December 23 Decembre, 2016

December 23, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: VICE explores the largest legal weed company on the planet (us!) and Alexandra Posadzki looks at how the cannabis industry moved from dime bags to real business. The so-called ‘Godfather of Grass’ Johnny Boone is arrested in Montreal and Hamilton Police say they remain vigilant on the pot shop front in preparation for reform. Rolling Stone investigates what a renewed War on Drugs could look like with the U.S. under the Donald’s rule and Lift questions whether the Liberal task force recommendations suggest it’ll be easier for LP applicants in future? Also, Civilized unwraps the ClubM M1K Christmas stash box (saweet!), Vogue meets with the chocolatier who will change the way you think about edibles, and High Times and Cut.com team up to make sure the mug is half-full this holiday season with a tall Highland Latte. Happy Holidays and here’s to future growth in the New Year!

Canopy Growth
VICE: How the largest legal weed company in the world is preparing for legalization
Canopy Growth Corporation closes Canada’s biggest cannabis financing deal of 2016
Alexandra Posadzki looks at how the cannabis industry moved away from dime bags
Lift releases its ACMPR per-gram dried cannabis price comparison for December 16
New DNA Genetics Certified strains are on the way to the Tweed Shop in the new year

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary Herald: Legalizing cannabis will set the stage for “battling additions head on”
Poll shows 58% of Canadians want reliable roadside detection test before legalization
Hamilton Police say they remain vigilant on the dispensary front as legalization looms

Industry/Industrie
Do some task force recommendations mean the future will be easier for LP applicants?
The practice of treating pets with cannabidiol is becoming more commonplace than ever
Questions continue to be asked by cannabis advocates about Trump’s choice for AG
Rolling Stone: What the War on Drugs could mean with U.S. under the Donald’s control

General Interest/Divers
Civilized unboxes the ClubM Limited Edition M1K cannabis Christmas stash box (nice!)
High Times and Cut.com make sure glass is half full this holiday with a Highland Latte
Candidates for the Conservative leadership remain mum on arrest of activist Marc Emery Vogue: Meet the cannabis chocolatier who will change the way you think about edibles
There is reportedly 1,000 pounds of grass currently sailing the ocean blue to Tel Aviv
The ‘Godfather of Grass’ Johnny Boone arrested in Montreal after eight years on the run