January 24 Janvier, 2017

January 24, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Stats Canada figures show organized crime groups are less involved with cannabis than other drugs and Toronto police are urging dispensaries in the city to report muted robberies. Mental health sufferers say that medical cannabis is only one tool in the toolbox of recovery and Hamilton is looking for new ways to crack down on pot shops in the city. Advisor firms ISS and Glass Lewis support Canopy Growth’s plan to purchase Mettrum Health Corp. and Regina investor Jason Drummond calls putting money in the Canadian cannabis industry a smart play. Also, the Israeli government is investing $8 million in 13 cannabis studies, a Texas judge rules a state teacher can keep her job after visiting Colorado to blaze up, and a Louisiana lawyer who traded weed for legal fees is suspended from practicing for a year. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC CEO Bruce Linton discusses Germany’s future in the medical marijuana industry
Bruce Linton tells Cannabis Business Times the German market is interesting for investors
Advisor firms ISS and Glass Lewis support CGC’s plan to purchase Mettrum Health Corp.
Tweed triples its production space at the former Hershey chocolate factory in Smiths Falls

Legalization/Légalisation
Stats Canada data shows organized crime groups less involved with cannabis than drugs
Mental health sufferers say that medical cannabis is but one tool in toolbox of recovery
The Spec: Medical marijuana dispensaries exist in a legislative grey zone nobody’s fault

Industry/Industrie
Violent armed robberies at Toronto’s unlicensed dispensaries not being reported to police
Toronto police are urging the owners of robbed city pot shops to report crimes to officers
Regina investor Jason Drummond believes the cannabis industry is a good investment
City of Hamilton is looking for innovative ways to crack down on unlicensed pot shops

General Interest/Divers
Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for weed suspended from practice for a year
Merry Jane tours 420-friendlly international destinations on every stoner’s travel bucket list
Texas judge rules high school teachers can use marijuana in Colorado and not lose her job
The Israeli government is providing $8 million in funding for 13 medical cannabis studies