January 30 Janvier, 2017

January 30, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: California is aspiring to establish a $7 billion recreational cannabis industry and Maine moves to legalize the possession of marijuana in the state. Barrie Police lay more charges after raids on two downtown dispensaries over the summer and cannabis entrepreneurs are starting to borrow marketing ideas from successful retailers like Apple and Whole Foods. Shareholders vote to approve the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corporation and the SAQ is being criticized for its stance on legal pot distribution in Quebec. Also, interest in the cannabis course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University grows as legalization looms in Canada’s near future, San Francisco’s Ritual Coffee Roasters produces beans for a cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee, and a Burger King employee is arrested after being grilled over the ‘extra crispy’ weed fry scandal last week. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Why are smaller banks taking a bigger slice of Canada’s medical marijuana business?
CGC CEO Bruce Linton interviews with Cantech Letter before Cannacord Conference
Canopy Growth and Aphria factor into conversation of cannabis stocks south of border
Bruce Linton joins BNN to discuss the acquisition of Mettrum by Canopy Growth Corp.
OBJ: Shareholders vote to approve Canopy Growth Corporation’s acquisition of Mettrum
Leafs By Snoop Palm Tree CBD gets some glowing marks in Lift Cananbis strain review

Legalization/Légalisation
The state of California aspiring to construct a legal marijuana economy worth $7 billion
Possession and homegrow is now legal in Maine as recreational cannabis becomes reality
(French) Message du syndicat des employés de magasins de la SAQ suscite des critiques

Industry/Industrie
Barrie Police lay more charges after raids on two downtown dispensaries over summer
Cannabis entrepreneurs borrow ideas from successful retailers like Apple, Whole Foods
Lawmakers in Oregon want to prevent marijuana users from losing their employment

General Interest/Divers
New head of French Socialist Party wants basic income for all citizen; to legalize grass
Interest in Kwantlen Polytechnic University grows as legalization of cannabis looms
Some Americans plan to boycott Super Bowl over league’s stance on medical cannabis
Burger King employee arrested after being grilled over ‘extra crispy’ fry weed scandal
San Fran’s Ritual Coffee Roasters provide beans for cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee
Meet the ex-Merrill Lynch banker encouraging people to trade chamomile for cannabis