December 5 Decembre, 2016

December 05, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls for police to enforce the country’s current cannabis laws and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says he believes legal weed could soon spark small business opportunities. Marc and Jodie Emery boldly open two new Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto and the Star questions whether drug testing TTC employees is in poor form. The first clinical trial looking at cannabis and chemotherapy begins in Australia and CGC announces $60 million in bought financing led by GMP Securities. Also, NBA coach of the year Steve Kerr believes pro sports leagues should soften their stance on marijuana, Nick Diaz says his brother was smoking kush at the UFC 202 press conference, and meet the doctoral student who dropped his studies to pursue a career as a canna chef. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC says it plans to raise $60 million in bought deal financing led by GMP Securities
The Financial Post examines what cannabis company will be Canada’s next unicorn
The Marijuana Times looks at question of whether Canada will end prohibition in 2017?
Hershey’s chocolate factory in Smiths Falls is now home to Canada’s largest pot facility
Canopy Growth Corporation pleased to announce formation of Canopy Health Innovations

Legalization/Légalisation
Prime Minister Trudeau wants police to enforce current laws around illegal dispensaries
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi says legal weed could spark small business opportunities

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Star: Random drug and alcohol testing for TTC employees isn’t the way to go
Marc and Jodie Emery boldly open up two new Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto
First clinical trial looking at medical cannabis during chemotherapy begins in Australia

General Interest/Divers
Meet the doctoral student who dropped his studies to pursue a career as a cannabis chef
Nick Diaz says pot is a performance-enhancing drug; that brother was smoking kush at 202
Modernist pipes and doggie tinctures are counted among The Strangers’ holiday gift guide
Albania is set to become the largest producer of outdoor cannabis grower in all of Europe
NBA coach of the year Steve Kerr hopes pro sports leagues soften their stance on cannabis