August 22 Août, 2016

August 22, 2016

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In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Medical patients question whether homegrow rules will survive legalization and a man suffers serious burns after a dispensary explosion in Toronto. Cannabis pioneer Hilary Black calls for amendments to the ACMPR and Californians will likely legalize marijuana in November. A Connecticut court rules in favour of a medical patient fired by the state for lighting up and the Toronto Star calls for an end to the abuse of migrant workers in the cannabis industry. Also, Nate Diaz puffs a vape pen at the UFC 202 post-fight scrum, Tweed’s Hip contest winner realizes a teenage dream at the band’s second-last concert, and Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor hosts a competition to find the best pizza in town. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
The Walrus explores Canada’s first cannabis conglomerate Canopy Growth
Industry pioneer Hilary Black is calling for new ACMPR rules this fall
Canopy Growth Corporation set to announce fiscal Q4 results August 29
LPs say new medical cannabis regs show need for broader legalization policy
Tweed’s Hip contest winner realizes a teenage dream at penultimate show
Founder of Cannabis at Work is working to normalize mmj in the workplace

Legalization/Légalisation
Medical cannabis growers question whether homegrow will survive legalization
California voters will likely vote to legalize cannabis no later than November
Hamilton police have made raids on two city dispensaries over the last year

Industry/Industrie
Man suffers serious burns after a dispensary explosion in Toronto Friday night
The abuse of migrant workers in the new cannabis space must come to an end
Court rules in favour of a Connecticut state worker fired for smoking weed
The Ottawa Citizen examines what new ACMPR regulations mean for patients
A Saint John medical cannabis storefront is operating illegally before reform

General Interest/Divers
Nate Diaz smokes weed and lights his fans up at UFC 202 post-fight scrum
Investigate the best cannabis-themed songs of Led Zeppelin’s famed collection
Higher Limits vape lounge in Windsor is on the hunt for the best pizza in town