February 7 Février, 2017

February 07, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A delegation from Denver reports to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi as the city prepares for legalization and GW Pharma reports a success in Phase 2 trials of its study on brain cancer. A Mount Sinai neurobiologist believes medical cannabis could be the cure to the U.S. opioid crisis and an 11-year-old Irish boy is told he and his family can’t return to their home country after seeking CBD treatment for epilepsy in Los Angeles. B.C. RCMP shut down another pot shop, they say, in absence of federal law and London’s sixth dispensary opens in a district being dubbed ‘The Chronic Hub.’ Also, carjackers in Cali make off with a half-ton truck loaded with 1,200 pounds of grass, Canadian vet Noah Starr raises cash for a protest against changes to VAC med pot allowances, and meet the Yale MBA who’s working to helping African Americans enter the cannabis industry. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Pantry: Hunker down this February with a bowl of mango pork fried rice

Legalization/Légalisation
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi hears about legalization from Denver delegation
Trudeau comes under fire for only mentioning weed in youth minister portfolio
B.C. RCMP shut down second Prince George pot shop in absence of federal law
Mandatory minimum sentences for pot growers tossed three times in two years

Industry/Industrie
Life insurance companies becoming more likely to cover medical cannabis users
Canadian vet Noah Starr is raising money to protest changes to med pot coverage
Simpson-Sundell family administering CBD oil to their boy with rare brain tumor
GW Pharma reports success in Phase 2 clinical trials of its study on brain cancer
London’s sixth dispensary opens up in city area being dubbed ‘The Chronic Hub’
Mount Sinai neurobiologist thinks medical cannabis could solve U.S. opioid crisis
Eleven-year-old using cannabis oil for epilepsy told he cannot return to Ireland

General Interest/Divers
California carjackers steal a half-ton truck of grass loaded with 1,200 pounds
HT: Meet the Yale MBA helping African Americans enter the cannabis industry
Could vertical farming lower cost of cannabis cultivation; fuel a future food supply?