February 27 Février, 2017

February 27, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A majority of Americans would oppose a federal crackdown on legal cannabis and a Kamloops landlord estimates he’s out $5,000 for a medical grow-op in his rental property. Police in Brantford raid the city’s Cannabis Culture shop for the second time in a week and Dutch Parliament approves regulated cannabis cultivation in The Netherlands. Celebrities are rolling out new brands ahead of legalization in California and all four companies running unlicensed dispensaries in Saint John reopen after being raided. Also, canna chef Chris Yang serves up some marijuana maple glazed carrots, Merry Jane remembers the time Johnny Cash refused to play an anti-pot jam for Richard Nixon, and Tommy Chong has a message for those fearing a White House crackdown on cannabis reform: ‘Stay high.’ Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s legal cannabis economy starts on a stretch of country road in Eastern Ontario
Tweed is named Emerging Cult Brand of the Year at The Gathering awards in Banff
Lift’s Dessy Pavlova says Tweed’s Moonbean is becoming her go-to insomnia strain

Legalization/Légalisation
Celebrities rally to launch new pot brands as California readies to legalize cannabis
President Trump’s proposed crackdown on legal cannabis out of step with U.S. voters
Seventy-one-percent of Americans would oppose federal crackdown on legal cannabis

Industry/Industrie
Kamloops landlord says he’s out $5,000 for a medical grow-up in his rental property
City councillors look to close bylaw allowing pot shop proliferation in West Kelowna
Police in Brantford raid Cannabis Culture shop for the second time in less than a week
Vancouver lawyer Robert Laurie says it’s unfair to deny dispensary’s licensing bid
Could the use of marijuana to treat chronic pain help to cut down on opioid abuse?
Dutch Parliament moves to approve regulated cannabis cultivation in The Netherlands
All four companies running dispensaries in Saint John have reopened after being raided

General Interest/Divers
Tommy Chong has a message for those fearing White House crackdown: ‘Stay high’
Oklahoma lawmakers are trying to reclassify non-violent drug crimes as felonies
Cannabis chef Chris Yang serves up a tasty marijuana maple glazed carrots dish
Remembering the time Johnny Cash refused to play anti-pot song for Richard Nixon