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June 1, 2016

June 01, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: A grow-op auction in British Columbia is highlighting the pitfalls of applying to become a licensed producer and Vancouver is going to court in an effort to shut down pot shops that continue to operate in the city. MADD says police will need to be equipped with better tools to catch drug-impaired drivers and researchers find Moroccan hash possesses a terpenoid unique to that coveted product. Toronto police reportedly threatened a doctor’s office during city dispensary raids and a Louisiana angler reels in a 20-pound brick of hash. Also, Natasha Irizarry left a life of hard times behind to start Stashbox, private prisons are against legalization and did weed help Kevin Spacey win the Oscar for American Beauty? Have a great day!

Politics/Legalization
The City of Vancouver is going to court in bid to shutter pot shops
Jodie Emery’s Cannabis Culture is selling recreational and medical pot
Are weed dealers using the banner of legalization to argue against jail?
Selley: Breaking the country’s pot laws comes with dire consequences

Industry/Studies
MADD says police will need better tools to catch drug-impaired drivers
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health looks at impact of pot and driving
Roofer Dave is growing protest grass outside the Vancouver Art Gallery
Researchers find Moroccan hash unique for possessing hashishene terpene
Baby girl with rare form of epilepsy sent home after cannabis treatment
Women Grow Edmonton plants seeds of entrepreneurship ahead of reform

General Interest
Toronto police threatened a doctor’s office thinking is was a pot shop
Louisiana angler finds a 20-pound brick of hash on a beach in Lafitte
Did marijuana help Kevin Spacey win the Oscar for American Beauty?
Stashbox’s Natasha Irizarry left hard times behind to start a weed company
Private prisons and Big Pharma are two players against reform in the U.S.
Keurig of marijuana CannaKorp banks on a future of pods filled with pot
Gooey Rabinski’s book on understanding medical cannabis is a must read