May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The Lift Expo proves a huge success in spite of pot shop crackdowns in Toronto as the city’s police chief defends the dispensary raids. Bedrocan’s Hilary Black says Ottawa needs a cohesive strategy for dealing with new cannabis regulations and the Conservative Party adopts decriminalization as official policy. Sun Life becomes the first insurer to support medical marijuana patients and Women Grow founder Jane West is raising capital to start her own cannabis line. Find out why Alan Gertner left Google to start Tokyo Smoke and can America’s weed industry provide reparations for casualties of the War on Drugs? Also, Snoop Dogg makes the dispensary rounds to promote legalization and explore some new celebrity strains that will make you feel famously high. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Lift Cannabis Expo shows that cannabis is going mainstream
Metro Toronto Convention Centre buzzing over “Project Claudia"
Hilary Black says Ottawa needs a cohesive strategy for pot laws
New medical cannabis clinic opens in Barrie to help patients
Bedrocan Canada rolls out (up!) new same-day delivery service
Tweed president says no one should be arrested for for cannabis
Cannabis education is a top priority for the good folks at Tweed!

Politics/Legalization
Globe says Ottawa is to blame for country’s pot shop confusion
Toronto police chief defends raids on the city’s unlicensed pot shops
Police say that 90 people were arrested last week in dispensary raids
Dispensary defenders in Toronto say police raids were costly exercise
Raids on Toronto pot shops are a matter of law not political choice
Protestors hijack police press conference after Toronto pot shop raids
Are unlicensed dispensaries still operating in the city of Toronto?
The city of Toronto trails Vancouver in regulating its pot shops
Cannabis policy on the docket as Conservatives look to explore anew
Cannabis policy on the docket as Conservatives look to explore anew

Industry/Studies
Sun Life is the first insurer to stop treating pot smokers as criminals
Can America’s weed industry provide reparations for the war on drugs?
Women Grow founder Jane West raises capital for new cannabis brand
VICE and scientists study what pot does when put it on your skin
Find out why Alan Gertner left Google to start Tokyo Smoke in Toronto

General Interest
Snoop Dogg makes the dispensary rounds to tout brand and weed reform
These new celebrity cannabis strains will make you feel famously high
College student running pot shop called “The Bakery” from his apartment