern exodus to Toronto. The COO of Namaste Technologies discusses what legalization could mean for his company and Aphria boosts production and achieves profitability. In lighter news, a guy got high and tried to pelt Donald Trump with a tomato and the seven habits of seasoned cannabis consumers includes good timing. Also, weed trees could play a role in helping the environment and, at the Bud + Breakfast in Colorado, waking and baking is serious business! Have a great weekend.

Canopy Growth Corporation
Advertising executives say Snoop Dogg partnership a good deal
Man flips his Tweed card while vaping at bus stop in Kingston
Mike Stubbs interview with Dr. Peter Deshane on CJBK-Part 1
Mike Stubbs interview with Dr. Peter Deshane on CJBK-Part 2

Politics/Legalization
Judges question why courts continue to prosecute possession cases
COO of world’s largest online vaporizer retailer talks legalization   
There were 104,000 drug-related offences reported in Canada in 2014

Industry/Studies
Editorial: Government made the right choice reversing vaping rules
Ontario’s medical marijuana patients upset by u-turn on public vaping
Changes to Smoke-Free Ontario could doom Canada’s largest vape lounge
Pickering man wants Ontario to reconsider public vaping restrictions
More West Coast dispensaries making eastern exodus to Toronto
Aphria Inc. continues to boost production and achieves profitability
Leafly locked developers out of its application program interface

General Interest
Seven habits of effective cannabis consumer habits incudes timing
Marijuana may well be the next big thing in skin care products
Weed trees could play a critical role in helping the environment
A guy got high and tried to pelt Donald Trump with a tomato
At the Bud + Breakfast waking and baking is serious business!



March 10, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: The Ontario government plans ban on public vaping and the CEO of New Brunswick Liquor Corp. is gaining insight into what Canadians think about cannabis sales in liquor stores. Colorado companies are tackling the energy consumption challenge and CBD may help ease the National Football League's concussion woes. Also, watch Stephen Colbert's hilarious response to Bernie Sanders' admission he smoked pot twice and check out some high-end cannabis accessories, from handbags to humidors. Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
NB Liquor gaining insight into what country thinks about cannabis
Uruguay's legal marijuana program may have tips to lend Canada

Industry/Studies
Ontario government set to rule today that public vaping is banned
Could CBD help ease the National Football League's concussion issue?
Colorado companies tackling cannabis energy consumption challenge

General Interest
Is it finally time for NFL to reconsider its draconian cannabis policy?
Watch Stephen Colbert's classic response to Bernie Sanders admission
High-end cannabis accessories include stylish handbags and humidors



March 9, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Cannabis sales in Colorado could provide a possible distribution model for Manitoba and Kingston's first medical marijuana clinic is set to open its doors next month. Health Canada awards Sydney-based Highland Hemp an operating license and the FDA sends warning letters to cannabis companies over false CBD claims. Bedrocan launches a personalized insurance claim concierge service and Tweed's president stands tall under “cross examination” from Precedent Magazine. Also, the Mormon Church is leading the medical marijuana charge in Utah and kosher cannabis may be Israel's next American export. Snoop Dogg interviews Lil Dicky on Merry Jane's GGN and a new study suggests sleep deprivation can lead to a mean case of the munchies. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Cross examination in Precedent Magazine with Tweed's president
Bedrocan launches personalized insurance claim concierge service
Stoner's Cookbook CEO Matt Gray is the future of a budding industry

Politics/Legalization
NB Liquor CEO leading committee on selling cannabis in liquor stores
Marijuana sales in Colorado provide a possible model for Manitoba

Industry/Studies
Kingston's first medical marijuana clinic set to open doors next month
FDA sending warning letters to cannabis companies over CBD claims
Health Canada awards Sydney-based Highland Hemp operating license

General Interest
Filmmaker Louis Belanger talks weed and movie Les Mauvaise Herbes
The Mormon Church is leading the medical marijuana drive in Utah
Kosher pot may become one of Israel's lead exports in coming years
New study suggest sleep deprivation can lead to bad case of munchies
Snoop Dogg interviews Lil Dicky on new episode of Merry Jane's GGN



March 8, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: The CEO of NB Liquor is readying for recreational cannabis sales and Indoor Harvest's unique expertise in the industry has landed the company a stalwart partner in Canopy Growth Corporation. Bernie Sanders admits to having “done marijuana” twice and Paul McCartney fined $240 for growing grass on his farm in Scotland this day in 1973. Also, the Hindu celebration commemorating the god Shiva starts today and Compassesh is fastly establishing itself as one of the premier pot parties in Los Angeles. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Indoor Harvest's unique expertise has landed it stalwart partners 
Wall Street veterans are betting high on the future of marijuana

Politics/Legalization
CEO of NB Liquor has been readying for legal marijuana sales

Industry/Studies
BC judge says minimum sentence for growing pot cruel punishment
It's time to accept craft cannabis as a viable sector of budding market

General Interest
Bernie Sanders says he's “done marijuana” twice in his lifetime
Paul McCartney was fined $240 for growing grass this day in 1973
Compassesh quickly established itself as one of LA's premier pot parties
Hindu celebration commemorating god Shiva starts today in Nepal



March 7, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Health Canada flags nine legalization factors for Liberals to consider and the CEO of Manitoba's Liquor and Lotteries says pot and booze don't mix as province considers marijuana distribution model. Trudeau is called on to decriminalize cannabis and Vancouver dispensaries claim city's interpretation of school distance limits is missing the mark. In lighter news, explore Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols through the work of legendary photographer Dennis Morris and get bent back into shape with ganja yoga. Also, the release of GQ Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex is set to send stock skyrocketing and meet the Wall Street veterans behind America's marijuana exchange index. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tasty Tweed Lot #3 is company's strain of the month for March

Politics/Legalization
Health Canada flags nine legalization factors for Liberal to consider
Jesse Kline investigates how not to sell legal cannabis in Canada
Toronto Sun calls on Trudeau Liberals to decriminalize marijuana

Industry/Studies
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries CEO says pot and booze don't mix well
Toronto and Vancouver are experiencing rapid pot shop expansion
Editorial: Federal government should not appeal ruling in Allard case
Meet the Wall Street veterans behind America's marijuana exchange 
Release of GW Pharmaceuticals Epidiolex to send stock skyrocketing
American recreational cannabis market is poised for large expansion
Vancouver dispensary claims city's interpretation of distance limits
Cannabis Supply Co. in Brantford is starting expansion of its facility

General Interest
Exploring a ganja yoga studio is a great way to get bent into shape!
Legendary photographer Dennis Morris on Bob Marley and Sex Pistols



March 4, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: A second round of storefront appeals in Vancouver ends in three rejections and a North Shore dispensary is causing concern for parents of area children. A medical cannabis patient is turned away with joints in hand at the CN Tower and a Torontoist list of where marijuana could be sold includes Loblaws and Uber. Reefer madness makes the rounds and recreational cannabis is reported to be doing for the U.S. what the war on drugs couldn't. In lighter news, pajamas will be optional at Portland's first multi-course chronic brunch and the government of Nova Scotia is paying The Trailer Park Boys to stay in the province. Also, Vans is readying to roll-out a line of munchie-themed shoes and former Detroit Red Wings bruiser Darren McCarty is battling alcohol dependence with medical marijuana. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
CEO Bruce Linton discusses Allard, Snoop and Shoppers with Lift
J.P . Howard took the Road Less Travelled to get to Tweed Inc.
Bedrocan's Bedica is reported to possess high levels of myrcene

Politics/Legalization
Globe sums up how Canadians are feeling about legal pot prospects
Torontoist list of where cannabis may be sold includes Uber and Loblaws

Industry/Studies
Second round of dispensary appeals in Vancouver ends in rejections
North Shore dispensary causing concern for parents of local children
Letter: Reefer madness and anti-pot propaganda still make the rounds
Legal cannabis is doing what war on drugs couldn't south of border
Medical patient is turned away with marijuana from CN Tower tour

General Interest
Explore how a talented millennial created the Facebook of cannabis
The real buzz: Canna bees trained to produce honey from marijuana
Latest science helps to debunk another age-old marijuana myth
Former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty battles alcoholism with weed
Pajamas are optional at Portland's first multi-course cannabis brunch
Nova Scotia paying Trailer Park Boys nearly a million to stay in province
Vans readying to roll-out line of munchie-themed shoes for the summer
Bee Nails can help take your dabbing experience to the next level



March 3, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Canada hooks a right turn into the wild wild north after Allard ruling last week and Dana Larsen explores eight ways the country can move to legalize cannabis. Experts say Liberal pledge has led to the proliferation of illegal pot shops and Adam Greenblatt compares and contrasts oils from licensed producers the country over. Also, the D.C. Cannabis Campaign will descend on the White House this 4:20 to rally for a rescheduling of cannabis from a Schedule 1 drug and the world's first marijuana mall is set to open this April. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Canada hooks a right turn into the wild wild west after Allard ruling
Tweed Inc. is in no way, shape or form affiliated with Quantum 9! 
Tweed features heavily on The Mike Stubbs Show-Part 1
Tweed features heavily on The Mike Stubbs Show-Part 2
Tweed features heavily on The Mike Stubbs Show-Part 3
Adam Greenblatt compares and contrasts licensed producer oils

Politics/Legalization
Do people have time for cannabis as country readies for legalization?
Larsen discusses eight ways Canada can move to legalize marijuana
Experts say Liberal pledge has encouraged proliferation of storefronts

Industry/Studies
Take tour of Green Relief's aquaponics facility in Famborough
Marijuana dispensaries are popping up all over the place in Victoria
D.C. Cannabis Campaign will descend on White House this 4:20
Can you tell which of these 10-year-olds has taken cannabis oil? 

General Interest
Grand opening of world's first marijuana mall set for this coming April
Jake Brown of The Cannabist is arguably the world's greatest bud reviewer
Snoop and Wiz Khalifa will host the 2016 Merry Jane Wellness Retreat



March 2, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says decriminalization is a bad idea and pot laws stand as Bill Blair continues to be caught in a cloud of smoke over handling of the cannabis file. Bedrocan continues its commitment to affordability by offering vapes at cost and Halifax denies business license for Cole Harbour dispensary. VICE provides patients a step-by-step guide to growing medical marijuana and federal court judge Michael Phelan discusses the Allard case. Also, a new University of Chicago links late-night food cravings to the munchies and the list of famous athletes advocating for cannabis is an extensive one. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bedrocan continues commitment to affordability with at cost vaporizers
Letter: Medical marijuana may help to save struggling Canada Post
Canopy Growth Corp. continues climb ans shows strong momentum

Politics/Legalization
Trudeau warns marijuana is illegal and decriminalization not happening
Letter: Bill Blair caught in a cloud of smoke over handling of pot file

Industry/Studies
City of Halifax denies medical marijuana dispensary business license
Federal court judge Michael Phelan discusses the Allard case at Lift
Vice is providing medical marijuana patients to grow their own grass
Sault St. Marie medical patient looking forward ti growing cannabis

General Interest
Berner links up with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in new video
List of famous athletes advocating for marijuana is an extensive one
Try bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and cannabutter
Canada has come a long way from its former self on many fronts
University of Chicago study links lat-night cravings to the munchies



March 1, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: The city of Saskatoon is taking a hands-off approach to dispensaries and 10-year-old cannabis exile Alexis Bortell returns to Dallas. Tweed president Mark Zekulin joins CHQR and Australia is taking the next steps to legalize medical cannabis. A four-star Boston chef is arrested at the Canadian border with 20 pounds of edibles and a Manitoba chief is confronted at Winnipeg airport as sacred pouch mistaken for bag of chronic. Also, Krishna Andavolu discusses what his mom thinks about him smoking on Weediquette and Bill O'Reilly goes head to head with legendary stoner duo Cheech and Chong. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed Inc. president Mark Zekulin interviews on CHQR-Part 1
Tweed Inc. president Mark Zekulin interviews on CHQR-Part 2
M Partners raises estimates of Canopy Growth Corp. stock to $3.50

Politics/Legalization
City of Saskatoon is taking a hands-off approach to compassion clubs

Industry/Studies
Ten-year-old medical marijuana exile Alexis Bortell returns to Dallas
Australia is about to take the nest steps to legalizing medical cannabis

General Interest
Could cannabis-infused gelato bet the ticket to winning Italian over?
Four-star chef arrested at Canadian border with 20 pounds of edible
Lil Wayne lights up a spiff and calls on government to legalize pot
Bill O'Reilly goes head to head with stoner duo Cheech and Chong
Krishna Andavolu delves into what his mom think of him smoking weed
Cheeba Chews produces over 2 million cannabis-infused candies a year
Manitoba chief confronted at Winnipeg airport over sacred pouch



February 29, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: The Liberal government's pot point man says cannabis is still illegal as a new poll shows a majority of Canadians believe marijuana should be legalized. Storefront demand for medical cannabis grows as the University of Saskatchewan prepares to host a symposium on the contentious topic. Tilray sees opportunity in federal court ruling last week and Canada's booming underground cannabis market is apparently not going anywhere. Also, B-Real of discusses legalization and new Cypress Hill album and some of the world's leading medical cannabis research is coming out of Israel. Tommy Chong touts legalization at Oscars after party and a California prison town is turning to cannabis to try to resuscitate its struggling economy. Have a great day!

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Storefront demand for medical cannabis continues to grow in Canada
Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton joins Business New Network
Tweed's new tasty muffin mix is now available in company shop
Hospital emergency rooms in Colorado treating more tourists for pot
Lift Cannabis reviews Tweed's Strangelove in strains of the week

Politics/Legalization
Liberal pot point man Bill Blair says cannabis is still illegal in Canada 
A healthy majority of Canadians still believe marijuana should be legal
What can Canada learn from the U.S. and Uruguay about selling pot?
Liberals must outline clear plan for how to proceed with legalization
PQ says marijuana should be legalized in Quebec and across Canada
University of Saskatchewan hosting symposium to explore legalization

Industry/Studies
Canada's cannabis gray market boom isn't reportedly going anywhere
Five ways to improve MMPR include over-the-counter cannabis sales
Tilray sees opportunity in federal court ruling on medical marijuana
Hotbox is a British Columbia-based marijuana grow-op on wheels

General Interest
Tommy Chong touts the legalization of marijuana at Oscars after party
Second-grader's story leads to massive pot bust at a home in Vermont
B-Real of Cypress Hill discusses new album, legalization and the lottery
Some of world's leading medical marijuana research is coming fro Israel
California prison town turns to cannabis to revive struggling economy



February 26, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Tweed's president says a federal court ruling that allows patients to continue to grow medical marijuana is a positive and Bruce Linton likens homegrown grass to home brew, says pharmacies could serve as a supplemental distribution system. Thomas Mulcair proclaims cannabis should immediately be decriminalized and Bill Blair says Liberal government has no timeline for legalization as he tries to clean up the mess after Allard victory party on Parliament Hill. Activists say the next battle front will be dispensaries as MMAR growers across the country react to the news they can keep their plants potted. Tweed unveils it is contributing $50,000 to a smart use cannabis Education Fund and Tilray forms an Australian partnership. Also, the former US attorney general says it's ridiculous to treat pot like heroin and the DARE program quietly removes pot from its list of gateway drugs. In lighter news, The Stoner's Cookbook celebrates the Top 10 best Rihanna stoner moments and MassRoots and WeedLife are counted among the list of best social networks for connoisseurs. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed president says more access to medical cannabis is a good thing
Canopy CEO likens growing marijuana at home to making home brew
Education Fund hopes to fill existent knowledge gap in cannabis industry
Bruce Linton says he could see pharmacies serving as supplemental system

Politics/Legalization
Thomas Mulcair says marijuana should immediately be decriminalized
Legalizing cannabis is still a pipe dream despite ruling in Allard case
Allard decision will likely set the stage for the future of legal cannabis
Bill Blair says Liberals have no set timeline for legalizing marijuana
Letter: 'Let's get legalization of marijuana right because it saved my life.'
Bill Blair quickly trying to clear the mounting confusion on cannabis file
It seems the Trudeau Liberals are not quite ready to pull trigger in legalization

Industry/Studies
Pot activists say next battle will be to legalize the country's pot storefront
The efforts of the family of Kyla Williams will be at the Oscars this weekend
Groovy marketing tips for pharmacy brands looking to get into cannabis
Former US attorney general says it's ridiculous to treat weed like heroin
After Allard ruling will doctors even be willing to prescribe homegrown?
Tilray forms a new partnerships in Australia to study cannabis treatment
Federal court ruling in Allard injunction welcomes by Nova Scotia patient
Winnipeg doctor says thoughts medical marijuana is gateway drug are false
Patients in Saskatchewan say court ruling was step forward for cannabis

General Interest
The Stoner's Cookbook celebrates Rihanna's Top 10 best weed moments
Edible cannabis goes gourmet with recipe for 20-minute pot olive oil
D.A.R.E. program quietly removes marijuana from list of gateway drugs
MassRoots and WeedLife among five most popular stoner social networks
The ultimate starter guide to using quartz nails to rip your dabs this weekend!



February 25, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: A federal court judge in British Columbia rules medical marijuana patients of the old regime can grow cannabis at home and Canopy Growth Corp. releases fiscal Q3 numbers. Tweed rolls-out its line of 10:1 cannabis-infused sunflower oils and Bruce Linton joins Bloomberg TV to discuss the country's transition from a medical to recreational marijuana market. The battle continues to loom over Canada's pending recreational pot industry and public health officials and the Ontario premier worry that private retailers are ill-equipped to handle cannabis sales. Rona Ambrose says Canadians are now more confused about cannabis than ever (and we are!) and three dispensaries in Vancouver overcome approval hurdle and move a step further to legitimacy. In lighter news, Colorado artist Cynthia DeMatteo marries grass, glass and video games and California group Weed 4 Votes hands out 10,000 pounds of grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Bruce Linton joins Bloomberg TV to discuss transition to legal market
Federal court judge rules MMAR patients can grow their own cannabis
Licensed producers face uncertain fate after ruling in Allard injunction 
Canopy Growth Corporation reports third quarter financial results
Tweed introduces its new line of 10:1 cannabis0-infused sunflower oils

Politics/Legalization
Federal government needs to outline clear distribution route for cannabis
Conservatives in need of any ideological reset before next leadership race
Liberal government is considering amnesty for past marijuana crimes
Public health specialists worry that Shoppers will start selling marijuana
Editorial: Should Canada allow pharmacies to sell cannabis products 
Battle looming over the country's lucrative recreational pot market
Pot is a gateway drug with a high upside for eager Canadian pharmacies
Five things the federal government needs to accomplish on marijuana file
Are pharmacies best equipped to dispense country's medical cannabis?
Rona Ambrose says Canadians are now more confused about cannabis
Myths about medical marijuana exposed as court poses new challenge
Albertans react to decision by federal court to allow medical homegrown

Industry/Studies
Judgment: Canadian medical marijuana patients given right to grow
Three medical dispensaries overcome hurdle in Vancouver approval

General Interest
Smoking “amazing weed” integral part of Aziz Ansari's rounded day
Colorado artist Cynthia DeMatteo marries glass, grass and video games
California group Weed 4 Votes hands out 10,000 pounds of weed
Kiva Confections packaging sets a high bar for cannabis edibles industry



February 24, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Canada's largest pharmacy is exploring the possibility of selling marijuana and a decision is expected Wednesday in the Allard injunction. A Liberal Senate Forum is being held today to gauge public opinion on pot policies and federal prosecutors continue to maintain a hard line on cannabis crimes. Medical cannabis users are lobbying for edible cannabis products and Women Grow is launching a new chapter on Vancouver Island. Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan wants to see cannabis legalized and Weed4Votes in California is handing out 10,000 pounds of free weed. Also, Jay and Silent Bob are seeking crowdfunding for “Chronic Blunt Punch” video game and a Brock University professor believes liquor store cannabis sales can help shed stigma around the plant. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tilray, Tweed and Whistler Medical approved for extracts sales
Meet Arno Hazekamp, chief scientist at Bedrocan in Holland
Tweed recommends Quantum 9 for cannabis consulting excellency

Politics/Legalization
Shopper's Drug Mart is exploring possibility of selling marijuana 
Before legalizing country need determine who can grow cannabis
Federal prosecutors continue to maintain a hard line on pot crimes
Brock professor believes liquor store pot sales can help shed stigma
Liberal Senate Forum being held to gauge public opinion on pot

Industry/Studies
Canada's licensed producers want sales tax taken off marijuana  
Judge will decide today whether patients can grow their own grass
Medical cannabis users are lobbying for edible food products
Mettrum sales expand by 18% as company narrows its losses
Women Grow is launching a new chapter on Vancouver Island
Kids can't be an afterthought as country prepares for legalization

General Interest
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan wants cannabis legalized
Artist Cliff Galbraith discusses comics, censorship and cannabis
Weed4Votes in California to hand out 10,000 pounds of free weed
Jay and Silent Bob's “Chronic Blunt Punch” seeks crowdfunding



February 23, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today's news: Federal prosecutors continue to maintain a hard line on pot laws as legalization looms and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse aims to bring clarity to the national cannabis dialogue. The union representing the NLC in Newfoundland is on board with cannabis distribution and Aphria's expansion into oils could be a game changer. Cannarelief is marketing a product to help bring you down from a green-out and Saudi Arabia continues to execute its citizens over hashish. Also, try 15 cannabis-infused vegan dishes and check out a list of endangered species that could be saved by cannabis legalization. Have a great day!

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Toronto Life guides discerning Torontonians through strain picks
Stakeholders need to come together to protect young people from pot