March 24 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Task force leader Anne McLellan urges Canadian cities to enforce prohibition until reform is a reality and an advocacy group in Alberta wants sales tax revenue from legal cannabis to be invested into mental health and addictions services. Manitoba’s NDP is calling on the province to consult with medical patients ahead of the introduction of legislation for legalization and the U.S. cannabis industry is expected to maintain its momentum despite threats of a crackdown by the Trump administration. The City of Edmonton is taking a proactive approach to municipal legislation for recreational cannabis and Fortune looks at how Israel plans to get into the $50 billion medical marijuana industry. Also, hash dealers in India are apparently using Instagram to sell weed to tourists, fear of federal enforcement stifles plans for the first-ever “Cannabis Cruise,” and Colorado’s department of transportation is teaming up with Lyft to give away free rides on 4/20. Have a great weekend!

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Lift Cannabis factors Tweed into its weekly ACMPR dried marijuana price scan

Legalization/Légalisation
Task force leader urges prohibition until Canada welcomes cannabis legalization
Advocates say Alberta pot sales tax revenue should be invested in mental health
Manitoba NDP urges province to consult with medical cannabis user on legislation
City of Edmonton taking a proactive approach to municipal legislation for cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Mars and weed count as a couple things you may have missed from federal budget
The U.S. cannabis industry is expected to maintain growth despite Trump threats
Nanaimo dispensary rains in limbo as city council waits for staff report on the issue
Fortune: How Israel plans to get into the $50 billion medical marijuana industry

General Interest/Divers
Hash dealers in India are reportedly using Instagram to find tourists to buy grass
High Times explores the cannabis industry’s next billion-dollar market – lab testing
Colorado department of transportation and Lyft team up for a weed 4/20 promotion
Fear of federal enforcement by authorities leads to cancelation of “Cannabis Cruise”



March 23 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The federal budget allocates nearly $10 million for cannabis education programs and Ottawa police recover a Desert Eagle in raids on two Magna Terra dispensaries in the capital city. Toronto police raid more Cannabis Culture locations and Sudbury’s Bodystream clinic looks to answer seniors’ med pot questions. The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse offers a more progressive stance on medical cannabis and Lift and Canwest Productions partner to put on Hemp Expo in Calgary and Edmonton. Also, Stephen Colbert slams Jeff Sessions’ take on reform, John Mayer says he’s “thoughtfully entering cannabis life,” and National Geographic visits the Congo, where pygmies are reportedly growing weed to survive. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed announces a full 50 percent increase in flower production space in Smiths Falls

Legalization/Légalisation
Federal budget allocates $9.6 million for cannabis education programs ahead of reform
Legalization task force chair Anne McLellan to speak on reform at Simon Fraser today
Chantal Hebert says the clock is ticking down on federal government’s legalization plan

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa police recover Desert Eagle handgun during raids on Magna Terra dispensaries
Penticton dispensary owner Jukka Laurio tells city council he’s going out of business
Toronto police move in to raid two more Cannabis Culture dispensaries in the city
Sudbury cannabis clinic Bodystream is looking to answer seniors’ med pot questions
NOW Toronto: Did growing your own medical cannabis just become very difficult?
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse offers more progressive medical cannabis stance

General Interest/Divers
Comedian Stephen Colbert slams Jeff Sessions’ take on cannabis in new Late Show bit
Lift and Canwest Productions partnering to put on Hemp Expo in Calgary and Edmonton
Orlando Bloom, Lake Bell and Justin Theroux attend launch of Beboe marijuana brand
Rocker John Mayer says that he’s “actually very thoughtfully entering cannabis life”
National Geographic: Indigenous communities in the Congo are selling weed to survive
Cannabis activist Jamie Shaw talks dispensaries, access and weed as a treatment option
Women. Weed. Wifi is a new Seattle-based art collective looking to conquer cannabis



March 22 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Alberta is readying to have regulations in place for recreational cannabis sales by next year and police in Saskatoon are borrowing lessons from other jurisdictions that have welcomed reform. U.S. Homeland Security says it’s not particularly concerned with the legalization movement in Canada and the Globe and Mail questions whether Victoria’s special business license is at the centre of the city’s pot shop ambiguity. Anne McLellan discusses the Liberal government’s safety-first approach to legalization and Swiss researchers are reportedly developing a craving for low-potency pot. Also, new data shows SWAT raids on weed dealers are still killing more people than weed, plans to build a Colorado-based “Marijuanaville” brand is wasted away by Jimmy Buffett, and meet some of the Seattle seniors who scored a terpene tutorial at a local dispensary. Have a great day!

Tweed
#TheVault: 420 Games founder Jim McAlpine living out a 30-year-old pipe dream
Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility is leading the pack among Canadian licensed producers

Legalization/Légalisation
Alberta to have regulations in place to permit for recreational pot sales by next year
Lift: Anne McLellan discussion the Liberal government’s approach to legalization
CTV Vancouver looks at whether cannabis could be the city’s next craft industry
Police in Saskatoon are examining cannabis legislation from other jurisdictions
U.S. Homeland Security is not particularly concerned with legalization in Canada

Industry/Industrie
Saint John police conduct a second round of raids on unlicensed dispensaries in city
Ottawa police conduct raids on two more marijuana dispensaries Tuesday morning
Globe: Victoria’s special dispensary business license at centre of pot shop ambiguity
Reuters: Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs are developing a craving for low-potency pot

General Interest/Divers
Plans to build a Colorado-based “Marijuanaville” brand wasted away Jimmy Buffett
The Herbal Chef Chris Sayegh serves up a white bean cake recipe for Merry Jane
Group of Seattle seniors take day trip to local dispensary for a seminar on terpenes
New data shows that marijuana SWAT raids still kill more people than marijuana does



March 21 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Manitoba introduces the Cannabis Harm Prevention Act and Marc and Jodie Emery return home to Vancouver to cut ties with the Cannabis Culture empire they founded. Victoria readies to crack down on the city’s non-compliant pot shops and 10 percent of Manitoba drivers who participated in a voluntary roadside survey test positive for drug-impaired driving. Workplace safety advocate Ed Secondiak urges caution as the government in Ottawa moves to reform the country’s cannabis laws and the Washington Post says police shot a man 57 times over $100 worth of grass, then lied about it. Also, rapper 2 Chainz announces he’ll be headlining the Denver 420 Rally, Wiz Khalifa remixes The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” into a summer stoner anthem, and find out why Woody Harrelson stopped smoking weed after 30 years. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed CEO Bruce Linton discusses Canopy Growth’s upgrade to the TSX S&P

Legalization/Légalisation
Manitoba introduces the Cannabis Harm Prevention Act to address legalization
Manitoba government moving to set restrictions on marijuana similar to alcohol
Workplace safety advocate Ed Secondiak urges caution when introducing legal pot
Merry jane: Could marijuana actually be legal in all 50 American states by 2012?

Industry/Industrie
Marc and Jodie Emery return home to Vancouver to cut ties with Cannabis Culture
The National Cannabis Industry Association offers diverse learning opportunities
City of Victoria is said to be ready to crack down on city’s non-compliant pot shops
One in 10 Manitoba drivers in voluntary roadside survey tested positive for drugs

General Interest/Divers
“No Flex Zone” rapper Rae Sremmurd joins Snoop Dogg on new episode of GGN
Washington Post: Police shot man 57 times over $100 of cannabis then lied about it
Wiz Khalifa works to turn The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” into a summer stoner anthem
Esquire: Find out why Woody Harrelson decided to quit smoking weed after 30 years
Rapper 2 Chainz is scheduled to headline the Denver 420 Rally at Civic Center Park
Meowijuana borrowing cannabis product style to sell line of cat nip, grinders, sprays
Septuagenarian says Trump administration’s cannabis fearmongering is nothing new



March 20 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Island Health orders Victoria pot shops to stop selling edibles and a Green Tree budtender says he was left high and dry by the dispensary chain’s owners after he was charged in a recent raid. A McMaster student files a complaint against the university for barring her from a trip over her medical cannabis use and CBC questions whether reform could mean more workplace scrutiny for employers. Former Mountie Ed Secondiak is teaching safe marijuana use in the workplace and the City of San Diego introduces mouth swabs to test for drug-impaired driving. Also, three MMA fighters are sanctioned for pot use following UFC Fight Night 104, a new pro-marijuana church opens its doors in Alabama, and Civilized tours GrassFed’s cannabis cuisine and virtual reality soiree. Have a great day!

Tweed
#TheVault: Bay Area indie rocker K.Flay lends a lesson in cautious optimism

Legalization/Légalisation
McMaster researchers says cannabis supply could be controlled by non-profit
CBC: Cannabis reform could mean more workplace scrutiny for employees

Industry/Industrie
Island Health orders Victoria pot shops to stop selling cannabis food products
Green Tree budtender says the shop’s owners left him high and dry after raid
McMaster student files complaint after university bars her from trip over mmj
Former Mountie Ed Secondiak is teaching safe marijuana use in the workplace
The marijuana industry is taking shape in the heart of NorCal’s wine country
City of San Diego debuts mouth swabs to detect if drivers high on marijuana

General Interest/Divers
God and cannabis: There is a new pro-marijuana church operating in Alabama
Colorado Republican has a plan to keep recreational pot safe from Jeff Sessions
Civilized tours through GrassFed’s pop-up cannabis cuisine, virtual reality soiree
Rapper Berner is telling the story of the designer marijuana industry with “Packs”
Three MMA fighters sanctioned after testing pot positive after UFC Fight Night



March 17 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Liberal MP Bill Blair confirms a recreational cannabis bill is due this spring and charges are dropped against more than 100 budtenders swept up in Toronto pot shop raids. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Q&A on cannabis legalization and a new poll shows Manitobans are more supportive of reform than any other province. Israel approves 37 cultivation permits, Winnipeg’s latest med pot clinic opens, and does a London dispensary owner’s refusal to close his doors prove enforcement laws aren’t working? Also, Jess Sessions says weed is only “slightly less awful” than heroin, Jimi Hendrix’s estate sues a cannabis company for using the icon’s image, and watch what happens when a rabbi, priest and atheist smoke grass and talk religion. Have a great day!

Tweed
#TheVault: Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith shares his views on cannabis reform

Legalization/Légalisation
Liberal MP Bill Blair confirms recreational cannabis bill due in Parliament this spring
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to host marijuana legalization Q&A Friday morning
New poll shows Manitobans are more supportive of legalization than any other province
Quartz: A quarter of U.S. beer drinkers would make the switch to marijuana it was legal

Industry/Industrie
Charges dropped against more than 100 Toronto budtenders swept up in pot shop raids
Israel approves 37 medical cannabis cultivation permits; quadruples its #mmj industry
Winnipeg’s newest medical marijuana clinic opens close to the provincial courthouse
Lift Cannabis: Cannabidiol seem to potentiate stem cell differentiation into neurons
Does a London dispensary owner’s refusal to quit his post show pot laws not working?

General Interest/Divers
Bob Marley’s son Stephen speaks to Merry Jane about his upcoming music festival
Jimi Hendrix’s estate sues cannabis company using the late rockers name and image
Jeff Sessions contradicts science; says weed is only “slightly less awful” than heroin
Watch Band of Heathen get baked in their latest video for “Green Grass of California”
Retired rabbi turned medical marijuana dispensary owner says Ohio laws will change
Watch what happens when a priest, rabbi and atheist smoke weed and talk religion
Latinos were served 77 percent of federal pot sentences in the United States last year



March 16 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Oxford University launches a program to look into the effects of medical marijuana and Canadian employers ask for Ottawa’s help to deal with recreational tokers in the workplace. Manitoba introduces legislation to help police crack down on drug-impaired drivers and a student at Simon Fraser University commends the school for its innovative cannabis course. Liberal MP Anthony Rota says policy on legal pot could come by spring and Civilized explores how investors can capitalize on Bill Blair’s legalization projection. Also, star actor Patrick Stewart says he uses a marijuana spray daily, Wisconsin Republican Jim Sensenbrenner wants Mexican drug cartels to pay for Trump’s border wall, and a generous stoner leaves a big bag of grass in a goodwill donation bin in Washington. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Employers want Ottawa’s help to deal with recreational smokers in the workplace
Liberal MP and pot point man Bill Blair discusses recreational cannabis in Barrie
North Bay MP Anthony Rota says policy on legal pot could come forward by spring
Civilized explores how investors can capitalize on Bill Blair’s legalization projection
Tokken start-up helping build a bridge between banks and the legal cannabis market

Industry/Industrie
Oxford University to launch a program looking into effects of medical cannabis
Manitoba introducing legislation to help police crack down on pot-impaired drivers
MADD Atlantic issues a warning over marijuana-impaired driving ahead of reform
It’s business as usual at West Kelowna pot shops despite threats of raids from RCMP
Star actor Patrick Stewart says he uses a medical marijuana spray on a daily basis
BuzzFeed: Aussie poster child for medical cannabis can’t access medical cannabis
Simon Fraser University student commends school for innovative cannabis course

General Interest/Divers
Probe into high-level weed ring nets Calgary police large haul of grass and cash
Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner wants Mexican drug cartels to pay for border wall
VICE: Generous stoner leaves bags of weed in goodwill donation bin in Washington
Sex and cannabis panel at SXSW festival dives into discussion about Austin cuisine
Could the town of Tiller, Oregon, (which is for sale) become the next cannabis haven?



March 15 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Edmonton city council moves to close loopholes for pot shops and smoking lounges and a New Brunswick group is looking to map out the best course of action for retail marijuana sales. The Times-Colonist questions whether Ottawa is leading dispensary owners up a garden path and the number of medical cannabis patients in Canada has quadrupled since Trudeau's election. One Edmonton councillor believes pot businesses should pay higher city fees and The Province investigates why cannabis is still "risky business” outside of Vancouver. Also, the planet’s first green-friendly gym is set to open in May, Australia’s first cannabis media brand partners with marijuana.com, and Merry Jane questions whether legal grass will really cost the brewing industry billions of dollars? Have a great day!

Tweed
Business Insider visits the cannabis unicorn that operates out of a chocolate factory

Legalization/Légalisation
Times-Colonist questions whether Ottawa leading dispensary owners up a garden path
Moriarty: Marijuana still remains “risky business” outside of the Vancouver bubble

Industry/Industrie
Edmonton city council looks to close zoning loopholes for pot shops, weed lounges
One Edmonton councillor believes marijuana business should pay higher city fees
New Brunswick group is studying how best to approach sales of retail marijuana
The number of medical marijuana patients in Canada has quadrupled since election

General Interest/Divers
Merry Jane: Will legal cannabis really cost the brewing industry billions of dollars?
The doors are set to open on the planet’s first cannabis-friendly gym: Power Plant
Australia’s first cannabis media brand dopamine.net partners with marijuana.com site



March 14 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Waterloo police warn five dispensaries they could soon face raids and activist Jodie Emery calls her arrest in Toronto a “degrading” experience. Nanaimo RCMP seize cannabis and edibles during a raid on the city’s Nature’s Source dispensary and the Washington Post shows how government-grown grass looks nothing like the real thing. Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer introduces its Homegrow Collection and one medical marijuana patient hopes for strong regulation when reform is welcomed. Also, country cannabis legend Willie Nelson is reportedly fighting for breath, University of Delaware hockey gets suspended indefinitely due to marijuana allegations, and Shopify comes under fire for the guns, escorts and weed being sold using the company’s technology. Have a great day!

Tweed
Canada’s largest producer introduces seeds selection with Tweed Homegrow Collection

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis patient believes in legalization but hopes for strong regulation on dispensing
Kingstonregion.com: It’s hard to have any sympathy for the legalization false-starters

Industry/Industrie
Nanaimo RCMP seize cannabis and edibles from Nature’s Source dispensary near school
Waterloo police issue warnings to five dispensaries in region that they could be raided
Washington Post: U.S. government-grown cannabis looks nothing like the real chronic
Activist Jodie Emery says her arrest by Toronto police was a “degrading” experience

General Interest/Divers
Shopify under fire for the guns, weed and escorts being sold using company’s technology
Willie Nelson reportedly fighting to breathe as country legend cancels two Vegas shows
The Kind explores some of the colleges and universities offering new cannabis courses
University of Delaware’s ice hockey suspended indefinitely due to marijuana allegations
Marijuana.com: Check out a five-pound blunt that set the world record for largest ever!



March 13 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Edmonton HempFest looks to address the looming reality of legal marijuana and Toronto police accuse Cannabis Culture of having ties to organized crime. Marc and Jodie Emery claim their pot shop empire is on the verge of collapse after being granted bail and Toronto Mayor John Tory says he supports the crackdown on unlicensed dispensaries in the run-up to reform. Public Safety Canada releases videos discussing the risks associated with driving high and MADD says New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are unprepared to deal with drug-impaired cases. Also, cannabis is slated to be the headliner at 10 SXSW festival events this week, Italian farmers are using hemp to decontaminate polluted soil, and infamous reporter Charlo Green who quit her job live on air is launching an online weed show in L.A. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed’s parent company Canopy Growth Corp. added to S&P/TSX Composite Index
Penticton Art Gallery’s “Grassland” exhibit looks to answer political questions with art

Legalization/Légalisation
Globe: Those who flout law in lead up to legalization face being prosecuted for crimes
Edmonton HempFest Expo looks to address the looming reality of legal marijuana
Employers in Alberta are preparing for more weed in workplace as legalization looms
Questions of enforcement, zoning, fees being asked as Edmonton readies for reform
Toronto Mayor John Tory says he back dispensary raids but still supports legalization
Dispensary raids across the country last weed raise questions about where pot stands
Conservative justice critic wants focus placed on marijuana and judge appointments

Industry/Industrie
Toronto police are accusing Cannabis Culture shops of having links to organized crime
The so-called ‘Prince and Princess of Pot’ are released on bail in Toronto after arrests
Marc and Jodie Emery claim their Cannabis Culture empire is on the verge of collapse
Cannabis Culture shop in Ottawa opens back up one day after being raided by police
Public Safety Canada releasing videos discussing the risks associated with driving high
Four arrested after police raid a marijuana dispensary in Kitchener on Friday afternoon
MADD says New Brunswick, Nova Scotia unprepared for marijuana-impaired cases

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis will be the headliner at 10 official events at this year’s SXSW festival
Italian farmers are turning to hemp to help them decontaminate polluted cultivation soil
Infamous reporter Charlo Greene who quit on air launching an online weed show in L.A.



March 10 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Project Gator targets dispensaries in raids in Hamilton, Toronto and Vancouver, and Canadian activists Marc and Jodie Emery face charges after being swept up in the crackdown on the couple's Cannabis Culture franchise. Vancouver remains mum on whether raids in that city will signal a shift in the VPD’s pot shop policy and the Emery’s reportedly remain in good spirits following their arrests Wednesday night. The U.S. cannabis industry is forging across state lines in the face of mixed signals from the Trump White House and scientists in the UK say drug laws are standing in the way of them finding out whether medical marijuana can help treat Alzheimer’s. Also, one California grow collective is inviting President Trump for a private tour of their facility, the Denver FBI’s youth dropout prevention program is being partially funded by Colorado’s pot tax, and tour the drug routes between America and Mexico with the so-called ‘tunnel rats’ of the underground. Have a great weekend!

Legalization/Légalisation
Global looks at a timeline for legalization in face of dispensary raids across country

Industry/Industrie
Five people face charges after pot shops raided in Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton
Police raid Cannabis Cultures and lay charges against activists Marc and Jodie Emery
The Emery’s are reportedly in good spirits following arrests at Pearson Thursday night
Vancouver remains mum on whether pot shop raids will signal a shift in VPD policy
Scientists say drug laws stand in way of finding out if cannabis could treat Alzheimer’s
U.S. cannabis industry forging across state lines in face of mixed White House message

General Interest/Divers
Denver FBI’s youth dropout prevention program partly funded by marijuana tax
Comedian Adam Carolla rants about today’s marijuana being too strong for his taste
California farm that cultivates cannabis is inviting President Trump for a private tour
As rebels move of the Columbian cannabis trade, corporations are looking to move in
AP tours some drug tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico with so-called ‘tunnel rats’



March 9 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Dispensaries in British Columbia and Ontario are developing a system to test for cannabis contaminants and Canadian children are being recruited for an epilepsy study with CBD at the University of Saskatchewan. Tweed is participating in the Bank of America Consumer & Retail Technology Conference later this month and a Bracebridge OPP officer is being disciplined for attending a recent cannabis conference. Also, Denver is considering mandatory training for shops allowing on-site consumption, a Massachusetts lawmaker is proposing using the state’s pot revenue to combat the opioid crisis, and Merry Jane meets with the artist behind the trippiest weed colouring books for adults. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed to participate in Bank of America Consumer & Retail Technology Conference

Legalization/Légalisation
New Brunswick cannabis professional want voices heard by marijuana working group

Industry/Industrie
Dispensaries in B.C. and Ontario developing system to test for cannabis contaminants
Canadian children being recruited for University of Saskatchewan CBD-epilepsy study
Massachusetts lawmaker proposes using the state’s pot revenue to fight the opioid crisis

General Interest/Divers
Denver considers mandatory training for business allowing social cannabis consumption
Bracebridge OPP officer punished for attending a cannabis conference in September
Merry Jane meets with the artist behind the trippiest weed colouring book for adults



March 8 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s pot czar casts doubt on imminent legalization and recommendations for reform in New Brunswick are expected by fall. Colorado may look to restrict homegrow in hopes of safeguarding against a potential federal crackdown and the head of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office expects federal drug agents to step up enforcement on recreational cannabis. Pennsylvania’s auditor wants to close the gap in the state’s budget with legal grass and Lift calls International Women’s Day a perfect opportunity for the Canadian cannabis industry to reflect. Also, organizers of Vancouver’s 4/20 celebration at Sunset Beach say the event will go ahead with or without a permit, the world’s first cannabis-friendly gym is readying to open its doors in San Francisco, and comedian Tommy Chong and Défoncé chocolates team-up to produce a line of small-dose chocolate edibles. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed Vault: Four-time NBA champion John Salley discusses cannabis in sport

Legalization/Légalisation
Pot czar Bill Blair casts doubt on imminent plans to legalize marijuana in Canada
Recommendation on cannabis legalization in New Brunswick expected by the fall
Pennsylvania’s auditor wants to close the gap in the state’s budget with legal grass

Industry/Industrie
Lift: International Women’s Day an opportunity for Canadian cannabis to reflect
L.A. County sheriff expects federal drug agents to step up marijuana enforcemen
Colorado may look to restrict homegrow to safeguard against federal crackdown

General Interest/Divers
The world’s first cannabis-friendly gym is readying to open its doors in San Fran
Organizer of Vancouver’s 4/20 event plans to go ahead with or without a permit
Weed for Warriors helping connect cannabis growers with U.S. military veterans
Comedian Tommy Chong and Defonce create line of small-dose chocolate edibles
San Francisco pet owners taking to treating their animals with medical marijuana



March 7 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: L.A. County officials are proposing raids on unlicensed dispensaries in the city and the leader of the B.C. Green Party is calling for a debate on legalizing more drugs than cannabis. Mothers in Peru are leading the charge for the introduction of medical marijuana laws in the South American country and the Los Angeles Times questions what the future of legal grass will look like under President Trump’s rule. Also, Chris Brown denies rumours he’s a buzz away from rock bottom and claims he only needs his “weed and…work," CanChew+ is giving people a minty blast of CBD, and Extract checks out the top cannabis panels and sessions at the upcoming SXSW festival. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
L.A. Times: What does the future of legal marijuana look like under President Trump?
B.C. Green Party leader adds name to politician list calling for debate on legalizing drugs

Industry/Industrie
Mothers in Peru are leading the fight for the introduction of medical cannabis legislation
Kwantlen Cannabis Professional course student receives tuition funding for new studies

General Interest/Divers
Proposal to be heard Wednesday calls for closing of all unlicensed dispensaries in L.A.
Extract: Check out the best marijuana panels and sessions at this year’s SXSW festival
Chris Brown refutes rock bottom allegations; claims to only need “weed and… work”
A piece of CanChew+ gum gives people blast of minty flavour and a dose of cannabidiol



March 6 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Israel moves to decriminalize recreational cannabis use and doctors in Germany rejoice as prescriptions for medical marijuana become a reality. Bill Blair says Canada will take its time to get reform right and health experts say medical cannabis can be effective, but smoking it isn’t the ideal delivery method. A Vancouver pharma company is cutting up cannabis in search of curative compounds and Maclean’s looks at why Canadian doctors don’t want to be the gatekeepers of medical marijuana. Also, B-Real, Ludacris and Chief Keef rock the High Times Cannabis Cup outside of Las Vegas, the NFL Players Association wants cannabis treated as a medical issue similar to concussions, and the rumour that Tommy Chong died from pot use over the weekend is simply a celebrity death hoax. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Culinary expert Jeff The 420 Chef serves up some hazy Thai wings for the Tweed Pantry
Lift reviewer gains pain relief and relaxation from Tweed’s DNA Certified Sour Kush

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis is being held in a legal grey area as the federal government readies for reform
Times-Colonist: Ottawa long overdue when it comes to regulating cannabis dispensaries
Bill Blair says Canada will take the time to get cannabis legalization done the right way

Industry/Industrie
Israeli cabinet makes the move to decriminalize recreational marijuana use in the country
Doctors in Deutschland rejoice as Germany kicks off medical marijuana prescriptions
Vancouver pharmaceutical startup cutting up cannabis in search of curative compounds
Health experts say medical marijuana can be effective but smoking isn’t ideal delivery
Maclean’s: Why Canadian doctors don’t want to be the gatekeeper of medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
The Vancouver park board is considering issuing a permit for city’s 4/20 cannabis rally
NFL Players Association wants cannabis treated as a medical issue similar to concussions
Rumours of Tommy Chong’s passing from marijuana use is merely a celebrity death hoax
Check out some pictures from Day 1 of the 2017 Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup
Advanced Nutrients’ CEO Mike Straumietis shares seven tips for success in cannabis
B-Real, Ludacris, Chief Keef rock the High Times Cannabis Cup despite raid rumours



March 3 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Prime Minister Trudeau says legalizing marijuana will protect youth and take profits out of the hands of organized crime, and U.S. senators rally to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stand down on cannabis reform. Trudeau tells British Columbians that dispensaries in Vancouver and Victoria remain illegal as the PM rejects recommendations to widen the scope of Ottawa’s decriminalization efforts. Canadian cannabis stocks help the world’s top hedge fund gain 145 percent and multiple arrests are made in London as police raid five unlicensed pot shops in the city. Also, NFL agents worry the auditor general’s crackdown on cannabis could target the league’s players, VICE gets to know the weed models of Instagram, and Punk legend Henry Rollins goes for broke calling people looking to get rich off weed “part of the problem.” Have a great weekend!

Legalization/Légalisation
Prime Minister Trudeau says that legalizing marijuana will protect young people
Trudeau tells British Columbians Victoria and Vancouver dispensaries are illegal
PM Trudeau rejects recommendation to widen scope of Ottawa’s reform efforts
Paul Wells: Will Trudeau decriminalize marijuana on route to legalization? No.
U.S. senators rally to urge auditor general not to crack down on legal cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Canadian cannabis stocks help a top-performing hedge fund gain 145 percent
Multiple arrests made as London police raid five illegal pot shops Thursday

General Interest/Divers
Meet the Trump supporter who says his president is killing his weed business
Henry Rollins: ‘If you’re looking to get rich off weed, you’re part of the problem’
VICE: Meet the weed model stars who pose with bongs and buds on Instagram
NFL agents worry U.S. AG could target players as examples in federal enforcement



March 2 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Anne McLellan says she wants to see legalization operating no later than six months before the next election and Ottawa budtenders swept up in recent pot shop raids protest to have their charges dropped. Health Minister Jane Philpott responds to the Senate’s legalization questions, B.C. MP Cathy McLeod introduces a private member’s bill to protect landlords whose tenants homegrow and former N.S. premier Darrell Dexter is now working as a lobbyist for the marijuana industry. Colorado’s Attorney General says she’s invited Jess Sessions’ staff to tour her state’s recreational cannabis system and Alaskan pot shops reportedly can’t keep up with demand for recreational grass. Also, Kylie Jenner looks to be smoking pot in a salacious new Instagram post, Colorado readies to become the first state to allow cannabis clubs to operate, and former NFL QB Jake Plummer wants to open the playbook on alternative medicine in professional sport. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Ann McLellan wants legalization operating no later than six months before election
Health Minister Jane Philpott responds to Canadian Senate’s question in legalization
Former N.S. premier Darrell Dexter now working as a lobbyist for marijuana industry
Colorado AG invites Jeff Sessions’ staff to visit state’s recreational cannabis system

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa budtenders swept up in recent pot shop raids protest to have charges dropped
B.C. MP introduces private member’s bill to protect landlord whose tenants homegrow
Penticton dispensary operator burned by non-compliance with city’s new pot shop rules

General Interest/Divers
Former NFL QB Jake Plummer looking to open the playbook on alternative medicine
Colorado to be the first state to move ahead with law allowing cannabis clubs to operate
Merry Jane explores a brief history of cannabis culture in Hollywood cinema over time
Alaskan pot shops can’t keep up with demand for grass in advance of fishing season
Kylie Jenner looks like she’s smoking a spliff in new Instagram post by the socialite
Colorado’s Dixie Elixirs finds its roots in Alabama – a state with strict marijuana laws



March 1 Mars, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair foresees police having more work to do when reform is welcomed and the head of external affairs for Imperial Tobacco makes the case for recreational cannabis advertising. Ottawa budtenders arrested for trafficking speak out on recent raids in the capital city and Jeff Sessions says he doubts medical marijuana can help curb the opioid crisis. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit acquires more goggles to educate youth about cannabis use and Tweed customers reportedly now represent 20 percent of the medical marijuana patient base in Canada. Also, a six million square-foot grow-op breaks ground in New Mexico, High Times interviews Randy and Leahy of the Trailer Park Boys about liquor n dope, and Snoop Dogg and Merry Jane announce the lineup for the 2017 Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed customers represent 20 percent of patient base for medical cannabis in Canada
Tweed converted a deserted Hershey chocolate factory into a state-of-the-art grow-op

Legalization/Légalisation
Bill Blair foresees police having more work to do as new recreational pot rules roll out
Head of external affairs for Imperial Tobacco makes case for legal cannabis advertising
Attorney General Jeff Sessions again expresses his opposition to marijuana legalization

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa budtenders arrested for trafficking speak on recent raids in Canada’s capital city
Jeff Sessions doubts that medical marijuana could help to mitigate the opioid epidemic
VICE News: Sean Spicer is wrong – medical marijuana could help solve the opioid crisis
Leeds, Grenville, Lanark Health Unit acquires more marijuana goggles to educate youth

General Interest/Divers
A six million square-foot medical marijuana grow-up is breaking ground in New Mexico
Adam Carolla talks Trump, reform and blazing with celebs with Civilized’s Derek Riedle
High Times interviews Randy and Leahy from the Trailer Park Boys about liquor n dope
Snoop and Merry Jane announce lineup for the 2017 Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat



February 28 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new study shows Canadian patients are choosing medical cannabis over opioids for chronic pain and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair touches down in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss the prospects of legalization. The U.S. Justice Department will look to adopt “responsible policies” in states that have moved to reform cannabis laws and Kevin O’Leary backs out of the French Conservative leadership debate in the face of questions about gun control and legalization. A Penticton pot shop owner will have one more chance to convince city council not to deny his non-profit status and could the White House’s cannabis comments signal trouble for Canada’s legalization movement? Also, the High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas could be shut down by the federal government, high-powered lights used to grow grass are reportedly giving radio announcers a harsh buzz, and Patrick Stewart talks marijuana and how Trump “won’t last two months.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Could White House comments signal trouble for Canada’s legalization movement?
Ian couldn’t be happier with the course his career has taken since joining Tweed

Legalization/Légalisation
Toronto’s former police chief Bill Blair visits Sault Ste. Marie to discuss legalization
U.S. Justice Department will look to adopt “responsible policies” for marijuana laws
Washington Post: The Trump administration’s nonsensical stance on marijuana
Kevin O’Leary reportedly afraid to confront issues like gun control and legalization

Industry/Industrie
New study shows Canadian patients are choosing marijuana over opioids for pain
Penticton pot shop owner has chance to convince council not to deny non-profit status

General Interest/Divers
High-powered lights used to grow cannabis are giving radio operators a harsh buzz
Could THCv help to serve as an appetite suppressant for people looking to lose weight?
High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas could be shut down by the federal government
Patrick Stewart discusses politics, cannabis and how Trump “won’t last two months”
NY Post: Why more people are signing up for this swanky marijuana dinner party
Sean Spicer’s wife is senior VP of public affairs for National Beer Wholesaler’s Assoc.



February 27 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A majority of Americans would oppose a federal crackdown on legal cannabis and a Kamloops landlord estimates he’s out $5,000 for a medical grow-op in his rental property. Police in Brantford raid the city’s Cannabis Culture shop for the second time in a week and Dutch Parliament approves regulated cannabis cultivation in The Netherlands. Celebrities are rolling out new brands ahead of legalization in California and all four companies running unlicensed dispensaries in Saint John reopen after being raided. Also, canna chef Chris Yang serves up some marijuana maple glazed carrots, Merry Jane remembers the time Johnny Cash refused to play an anti-pot jam for Richard Nixon, and Tommy Chong has a message for those fearing a White House crackdown on cannabis reform: ‘Stay high.’ Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s legal cannabis economy starts on a stretch of country road in Eastern Ontario
Tweed is named Emerging Cult Brand of the Year at The Gathering awards in Banff
Lift’s Dessy Pavlova says Tweed’s Moonbean is becoming her go-to insomnia strain

Legalization/Légalisation
Celebrities rally to launch new pot brands as California readies to legalize cannabis
President Trump’s proposed crackdown on legal cannabis out of step with U.S. voters
Seventy-one-percent of Americans would oppose federal crackdown on legal cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Kamloops landlord says he’s out $5,000 for a medical grow-up in his rental property
City councillors look to close bylaw allowing pot shop proliferation in West Kelowna
Police in Brantford raid Cannabis Culture shop for the second time in less than a week
Vancouver lawyer Robert Laurie says it’s unfair to deny dispensary’s licensing bid
Could the use of marijuana to treat chronic pain help to cut down on opioid abuse?
Dutch Parliament moves to approve regulated cannabis cultivation in The Netherlands
All four companies running dispensaries in Saint John have reopened after being raided

General Interest/Divers
Tommy Chong has a message for those fearing White House crackdown: ‘Stay high’
Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to reclassify non-violent drug crimes as felonies
Cannabis chef Chris Yang serves up a tasty marijuana maple glazed carrots dish
Remembering the time Johnny Cash refused to play anti-pot song for Richard Nixon



February 24 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The White House says it’s likely the Trump administration will crack down on cannabis in states that have welcomed reform as Press Secretary Sean Spicer compares recreational marijuana to the opioid crisis. Canada’s Supreme Court is simplifying the process of trying drugged-driving cases and medical cannabis prescriptions in the country have jumped 32% since September. Police in the English town of Chilmark find $1.25 million in grass found in an abandoned military bunker and is President Trump looking to dissolve the Office of the National Drug Control Policy? Also, Allen Ginsberg is saluted as one of the founders of the legalization movement, Le’Veon Bell and Von Miller count among the top cannabis fans in the NFL, and Merry Jane meets up with some mixologists to talk their favourite infused cocktails. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
That time not so long ago… Tweed became the world’s largest cannabis company
Canadian licensed producer is readying to begin making its own lab-testing results

Legalization/Légalisation
The Supreme Court says testimony can now be admitted in drugged-driving trials
White House says Trump administration is likely to crack down on recreational grass
Press Secretary Sean Spicer compares recreational marijuana use to the opioid crisis
The cannabis industry in the U.S. is expected to create more jobs than manufacturing
The American cannabis industry is roiled by White House comment on enforcement
(French) Du cannabis medical pour contrôler l'épilepsie d'une enfant de 5 ans

Industry/Industrie
Medical cannabis prescription rates soaring in Canada with 32% jump since September
Colorado tissue culture propagation firm Front Range Biosciences raises $1,500,000
Is President Trump looking to dissolve the Office of National Drug Control Policy?

General Interest/Divers
Police in Chilmark find $1.25 million in grass growing in abandoned nuclear bunker
Le’Veon Bell, Von Miller count among the Top 4 NFL players who smoke weed
Allen Ginsberg was an avid advocate who helped found the legalization movement
Civilized looks at the all-time best standup comics when it comes to weed jokes
Merry Jane meets with top mixologists to talk about their favourite infused cocktails



February 23 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The ‘Princess of Pot’ Jodie Emery opens a new storefront in Ottawa and a Toronto dispensary owner files suit in Federal Court in an attempt to enshrine its right to sell med pot to patients. Jamaican scientists are reportedly close to patenting an affordable CBD-based hepatitis drug and Texas military vets gather at the state legislature to press lawmakers for the right to use medical marijuana. Enderby city council proposes a new bylaw that would restrict the sale of recreational cannabis and a Cannabis Culture owner in Brantford stands accused of selling drugs without a license. Also, opponents of good times are calling for a boycott of T-Mobile over its Martha Stewart-Snoop Dogg Super Bowl commercial, New Frontier Data shows the cannabis industry could create nearly 300,000 jobs by 2020, and Ritual Roasters releases a THC-infused cold brew that’s bringing the “hippie speedball” to Cali. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Open Letter: CGC CEO Bruce Linton updates on Mettrum transition to new management
Activist ‘Princess of Pot’ Jodie Emery opens a new marijuana storefront in city of Ottawa
Penticton Art Gallery curator puts out call for submissions for upcoming Grassland exhibit
AusCann medicinal cannabis products will for now be imported from Canopy Growth Corp.

Legalization/Légalisation
Enderby city council proposes new bylaw that would restrict sales of med and rec cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Toronto dispensary files suit in Federal Court to enshrine its right to sell weed to patients
Pot shop owners in Toronto are questioning what legal rights they have in this illegal space
Texas military vets gather at state legislature to press lawmakers for medical cannabis use
Jamaican scientists are reportedly close to patenting an affordable CBD hepatitis drug
Brantford Cannabis Culture dispensary owner accused of selling drugs without a license

General Interest/Divers
Ritual Roasters releases THC-infused cold brew that brings the “hippie speedball” to Cali
New Frontier Data shows the weed industry could create more than 280,000 jobs by 2020
Cannabis opponents call for a boycott of T-Mobile over Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg ad
Bomb weed: Arizona congressman Trent Franks says terrorists will ship nukes in pot bales



February 22 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Federal, provincial and municipal governments in Canada are reportedly reaping hundreds of thousands in tax benefits from rogue pot shops and Tweed announces it will release its HomeGrow Collection in early March. The head of the country’s legalization task force is expected in Western Canada to speak on reform later this week and Nanaimo looks at where it stands on the issue of unlicensed dispensaries in the city. Canopy Growth Corporation renews its engagement agreement with XIB Consulting and Emerging AgroSphere ETF plans to launch an exchange-traded fund to profit on cannabis. Also, the ‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone continues to be held in Montreal under deportation order, Merry Jane looks at 20 things that can be done with Colorado’s $1.3 billion cannabis tax bonanza, and the winner of the ‘Big Lebongski’ bowling tournament takes home a bowling pin glass bong trophy. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth Corporation renews its engagement agreement with XIB Consulting Inc.
Canopy Growth enters into memorandum of understanding with Namaste Technologies
Tweed’s HomeGrow Collection will allow patients to grow at home starting early March
Master Grower Kevin Furet spends time away from the plant looking for strong genetics
Lift: Tweed will begin offering 10 strains in seed form to its registered patients in March
Tweed’s Bruce Linton tells the mayor of Smiths Falls he wants people to move to town

Legalization/Légalisation
Head of the legalization task force expected in Western Canada on tour later this week
The city of Nanaimo looks at where it stands on the issue of marijuana dispensaries

Industry/Industrie
Governments in Canada receiving hundreds of thousands in taxes from rogue pot shops
Emerging AgroSphere ETF plans to launch an exchange-traded fund to profit on cannabis

General Interest/Divers
Winner of ‘Big Lebongski’ bowling tournament takes home bowling pin glass bong trophy
Merry Jane: Twenty things you can buy with the Colorado cannabis industry’s $1.3 billion
Court hears that a Calgary cop accused of stealing marijuana was set up in undercover sting
‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone still detained in Montreal under deportation order



February 21 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A monthly workshop north of Toronto is helping seniors navigate the world of medical cannabis and the Colorado town of Parachute is getting the state’s first drive-through pot shop. Marijuana advocacy group NORML makes a nationwide push to prevent drug tests in the workplace and medical cannabis use is on the rise in American retirement communities. A Toronto dispensary owner believes police went above and beyond the call on pot shop raids in the city and medical marijuana will soon be up for public comment in South Africa. Also, hundreds of couples line up for the second year of the Cannabis Wedding Expo in Portland, VICE’s “Bong Appetit” looks at the Top 5 weed-infused dinners, and Juicy J talks weed and touring with Canadian rapper Belly. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC announces a 15% increase over Q2 with its fiscal Q3 financial results announcement
Canopy Growth counts among 10 Canadian cannabis companies heating up ahead of reform
Win a new Tweed Gear prize pack that is sure to heat things up for the cold winter months

Legalization/Légalisation
PM Trudeau to introduce infrastructure projects and marijuana legislation in coming weeks
Do some Canadians think that Trudeau is legalizing pot because he likes to enjoy a joint?

Industry/Industrie
Monthly workshop north of Toronto helping seniors to navigate world of medical cannabis
Toronto pot shop owner believes police went above and beyond the call raiding storefronts
Lack of available legal medical marijuana is causing people from Kansas to leave the state
Marijuana advocacy group NORML makes nationwide push to stop workplace drug testing
Medical cannabis use on the rise on retirement communities and nursing homes in the U.S.
Use of and access to medical marijuana will soon be up for public comment in South Africa
The founder of the first ever marijuana marketing brand is on a quest to transform attitudes
B.C. medical cannabis company True Leaf Pet enters into deal with New Zealand company
Medical marijuana group continues to protest the recent raids on pot shops in Saint John

General Interest/Divers
Juicy J talks weed and travels with Canadian rapper Belly on “Rubba Band Business” tour
VICE’s “Bong Appetit” looks at the Top 5 weed-infused dinners from first season of show
Hundreds of couples line up for the second year of the Cannabis Wedding Expo in Portland
The western Colorado town of Parachute is about to score a drive-through marijuana shop
Civilized explores how to introduce cannabis microdosing into a healthy fitness routine



February 17 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The B.C. Supreme Court rules cities in the province have the right to deny dispensaries business licenses and Bill Blair is launching a tour to meet with Canadians on the prospect of the country’s legalization plans. Athabasca RCMP continue to warn motorists that marijuana remains illegal and NBA champion John Salley says Canopy Growth is the best investment he’s ever made. Mothers in Texas are secretly using cannabis to treat postpartum depression and Kenya is being petitioned to legalize medical marijuana. Also, CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta says he regrets ever demonizing cannabis, Rae Sremmurd and Snoop hash it up about early failures over blunts on GGN, and Ziggy Marley talks music, legalization and soccer with his father Bob. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton joins Peter Armstrong on new episode of On The Money
NBA champion John Salley says CGC is one of the best investments he’s made

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian government sparking discussion on how to go about legalizing marijuana
Bill Blair launching tour to meet with Canadian and discuss cannabis legalization
Athabasca RCMP are continuing to remind motorists that marijuana is still illegal

Industry/Industrie
B.C. Supreme Court rules cities have right to deny business licenses to dispensaries
Quebec native faces charges after Hamilton Police raid another dispensary in the city
Wales woman with multiple sclerosis calls for the legalization of medical marijuana
Hamilton man facing charges after police raid unlicensed pot shop in Burlington
Mothers in Texas are very secretly using cannabis to battle postpartum depression
Kenya is being petitioned to fully decriminalize medical marijuana country patients

General Interest/Divers
Merry Jane: Ziggy Marley talks music, legalization and playing soccer with his father
Rae Sremmurd and Snoop Dogg talk energy and early failures over blunts on GGN
Former NFL star Ricky Williams discusses marijuana, Lenny Kravits, Roger Goodell
CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he regrets ever demonizing marijuana



February 16 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Dispensary owners gather outside city hall in Hamilton to protest the crackdown on pot shops in the city and West Shore RCMP swoop in to shut down Langford’s lone dispensary. Colorado is on the cusp of becoming the first state to allow pot clubs to operate and chronic pain patients in New Jersey are seeking the right to use medical cannabis. Two dispensaries in Saint John reopen after recent raids on the storefront operations and AusCann Group readies for the harvest of its first Chilean crop. Also, ex-models are running one of New York City’s most popular weed delivery services, weed-based manicures find a place of acceptance in the community, and Business Insider finds out what it’s like to attend a $125 cannabis pairing dinner. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s cannabis industry balks at tobacco rules and plain packaging on marijuana
CGC charts exponential growth in revenue and patient base at it releases its Q3 results
AusCann Group Holdings readies to harvest first medical cannabis crop in Chile in April

Legalization/Légalisation
There’s no mention of including munchies with Canada Post deliveries of legal cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Dispensary owners gather at Hamilton city hall to protest the city’s pot shop crackdown
West Shore RCMP swoop in to shut down Langford’s Green Tree Medical Dispensary
Colorado is on the cusp of becoming the first state to allow licensed pot clubs to operate
Municipal officials say pot shops targeted by authorities as soon as they open their doors
Migraine and chronic pain patients in New Jersey seeking OK to use medical marijuana
King Canna and HBB Medical dispensaries in Saint John both reopen after shops raids

General Interest/Divers
Ex-models are running one of New York City’s most successful weed delivery services
“Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse” publication pulled from DEA websit
Cannabis-based manicures quickly approaching a place of acceptance in the community
Business Insider: What it’s like to attend a $125 cannabis pairing dinner with pot and food



February 15 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Calgary Police no longer see weed busts as a priority and West Kelowna council believes it’s high time for rules around the legality of pot shops. Hamilton dispensary owners are holding a rally in response to the city’s bylaw crackdown and the city of Langford files an injunction to shut down the notorious Green Tree dispensary. Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority issues its first set of conditional approvals and a county in Colorado is offering high school students 425K in scholarship money from the state’s pot tax. Also, Elle King says she was “high AF” during the red carpet ceremony at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, military veterans at the Standing Rock protest get slapped with possession charges for holding medical marijuana, and dispensaries in Los Angeles compete with flourists by selling weed bouquets on Valentine’s Day. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Ottawa-area cannabis producer delivers its fiscal Q3 numbers as revenues soar
Auscann Group Holdings welcomes Canopy Growth as a substantial shareholder
Revenue for Canopy Growth Corp. is forecast to be $45.6 million in fiscal 2017
Canada’s largest publicly traded cannabis company ends 2016 with 29,000 patients
Customer Care Manager Marc Provost discusses care work in Canadian cannabis
The Tweed Pantry celebrates Valentine’s Day with chocolate-covered strawberries

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary Police no longer see pot crimes as a priority in the run up to legalization

Industry/Industrie
West Kelowna council believes it’s high time for rules around legality of pot shops
The city of Langford files civil injunction to shut down the Green Tree dispensary
Hamilton dispensary owners holding a rally in response to city’s bylaw crackdown
Nanaimo RCMP shut down a marijuana dispensary located beside a city day care
Marijuana dispensary still planning to open its doors despite closure by the RCMP
The process of weeding out unlicensed pot shops in Victoria has started in the city
Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority issues its first set of conditional approvals

General Interest/Divers
Elle King says she was “high AF” on pot muffins on the red carpet at the Grammys
High There! Founder Darren Roberts talks to Merry Jane about weed, dating apps
Colorado county shares weed tax with high schoolers through 425K in scholarships
Dispensaries in Los Angeles compete with flourists with weed bouquets on V-Day
Military veterans involved in the Standing Rock protest face pot possession charges



February 14 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Conservative leadership candidates discuss the merits of legal cannabis at French debate and Canopy Growth Corp. reports a 180 percent revenue increase as it releases fiscal Q3 financial results. Montreal landlords look to ban the use of cannabis in their rental units and two patients in Sweden are the first in the country to be prescribed medical marijuana. This country's cannabis industry opposes calls for plain packaging on pot products and the Cannabis Canada Association offers a statement on Health Canada’s new inspection provisions. Also, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse discusses how smoking weed for the last 50 years changed his life, Tangie and Blue Dream count among California’s top strains of 2016, and meet the drug baron colonel at the head of Italy’s state-run medical cannabis program. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s cannabis industry opposes call for plain packaging and advertising bans
Canopy Growth Corporation nearly triples revenue in Q3 as patient numbers soar
Canopy Growth Corp. will today report its third quarter fiscal 2017 financial results
BNN: Canada’s largest licensed medical cannabis producer says business is booming
Canopy Growth Corp. swings to profit as revenue surges 180 percent year-over-year
Some Montreal landlords are looking to ban the use of cannabis in their rental units

Legalization/Légalisation
Former Trudeau aide will be prevented from working in next year on marijuana files
Kevin O’Leary answers cannabis question at French Conservative leadership debate
Cannabis Canada Association offers a statement on HC’s new inspection provisions

Industry/Industrie
City and police officials say it’s high time for the closure of pot shops in Kelowna
Two patients in Sweden get medical cannabis prescriptions for first time in history

General Interest/Divers
Meet the drug baron colonel at the head of Italy’s medical marijuana program
Tangie, Bue Dream, Pineapple Express counted among Cali’s top strain of 2016
HuffPost: Exclusive interview with nutrient king Michael “Big Mike Straumieitis
The 68-year-old founder of Men’s Wearhouse explain for marijuana changed his life



February 13 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ireland moves ahead with plans to legalize medical marijuana for some conditions and Penticton town council continues to contemplate how to deal with permit-less dispensaries. The Toronto Star questions whether legalization will get voters to the polls in 2019 and Langford mayor Stew Young is upset over the reopening of the Green Tree pot shop. Lift explores the connection between the budding cannabis industry and Dragon’s Den and Jordon Cooper wonders if the tools needed to regulate and control cannabis are behind the times? Also, pro wrestler Matt Riddle says the WWE refuses to sign him because of his pot use, a man in a marijuana-themed sasquatch costume stumbles into a Springfield weather report, and High Times talks to B-Real of Cypress Hill about a career in hip-pot. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC and GW Pharmaceuticals belong to a rare breed of stock in the cannabis industry
Tweed’s Theresa Kozak has been aligned with her professional calling for a long time
Lift Cannabis’ Dessy Pavlova looks at Bedrocan’s Bedica in this week’s strain reviews

Legalization/Légalisation
TorStar: Trudeau’s pot policy will excite young voters; get people to the polls for 2019
Jordon Cooper: Are the tools needed to regulate and control cannabis behind the times?

Industry/Industrie
Lift looks at the connection between the budding cannabis industry and Dragon’s Den
Ireland is moving ahead with plans to legalize medical cannabis for specific conditions
Mother of epileptic Irish child happy with her country’s cannabis recommendations
Penticton council continues to deal with permit-less medical marijuana dispensaries
Langford mayor Stew Young is upset over the reopening of Green Tree dispensary

General Interest/Divers
High Times interviews B-Real of Cypress Hill about a career advocating for chronic
Man in marijuana-themed sasquatch costume stumbles into Springfield weather report
Shawnigan United Church on Vancouver Island gets turned into weed dispensary
Pro wrestler Matt Riddle says WWE hasn’t signed him yet due to his marijuana use
Merry Jane investigated the best cannabis chocolates to give away on Valentine’s Day



February 10 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: E-commerce and cannabis prove the new drivers for Canada’s largest industrial landlord and Canopy Health Innovations enters into a consulting agreement with Dr. Mark Ware. Seattle’s CannaCon tradeshow is expected to draw 12,000 enthusiasts next week and the state of Colorado reports sales of $1.3 billion in legal pot sales in 2016. Activist Montel Williams readies to roll out his line of medical cannabis strains and a battle unfolds in Nanaimo between two unlikely neighbours – a pot shop and day care. Also, pop star Robbie Williams reveals he blazed up in Buckingham Palace, Merry Jane investigates whether silicone smoking devises live up to the hype, and Pennsylvania’s weed-loving senator has some not-so-kind words for President Trump. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Health Innovations enters into consulting agreement with Dr. Mark Ware

Legalization/Légalisation
E-commerce and cannabis businesses are the top new drivers for Canadian REIT

Industry/Industrie
The state of Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of recreational marijuana in 2016
Activist Montel Williams gets set to debut his own brand of medical marijuana
Battle unfolds in Nanaimo between unlikely neighbours: a pot shop and day care
12,000 expected at Seattle’s CannaCon next week for tradeshow’s fourth edition

General Interest/Divers
NS veteran Vince Rigby celebrated for his advocacy with Marijuana for Trauma
Merry Jane investigates whether silicone smoking accessories live up to the hype
Pop star Robbie Williams reveals he smoked weed inside Buckingham Palace
Pennsylvania’s weed-loving senator has some not-so-kind words for the president
Extract explores the top cannabis conferences and festivals to check out this year
MasterChef Canada finalist works at International Herbs and Medical Marijuana



February 9 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canada’s police chiefs want Ottawa to reject the task force on legalization’s homegrow recommendation as the country continues to green light plans to reform cannabis laws. Peru’s government proposes legalizing medical marijuana in the country and Prince Rupert moves forward with its ban on commercial cannabis operations. The City College of San Francisco is offering a class on the recreational pot industry and Toronto’s Tokyo Smoke acquires preeminent female-focused lifestyle brand Van der Pop. Also, border officers in Texas seize almost 4,000 pounds of grass stashed in fake limes, police in Denver can’t find enough space to store all the green they seize, and High Times investigates the latest cannabis trend – weed-themed parties. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth Corp. scores big in the acquisition of Mettrum Health last week
Expansion and acquisition becoming the catalyst for budding marijuana industry

Legalization/Légalisation
Canada’s police want Ottawa to reject task force homegrow recommendation
Tina Fraser: Legalization is not likely to include personal cultivation measures
Canada is giving the green light that it plans to reform cannabis laws this spring

Industry/Industrie
Peru’s government to present a plan to legalize medical cannabis in the country
City College of San Fran offering a class on the recreational cannabis industry
Prince Rupert moves forward with plans to ban commercial cannabis operations
Tokyo Smoke acquires Seattle’s preeminent female-focused weed lifestyle brand

General Interest/Divers
Border officers in Texas seize almost 4,000 pounds of weed camouflaged as limes
Police in Denver can’t find enough space to store all the city’s confiscated weed
High Times investigates the newest trend in cannabis – weed-themed parties!



February 8 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Health Canada announces plans to begin randomly testing medical cannabis from the country’s licensed producers and Vancouver is slowly but surely starting to weed out rogue pot shops in the city. A Bracebridge OPP officer is facing misconduct charges for attending a legalization conference and a Sydney man wants the province of Nova Scotia to foot his med pot bills. Canadian companies are looking to create drug policies to accommodate medical cannabis patients in the workplace and a Hamilton woman is facing charges after her dispensary was raided by police last week. Also, Legoland Windsor workers find a Breaking Bad-like grow-op on the grounds of the amusement park, UFC star Nick Diaz stars in an ‘American Stoner’ commercial, and blunts are on high in Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa’s new video for “Ain’t Nothing.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Companies look to create drug policies to accommodate medical cannabis users
CGC appears to be ahead of budding race to dominate Canada’s cannabis space
Canopy Growth Corporation to announce its fiscal third quarter results on Feb. 14

Legalization/Légalisation
The city of Vancouver is slowly but surely moving to shut down rogue pot shops
Bracebridge OPP officer faces three counts for attending legalization conference

Industry/Industrie
Health Canada to begin randomly testing licensed producers’ medical cannabis
Sydney man wants the province of Nova Scotia to pay for his medical marijuana
Hamilton woman faces charges after her unlicensed dispensary raided last week
Women Grow: What does the future of cannabis leadership look like in Canada?

General Interest/Divers
Blunts on high in new video for Juicy J and Wiz Khlaifa’s “Ain’t Nothing” video
Philippines introduces new bill that would make it legal to use medical marijuana
Jamaica has received over a dozen applications to trademark cannabis businesses
UFC star Nick Diaz smokes weed and stars in an ‘American Stoner’ commercial
Legoland Windsor workers on hunt for asbestos find 50 pot plants hidden in park



February 7 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A delegation from Denver reports to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi as the city prepares for legalization and GW Pharma reports a success in Phase 2 trials of its study on brain cancer. A Mount Sinai neurobiologist believes medical cannabis could be the cure to the U.S. opioid crisis and an 11-year-old Irish boy is told he and his family can’t return to their home country after seeking CBD treatment for epilepsy in Los Angeles. B.C. RCMP shut down another pot shop, they say, in absence of federal law and London’s sixth dispensary opens in a district being dubbed ‘The Chronic Hub.’ Also, carjackers in Cali make off with a half-ton truck loaded with 1,200 pounds of grass, Canadian vet Noah Starr raises cash for a protest against changes to VAC med pot allowances, and meet the Yale MBA who’s working to helping African Americans enter the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Pantry: Hunker down this February with a bowl of mango pork fried rice

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi hears about legalization from Denver delegation
Trudeau comes under fire for only mentioning weed in youth minister portfolio
B.C. RCMP shut down second Prince George pot shop in absence of federal law
Mandatory minimum sentences for pot growers tossed three times in two years

Industry/Industrie
Life insurance companies becoming more likely to cover medical cannabis users
Canadian vet Noah Starr is raising money to protest changes to med pot coverage
Simpson-Sundell family administering CBD oil to their boy with rare brain tumor
GW Pharma reports success in Phase 2 clinical trials of its study on brain cancer
London’s sixth dispensary opens up in city area being dubbed ‘The Chronic Hub’
Mount Sinai neurobiologist thinks medical cannabis could solve U.S. opioid crisis
Eleven-year-old using cannabis oil for epilepsy told he cannot return to Ireland

General Interest/Divers
California carjackers steal a half-ton truck of grass loaded with 1,200 pounds
HT: Meet the Yale MBA helping African Americans enter the cannabis industry
Could vertical farming lower cost of cannabis cultivation; fuel a future food supply?



February 6 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis sales were reported to spike 20 percent on Super Bowl Sunday and the CEO of Advanced Nutrients is suing the city of Los Angeles over the cancellation of his $1-million “Marijuana Mansion” party during the Pats and Falcons game. Israel takes another step toward exporting medical marijuana and Canadian experts look to answer the question of drug-impaired driving in the run-up to legalization. The prospect of recreational cannabis has Quebec businesses vying for a piece of the pie and the upcoming SXSW festival will see a surge in cannabis content on the interactive stage. Also, T-Mobile’s new Super Bowl ad features Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and pot puns, an advocacy group of ex-NFLers lobbies the league to have weed removed from the banned substances list, and Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh launch the first episode of their Wake & Bake series. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
MedCann founder Pierre Debs discusses the future of medical cannabis in Germany

Legalization/Légalisation
Experts look to answer question of drug-impaired driving before reform is welcomed
(FR) Le marché de la distribution de la marijuana fait l’objet d’une bataille au Québec
(FR) Une tournée de séances d’information est d’ailleurs prévue à la ville de Montréal

Industry/Industrie
Study shows Canadian teens are self-medicating with cannabis for stress and anxiety
Advanced Nutrients CEO suing Los Angeles over cancelled $1M Super Bowl party
Marijuana sales said to be expected to increase 20 percent in Super Bowl Sunday
Interactive component of upcoming SXSW festival to see surge of cannabis content
Israel takes step toward allowing the export of medical marijuana from the country

General Interest/Divers
T-Mobile’s new Super Bowl ad stars Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and weed puns
Advocacy group of former NFLers fights to have pot removed from banned substances
Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh launch the first episode of Wake & Bake comedy
Merry Jane meets with the makers of Oregon’s first cannabis and hemp beer for sale
Could legalizing marijuana hurt Mexican drug cartels more than Trump’s border wall?



February 3 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Nova Scotia’s human rights board rules insurance must cover Gordon Skinner’s medical cannabis costs and Canada’s prince and princess of pot announce plans to continue expanding their dispensary empire in the run-up to legislation for legalization. Regulators in Alaska narrowly reject a proposal to allow cannabis consumption at retail pot shops and could entering into the medical marijuana industry help save the struggling Jean Coutu brand? Canopy Growth employees ring the bell to open trading on the TSX and NFLPA director Demaurice Smith says his association wants to discuss the allowance of medical cannabis use in the league. Also, ex-NFLer Shaun Philips and Snoop Dogg talk weed and sport on GGN, Chance the Rapper Tweets support for Malia Obama’s use of the left-handed cigarette, and the mummified remains of ancient Siberian royalty reveal they had a taste for fine rugs, tats and grass on the Altai Mountains. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Complex: WEED is now being traded legally on the Toronto Stock Exchange
Business Insider takes a look at the cannabis industry’s first billion-dollar unicorn
Tweed, Bedrocan and Mettrum are counted among Lift’s ACMPR oil price scan
Canopy Growth Corporation employees ring the bell to open the day’s TSX trading

Legalization/Légalisation
Prince and princess of pot expanding their dispensary empire before legalization

Industry/Industrie
Nova Scotia human rights board rules insurance must cover man’s medical cannabis
Could entering into the medical marijuana business help save the Jean Coutu brand?
Regulators in Alaska narrowly reject proposal for consumption on site at pot shops

General Interest/Divers
Ex-NFL linebacker Shaun Phillips talks cannabis in football with Snoop on GGN
NFLPA director Demaurice Smith says the association wasn’t to discuss cannabis
Ancient Siberian royalty from the Altai Mountains likes rugs, tattoos and marijuana
Alaska Marijuana Control Board forced conference call interrupted by flushing toilet



February 2 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Kevin O’Leary believes legalizing cannabis could be a ticket to a majority Conservative government and the University of Saskatchewan is leading a nationwide survey into the potential benefits of CBD on epileptic children. Chantal Hebert questions if Canada’s plan to legalize marijuana could impact relations with the new White House administration and the Weeds dispensary in Ottawa will remain closed indefinitely after the most recent raid on the Bank Street pot shop. Investors can now openly deal WEED on Bay Street and Scotts Miracle-Gro is refining its cannabis product offering. Also, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is interested in including the medical marijuana question in talks with the league’s players’ union, California’s high court want to know if judges can enter the cannabis industry, and George Clinton sits with DOPE to discuss his new pot prescription. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Investors can now openly deal WEED on the floor of Toronto’s stock exchange
WEED is now the stock trading ticker for Canada’s biggest cannabis company
Canopy Growth Corporation changes Bay Street trade ticker from CGC to WEED
Marijuana.com: CGC is growing almost faster than the medical cannabis industry
(FR) Vert Médical au sein de la plus grande entreprise de production de pot mondiale

Legalization/Légalisation
Kevin O’Leary says legalizing pot is a ticket to a majority Conservative government
Hebert: Could Canada’s plan to legalize weed irritate dealing with new White House?

Industry/Industrie
University of Saskatchewan leading nationwide study on potential benefits of CBD
The University of Alberta taking part in a study treating epileptic children with CBD
Weeds dispensary on Bank Street will remain closed indefinitely after Ottawa raid

General Interest/Divers
NFL commissioner wants to include cannabis question in talks with player’s union
Scotts Miracle-Gro is refining the company’s cannabis operations for broader offering
Doctor Funkenstein George Clinton talks to DOPE about his new pot prescription
California’s high court wants to know if judges should be allowed in the pot industry



February 1 Février, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Growth Corporation begins trading on the TSX under the WEED ticker and Canada continues to move forward with plans to reform cannabis laws despite concerns the move could impact U.S. relations. Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health will be tasked with tackling legalization in her mandate and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba wants Ottawa to take a public health approach to reform. Alaskan regulators consider the prospect of pot use in retail shops and could legalizing marijuana in New York help ease the pressure of the opioid crisis in the state? Also, a disgruntled Australian woman calls the cops over the high price of grass in her community, Urban Daddy promotes a weed bouquet for Valentine’s Day, and The Local tours Italy’s military-run cannabis laboratory in Florence. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC announces close of Mettrum acquisition and begins trading as WEED on the TSX
BNN: Canada’s largest producer of medical cannabis ramps up publicity with new ticker
Graham Saunders is predicting the biggest year yet for Canadian cannabis on the markets
The practice of growing medical marijuana is a welcome business opportunity in Simcoe

Legalization/Légalisation
Canada moves forward with cannabis reform regardless of what it means for U.S. relations
Selley: Legalization is one of many items political parties like to spread falsehoods about
Toronto’s new Medical Officer of Health will be tasked with topics like cannabis reform
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba wants Ottawa to take public health approach to reform
Advocates think legalizing marijuana in New York state could help ease the opioid crisis

Industry/Industrie
Alaskan regulators continuing to mull over prospect of pot use in retail stores in the state
Canadian military vets share their thoughts on the upcoming medical cannabis restrictions
Ottawa Police close down new Weeds dispensary storefront on Bank Street in the capital

General Interest/Divers
Urban Daddy: An ounce of weed in a beautiful bouquet makes great Valentine’s Day gift
The Local tours Italy’s state-of-the-art military medical cannabis laboratory in Florence
Disgruntled Australian woman calls the cops over high price of cannabis in her community



January 31 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Fourteen district attorneys are slated to advise the Trump government on the best course of action for recreational cannabis and a Medicine Hat senior says the process of getting medical marijuana is simply too complicated. Radical Gardens is eyeing the edibles market in Timmins and is a lack of communication between dispensaries and police putting communities at risk? Tweed President Mark Zekulin discusses transforming a former Hershey factory to the largest weed plant on the planet and Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith comes under fire for calling for the decriminalization of all drugs. Also, former NBA star Stephen Jackson admits to smoking weed before league games, Apple files a patent application for what may (or may not) be the company’s first vape pen, and meet the “WeedTubers” that are making some serious green smoking grass on the internet. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed president talks transforming a former Hershey factory to a state-of-the-art pot plant
Mettrum receives court approval for its proposed plan to merge with Canopy Growth Corp.
How are Canadian companies positioning for Germany’s new medical cannabis program?

Legalization/Légalisation
Fourteen district attorneys to advise Trump government on best course for legal pot policy
Will Maryland soon become the ninth state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana?

Industry/Industrie
Medicine Hat senior says the process to get medical marijuana is simply too complicated
Radical Gardens company eyeing marijuana edibles market in the small town of Timmins
Is a lack of communication between dispensaries and police putting the community at risk?

General Interest/Divers
Apple files application to patent office for an “apparatus for vaporization or sublimation”
Former NBA star Stephen Jackson admits that he smoked weed before a few league games
Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith calls for the decriminalization of all drugs in Canada
Meet the “WeedTubers” that are making some serious green smoking grass on the internet



January 30 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: California is aspiring to establish a $7 billion recreational cannabis industry and Maine moves to legalize the possession of marijuana in the state. Barrie Police lay more charges after raids on two downtown dispensaries over the summer and cannabis entrepreneurs are starting to borrow marketing ideas from successful retailers like Apple and Whole Foods. Shareholders vote to approve the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corporation and the SAQ is being criticized for its stance on legal pot distribution in Quebec. Also, interest in the cannabis course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University grows as legalization looms in Canada’s near future, San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters produces beans for a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee, and a Burger King employee is arrested after being grilled over the ‘extra crispy’ weed fry scandal last week. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Why are smaller banks taking a bigger slice of Canada’s medical marijuana business?
CGC CEO Bruce Linton interviews with Cantech Letter before Cannacord Conference
Canopy Growth and Aphria factor into conversation of cannabis stocks south of border
Bruce Linton joins BNN to discuss the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corp.
OBJ: Shareholders vote to approve Canopy Growth Corporation’s acquisition of Mettrum
Leafs By Snoop Palm Tree CBD gets some glowing marks in Lift Cananbis strain review

Legalization/Légalisation
The state of California aspiring to construct a legal marijuana economy worth $7 billion
Possession and homegrow is now legal in Maine as recreational cannabis becomes reality
(French) Message du syndicat des employés de magasins de la SAQ suscite des critiques

Industry/Industrie
Barrie Police lay more charges after raids on two downtown dispensaries over summer
Cannabis entrepreneurs borrow ideas from successful retailers like Apple, Whole Foods
Lawmakers in Oregon want to prevent marijuana users from losing their employment

General Interest/Divers
New head of French Socialist Party wants basic income for all citizen; to legalize grass
Interest in Kwantlen Polytechnic University grows as legalization of cannabis looms
Some Americans plan to boycott Super Bowl over league’s stance on medical cannabis
Burger King employee arrested after being grilled over ‘extra crispy’ fry weed scandal
San Fran’s Ritual Coffee Roasters provide beans for cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee
Meet the ex-Merrill Lynch banker encouraging people to trade chamomile for cannabis



January 27 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant believes the economic benefits of legal weed sales could be substantial in the province and a Windsor assembly line worker is fighting to use his medical marijuana on the job. Israel announces plans to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, Vancouver’s notorious weed entrepreneur Don Briere is being forced to lay off employees to pay for fines being issued by the city, and debate continues to heat up over the merits of pot shops in Saint John. Hawaii dispensaries will be able to start growing pot after February 1 as speculation surfaces that California may not be able to legalize cannabis by next year’s deadline. Also, America’s ‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone is issued a deportation order from Canada, punk legend Henry Rollins talks weed and spoken word, and a Burger King in New Hampshire gets busted selling grass to anyone ordering ‘extra crispy’ fries. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Belleville Intelligencer: Tweed triples space at former chocolate factory in Smith Falls

Legalization/Légalisation
Selley: PM holding true to his message that marijuana is a “remarkable opportunity”
New Brunswick premier talks about the economic benefits of legal marijuana sales
California may not be ready to regulate recreational cannabis by next year’s deadline

Industry/Industrie
Windsor assembly line worker is fighting for to use his medical marijuana on the job
Debate over the merits of unlicensed dispensaries continues to heat up in Saint John
Israel announces plans to decriminalize personal use of small amounts of marijuana
Medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to begin growing weed as of February 1
Vancouver weed entrepreneur Don Briere forced to lay off employees over city fines

General Interest/Divers
Marijuana has given the Seedo mini fridge homegrow company a preliminary buzz
America’s ‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone issued deportation from Canada
New Hampshire Burger King sells weed to people who asked for ‘extra crispy’ fries
Punk legend Henry Rollins talks a lifetime of poetry, writing, spoken word and weed



January 26 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Mike Hagar looks at how Vancouver and Toronto are taking uniquely different approaches to pot shop policing and cannabis advocates in New Brunswick clash with police after dispensary raids in the city. Loyalist College receives Health Canada approval to begin testing supercritical extraction equipment and Nelson proposes its own dispensary rules in the absence of federal dispensary guidelines. Australian cannabis companies jostle for top spot on the stock market and Victoria police raid a dispensary in Fisgard linked to the seizure at a helicopter terminal earlier this month. Also, Method Man and Redman are hosting the Canadian Fire Bowl in Vancouver this weekend, Action Bronson, The Game and Wiz Khalifa talk the business of weed, and a new Washington bill would make it illegal to pay for marijuana with Bitcoin. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Australian cannabis stock including AusCann, MMJ Phytotech jostle for the top spot

Legalization/Légalisation
Vancouver and Toronto are taking uniquely different approaches to pot shop policing
Nelson proposes its own pot shop rules in absence of federal dispensary guidelines

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis advocates and the police chief in New Brunswick clash after pot shop raids
Will they reopen? Saint John police return keys to the six raided pot shop owners
Victoria police raid dispensary in Fisgard linked to the seizure at a helicopter terminal
Loyalist College receives Health Canada approval for supercritical extraction testing

General Interest/Divers
Method Man and Redman to host Vancouver Canadian Fire Bowl cannabis competition
New Washington bill would make it illegal to pay for marijuana with digital currency
Action Bronson, The Game and Wiz Khalifa talk the business of weed with Merry Jane
Toronto committee votes to prioritize random drug and alcohol testing for TTC workers



January 25 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Twelve people are facing charges after raids on six New Brunswick dispensaries and the NFLPA is composing a proposal for a less punitive approach to marijuana use in the league. Chris Selley believes Ontario’s contraband cigarette problem is a lesson for getting cannabis legalization right and a Toronto Star editorial calls for pot shops in the city to close. A new art exhibit pictures Prime Minister Trudeau with a pot leaf on his lapel and Huntsville's downtown will soon be home to its first dispensary. Also, police in Indiana put out an APB to find the owner of 5.5 pounds of grass delivered to the wrong address, veteran UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy breaks down the benefits of medical marijuana in sport, and cannabis entrepreneur Rick Byrd wants to build a 100-story skyscraper to grow fruits and vegetables in. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Industry experts weigh in on the prospective timeline for legalizing cannabis in Canada

Legalization/Légalisation
Artist Bruce MacKinnon pictures elder Trudeau with a rose and younger with a pot leaf
Selley: Ontario’s contraband tobacco problem is a lesson for getting legalization right

Industry/Industrie
TorStar Editorial: City’s illegal pot shops should close because they are in harm’s way
Twelve people face charges after raids on six medical cannabis dispensaries in Saint John
A new medical marijuana dispensary is set to open soon on Huntsville’s main street

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis entrepreneur Rick Byrd wants to build a 100-story skyscraper to grow food in
Police in Indiana put out an APB for 5.5 pounds of grass delivered to the wrong address
NFLPA is composing a proposal for a less punitive approach to marijuana use in league
Veteran UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy discusses the benefits of medical marijuana
Oregon CannaStudio owner showcases thigh art of cannabis photography in new series



January 24 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Stats Canada figures show organized crime groups are less involved with cannabis than other drugs and Toronto police are urging dispensaries in the city to report muted robberies. Mental health sufferers say that medical cannabis is only one tool in the toolbox of recovery and Hamilton is looking for new ways to crack down on pot shops in the city. Advisor firms ISS and Glass Lewis support Canopy Growth’s plan to purchase Mettrum Health Corp. and Regina investor Jason Drummond calls putting money in the Canadian cannabis industry a smart play. Also, the Israeli government is investing $8 million in 13 cannabis studies, a Texas judge rules a state teacher can keep her job after visiting Colorado to blaze up, and a Louisiana lawyer who traded weed for legal fees is suspended from practicing for a year. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses Germany’s future in the medical marijuana industry
Bruce Linton tells Cannabis Business Times the German market is interesting for investors
Advisor firms ISS and Glass Lewis support CGC’s plan to purchase Mettrum Health Corp.
Tweed triples its production space at the former Hershey chocolate factory in Smiths Falls

Legalization/Légalisation
Stats Canada data shows organized crime groups less involved with cannabis than drugs
Mental health sufferers say that medical cannabis is but one tool in toolbox of recovery
The Spec: Medical marijuana dispensaries exist in a legislative grey zone nobody’s fault

Industry/Industrie
Violent armed robberies at Toronto’s unlicensed dispensaries not being reported to police
Toronto police are urging the owners of robbed city pot shops to report crimes to officers
Regina investor Jason Drummond believes the cannabis industry is a good investment
City of Hamilton is looking for innovative ways to crack down on unlicensed pot shops

General Interest/Divers
Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for weed suspended from practice for a year
Merry Jane tours 420-friendlly international destinations on every stoner’s travel bucket list
Texas judge rules high school teachers can use marijuana in Colorado and not lose her job
The Israeli government is providing $8 million in funding for 13 medical cannabis studies



January 23 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Protestors hand out 5,000 joints at President Trump’s inauguration in D.C. and PM Trudeau defends the task force proposal of 18 as the minimum age to consume legal grass. Montreal doctors are working with Santé Cannabis on a clinical trial to have Health Canada and the FDA regulate cannabis therapy and Montreal landlords are looking to crack down on tenants who smoke pot in their apartments. Two new businesses open in Saskatoon to provide patients information on medical marijuana and Canadian investors are banking high hopes on the country’s budding cannabis sector. Also, an Oregon company wants to build a pot-friendly RV park called “Smoke on the Water,” American rock band Slightly Stoopid produces a playable and smokeable hash record, and UFC stars Nick and Nate Diaz are gifted a $2,000 gold joint. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC shareholders will meet Friday to vote on the proposed acquisition of Mettrum
Canadian investors are banking high hopes on the country’s budding cannabis sector
TW Holdings completes acquisition of Perth-based cannabis company AusCann Group

Legalization/Légalisation
Prime Minister Trudeau defends the proposal of 18 as age minimum for legal cannabis
Ancillary business in the marijuana market is expanding beyond smoke, rolling papers
Hamilton pot shops are reportedly stuck in the regulatory Wild West before reform

Industry/Industrie
Santé Cannabis wants Health Canada and the FDA to regulate cannabis-based therapy
Montreal landlords are looking to crack down on tenants who smoke pot in apartments
Two businesses open in Saskatoon to provide patients information on medical cannabis
Colorado State University research looks to prove the value of cannabis in treating MS

General Interest/Divers
Oregon company wants to build a pot-friendly RV park called “Smoke on the Water”
Protestors passed out 5,000 free joints in D.C. during President Trump’s inauguration
American rock band Slightly Stoopid produced a playable and smokeable hash record
B.C. residents complain of drifting smoke smell as police burn busted grass in bonfire
Weed entrepreneur bringing home over $1 million a year running ‘bud and breakfast'
(French) UFC stars Nick and Nate Diaz were gifted a gold joint valued at $2,000
Roor glass company embroiled in a lawsuit over fake bongs (or is a fake lawsuit?)



January 20 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: German lawmakers pass a bill to legalize medical marijuana and Regina police claim a billboard advertising a Vancouver dispensary is “100% illegal.” The city of Hamilton is abandoning its hands-off approach to pot shop enforcement and a new Saskatoon clinic hopes to dispel myths about medical cannabis. Firsthand takes a firsthand look at the future of legal marijuana and Tweed can now triple its production potential with the purchase of the former Hershey factory in Smiths Falls. Also, 2 Chainz takes Billboard into the backroom of his go-to dispensary, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Snoop Dogg talk playing Tupac on a new episode of GGN, and Wiz Khalifa believes people will eventually be able to buy weed at Whole Foods. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Firsthand documentary takes a firsthand look the future of legal marijuana-Part 1
Firsthand documentary takes a firsthand look the future of legal marijuana-Part 2
Tweed set to triple its production potential with purchase of former Hershey factory
Production assistant Mary has looked back since joining the Tweed team two years ago

Legalization/Légalisation
Regina police claim billboard advertising medical cannabis in the city is “100% illegal”

Industry/Industrie
German lawmakers pass a bill to legalize medical marijuana prescriptions in the country
The city of Hamilton is abandoning its hands-off approach to pot shop enforcement
Saskatoon business hopes to dispel myths about medical cannabis in the community

General Interest/Divers
Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Snoop Dogg talk playing Tupac Shakur in “All Eyez on Me”
Rapper 2 Chainz takes Billboard into the backroom of his go-to marijuana dispensary
Wiz Khalifa believes that people will one day be able to go and buy pot at Whole Foods



January 19 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A Vancouver dispensary is running billboard ads in Regina and Saskatoon and new Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary is a liberal on issues like marijuana and abortion. Wholesale prices for pounds of pot are plummeting in states that have welcomed reform and Canadian veteran Fabian Henry is planning to walk from Moncton to Ottawa to protest cuts to VAC medical cannabis allowances. Victoria police seize flight cash on the way to a cannabis bakery in the city and the mayor of Stellarton, NS, urges Health Canada to approve a proposed new med pot facility. Also, the Utah Medical Association claims there’s no such thing and wants reporters to stop using the term “medical marijuana,” Denver is working to become the first city in the U.S. to allow cannabis clubs to operate, and High Times editor Dan Skye interviews rock legend Carlos Santana about his green grass past. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis patients share a common solution in medical cannabis
Canadian law still stands in the way of pot shop business owners like Shirley Martineau

Legalization/Légalisation
New Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary is liberal on issues like cannabis
Prices for pounds of pot are plunging in U.S. states where marijuana is now fully legal

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis billboards for Vancouver dispensary Erbachay appear in Regina, Saskatoon
Victoria police seize cash from flight that was on the way to a Victoria cannabis bakery
Veteran Fabian Henry walking from Moncton to Ottawa to protest changes to VAC MMJ
Public information session in Richmond Hill to discuss medical cannabis and health care
Mayor of Stellarton in Nova Scotia urges Health Canada to approve proposed pot facility

General Interest/Divers
SFGate: The first marijuana club in the U.S. is shrouded in more questions than answers
Denver is working to become the first city in America to allow cannabis club to operate
VICE’s Abdullah Saeed explored how to make a smokeable carrot chillum for cannabis
The Utah Medical Association says there is simply no such thing as medical marijuana
High Times editor Dan Skye interviews legend Carlos Santana about his past with grass



January 18 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Halifax police roll out a roadside drug testing pilot project and Prime Minister Trudeau fields questions about looming legalization at town hall in Sherbrooke. The city of Richmond vows to outlaw pot shops even after reform is welcomed and activist Dana Larsen explores what’s in store for the Canadian cannabis industry in 2017. A UBC professor of psychology is set to present on the benefits of marijuana in combatting addiction and Toronto-based lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke is granted $3 million in funding. Also, U.S. president Barack Obama commutes the sentences of hundreds of Drug War prisoners before leaving office, a Hamilton woman calls the cops over a weed deal gone bad, and Civilized remembers the time 95-year-old Betty White exercised her high pot IQ on the $25,000 Pyramid. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Cannabis companies pitch their products to investors in Calgary as legalization looms
Tweed counts among the major players in North America’s budding cannabis market

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis activist Dana Larsen explores what’s in store for the pot industry in 2017
PM Trudeau fields question about marijuana legalization at Sherbrooke town hall
The city of Richmond is vowing to shut its doors to all legal marijuana dispensaries
North Americans spent an astounding $53.3 billion on mostly legal weed last year

Industry/Industrie
PM Trudeau defends cuts to medical cannabis limits for Canadian military veterans
Toronto cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke raises $3 million in a Series A funding
Halifax police rolling out a roadside drug testing pilot project for impaired driving
Kelowna professor of psychology to present on benefits of cannabis fighting addiction

General Interest/Divers
The plight of Crystal Munoz helps illustrates the injustice of Drug War sentencing
Remembering when Betty White showed off her cannabis IQ on the $25,000 Pyramid
Former U.S. president Barack Obama grants hundreds more people drug commutations
Too soon: Hamilton woman calls the police to complain about a weed deal gone bad
Philippines president threatens martial law if country’s drug problem become “virulent”



January 17 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Saskatchewan court ponders the punishment for 21 pounds of a plant that will soon be legal and the city of Edmonton prepares for the potential impact of cannabis reform. Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses the acquisition of its 42-acre site in Smiths Falls and new figures show the legal marijuana industry has created 122,000 jobs in the U.S. The hemp industry south of the border is taking the DEA to court over its controversial cannabis extract ruling and a Richmond city councillor tells pot shop owners they need not apply for business licenses. Also, Willie Nelson says he isn’t concerned that Trump will take away his cannabis, PenSimple reimagines the conventional weed grinder, and J. Cole gets cynical in a surprise Martin Luther King Day track release for “High For Hours.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses the acquisition of its 42-acre Smiths Falls site
CGC appoints Marc Wayne as the president and director of Canopy Health Innovations

Legalization/Légalisation
Saskatchewan court ponders punishment for 21 pounds of a plant that will soon be legal
The city of Edmonton is preparing for the possible impacts of marijuana legalization
Over 122,000 people are employed full-time in legal marijuana-related jobs in the U.S.

Industry/Industrie
U.S. hemp industry taking DEA to court for controversial new rule on cannabis extracts
Canadian licensed producers of cannabis say they can continue taking on new patients
Richmond city councillor says that pot shop owners need not apply for business licenses

General Interest/Divers
J. Cole gets cynical in surprise Martin Luther King Day track release “High For Hours”
PenSimple grinder is reimagining the conventional weed grinder with a simple process
Country icon Willie Nelson isn’t worried that Trump will try and take away his cannabis



January 16 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Edmonton’s Chamber of Commerce is creating a policy to accommodate medical cannabis users in the workplace and former NHL great Guy Lafleur calls Ottawa’s plan to legalize pot “ridiculous.” Conrad Black says recreational marijuana sales mark the “next formerly immoral source of necessary funds” and Republican Governor Chris Christie warns the U.S. legislature not to move forward with reform. Ottawa Police continue raiding unlicensed dispensaries with the shutdown of a Bank Street pot shop and Canopy Growth Corp. triples its production capacity with the acquisition of 1 Hershey Drive. Also, Miley Cyrus celebrates boyfriend Liam Hemsworth's birthday with a weed-themed bash, the Nevada State Athletic Commission plans to move forward with a pilot project to examine the removal of medical marijuana from the banned substances list, and ex-NFLer Eugene Munroe discusses his journey from pro football to the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth triples its production capacity with acquisition of 1 Hershey Drive
Few artists have had as significant of a cultural footprint on Jamaica as Tony Rebel
Canopy Growth Corp’s ascent counted among VICE’s best news stories of 2016-P1
Canopy Growth Corp’s ascent counted among VICE’s best news stories of 2016-P2
Lift Cannabis’ Dessy Pavlova reviews Tweed’s Banana Kush and Bedrocan’s Bediol
Tweed, Mettrum and Bedrocan count among the cheapest per-gram options in Canada

Legalization/Légalisation
Conrad Black calls pot sales the “next formerly immoral source of necessary funds”
(FR) Le célèbre hockeyeur Guy Lafleur s'oppose à la légalisation de la marijuan
(FR) Jean-François Lisée dit que le SAQ aurait le mandat de vendre la marijuana
CBC: Does Banff storefront bust highlight “blowback” against rec pot shop sales?
Governor Chris Christie warns US legislature not to move forward with legalization

Industry/Industrie
Experts lend advice to one medical marijuana user who lost his job over cannabis
Ottawa Police raid the Herbal Clinic dispensary on Bank Street in the capital city
Edmonton’s Chamber of Commerce creates policy for medical marijuana users
Winnipeg’s 420 celebration organizer is reportedly giving the city’s advocates a voice

General Interest/Divers
Miley Cyrus threw a weed-themed b-day bash for Liam Hemsworth with a pot bar
Montreal Gazette: John Robert Boone’s pot network became the Cornbread Mafia
NSAC moves ahead with project exploring removal of pot from banned substances list
Ex-NFLer Eugene Munroe talks retiring from football and joining cannabis industry



January 13 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A sweeping new report finds the medical benefits of cannabis are significant and Dr. Mark Ware questions whether marijuana could be used as an effective treatment for opioid addiction. The Crown continues seeking jail time for Seamus John Neary after the former University of Saskatchewan player is given probation for possessing 21 pounds and legal action is looming against the owners of Cannabis Culture’s Port Coquitlam storefront. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes hemp could be a billion-dollar industry in the state and Tweed looks back on a whirlwind year in the budding cannabis industry. Also, new York-based High Times magazine plans an expansion to Los Angeles, Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to give pot a second chance, and veteran Philadelphia glassblowers discuss how money, social media and legalization changed the game. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Vault: 2016 was a whirlwind year for Canada’s budding cannabis industry

Legalization/Légalisation
Crown still seeking jail time for former Huskies football player Seamus John Neary

Industry/Industrie
Report calls for look into potential link between medical cannabis and opioid treatment
Federal advisory panel on cannabis releases report outlining highs and lows of the plant
Legal action looming against the owners of Cannabis Culture’s Port Coquitlam shop
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes hemp could be a billion-dollar industry

General Interest/Divers
Country icon Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to give marijuana a second chance
New York-based High Times magazine is planning an expansion to Los Angeles
Philadelphia glassblowers discuss how money, media and reform changed the game



January 12 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis Culture plans to reopen its doors Friday in Montreal with no grass behind the glass and Cowen & Co. is reportedly racing to become the budding cannabis industry’s financial guru. RCMP in Alberta swoop in and shut down an unlicensed dispensary in Banff and new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says pot law enforcement “won’t be an easy decision.” Lawmakers in Rhode Island want to legalize recreational marijuana and VDMS Smart Dispensing Systems is looking to provide solutions to the nascent cannabis industry. Also, Henry Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the International Cannabis Business Conference, a new Pew Research survey finds two-thirds of American police believe weed laws should be relaxed, and comic Sarah Silverman talks pot and politics in advance of her Canadian tour dates. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Cowen & Co. is reportedly racing to become the cannabis industry’s financial guru
Mettrum moves to acquire a new network of Bodystream cannabis clinics in Ontario

Legalization/Légalisation
Lawmakers in the state of Rhode Island want to legalize recreational marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says enforcing pot laws “won’t be an easy decision”

Industry/Industrie
RCMP in Alberta swoop in and shut down an unlicensed pot shop in beautiful Banff
New Montreal cannabis clinics turn to doctors outside of Quebec for pot prescriptions
Cannabis Culture in Montreal will reopen on Friday without any marijuana on site
VDMS Smart Dispensing Systems looks to provide solutions to retail cannabis market

General Interest/Divers
Pew Research survey finds two-thirds of U.S. cops think weed laws should be relaxed
The U.S. government will continue enforcing pot laws in California’s national parks
Comic Sarah Silverman talks pot and American politics in advance of Canadian dates
Henry Rollins will be keynote speaker at International Cannabis Business Conference



January 11 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Pundits start to peg April 20 as the potential date for the introduction of legislation to legalize cannabis and Toronto’s O’Cannabiz conference announces Melissa Ethridge as this spring’s keynote speaker. Unlicensed pot shops in Ottawa continue to play cat and mouse with authorities in the capital city and Cannabis Culture plans to reopen in Montreal with a medical twist. The British Columbia town of Prince Rupert wants to ban dispensaries until 2018 and a new Green Room cannabis clinic opens in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood. Also, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will meet Friday to discuss removing marijuana from its banned substances list, deputies in Oklahoma seize bottles of weed-laced hot sauce, and the U.S. Air Force plans to lighten restrictions on tattoos and past pot use. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Melissa Ethridge and Bruce Linton to feature at O’Cannabiz conference this April
VICE investigates the highs of investing in the budding Canadian cannabis sector
Cowen and Company extends coverage to Canada with backing of Canopy Growth

Legalization/Légalisation
Pundits start to peg April 20 at the potential tabling date of legalization legislation
Woolley: Canada’s cannabis industry will need innovation not protection to thrive

Industry/Industrie
Unlicensed Ottawa pot shops continue to play game of cat and mouse with police
Green Room cannabis clinic opens in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighborhood
Cannabis Culture plans to reopen its doors with medical twist after recent raids
The British Columbia town of Prince Rupert wants to ban all pot shops until 2018

General Interest/Divers
Deputies in Oklahoma report the seizure of bottles of marijuana-laced hot sauce
U.S. Air Force lightening restrictions on tattoos and past marijuana use for recruits
NSAC will meet Friday to discuss removing cannabis from banned substances list
Swedish ambassador to North Korea says weed is still illegal in Hermit Kingdom
LAPD arrest the alleged prankster behind the Hollywood “Hollyweed” switch out
Cannabis activist Tommy Chong gifts “Hollyweed” prankster with some free weed



January 10 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Quebec College of Physicians is calling three medical cannabis clinics slated to open in Montreal illegal and CannaRoyalty Corp. is acquiring a 20 per cent stake in Vancouver-based Anandia Labs. Two people face charges after a raid on a pot shop in Ottawa’s Chinatown area and will Prime Minister Trudeau be able to keep his promise of legalizing cannabis by spring? Steve Patterson discusses his interview with Tweed’s Director of Communications Jordan Sinclair and MJ Freeway crashes after a reported cyberattack on the software. Also, DC mayor Muriel Bowser says pot smoking protestors will not be arrested at Trump’s inauguration, Tantra and cannabis are on the menu at an exclusive couples’ retreat in the Muskokas, and did Louis Armstrong really trick former U.S. president Richard Nixon into smuggling grass for him? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Steve Patterson discusses his interview with Tweed’s comms director Jordan Sinclair

Legalization/Légalisation
Will PM Justin Trudeau be able to keep his promise of legalizing cannabis by spring?

Industry/Industrie
Three new controversial medical cannabis clinics are slated to be opening in Montreal
CannaRoyalty Corp. is acquiring a 20 per cent stake in Vancouver-based Anandia Labs
LaPresse: L'usage de marijuana médicinal en milieu de travail soulève des questions
MJ Freeway crashes over the weekend after an apparent cyberattack on the software
Two people arrested after raid on a dispensary in Ottawa’s Chinatown area last Friday

General Interest/Divers
DC’s mayor says pot smoking protestors will not be arrested at Trump inauguration
Civilized: Did Louis Armstrong really trick Richard Nixon into smuggling pot for him?
Cannabis culture reportedly has an important place at the heart of Japanese history
Tantra, cannabis are on the menu at Pleasure Peaks’ exclusive Muskoka couples getaway



January 9 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new CAMH study shows cannabis use is on the rise among adults over 50 and Veterans Affairs Canada is set to take Blue Cross to task over the release of personal client information. Two people face charges after New Brunswick RCMP raid a Campbellton dispensary and the owner of Healing Tree in St. John’s says police carried out a search on his shop without a warrant. Australian researchers are to test whether cannabis can help treat pancreatic cancer and Toronto’s “vulnerable” dispensary community is reportedly reluctant to report pot shop robberies. Also, a Craigslist ad is promoting $325 sandwich bags stuffed with “free weed,” the Coco Chanel of cannabis is designing handbags for the modern lady aficionado, and Coachella’s owner is said to be a climate change denier who supports anti-weed and anti-gay groups. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Australian researchers to test whether cannabis can help in pancreatic cancer treatment
Remembering 2016: Snoop Dogg visits the Tweed Farms Niagara-on-the-Lake facility

Legalization/Légalisation
Police in several jurisdictions are testing a cannabis saliva swab for roadside drug tests
What U.S. states are the most likely to move to legalize recreational marijuana next?

Industry/Industrie
CAMH survey shows that cannabis use is on the rise in Ontarians over 50 years old
VAC taking Medavie Blue Cross to task over the release of information on envelopes
LaPresse: L'usage de marijuana médicinal en milieu de travail soulève des questions
The Healing Tree owner in St. John’s says police carried out search without warrant
Two people arrested Friday after New Brunswick RCMP raid Campbellton dispensary
Toronto’s “vulnerable” pot shops are reluctant to report robberies to city police services

General Interest/Divers
Craigslist advertisement selling $325 sandwich bags stuffed with ounces of “free weed”
VICE: This Asian-inspired grilled cheese is reportedly perfect for treating the munchies
The Coco Chanel of cannabis is designing handbags for the modern cannabis aficionado Coachella owner said to support anti-pot, anti-gay groups and climate change deniers



January 6 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalizing marijuana is on the Liberal list of promises to keep in 2017 as three international treaties could stand in the way of Canada’s reform plan. Cannabis Culture in Toronto gets robbed for the second time in three weeks and police seize a large quantity of cannabis products from the Healing Tree Dispensary in St. John’s. An Alberta-based medical marijuana patient says he is treated like a criminal for his choice of medication and Dankr explores the benefits of using CBD to treat a range of ailments. Also, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield spend a day high on pot brownies at Disneyland, Snoop and Nick Diaz talk failed drug tests and weed in sport, and a new line of vaporizers from the Suicide Girls includes the Zero, Chill and Hustle varieties. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton will present to institutional investors in New York next week

Legalization/Légalisation
Selley: Legalizing marijuana will be on the Liberal list of promises to keep in 2017
Three international treaties still stand in the way of Canada’s plan to legalize cannabis

Industry/Industrie
What are patients to do when their family doctors refuses to prescribe medical marijuana?
Police seize large quantity of cannabis products from St. John’s Healing Tree dispensary
Cannabis Culture dispensary in Toronto is robbed for the second time in three weeks
An Alberta-based medical marijuana patients says he is treated like a criminal for his use
Dankr explores the many benefits of using cannabidiol to treat a number of symptoms

General Interest/Divers
Nick Diaz and Snoop Dogg talk failed drug tests, weed in sports on new episode of GGN
Drug Policy Alliance launches campaign to “just say no” to attorney general Jeff Sessions
Civilized publisher Derek Riedle talks to Adam Carolla about elevating cannabis culture New line of vaporizers from the Suicide Girls include the Zero, Chill and Hustle varieties
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield spent a great day high on pot brownies at Disneyland



January 5 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The tally for legal cannabis sales in the U.S. in 2016 reaches $6.7 billion and cannabis activist Jodie Emery applauds the move of Auntie’s Dispensary in Halifax to reopen after being raided. Lift’s Jenna Valleriani looks at Canada’s Top-5 biggest drug policy plays of the year and the Calgary Herald questions whether medical cannabis could pose a risk for employers. First Nations in the U.S. and Canada may look to cash in on the budding legal marijuana industry and The Guardian explores how the UK could go about regulating cannabis. Also, rapper Snoop Dogg gifts rocker Willie Nelson a ‘Smoke Weed Everyday’ Christmas sweater, Front Row Centre Players launches the Reefer Madness musical comedy, and a Texas police officer makes a teen do push-ups after being busted with grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed’s Jordan Sinclair to feature as webinar speaker for PR and Marketing Tactics

Legalization/Légalisation
Guardian: Regulating weed is inevitable and the UK should talk about getting it right
Jenna Valleriani looks at the biggest milestones in Canadian drug policy in 2016
The legal marijuana market in the United States generated $6.7 billion in the last year

Industry/Industrie
Calgary Herald: Is the use of medical cannabis on the job a major risk for employers?
First Nations in the U.S. and Canada may explore cashing in on legal cannabis industry
Activist Jodie Emery applauds Auntie’s Dispensary move to reopen after Halifax raid

General Interest/Divers
Texas police officer makes teenager do push-ups after being caught smoking weed
Rapper Snoop Dogg sends rocker Willie Nelson a ‘Smoke Weed Everyday’ sweater
Front Row Centre Players launches smoking hot Reefer Madness musical comedy



January 4 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Hundreds of Canadian veterans may be affected by planned cuts to medical cannabis allotments and two people face charges after a pot shop raid in Ottawa’s Vanier area. British Columbia is lending the country a snapshot of a legal marijuana marketplace and could President Donald Trump be the Canadian cannabis industry’s secret weapon? Smiths Falls mayor Shawn Pankow calls Tweed a gift to the community and a Yellowknife mother hopes for amnesty when legalization is welcomed after charges for growing pot left her with a tarnished reputation. Also, Vermont governor Peter Shumlin pardons almost 200 non-violent marijuana offenders, a toy reviewer receives seven pounds of grass in the mail, and security is to be beefed up in Hollywood after Hollyweed switch to iconic sign. R.I.P. Franco Loja of Greenhouse Seeds – you will be missed by the entire CGC team. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Could President Donald Trump be the Canadian cannabis industry’s secret weapon?
Smiths Falls mayor Shawn Pankow says Tweed continues to be a gift to the community
Lift Cannabis’ Tyler Sookochoff reviews Tweed Lot #3 in this week’s strain reviews
Canopy Growth Corporation comments on the year that was and looks forward to future

Legalization/Légalisation
British Columbia lends Canadian a snapshot of what a cannabis marketplace looks like
Should legislators use tougher penalties for pot impaired driving until message sinks in?
Yellowknife mother hopes to be granted amnesty after being ridiculed for growing weed
Business Insider: The legal cannabis market is growing as fast as broadband in the 2000s

Industry/Industrie
Hundreds of Canadian veterans likely to be affected by federal cuts to mmj allotment
Two people facing charges after Ottawa Police raid dispensary in the city’s Vanier area
Halifax pot shop reopens and continues selling marijuana despite recent police raids
Indoor Harvest and Alamo CBD look to create Cannabinoids Pharmaceutical Group

General Interest/Divers
R.I.P: Franco Loja of Greenhouse Seeds passes away much too soon at the age of 42
DC Cannabis Coalition to hand out free joints for a protest cypher on Inauguration Day
Children’s reviewer receives seven pounds of grass instead of toys she was expecting Ever wonder what’s in the pipes Tolkien’s characters were smoking in Middle-Earth?
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin is moving to pardon a number of marijuana convicts
Security will be beefed up in Hollywood after pranksters’ successful Hollyweed switch
(French) Une soirée de “marijuana speed dating” se tenait mardi soir a Sherbrooke



January 3 Janvier, 2017

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Legalizing cannabis is counted among the notable challenges Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will face in 2017 as Canadian businesses begin preparations for reformed pot laws. A majority of Manitobans believe recreational marijuana should be sold at government-run stores and a Halifax dispensary raided last month reopens its doors to the public. The City of Vancouver boosts fines for pot shops as storefronts continue to supply customers and Canadian veterans who use medical cannabis have their privacy outed by a Blue Cross envelope. Also, pranksters switch the iconic Hollywood sign in California to Hollyweed, former UFC champion Frank Shamrock launches a new educational cannabis talk-show, and Olympic snowboarding champion Ross Rebagliati is fighting his U.S. border ban for past pot use. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
VICE: Canopy Growth Corporation is crowned the first cannabis “unicorn” in 2016
The Globe and Mail explores investor Dylan Parker’s foray into cannabis investing
Listing of Canadian cannabis company on TSX closes out banner year for the industry
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses the prospects for the upcoming year with Bloomberg
Canopy Growth Corp. triples share price and acquires Quebec LP applicant Vert Medical
Lift explores the choice of careers in cannabis by speaking with Tweed’s Jordan Sinclair

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalizing marijuana counted among the challenges Liberals will have to face in 2017
Federal task force on legalization sketched out what future of marijuana could look like
A majority of Manitobans believe marihuana should be sold in government-run stores
MHRA in the United Kingdom moves to officially classify CBD a medical ingredient
(FR) Les entreprises Canadienne se préparent pour la marijuana à des fins récréatives

Industry/Industrie
Toronto dispensary customers say buying pot from a drug dealer may be safer option
First dispensaries in Puerto Rico move to open their doors in Caribbean island country
Halifax pot shop Auntie’s Health and Wellness opens doors again after raid last month
The City of Vancouver boosts fines for pot shops but defiant retailers continue selling
CBC: Dispensaries will keep selling weed in 2017 and police will continue to raid them
Canadian vets who use medical cannabis have privacy outed by a Blue Cross envelope

General Interest/Divers
American pranksters switch iconic Hollywood sign in California to read Hollyweed
‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone has his extradition hearing in MTL deferred
Israel’s Ariel University if offering the first-ever course in the use of medical cannabis R&B star Mariah Carey spotted heading into a marijuana dispensary in Christmas Eve
Olympic snowboarding champion Ross Rebagliati fighting U.S. border ban for pot use
Former UFC champion Frank Shamrock launching an educational cannabis talk-show
Derek Riedle’s online magazine Civilized is hoping to elevate the culture of cannabis



December 23 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: VICE explores the largest legal weed company on the planet (us!) and Alexandra Posadzki looks at how the cannabis industry moved from dime bags to real business. The so-called ‘Godfather of Grass’ Johnny Boone is arrested in Montreal and Hamilton Police say they remain vigilant on the pot shop front in preparation for reform. Rolling Stone investigates what a renewed War on Drugs could look like with the U.S. under the Donald’s rule and Lift questions whether the Liberal task force recommendations suggest it’ll be easier for LP applicants in future? Also, Civilized unwraps the ClubM M1K Christmas stash box (saweet!), Vogue meets with the chocolatier who will change the way you think about edibles, and High Times and Cut.com team up to make sure the mug is half-full this holiday season with a tall Highland Latte. Happy Holidays and here’s to future growth in the New Year!

Canopy Growth
VICE: How the largest legal weed company in the world is preparing for legalization
Canopy Growth Corporation closes Canada’s biggest cannabis financing deal of 2016
Alexandra Posadzki looks at how the cannabis industry moved away from dime bags
Lift releases its ACMPR per-gram dried cannabis price comparison for December 16
New DNA Genetics Certified strains are on the way to the Tweed Shop in the new year

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary Herald: Legalizing cannabis will set the stage for “battling additions head on”
Poll shows 58% of Canadians want reliable roadside detection test before legalization
Hamilton Police say they remain vigilant on the dispensary front as legalization looms

Industry/Industrie
Do some task force recommendations mean the future will be easier for LP applicants?
The practice of treating pets with cannabidiol is becoming more commonplace than ever
Questions continue to be asked by cannabis advocates about Trump’s choice for AG
Rolling Stone: What the War on Drugs could mean with U.S. under the Donald’s control

General Interest/Divers
Civilized unboxes the ClubM Limited Edition M1K cannabis Christmas stash box (nice!)
High Times and Cut.com make sure glass is half full this holiday with a Highland Latte
Candidates for the Conservative leadership remain mum on arrest of activist Marc Emery Vogue: Meet the cannabis chocolatier who will change the way you think about edibles
There is reportedly 1,000 pounds of grass currently sailing the ocean blue to Tel Aviv
The ‘Godfather of Grass’ Johnny Boone arrested in Montreal after eight years on the run



December 22 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Canopy Health Innovations announces the appointment of Marc Wayne as its founding president and U.S. federal data shows teen cannabis use in Colorado has been on the decline in that state since the introduction of legalization. The Israeli army is looking to loosen laws restricting soldiers from smoking weed when off-duty and Gatineau Police announce the arrest of four people in a raid on a pot shop in the city. Advocates in Halifax are applauding the decision of a local dispensary to start selling to anyone of legal age and researchers believe those who space travel may never experience weed the same way again. Also, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez says medical cannabis is the only thing that allows him to train, James Franco gifts Why Him? co-star Bryan Cranston with grass, and James Taylor cancels his Manila concert in protest of that country’s renewed War on Drugs. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canopy Health Innovations closes financing and announces new leadership appointment

Legalization/Légalisation
Federal data shows teen cannabis use is on the decline in Colorado since legalization

Industry/Industrie
Unlicensed Halifax pot shop selling recreationally called a bold move by advocates
Hamilton dispensary owner facing charges after city police raid pot shop on Tuesday
The Israeli army is looking to loosen its ruled on off-duty soldiers smoking marijuana
Gatineau Police arrested four people in a raid on an unlicensed pot shop in the city

General Interest/Divers
UFC star Cain Velasquez says medical marijuana only thing that allows him to train
Researchers believe those who experience space travel may not be able to get high
James Taylor cancels his Manila concert in protest over that country’s War on Drugs Abdullah Saeed explores how to make a watermelon bong on new Smokeables episode
James Franco kinda sorta gifted Why Him? co-star Bryan Cranston with marijuana
World’s first “plug-and-plant” grow chamber allows you to control crop with a phone
Florist who specializes in weed weddings makes bouquets you can literally smoke



December 21 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses the prospect of legal cannabis and Health Canada finds that young people are most skeptical about looming reform. The Mountain of Food Campaign wraps with the Tweed and Gallipeau Centre challenge and a Connecticut hospice hopes to set a new standard for end of life care with the introduction of medical cannabis. The Economist finds Mexican attitudes toward marijuana are starting to shift and a dispensary in Halifax is no longer requesting prescriptions for pot purchases. Also, Florida cops bust Santa Claus in Jacksonville with a bag full of grass, Chong’s Choice launches its first cannabis chocolate bar and Miley Cyrus proves she loves weed by showing off her new pot leaf tattoo. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Mountain of Food Campaign wraps up with Tweed Let’s Can Hunger challenge
Medical cannabis patients not forgotten by the Liberal task force on legalization

Legalization/Légalisation
PM Trudeau discuses Kinder Morgan, the opioid epidemic and legal cannabis
Health Canada finds the youngest Canadians are most skeptical about legal pot

Industry/Industrie
Lift: CBD helps fight cervical cancer in vitro better than whole cannabis extracts
Connecticut hospice hopes to set a new standard for end of life care with med pot
The Economist: Mexican attitudes toward marijuana have started to mellow lately
Canadian scientists are in the process of trying to map the cannabis plant genome
A medical marijuana dispensary in Halifax is no longer requesting prescriptions
(FR) La police de Gatineau enquête sur une boutique de marijuana médicinale

General Interest/Divers
Florida cops bust Santa Claus in Jacksonville with a bag of marijuana and molly
CBC investigates who Canada’s self-styled ‘Prince of Pot’ is and what he wants
Chong’s Choice cannabis launches its first chocolate bars in collab with Defonce Miley Cyrus proves her love for weed by getting new tattoo of plant on Achilles
Cannabis industry is dispatching high-end weed to the rich via mail subscription
German filmmaker ties weed to a drone and flies it over the Dutch Decompression



December 20 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Gatineau and Toronto are among the cities selected for a roadside drug detection pilot project and a new study shows more pregnant women are using medical marijuana to treat morning sickness. Nanaimo mayor Bill McKay looks to limit the proximity of city pot shops to children and a discreet green market in Toronto draws crowds for edibles and other cannabis products. Andrea Hill categorizes the task force recommendations as comprehensive and compassionate and The Cannabist looks at Canada’s dispensary conundrum. Also, Harvard students are convinced campus will be safer with grass now legal in Massachusetts, the Herbal Chef builds what may be the world’s largest gingerbread house edible, and Sex Party star Fiona Patten discusses why Australia should legalize pot. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
What will the legalization of cannabis in Canada mean for relationship with the U.S.?
Andrea Hill categorizes task force recommendations as comprehensive, compassionate

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Police and the OPP start testing roadside drug impairment detection devices
Cities of Gatineau and Toronto have been selected for roadside driving pilot project
Study shows pregnant women are increasingly using marijuana for morning sickness
Discreet green market draws a crowd and no police; sells edibles and other products
People have already spent more than $1 billion on marijuana in Colorado this year
Nanaimo mayor Bill McKay looks to limit the proximity of dispensaries to minors
The Cannabist: Canada is battling illegal pot shops popping up across the country

General Interest/Divers
Civilized: Cannabis handbag for the professional women makes a great holiday gift
Herbal Chef Chris Sayegh builds maybe world’s largest gingerbread edible for charity
The Sex Party’s Fiona Patten discusses why Australia needs to legalize recreational pot Some Harvard students convinced campus will be safer with pot legal in Massachusetts



December 19 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Jodie and Marc Emery are swept up in raids on Cannabis Culture in Montreal and Prime Minister Trudeau emphasizes that current pot laws still stand. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will seek input from the province on the optimal minimum age for consumption and the Journal de Montreal questions whether Canada could become a hot spot for tourism after legalization is welcomed. Bruce Linton says the cannabis sold by CGC is available for $3 a gram cheaper than dispensary weed and Tory hopeful Michael Chong tells a Guelph high school audience his party has failed on the weed front. Also, inmates of the Abakaliki prison in Nigeria protest a ban on Indian hemp, Vogue looks at the best 13 gifts for your favourite toker this holiday season, and a photo set from 1932-38 shows there were only 28 cannabis convictions in Canada in that frame. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses the prospects of legal cannabis market on BNN
Canadian cannabis companies looking to get creative with how they build brands
Canopy Growth says it can sell marijuana at $3 less per gram than a dispensary

Legalization/Légalisation
PM Trudeau emphasizes current laws still apply when asked about Marc Emery
Alberta premier Rachel Notley to seek input from province on minimum age for pot
George Le Masurier writes that the Liberal task force falls short in medical access
Legal cannabis, opioids and economics all touched the lives of Canadians last week
Vancouver Sun: Marijuana should be treated as a public health and safety issue
Tory hopeful Michael Chong tells Guelph high school students party fails on weed
(FR) Le Canada pourrait devenir une destinations prisée par les touristes en future

Industry/Industrie
Marc and Jodie Emery arrested during raids on Cannabis Culture shop in Montreal
Canada’s so-called “Prince of Pot” remains defiant after Montreal dispensary arrest
Globe: A handful of independent investments banks bogarting lucrative mmj market
Vancouver’s west end may soon have first licensed dispensary across from Empire
New York Times: Medical marijuana pioneer Israel is eager to capitalize on reform
M.E.N.D.+ group take part in a medicinal cannabis workshop in Owen Sound

General Interest/Divers
Vogue looks at 13 great gift ideas for the favourite cannabis enthusiast in your life
Inmates of the Abakaliki prison in Nigeria Friday protested a ban on Indian hemp
Photos: Between 1932 and 1938 there were only 28 cannabis convictions in Canada Marijuana legalization movement in the U.S. starting to set scored of defendants free



December 16 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Prime Minister Trudeau says he’s comfortable with the task force recommendation of 18 as the legal age for cannabis consumption and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is not ruling out the LCBO for distribution of legal marijuana when legislation is introduced in Ontario. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre vows zero tolerance for the city’s unlicensed pot shops and Calgary’s police chief isn’t convinced the legal cannabis industry will curb organized crime. Three out of four people charged in the raid on the Saskatchewan Compassion Club are going to trial and VICE investigates how the black market for grass is making its last stand in Quebec. Also, the DEA moves to classify CBD as a Schedule 1 drug, Western graduate students are looking to their medical plans for med pot coverage, and Snoop Dogg and D.R.A.M. blaze up and talk Beyonce and TMZ. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Canadian Business looks at how cannabis companies are jockeying for position of market

Legalization/Légalisation
PM Trudeau stands behind task force recommendation to set legal age for cannabis at 18
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is not ruling out the LCBO having role in marijuana
Kathleen Wynne and Quebec premier Philippe Couillard talk dispensaries and legislation
Chris Selley: ‘Task force report on marijuana legalization a rare sign of common sense’
Saskatoon addictions expert Dr. Peter Butt says task force recommendations are welcome
Postmedia: The federal government should take its time to get cannabis legalization right
Calgary’s police chief isn’t convinced that legal pot industry will curb organized crime
Poll shows that Nova Scotia doctors believe the legal age for marijuana should be 21

Industry/Industrie
Montreal mayor Denis Coderre vows zero tolerance for unlicensed pot shops in the city
Three of four people charged in raid on Saskatchewan Compassion Club going to trial
VICE: The illicit black market of cannabis is making its last stand in La Belle Province
A number of Cannabis Culture shops open in Montreal; Marc Emery gives out “free nugs”
Western University graduate students look for medical cannabis coverage from health plan
Canadian software company Whaxy is getting ready to merge with MassRoots platform

General Interest/Divers
VICELAND’s Bong Appetit takes a look at the edible world of molecular marijuana
Drug Enforcement Agency moves to classify CBD and other extracts as Schedule 1
Snoop Dogg and rapper D.R.A.M. blaze one up and talk shrooms, Beyonce and TMZ



December 15 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ontario finds the legalization of cannabis won’t likely be a tax bonanza and the LCBO is left high and dry by the task force recommendations. Two of Canada’s largest pot shop chains are planning expansions after Tuesday’s task force announcement and the RCMP is testing a pilot project that collects saliva from Canadian drivers to gauge the impact of drug-impaired driving. Neil MacDonald explores the history of prohibition and the future of legalization and the University of Miami is studying whether cannabis can help treat concussions. Also, half of Canadian tokers surveyed say they spend an average of $100 a week on weed, Damian Marley unveils the roster for his “Welcome to Jamrock” cruise and a cyclist rides 1,400 miles down the Pacific Coast and touts the benefits of working out high.

Canopy Growth
Cannabis companies conflicted over task force’s plain packaging recommendation
Ottawa-area’s Canopy Growth Corp gains clarity from legalization task force report
Bruce Linton, Jodie Emery, Canadian Medical Association all happy with task force

Legalization/Légalisation
TorStar: There’s unlikely to be a provincial jackpot from the legalization of cannabis
LCBO left high and dry in task force findings as task force says to avoid alcohol mix
Two of Canada’s largest pot shop chains plan expansion after task force announcement
Globe: Legal marijuana is coming to Canada by 2019 and what that means for you
Legalization task force finds that the preference is for a private-sector production model
Canada’s federal recommendations on reform draw positive reviews in British Columbia
Daily VICE: What the people pushing for legalization think of Canada’s vision for reform
Neil Macdonald looks at the history of prohibition and the future of legalization in Canada

Industry/Industrie
Jodie Emery says investors lining up in hopes of being able to franchise Cannabis Culture
RCMP, police departments starting a pilot project for saliva-based roadside cannabis test
Half of Canadian weed smokers surveyed spend on average of $100 weekly on marijuana
University of Miami researchers are trying to find out if cannabis can treat concussions
An exploratory clinical trial suggests a therapeutic effect of THCV in Type 2 diabetes
Marc and Jodie Emery plan to open 10 new Cannabis Culture in Montreal this month

General Interest/Divers
Cyclist rides 1,400 miles down Pacific Coast on weed; touts benefits of working out high
The Herbal Chef reveals his guilty pleasures and comes out flat against “joint pairings”
HERB breaks down how to roll the perfect marijuana joint every time you roll up Damian Marley unveils lineup for Royal Caribbean’s “Welcome to Jamrock” cruise



December 14 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force on legalization finds that the minimum age for cannabis use should be set at 18 and that the product should be sold by mail order and storefront. New Brunswick’s finance minister says she’s looking forward to Prime Minister Trudeau’s response to the task force recommendations and Newfoundland’s justice minister believes drug-impaired driving remains a concern. The Mexican senate approves a new bill allowing the use of medical cannabis and two new storefronts open in Montreal. Also, Matthew McConaughey recalls being arrested for marijuana while playing the bongos, The Kind explores the best gifts for female tokers, and meet the veteran who went from fighting wars to growing pot. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Ottawa will move to introduce a new regulated cannabis regime to Canada next year
CGC CEO says that marijuana edibles should thrive under the task force’s reform plan
Various players including Bruce Linton speak out on the future of legalization in Canada
Tweed’s head of Quebec engagement joins Daybreak to talk future of legalization-Part 1
Tweed’s head of Quebec engagement joins Daybreak to talk future of legalization-Part 2
VICE: Tweed comms manager Jordan Sinclair chimes in on task force report yesterday

Legalization/Légalisation
The question of where legal marijuana will be sold when reform is welcomes still unclear
Liberal task force believes Ottawa should require marijuana be lab tested to ensure safety
Globe editorial: Legalization task force wants people to have their pot and not smoke it too
Task force on legalization finds that marijuana should be sold by storefront and mail order
New Brunswick’s finance minister looking forward to PM Trudeau’s response to task force
Newfoundland justice minister believes that drug impaired driving is still a major concern
A new study shows that marijuana sales would be more lucrative under the SAQ in Quebec
National: Renee Filippone examines the business side of the task force recommendation

Industry/Industrie
Mexican senate approves a new bill to allow for the use of medical cannabis in the country
Two new medical marijuana storefronts open in Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal

General Interest/Divers
Matthew McConaughey recalls being arrested for marijuana while playing bongos naked
Meet combat veteran Ben Kroskey, who went from fighting wars to growing marijuana
The Kind explores the best gifts to put under the tree for the lady toker this holiday season



December 13 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force on legalization will today release its findings to the public and some Canadian doctors believe medical cannabis can prove a viable solution to the country’s opioid epidemic. Colorado pot shop sales total more than $1 billion for the first 10 months of 2016 and lawyers in Toronto are calling the city’s mass dispensary arrests a “colossal waste” of resources. Cannabis Culture plans to defy law and continue opening new shops in Montreal and the Huffington Post questions whether reducing the amount of medical marijuana veterans can claim will cost lives? Also, Killer Mike pens an op-ed for Rolling Stone to get more African Americans into the cannabis industry, Merry Jane looks at how weed has contributed to the spread of genres like jazz and hip-hop, and meet the Louisiana man who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for possessing two joints (lest we forget). Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Bruce Linton discusses how the company plans to use bought deal to bolster business
Tweed advances research capabilities, medical innovation through receipt of dealers license
Despite expectations, Olivier Dufourmantelle’s trajectory in this life has been far from linear

Legalization/Légalisation
Findings from Liberal Task Force on legalization and regulation will today be made public
Citizen: The government to get plenty of praise for safe-injection sites, cannabis reform plan
Lift Cannabis: How will the legalization of cannabis impact Canada’s norther territories?

Industry/Industrie
Some doctors believe medical cannabis can prove a solution to Canada’s opioid epidemic
Colorado pot shop sales total more than $1 billion in the first 10 months of 2016 alone
Marijuana chain Cannabis Culture plans to defy the law and open more outlets in Montreal
Lawyers call mass marijuana dispensary arrests in Toronto a “colossal waste” of resources
Huffington Post: Will restricting amount of medical cannabis veterans can buy cost lives?

General Interest/Divers
Rolling Stone investigates how best to get African Americans into the budding pot industry
Meet the 47-year-old Louisiana man who was sentenced to 13 years for holding two joints
Merry Jane looks at how marijuana has helped contribute to the spread of American music



December 12 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Health Canada figures show the number of people buying medical marijuana has tripled in the last year and Manitoba’s first veterans’ cannabis clinic opens in Headingley. An Okanagan pot grower and Bay Street broker are set to square off in B.C. Supreme Court and does PM Trudeau risk alienating both left and right with policies like pipelines and legalization? The Globe reports that Canada’s cannabis industry is experiencing exponential growth and the “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery is planning to open three new shops in Montreal. Also, Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos uses the Nobel Prize podium in Norway to reiterate his call to rethink the War on Drugs, one of the top activists in the U.S. Eddy Lepp gets released early from prison, and Chauncey Billups says some of his former NBA teammates played better high. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Health Canada says number of people buying medical marijuana has tripled in the last year

Legalization/Légalisation
Globe and Mail: Canada’s domestic cannabis industry has experienced exponential growth
Does PM Trudeau risk alienating both the left and right with topics like cannabis, pipelines?

Industry/Industrie
A veterans’ group in the United States pushing president Trump to reschedule cannabis
An Okanagan pot grower set to square off against a Bay Street broker in B.C. Supreme Court
Manitoba’s first medical marijuana centre for veterans is opening up in Headingley
Le "prince du pot" Marc Emery promet d'ouvrir trois nouveaux magasins a Montreal

General Interest/Divers
Columbian President used Nobel podium in Norway to reiterate his call to rethink drug war
One of the U.S.’s top cannabis activist/convicts Eddy Lepp is being freed early from prison
Chauncey Billups says the NBA should lift weed ban; claims teammates play better stoned
Merry Jane: The police harassment of NJ Weedman Edward Forchion is ruining the activist



December 9 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa is expecting a surge in police requests for marijuana blood tests after legalization is introduced and the Siksika First Nation partners with LDI Group and files for a cultivation license. Thomas Jefferson University receives a $3-million donation to establish a cannabis education centre on campus and Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield tables E-Petition 190 to remove the sales tax from medical cannabis sold in Canada. Also, the DEA devotes 22 pages of its annual survey to marijuana, suspects named Tupac and Robin Williams are arrested with 114 pounds of grass in Arizona, and Rolling Stone introduces “The Pot Lover’s Gift Guide” to make shopping for your favourite stoner easy this holiday season. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield tables E-Petition 190 for Canada’s medical cannabis patients

Legalization/Légalisation
Government expecting increase in police requests for marijuana blood tests after reform

Industry/Industrie
New study shows cannabidiol protects against cognitive and emotional effects of ischemia
Siksika First Nation files for license to cultivate medical cannabis; partners with LDI Group
Dr. Josh Kaplan looks to hash out clinical cannabis research with Society of Neuroscience
Thomas Jefferson University receives $3 million for medical cannabis education centre

General Interest/Divers
DEA devotes 22 pages of its annual survey to weed and only 16 to prescription painkillers
HERB takes the time to turn an ordinary egg (delicious) into an egg pipe (extra delicious!)
Suspects named Robin Williams and Tupac are arrested in Arizona with 114 pounds of pot
Rolling Stone introduces “The Pot Lover’s Gift Guide” to make shopping simple this holiday
…That time Matthew McConaughey was booked for pot after dancing naked, playing bongos
The Kind digs up eight Christmas ornaments for the tree lover in your house this holiday



December 8 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Toronto board of health asks Ottawa to allow pharmacies to dispense medical cannabis as the VP of London Drugs says his chain is ready to start serving patients. The Globe and Mail questions whether Canada could become the first case study on the benefits of legal grass and The Guardian explores how the creative world is allowing legal weed to rebrand itself. CannaRoyalty becomes another cannabis company to list on a Canadian stock exchange and TIME looks at seven reasons Trump’s presidency doesn’t mean the sky is falling on reform, chicken little. Also, sources in North Korea say Chinese tourists are buying bargain bags of grass from the rogue state, the NBA is reported to be reaching a tipping point on the cannabis file, and visit the village of Malana in the Indian Himalayas, where marijuana is the only livelihood. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Meet The Grower: Clark uprooted his life to chase down a dream of working with weed

Legalization/Légalisation
Could Canada serve as the first national case study on the benefits and dangers of legal pot?
TIME lists seven reasons President Donald Trump is unlikely to derail the legal pot train

Industry/Industrie
Toronto board of health asks Trudeau government to allow pharmacies to dispense med pot
London Drugs VP says his pharmacy chain is ready to start dispensing medical cannabis
Investors gain access to CannaRoyalty with new public listing on the CSE
High art: The Guardian explores how the creative world is helping legal weed rebrand itself

General Interest/Divers
Sources say that Chinese tourists to North Korea are buying bargain bags of marijuana
Merry Jane looks at how to get high at the office holiday party and not ruin your career
PBS New Hour explores the long and tumultuous history of the war on weed in the U.S.
Visit the village of Malana in the Indian Himalayas, where cannabis is the only livelihood
Americans For Safe Access are legally challenging the DEA’s misinformation about pot
The NBA is beginning to reach a tipping point in the debate over the league’s cannabis use



December 7 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine takes the lead at Indigenous Roots and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister believes Ottawa should slow down on plans to reform the country’s pot laws. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health finds that driving under the influence of cannabis is on the rise and CannaUse releases the largest national consumer study on U.S. pot use ever conducted. The City of Penticton is moving to license two pot shops and a poll shows selling marijuana at Ontario’s liquor stores isn’t sparking much support. Also, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson tells CBS he used pot in past to treat his back pain, Uruguay readies to open a new museum dedicated to marijuana, and a French beekeeper reveals how he trained his hive to make honey pot plants and cannabis honey. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Delivra Corp. is leading charge against opioid-based pain relief with topical cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister believes Ottawa should slow down on legalization push
Alberta NDP members say the federal government shouldn’t hurry cannabis legislation
Canadian parents are preparing for the reality that marijuana will be legal in the country
TorSun: Selling cannabis at Ontario’s liquor stores isn’t sparking overwhelming support

Industry/Industrie
Former AFN national chief leads Canadian medical cannabis company Indigenous Roots
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health finds that driving under influence of pot on rise
CannaUse releases largest national consumer study on U.S. cannabis use ever conducted
Cannabis Culture starts up the countdown to the opening of its new Montreal location
The City of Penticton is moving to approve two new medical marijuana businesses

General Interest/Divers
Knicks president Phil Jackson tells CBS that he’s used pot in past to deal with back surgery
California company Octavia Wellness is bringing its pot-infused parties to senior citizens
Marijuana-friendly Uruguay is set to open a new museum dedicated to marijuana Friday
HERB explores a small company called Genius Pipe is “reinventing the toking device”
French beekeeper reveals he trains bees to make honey pot plants and cannabis honey



December 6 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Tweed and Mettrum are hosting a cannabis question period with ministers on Parliament Hill today and Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith calls for the legalization of personal pot production. Tokers outside of a raided Toronto dispensary proclaim Trudeau is failing them on the reform front and Edmonton Police display new suits purported to simulate drug-impaired driving. The CIO of AlphaNorth Asset Management shares insights on investing in the cannabis industry and could Texas be the next state to legalize medical marijuana? Also, NBA players react to Steve Kerr’s endorsement of herb in sport, researchers find a 250 percent increase in pot use among seniors and next year’s Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel proposes getting everyone high before taking to the stage for the show. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed and Mettrum hosting question period with Canada’s MPs on Parliament Hill today
Metro asks its readers which big name celebrity Canopy Growth Corp. signed this year?

Legalization/Légalisation
Rona Ambrose is asking for an investigation into the Liberal Party’s fundraising event
Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith calls for the legalization of personal production
Spec: Potency of modern pot, drugged driving need to be considered before legalization
Pot smokers outside of raided Toronto dispensaries say they feel cheated by PM Trudeau

Industry/Industrie
AlphaNorth Asset Management CIO Steven Palmer shares insights on investing in cannabis
Texas could soon be the next to place to legalize medical cannabis in the Lone Star state
Edmonton Police display new suits that are purported to simulate drug-impaired driving
Lift explores the role medical cannabis and doctors can play in helping the opiate crisis
Are patients in the most need of cannabis treatment the same people who can’t afford it?
(FR) Nouveau joueur dans l’industrie du cannabis médical fait son apparition à Limoilou

General Interest/Divers
Can legal marijuana help the aging and ailing record store model turn over a new leaf?
NBA players react to coach of the year Steve Kerr’s endorsement of medical marijuana
Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel is proposing getting everyone high before the show
Meet the Australian police officer fired for being found with cannabis in system after raid
The Telegraph: Why are Amsterdam’s world-renowned cannabis coffee shops closing?



December 5 Decembre, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls for police to enforce the country’s current cannabis laws and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he believes legal weed could soon spark small business opportunities. Marc and Jodie Emery boldly open two new Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto and the Star questions whether drug testing TTC employees is in poor form. The first clinical trial looking at cannabis and chemotherapy begins in Australia and CGC announces $60 million in bought financing led by GMP Securities. Also, NBA coach of the year Steve Kerr believes pro sports leagues should soften their stance on marijuana, Nick Diaz says his brother was smoking kush at the UFC 202 press conference, and meet the doctoral student who dropped his studies to pursue a career as a canna chef. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC says it plans to raise $60 million in bought deal financing led by GMP Securities
The Financial Post examines what cannabis company will be Canada’s next unicorn
The Marijuana Times looks at question of whether Canada will end prohibition in 2017?
Hershey’s chocolate factory in Smiths Falls is now home to Canada’s largest pot facility
Canopy Growth Corporation pleased to announce formation of Canopy Health Innovations

Legalization/Légalisation
Prime Minister Trudeau wants police to enforce current laws around illegal dispensaries
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi says legal weed could spark small business opportunities

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Star: Random drug and alcohol testing for TTC employees isn’t the way to go
Marc and Jodie Emery boldly open up two new Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto
First clinical trial looking at medical cannabis during chemotherapy begins in Australia

General Interest/Divers
Meet the doctoral student who dropped his studies to pursue a career as a cannabis chef
Nick Diaz says pot is a performance-enhancing drug; that brother was smoking kush at 202
Modernist pipes and doggie tinctures are counted among The Strangers’ holiday gift guide
Albania is set to become the largest producer of outdoor cannabis grower in all of Europe
NBA coach of the year Steve Kerr hopes pro sports leagues soften their stance on cannabis



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!

Canopy Growth Corporation
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