February 28 Février, 2017

February 28, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new study shows Canadian patients are choosing medical cannabis over opioids for chronic pain and former Toronto police chief Bill Blair touches down in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss the prospects of legalization. The U.S. Justice Department will look to adopt “responsible policies” in states that have moved to reform cannabis laws and Kevin O’Leary backs out of the French Conservative leadership debate in the face of questions about gun control and legalization. A Penticton pot shop owner will have one more chance to convince city council not to deny his non-profit status and could the White House’s cannabis comments signal trouble for Canada’s legalization movement? Also, the High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas could be shut down by the federal government, high-powered lights used to grow grass are reportedly giving radio announcers a harsh buzz, and Patrick Stewart talks marijuana and how Trump “won’t last two months.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Could White House comments signal trouble for Canada’s legalization movement?
Ian couldn’t be happier with the course his career has taken since joining Tweed

Legalization/Légalisation
Toronto’s former police chief Bill Blair visits Sault Ste. Marie to discuss legalization
U.S. Justice Department will look to adopt “responsible policies” for marijuana laws
Washington Post: The Trump administration’s nonsensical stance on marijuana
Kevin O’Leary reportedly afraid to confront issues like gun control and legalization

Industry/Industrie
New study shows Canadian patients are choosing marijuana over opioids for pain
Penticton pot shop owner has chance to convince council not to deny non-profit status

General Interest/Divers
High-powered lights used to grow cannabis are giving radio operators a harsh buzz
Could THCv help to serve as an appetite suppressant for people looking to lose weight?
High Times Cannabis Cup in Las Vegas could be shut down by the federal government
Patrick Stewart discusses politics, cannabis and how Trump “won’t last two months”
NY Post: Why more people are signing up for this swanky marijuana dinner party
Sean Spicer’s wife is senior VP of public affairs for National Beer Wholesaler’s Assoc.