January 18 Janvier, 2017

January 18, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Halifax police roll out a roadside drug testing pilot project and Prime Minister Trudeau fields questions about looming legalization at town hall in Sherbrooke. The city of Richmond vows to outlaw pot shops even after reform is welcomed and activist Dana Larsen explores what’s in store for the Canadian cannabis industry in 2017. A UBC professor of psychology is set to present on the benefits of marijuana in combatting addiction and Toronto-based lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke is granted $3 million in funding. Also, U.S. president Barack Obama commutes the sentences of hundreds of Drug War prisoners before leaving office, a Hamilton woman calls the cops over a weed deal gone bad, and Civilized remembers the time 95-year-old Betty White exercised her high pot IQ on the $25,000 Pyramid. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Cannabis companies pitch their products to investors in Calgary as legalization looms
Tweed counts among the major players in North America’s budding cannabis market

Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis activist Dana Larsen explores what’s in store for the pot industry in 2017
PM Trudeau fields question about marijuana legalization at Sherbrooke town hall
The city of Richmond is vowing to shut its doors to all legal marijuana dispensaries
North Americans spent an astounding $53.3 billion on mostly legal weed last year

Industry/Industrie
PM Trudeau defends cuts to medical cannabis limits for Canadian military veterans
Toronto cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke raises $3 million in a Series A funding
Halifax police rolling out a roadside drug testing pilot project for impaired driving
Kelowna professor of psychology to present on benefits of cannabis fighting addiction

General Interest/Divers
The plight of Crystal Munoz helps illustrates the injustice of Drug War sentencing
Remembering when Betty White showed off her cannabis IQ on the $25,000 Pyramid
Former U.S. president Barack Obama grants hundreds more people drug commutations
Too soon: Hamilton woman calls the police to complain about a weed deal gone bad
Philippines president threatens martial law if country’s drug problem become “virulent”