January 17 Janvier, 2017

January 17, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Saskatchewan court ponders the punishment for 21 pounds of a plant that will soon be legal and the city of Edmonton prepares for the potential impact of cannabis reform. Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses the acquisition of its 42-acre site in Smiths Falls and new figures show the legal marijuana industry has created 122,000 jobs in the U.S. The hemp industry south of the border is taking the DEA to court over its controversial cannabis extract ruling and a Richmond city councillor tells pot shop owners they need not apply for business licenses. Also, Willie Nelson says he isn’t concerned that Trump will take away his cannabis, PenSimple reimagines the conventional weed grinder, and J. Cole gets cynical in a surprise Martin Luther King Day track release for “High For Hours.” Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed president Mark Zekulin discusses the acquisition of its 42-acre Smiths Falls site
CGC appoints Marc Wayne as the president and director of Canopy Health Innovations

Legalization/Légalisation
Saskatchewan court ponders punishment for 21 pounds of a plant that will soon be legal
The city of Edmonton is preparing for the possible impacts of marijuana legalization
Over 122,000 people are employed full-time in legal marijuana-related jobs in the U.S.

Industry/Industrie
U.S. hemp industry taking DEA to court for controversial new rule on cannabis extracts
Canadian licensed producers of cannabis say they can continue taking on new patients
Richmond city councillor says that pot shop owners need not apply for business licenses

General Interest/Divers
J. Cole gets cynical in surprise Martin Luther King Day track release “High For Hours”
PenSimple grinder is reimagining the conventional weed grinder with a simple process
Country icon Willie Nelson isn’t worried that Trump will try and take away his cannabis