April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Activists are asking Ottawa to clear the confusion around cannabis laws and British Columbia health officials call for drug decriminalization. Windsor’s police chief says Ottawa is moving too fast on the pot file and tour Tweed’s Smiths Falls plant with High Times. Tory leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch calls weed a dangerous drug and why are people still being jailed over marijuana if the government is readying to legalize it? Mexican President Pena Nieto proposes relaxing marijuana laws and a vape lounge and Ontario brewery team up to produce a hemp-based beer. BuzzOn celebrates one year in Ottawa, Victoria’s first vape lounge opens and the DEA approves a groundbreaking cannabis-based PTSD study. Also, marijuana is the topic of Alanis Morissette’s first advice column in The Guardian, a leading rabbi rules cannabis is kosher for Passover and Vancouver’s skaters and weed smokers are pitching a reward for a fatal hit and run in the city. Have a great weekend!

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Tour Tweed’s Smiths Falls plant with High Times magazine
Pot producers get creative as government mulls legalization

Politics/Legalization
British Columbia health officials call for drug decriminalization
Windsor police chief says Ottawa moving too fast on legalization
Activists are asking government to clear confusion on pot laws
Why are people still being jailed over pot in light of legalization?
Professor Mark Kleiman says pot should not be sold for profit
Tory leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch calls weed a dangerous drug
Will Ottawa’s legalization play help to undercut gang activity?

Industry/Studies
John Conroy says homegrown mmj ruling should be expanded
Mexican President Pena Nieto proposed relaxing cannabis laws
Ontario brewery and pot lounge team up on hemp-based beer
Victoria’s first vape lounge open amid legal haze around weed
Vancouver park board stuck with bill and mess from 4/20 event
BuzzOn Vapour Lounge in Ottawa celebrates one year in business
The DEA approves a groundbreaking study on medical cannabis
Four British Columbia dispensaries can seek business licenses

General Interest
Columbia’s medical marijuana plans may disrupt local growers
Weed is first topic of Alanis Morissette’s new advice column
Vancouver smokers and skaters pitch reward for hit-and-run
Leading rabbi rules that marijuana is kosher for Passover