August 25 Août, 2016

August 25, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The federal government’s new ACMPR is receiving mixed reviews and the Canadian Medical Association is split over details of the country’s legalization plan. Municipalities in British Columbia are seeking a share of taxes collected from recreational marijuana sales and economic advisor Susan Holt believes reform could create thousands of jobs in New Brunswick. Vancouver pot shop chain owner Don Briere is amassing thousands in bylaw fines and Toronto’s Herbsy is working to connect medical cannabis patients to Canada’s licensed producers. Also, Montell Williams will serve as keynote speaker of the Cannabis World Congress, comedy king Seth Rogan crowns Half Baked the best stoner flick of all time and if you’re growing 10 plants on Crown land in Okotoks, the RCMP want to speak with you. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
ACMPR rules are getting mixed reviews from medical cannabis patients
CGC completes previously-announced bought deal financing for $34.5M

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian Medical Association divided over the details of legalization plan
Seventy-two percent of doctors want THC regulated on recreational pot
British Columbia cities seek a share of taxes collected on marijuana sales
Toronto police chief Mark Saunders discusses city dispensary proliferation
Explore the legalization lessons Canada can learn from around the world
Advisor Susan Holt believes legalization could lead to thousands of NB jobs

Industry/Industrie
Lift Cannabis explored the key changes to medical cannabis with ACMPR
Regina medical patient relishing the country’s new cannabis regulations
Burned man facing charges after dispensary explosion in Toronto last week
Ride along: A day in the life of an injured army veteran who uses cannabis
Columbia University finds men experience more pain relief from marijuana
Vancouver pot shop owner Don Briere is amassing thousands in bylaw fines
Herbsy is working to connect med patients to licensed producers on-demand
Tasty Budd’s dispensary plans to reopen in London despite recent charges

General Interest/Divers
The LA Times is reporting that WeedMaps is “full of suspicious reviews”
Montell Williams will serve as keynote speaker of Cannabis World Congress
If you’re growing 10 plants in Okotoks, the RCMP want to speak with you!
Comedy king Seth Rogan hands crown to Half Baked for funniest stoner flick
Pot fans can get high on music at Legend Valley Festival on Vancouver Island