April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Morning everyone!

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

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

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

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

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