April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Bill Blair says recreational pot taxes won’t go into general revenue and the federal government’s legalization pledge is still being debated in Alberta. Regina police expect fewer charges as Canada’s new cannabis regime nears and Denver council passes a bill that will ban new dispensaries and grow-ops. Author of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution Jessica Catalano dishes a Moroccan lamb recipe and treating PTSD is the primary goal of Kingston’s Marijuana For Trauma. Two Japanese snowboarders are banned from competition for smoking herb and some hotels are phasing out Room 420 to save the headache. Also, Bill Gates is listed among members of the unlikely marijuana majority and find out how Jane West is building an empire in the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Ganja Kitchen author Jessica Catalano preaches what she practices
NeutriSci adds Canopy director John Bell to its board of directors
Canopy Growth positions itself a low cost and high volume producer
Tight rope between recreational and medical markets causes confusion
Ontario Today looks at what legalization will mean for Canadians-Part 1
Ontario Today looks at what legalization will mean for Canadians-Part 2

Politics/Legalization
Bill Blair says recreational pot taxes won’t go into general revenue
Federal government’s pledge is still being debated by some in Alberta
Regina police expect fewer possession charges as legalization nears

Industry/Studies
How to fix the paradox at the heart of America’s rigid marijuana laws
Denver council passes bill to approve ban on new pot shops and grows
Alaska is weighing rules to allow use of marijuana at licensed stores
Unlicensed Vancouver dispensaries are considering move to suburbs
Women Grow’s Edmonton chair working to empower industry women
Jane West has in three short years built an empire in the cannabis industry
Activists warn that pot shop closures will push millions back underground
Treating PTSD is the primary focus of Kingston’s Marijuana For Trauma

General Interest
The Economist: Some hotels are phasing out room 420 to save thefts
Pro snowboarders in Japan banned form competition for smoking weed
Bill Gates is listed among members of the unlikely marijuana majority
Wanda and Wiggle won a chance to smoke with Snoop at Wellness Retreat
Author of Andre The Giant talks comics, Tetris and weed at The Kind