May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Toronto police follow through on their promise to crack down on unlicensed pot shops as activists defend the city’s dispensary owners. Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses options for medical cannabis patients in Toronto and John Fowler explores the intricacies of the pot shop problem in Canada’s largest city. A new Ben-Gurion University study shows most mmj patients benefit from treatment and marijuana sales taxes have been a huge boon for Colorado city coffers. MassRoots takes aim at Leafly and Weedmaps with a new feature and check out John Wayne’s propaganda film. Also, an anti-legalization group in Arizona is reported to be backed by the alcohol industry and meet the first cannabis executive to make the “30 Under 30” list. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed president joins CP24 to discuss options for Toronto patients
Meet Brad Martin, the country’s unofficial arbiter of the MMPR

Politics/Legalization
Toronto police raid unlicensed dispensaries in “Project Claudia”
John Fowler explores the intricacies of Toronto’s pot shop problem
Canadian activists defend dispensaries in light of pot shop crackdown

Industry/Studies
Marijuana sales tax has been a huge boon for Colorado city coffers
Ben-Gurion study shows most mmj patients benefit from treatment
The jury is still out on how high is too high to be driving a car
VICE and scientists study what pot does when put it on your skin
Meet one medical marijuana patient fighting for his right to drive

General Interest
MassRoots takes aim at Leafly and Weedmaps with new feature
Meet the first cannabis executive to make Inc.’s “30 Under 30” list
Remembering John Wayne’s anti-marijuana propaganda movie
Is Arizona’s anti-legalization group backed by the alcohol industry?