January 11, 2015

March 16, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Former police chief Bill Blair will face a “formidable challenge” in legalizing marijuana and medical cannabis growers want to know if weed needs to be kosher. Richard Madan tours Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility on CTV National and the National Post rebrands town the Ontario pot capital. CityTV explores Bedrocan’s Toronto plant and VICEexamines the role Bill Blair will play on recreational cannabis file. In lighter news, a North Bay man calls 911 because his street grass is of low quality, $100 cannabis-infused doughnuts are being sold at dispensaries and the cannabis leaf is making appearances everywhere these days, even on the catwalk (on the catwalk, yeah!).  

Canopy Growth Corporation
Richard Madan tours Tweed’s Smiths Falls facility on CTV National
Medical marijuana growers call to expand mail order to recreational market
Smiths Falls has apparently been rebranded the pot capital of Ontario
680 News: http://bit.ly/22VbjKe
Hershey’s Smiths Falls plant has been refurbished as a certified pot palace
Note: This story has been picked up by a number of Postmedia publications.
Is there room for names like Green Crack and AK-47 in marijuana industry?
Former Toronto police chief will lead the charge on recreational pot file
Canopy Growth Corp. could create cannabis-infused chocolate bars in future

Politics/Legalization
Former Toronto police chief will face “formidable challenge” in legalizing pot
Bill Blair believes legal cannabis could be sold in provinces liquor stores
Blair’s former colleague will lobby him as promoter of THC Meds Ontario  
The CBC explores the possible future of recreational marijuana in Montreal

Industry/Studies
Canada’s medical marijuana growers want to know if weed needs to be kosher
Firefighters discover legal MMAR grow in basement of building that went ablaze  
Cannabis production is shifting home base from British Columbia to Ontario

General Interest
Good as gold: Check out what a $100 dispensary doughnut looks like!
North Bay man calls 911 to let them know his grass was of poor quality
Here are 15 cannabis-themed Instagram accounts that are worth following
The cannabis leaf is making appearances everywhere, even on the catwalk