January 26 Janvier, 2017

January 26, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Mike Hagar looks at how Vancouver and Toronto are taking uniquely different approaches to pot shop policing and cannabis advocates in New Brunswick clash with police after dispensary raids in the city. Loyalist College receives Health Canada approval to begin testing supercritical extraction equipment and Nelson proposes its own dispensary rules in the absence of federal dispensary guidelines. Australian cannabis companies jostle for top spot on the stock market and Victoria police raid a dispensary in Fisgard linked to the seizure at a helicopter terminal earlier this month. Also, Method Man and Redman are hosting the Canadian Fire Bowl in Vancouver this weekend, Action Bronson, The Game and Wiz Khalifa talk the business of weed, and a new Washington bill would make it illegal to pay for marijuana with Bitcoin. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Australian cannabis stock including AusCann, MMJ Phytotech jostle for the top spot

Legalization/Légalisation
Vancouver and Toronto are taking uniquely different approaches to pot shop policing
Nelson proposes its own pot shop rules in absence of federal dispensary guidelines

Industry/Industrie
Cannabis advocates and the police chief in New Brunswick clash after pot shop raids
Will they reopen? Saint John police return keys to the six raided pot shop owners
Victoria police raid dispensary in Fisgard linked to the seizure at a helicopter terminal
Loyalist College receives Health Canada approval for supercritical extraction testing

General Interest/Divers
Method Man and Redman to host Vancouver Canadian Fire Bowl cannabis competition
New Washington bill would make it illegal to pay for marijuana with digital currency
Action Bronson, The Game and Wiz Khalifa talk the business of weed with Merry Jane
Toronto committee votes to prioritize random drug and alcohol testing for TTC workers