December 7 Decembre, 2016

December 07, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine takes the lead at Indigenous Roots and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister believes Ottawa should slow down on plans to reform the country’s pot laws. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health finds that driving under the influence of cannabis is on the rise and CannaUse releases the largest national consumer study on U.S. pot use ever conducted. The City of Penticton is moving to license two pot shops and a poll shows selling marijuana at Ontario’s liquor stores isn’t sparking much support. Also, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson tells CBS he used pot in past to treat his back pain, Uruguay readies to open a new museum dedicated to marijuana, and a French beekeeper reveals how he trained his hive to make honey pot plants and cannabis honey. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Delivra Corp. is leading charge against opioid-based pain relief with topical cannabis

Legalization/Légalisation
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister believes Ottawa should slow down on legalization push
Alberta NDP members say the federal government shouldn’t hurry cannabis legislation
Canadian parents are preparing for the reality that marijuana will be legal in the country
TorSun: Selling cannabis at Ontario’s liquor stores isn’t sparking overwhelming support

Industry/Industrie
Former AFN national chief leads Canadian medical cannabis company Indigenous Roots
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health finds that driving under influence of pot on rise
CannaUse releases largest national consumer study on U.S. cannabis use ever conducted
Cannabis Culture starts up the countdown to the opening of its new Montreal location
The City of Penticton is moving to approve two new medical marijuana businesses

General Interest/Divers
Knicks president Phil Jackson tells CBS that he’s used pot in past to deal with back surgery
California company Octavia Wellness is bringing its pot-infused parties to senior citizens
Marijuana-friendly Uruguay is set to open a new museum dedicated to marijuana Friday
HERB explores a small company called Genius Pipe is “reinventing the toking device”
French beekeeper reveals he trains bees to make honey pot plants and cannabis honey