January 12 Janvier, 2017

January 12, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Cannabis Culture plans to reopen its doors Friday in Montreal with no grass behind the glass and Cowen & Co. is reportedly racing to become the budding cannabis industry’s financial guru. RCMP in Alberta swoop in and shut down an unlicensed dispensary in Banff and new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says pot law enforcement “won’t be an easy decision.” Lawmakers in Rhode Island want to legalize recreational marijuana and VDMS Smart Dispensing Systems is looking to provide solutions to the nascent cannabis industry. Also, Henry Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the International Cannabis Business Conference, a new Pew Research survey finds two-thirds of American police believe weed laws should be relaxed, and comic Sarah Silverman talks pot and politics in advance of her Canadian tour dates. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Cowen & Co. is reportedly racing to become the cannabis industry’s financial guru
Mettrum moves to acquire a new network of Bodystream cannabis clinics in Ontario

Legalization/Légalisation
Lawmakers in the state of Rhode Island want to legalize recreational marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says enforcing pot laws “won’t be an easy decision”

Industry/Industrie
RCMP in Alberta swoop in and shut down an unlicensed pot shop in beautiful Banff
New Montreal cannabis clinics turn to doctors outside of Quebec for pot prescriptions
Cannabis Culture in Montreal will reopen on Friday without any marijuana on site
VDMS Smart Dispensing Systems looks to provide solutions to retail cannabis market

General Interest/Divers
Pew Research survey finds two-thirds of U.S. cops think weed laws should be relaxed
The U.S. government will continue enforcing pot laws in California’s national parks
Comic Sarah Silverman talks pot and American politics in advance of Canadian dates
Henry Rollins will be keynote speaker at International Cannabis Business Conference