May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A new study to be published in June shows teen cannabis use has declined as legalization spreads and Saskatchewan announces it will study the effects of driving under the influence. Bill Blair criticizes the country’s grey marijuana market as the co-founder of Queens of Cannabis vows to defy Toronto’s crackdown on pot shops. Medical marijuana makes up 22% of veteran drug payments and a new Edmonton group hopes to help the rise of women in the budding industry. Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher admits to smoking weed while in office and a pot-friendly gym is set to open in San Francisco. Also, Vietnamese youth question President Obama about grass and try the video game devoted to getting high and playing bingo. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Same-day cannabis delivery now available in Calgary and Toronto
Bill Blair comes out highly critical of country’s grey pot shop market
CHCH questions where unlicensed dispensaries are getting their grass
Canopy Growth is at the forefront of the world’s next major industry

Politics/Legalization
Trudeau’s stance on legalization has helped him “own” the millennials
Legalization is logical but we must work to protect the country’s children
New study shows teen marijuana use is declining as legalization spreads
Canada needs to protect itself from over-regulating the cannabis industry

Industry/Studies
Saskatchewan to study the effects of driving under influence of cannabis
Sask Premier Brad Wall wants to know more about drug-impaired driving
Globe: Drafting a law against driving while high is easier said than done
Edmonton group hopes to help the rise of women in the cannabis industry
The co-owner of Queens of Cannabis says she will not shutter her shop
Medical cannabis currently makes up 22% of veteran drug payments

General Interest
A new weed-friendly fitness gym is set to open up in San Francisco
Republican congressman says he has used marijuana while in office
Vietnamese youth quiz Barack Obama on weed, rap and good looks
There’s a game devoted to getting high and playing bingo with friends
Tommy Chong’s 78th birthday doubles as launch for new line of products