December 14 Decembre, 2016

December 14, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force on legalization finds that the minimum age for cannabis use should be set at 18 and that the product should be sold by mail order and storefront. New Brunswick’s finance minister says she’s looking forward to Prime Minister Trudeau’s response to the task force recommendations and Newfoundland’s justice minister believes drug-impaired driving remains a concern. The Mexican senate approves a new bill allowing the use of medical cannabis and two new storefronts open in Montreal. Also, Matthew McConaughey recalls being arrested for marijuana while playing the bongos, The Kind explores the best gifts for female tokers, and meet the veteran who went from fighting wars to growing pot. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Ottawa will move to introduce a new regulated cannabis regime to Canada next year
CGC CEO says that marijuana edibles should thrive under the task force’s reform plan
Various players including Bruce Linton speak out on the future of legalization in Canada
Tweed’s head of Quebec engagement joins Daybreak to talk future of legalization-Part 1
Tweed’s head of Quebec engagement joins Daybreak to talk future of legalization-Part 2
VICE: Tweed comms manager Jordan Sinclair chimes in on task force report yesterday

Legalization/Légalisation
The question of where legal marijuana will be sold when reform is welcomes still unclear
Liberal task force believes Ottawa should require marijuana be lab tested to ensure safety
Globe editorial: Legalization task force wants people to have their pot and not smoke it too
Task force on legalization finds that marijuana should be sold by storefront and mail order
New Brunswick’s finance minister looking forward to PM Trudeau’s response to task force
Newfoundland justice minister believes that drug impaired driving is still a major concern
A new study shows that marijuana sales would be more lucrative under the SAQ in Quebec
National: Renee Filippone examines the business side of the task force recommendation

Industry/Industrie
Mexican senate approves a new bill to allow for the use of medical cannabis in the country
Two new medical marijuana storefronts open in Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal

General Interest/Divers
Matthew McConaughey recalls being arrested for marijuana while playing bongos naked
Meet combat veteran Ben Kroskey, who went from fighting wars to growing marijuana
The Kind explores the best gifts to put under the tree for the lady toker this holiday season