December 6 Decembre, 2016

December 06, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Tweed and Mettrum are hosting a cannabis question period with ministers on Parliament Hill today and Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith calls for the legalization of personal pot production. Tokers outside of a raided Toronto dispensary proclaim Trudeau is failing them on the reform front and Edmonton Police display new suits purported to simulate drug-impaired driving. The CIO of AlphaNorth Asset Management shares insights on investing in the cannabis industry and could Texas be the next state to legalize medical marijuana? Also, NBA players react to Steve Kerr’s endorsement of herb in sport, researchers find a 250 percent increase in pot use among seniors and next year’s Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel proposes getting everyone high before taking to the stage for the show. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed and Mettrum hosting question period with Canada’s MPs on Parliament Hill today
Metro asks its readers which big name celebrity Canopy Growth Corp. signed this year?

Legalization/Légalisation
Rona Ambrose is asking for an investigation into the Liberal Party’s fundraising event
Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith calls for the legalization of personal production
Spec: Potency of modern pot, drugged driving need to be considered before legalization
Pot smokers outside of raided Toronto dispensaries say they feel cheated by PM Trudeau

Industry/Industrie
AlphaNorth Asset Management CIO Steven Palmer shares insights on investing in cannabis
Texas could soon be the next to place to legalize medical cannabis in the Lone Star state
Edmonton Police display new suits that are purported to simulate drug-impaired driving
Lift explores the role medical cannabis and doctors can play in helping the opiate crisis
Are patients in the most need of cannabis treatment the same people who can’t afford it?
(FR) Nouveau joueur dans l’industrie du cannabis médical fait son apparition à Limoilou

General Interest/Divers
Can legal marijuana help the aging and ailing record store model turn over a new leaf?
NBA players react to coach of the year Steve Kerr’s endorsement of medical marijuana
Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel is proposing getting everyone high before the show
Meet the Australian police officer fired for being found with cannabis in system after raid
The Telegraph: Why are Amsterdam’s world-renowned cannabis coffee shops closing?