January 27 Janvier, 2017

January 27, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant believes the economic benefits of legal weed sales could be substantial in the province and a Windsor assembly line worker is fighting to use his medical marijuana on the job. Israel announces plans to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, Vancouver’s notorious weed entrepreneur Don Briere is being forced to lay off employees to pay for fines being issued by the city, and debate continues to heat up over the merits of pot shops in Saint John. Hawaii dispensaries will be able to start growing pot after February 1 as speculation surfaces that California may not be able to legalize cannabis by next year’s deadline. Also, America’s ‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone is issued a deportation order from Canada, punk legend Henry Rollins talks weed and spoken word, and a Burger King in New Hampshire gets busted selling grass to anyone ordering ‘extra crispy’ fries. Have a great weekend!

Canopy Growth
Belleville Intelligencer: Tweed triples space at former chocolate factory in Smith Falls

Legalization/Légalisation
Selley: PM holding true to his message that marijuana is a “remarkable opportunity”
New Brunswick premier talks about the economic benefits of legal marijuana sales
California may not be ready to regulate recreational cannabis by next year’s deadline

Industry/Industrie
Windsor assembly line worker is fighting for to use his medical marijuana on the job
Debate over the merits of unlicensed dispensaries continues to heat up in Saint John
Israel announces plans to decriminalize personal use of small amounts of marijuana
Medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to begin growing weed as of February 1
Vancouver weed entrepreneur Don Briere forced to lay off employees over city fines

General Interest/Divers
Marijuana has given the Seedo mini fridge homegrow company a preliminary buzz
America’s ‘Godfather of Grass’ John Robert Boone issued deportation from Canada
New Hampshire Burger King sells weed to people who asked for ‘extra crispy’ fries
Punk legend Henry Rollins talks a lifetime of poetry, writing, spoken word and weed