August 15 Août, 2016

August 15, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New grow at home rules are welcome news to Canadian patients and Dr. Sanjay Gupta blasts the DEA for not rescheduling marijuana in the U.S. Leading Quebec cannabis activist Adam Greenblatt joins the Tweed team and the Toronto Star investigates if foreign workers are being used to grow medical grass in Canada. VICE explores the importance of research and the scientific community to the miracle of medical marijuana and dispensaries are reported to be shut out of Health Canada’ new safety-testing rules. Also, the first ever marijuana fair opens in Oregon, Mexican activists call for grow at home laws at weekend ExpoWeed conference, and do drug tests threaten to keep weed-smoking skateboard stars away from the 2020 Olympics? Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Quebec cannabis pioneer Adam Greenblatt to join the Tweed team
(FR) L’activiste du cannabis Adam Greenblatt fait le saut chez Tweed
Joel Plaskett happy to perform with vape lounge, children’s face paining

Legalization/Légalisation
Dispensaries being shut out of Health Canada’s new safety-testing rules
New grow at home rules are welcome news for Canadian mmj patients
Path to legalization widens between Canada and U.S. after DEA play

Industry/Industrie
Are foreign workers being used to grow medical cannabis in Canada?
CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta blasts the DEA for not rescheduling marijuana
Medical marijuana provides a lifeline for girl with rare form of epilepsy
Lift looks at the beginning of the ACMPR and the end of the MMPR
VICE explores the importance of research to the new cannabis industry

General Interest/Divers
Skateboarding’s top stars stay away from Olympics for fear of pot tests?
A pot smugglers story: The rise and demise of the legendary Papa Winks
The first ever marijuana fair opens to fanfare in Oregon over weekend
Check out some pics from the capital city’s first mini marijuana expo
Mexican activists call for homegrow at weekend “ExpoWeed” conference
Child star Susan Olsen of The Brady Bunch is a former cananbis farmer