February 15 Février, 2017

February 15, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Calgary Police no longer see weed busts as a priority and West Kelowna council believes it’s high time for rules around the legality of pot shops. Hamilton dispensary owners are holding a rally in response to the city’s bylaw crackdown and the city of Langford files an injunction to shut down the notorious Green Tree dispensary. Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority issues its first set of conditional approvals and a county in Colorado is offering high school students 425K in scholarship money from the state’s pot tax. Also, Elle King says she was “high AF” during the red carpet ceremony at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, military veterans at the Standing Rock protest get slapped with possession charges for holding medical marijuana, and dispensaries in Los Angeles compete with flourists by selling weed bouquets on Valentine’s Day. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Ottawa-area cannabis producer delivers its fiscal Q3 numbers as revenues soar
Auscann Group Holdings welcomes Canopy Growth as a substantial shareholder
Revenue for Canopy Growth Corp. is forecast to be $45.6 million in fiscal 2017
Canada’s largest publicly traded cannabis company ends 2016 with 29,000 patients
Customer Care Manager Marc Provost discusses care work in Canadian cannabis
The Tweed Pantry celebrates Valentine’s Day with chocolate-covered strawberries

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary Police no longer see pot crimes as a priority in the run up to legalization

Industry/Industrie
West Kelowna council believes it’s high time for rules around legality of pot shops
The city of Langford files civil injunction to shut down the Green Tree dispensary
Hamilton dispensary owners holding a rally in response to city’s bylaw crackdown
Nanaimo RCMP shut down a marijuana dispensary located beside a city day care
Marijuana dispensary still planning to open its doors despite closure by the RCMP
The process of weeding out unlicensed pot shops in Victoria has started in the city
Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority issues its first set of conditional approvals

General Interest/Divers
Elle King says she was “high AF” on pot muffins on the red carpet at the Grammys
High There! Founder Darren Roberts talks to Merry Jane about weed, dating apps
Colorado county shares weed tax with high schoolers through 425K in scholarships
Dispensaries in Los Angeles compete with flourists with weed bouquets on V-Day
Military veterans involved in the Standing Rock protest face pot possession charges