January 13 Janvier, 2017

January 13, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A sweeping new report finds the medical benefits of cannabis are significant and Dr. Mark Ware questions whether marijuana could be used as an effective treatment for opioid addiction. The Crown continues seeking jail time for Seamus John Neary after the former University of Saskatchewan player is given probation for possessing 21 pounds and legal action is looming against the owners of Cannabis Culture’s Port Coquitlam storefront. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes hemp could be a billion-dollar industry in the state and Tweed looks back on a whirlwind year in the budding cannabis industry. Also, new York-based High Times magazine plans an expansion to Los Angeles, Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to give pot a second chance, and veteran Philadelphia glassblowers discuss how money, social media and legalization changed the game. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Tweed Vault: 2016 was a whirlwind year for Canada’s budding cannabis industry

Legalization/Légalisation
Crown still seeking jail time for former Huskies football player Seamus John Neary

Industry/Industrie
Report calls for look into potential link between medical cannabis and opioid treatment
Federal advisory panel on cannabis releases report outlining highs and lows of the plant
Legal action looming against the owners of Cannabis Culture’s Port Coquitlam shop
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes hemp could be a billion-dollar industry

General Interest/Divers
Country icon Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to give marijuana a second chance
New York-based High Times magazine is planning an expansion to Los Angeles
Philadelphia glassblowers discuss how money, media and reform changed the game