May 3, 2016

May 03, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto is looking to Ottawa for guidance on how to regulate city pot shops and Victoria is considering changes to dispensary rules that would allow the sale of edibles. Vancouver closes 22 storefronts and dispensary hopefuls in Belleville will have to wait for legalization to open shop. Wikileaf is acquired by Nesta Holdings and the mayor of Victoria does not approve of the city’s new vape lounge. In lighter news, smoking gear is included in 2Chainz’s search for the “most expensive $h*t" and Seth Rogan’s soccer goal is to smoke weed with David Beckham. Also, canna chef Robyn Griggs Lawrence wants to build better edibles in your kitchen and have President Obama’s pot jokes become more popular than his policies? Have a great day!

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Politics/Legalization
Toronto looking to Ottawa for guidance on proliferation of dispensaries
City official warning dispensaries could pay costly fines for operating
Toronto dispensary sells pot to CBC reporter without a doctor’s script
No sense of urgency shown by UN at special summit on drug problem
Dispensary hopefuls will have to wait until legalization for a business

Industry/Studies
Fight heating up between Vancouver and city’s unlicensed pot shops
Vancouver city councilor Kerry Jang discusses storefront regulations
Victoria pondering changes to dispensary rules that would permit edibles
Victoria bylaw changes expected to disrupt number of city dispensaries
Vancouver’s unlicensed pot shops vow to fight bylaw fines being issued
Medical marijuana clinic in Calgary has enlisted around 5,500 patients
The mayor of Victoria does not approve of new vape lounge in town

General Interest
Have President Obama’s weed jokes been a bigger hit than his policies?
Take a budtender-led tour of a Colorado’s Magnolia Road dispensary
Smoking gear including in 2Chainz’s search for the “most expensive $h*t”
Seth Rogan’s soccer goal is to smoke a joint with star David Beckham
Chef Robyn Griggs Lawrence wants to build better edibles in your kitchen