April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

Morning everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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