August 18 Août, 2016

August 18, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Charges continue to pile up as another unlicensed pot shop is raided in Toronto amid calls for quick action on the Liberal Party’s legalization pledge. Financing for Canadian cannabis companies hits an all-time high and a North Bay city councillor says municipalities are ill-prepared for legalization. The so-called “King of Cannabis” Don Briere is fighting Vancouver to retain his throne and Denver’s marijuana czar meets with representatives from Ontario to discuss Canada’s legalization plan. Also, Die Antwoord launches a new line of pot products, High Times signs a deal with United Talent Agency and find out what VICE learns from one cat-hating Midwesterner’s pot brownie misadventures. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton will take to stage at O’CannaBiz Conference
Financing for Canadian marijuana companies hits a new all-time high
Tweed launches new artist-in-residence program with Ezra Soiferman

Legalization/Légalisation
Ottawa must act quickly to clarify confusion over country’s pot laws
Marijuana legalization will help to weed out the industry’s bad actors
Charges continue to pile up as another Toronto dispensary is raided
North Bay city councillor says municipalities are ill-prepared for reform
Denver’s marijuana czar Ashley Kilroy talks legalization with Ontario
The city of Vernon is taking a wait-and-see approach to legalization

Industry/Industrie
Globe: The way people access cannabis for medical purposes is changing
King of Cannabis’ Don Briere is fighting city of Vancouver for his throne
Halifax medical marijuana activist takes provincial court by a storm
New medical cannabis dispensary opens in the heart of uptown Saint John

General Interest/Divers
Cape Town rappers Die Antwoord launch new line of cannabis products
Find out why Ohio’s medical marijuana scene is a $400 million cash cow
High Times magazine signs first-of-a-kind deal with United Talent Agency
VICE: Learn from one cat-hating Midwesterners pot brownie misadventure
Wanderlust Hollywood will raise funds for California’s cannabis movement