December 12 Decembre, 2016

December 12, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Health Canada figures show the number of people buying medical marijuana has tripled in the last year and Manitoba’s first veterans’ cannabis clinic opens in Headingley. An Okanagan pot grower and Bay Street broker are set to square off in B.C. Supreme Court and does PM Trudeau risk alienating both left and right with policies like pipelines and legalization? The Globe reports that Canada’s cannabis industry is experiencing exponential growth and the “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery is planning to open three new shops in Montreal. Also, Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos uses the Nobel Prize podium in Norway to reiterate his call to rethink the War on Drugs, one of the top activists in the U.S. Eddy Lepp gets released early from prison, and Chauncey Billups says some of his former NBA teammates played better high. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Health Canada says number of people buying medical marijuana has tripled in the last year

Legalization/Légalisation
Globe and Mail: Canada’s domestic cannabis industry has experienced exponential growth
Does PM Trudeau risk alienating both the left and right with topics like cannabis, pipelines?

Industry/Industrie
A veterans’ group in the United States pushing president Trump to reschedule cannabis
An Okanagan pot grower set to square off against a Bay Street broker in B.C. Supreme Court
Manitoba’s first medical marijuana centre for veterans is opening up in Headingley
Le "prince du pot" Marc Emery promet d'ouvrir trois nouveaux magasins a Montreal

General Interest/Divers
Columbian President used Nobel podium in Norway to reiterate his call to rethink drug war
One of the U.S.’s top cannabis activist/convicts Eddy Lepp is being freed early from prison
Chauncey Billups says the NBA should lift weed ban; claims teammates play better stoned
Merry Jane: The police harassment of NJ Weedman Edward Forchion is ruining the activist