February 6 Février, 2017

February 06, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis sales were reported to spike 20 percent on Super Bowl Sunday and the CEO of Advanced Nutrients is suing the city of Los Angeles over the cancellation of his $1-million “Marijuana Mansion” party during the Pats and Falcons game. Israel takes another step toward exporting medical marijuana and Canadian experts look to answer the question of drug-impaired driving in the run-up to legalization. The prospect of recreational cannabis has Quebec businesses vying for a piece of the pie and the upcoming SXSW festival will see a surge in cannabis content on the interactive stage. Also, T-Mobile’s new Super Bowl ad features Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and pot puns, an advocacy group of ex-NFLers lobbies the league to have weed removed from the banned substances list, and Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh launch the first episode of their Wake & Bake series. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
MedCann founder Pierre Debs discusses the future of medical cannabis in Germany

Legalization/Légalisation
Experts look to answer question of drug-impaired driving before reform is welcomed
(FR) Le marché de la distribution de la marijuana fait l’objet d’une bataille au Québec
(FR) Une tournée de séances d’information est d’ailleurs prévue à la ville de Montréal

Industry/Industrie
Study shows Canadian teens are self-medicating with cannabis for stress and anxiety
Advanced Nutrients CEO suing Los Angeles over cancelled $1M Super Bowl party
Marijuana sales said to be expected to increase 20 percent in Super Bowl Sunday
Interactive component of upcoming SXSW festival to see surge of cannabis content
Israel takes step toward allowing the export of medical marijuana from the country

General Interest/Divers
T-Mobile’s new Super Bowl ad stars Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart and weed puns
Advocacy group of former NFLers fights to have pot removed from banned substances
Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh launch the first episode of Wake & Bake comedy
Merry Jane meets with the makers of Oregon’s first cannabis and hemp beer for sale
Could legalizing marijuana hurt Mexican drug cartels more than Trump’s border wall?