January 12, 2016

March 16, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The city of Abbotsford is granted an injunction to shut down a controversial pot shop as the owner vows to keep fighting for the right to operate a vast chain of illegal storefronts. Kathleen Wynne is backing Bill Blair’s appointment to spearhead the legalization movement and Ottawa Public Health is asking for input on public vaping in the capital city. Sante Cannabis’ Adam Greenblatt sees a bright future for legal cannabis in Montreal and a Truro, NS, judge rules a criminal record for simple pot possession is unfair punishment. Also, researchers find that marijuana is unlikely to produce schizophrenia in adults and a new study shows biking under the influence of pot doesn’t pose a dangerous threat. And it’s a good thing, too!

Politics/Legalization
Ontario premier backing Bill Blair to spearhead Liberal legalization play
Truro judge rules criminal record for pot possession a “cruel” punishment
Police say mail order marijuana may present some challenges to authorities
Sante Cannabis’ Adam Greenblatt sees a bright future for legal cannabis

Industry/Studies
City of Abbotsford granted injunction to shut down controversial pot shop
Owner of Weeds Glass & Gifts in Abbotsford plans to challenge injunction
Provincial laws around vaporizing in Canadian hospitals are still pretty hazy
Vancouver is reported to start allowing for new pot shops to prop up in city
Ottawa Public Health is seeking public input on capital vaporizing rules

General Interest
Study finds biking under the influence of pot doesn’t pose dangerous threat
List of hip-hop’s best stoners includes usual suspects and unlikely candidates
Check out the seven best marijuana moments on the Howard Stern Show
Researchers find marijuana unlikely to produce schizophrenia in adults