June 3, 2016

June 03, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: Anne McLellan’s appointment to the country’s legalization task force shows the Liberals are taking a hard line on recreational pot as a new report suggests more raids could be coming soon to unlicensed Toronto pot shops. Vancouver police break up a protest for “pot people” turned makeshift camp and is the contention surrounding driving high nothing more than half-baked paranoia? A medical patient in Toronto is suing the city for $1 million over dispensary crackdowns and Bedrocan’s Hilary Black discusses the history of cannabis access in Canada. Also, Oregon’s recreational market now includes extracts and cannabis is being credited for helping Washington State line its coffers with large profits. A principal is suspended for letting Fetty Wap rap, record and smoke weed on school grounds and meet the stoner who Snapchatted for 24 hours while walking down the country’s longest street. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Tweed would one day like to start manufacturing pot-infused chocolate
Report suggests there are more raids coming soon to Toronto pot shops
Hilary Black discusses history of cannabis access at weekend Lift Expo

Politics/Legalization
Anne McLellan task force appointment shows Ottawa taking strict line
Is the contention that surrounds driving while half-baked paranoia?
Vancouver police break up protest for ‘pot people’ disturbing the city
Toronto is being left in a haze awaiting new legal cannabis regulations
One Toronto medical marijuana patients is suing the city for $1 million
Legal market in Washington State is being credited with huge profits

Industry/Studies
New research finds chronic cannabis use as dangerous as not flossing
Leah McLaren cuts through the stoner parent stereotype with precision
Lisle nursery owner planning transition from roses to medical marijuana
Exploring tinctures as an alternative form of traditional pot consumption
Oregon’s recreational marijuana market now includes extracts and edibles

General Interest
Principal suspended after Fetty Wap films rap video on school grounds
Has hip-hop helped redefine America’s War on Drugs for the better?
VICE talks to the guy who Snapchatted for 24 hours straight on Younge