January 5 Janvier, 2017

January 05, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The tally for legal cannabis sales in the U.S. in 2016 reaches $6.7 billion and cannabis activist Jodie Emery applauds the move of Auntie’s Dispensary in Halifax to reopen after being raided. Lift’s Jenna Valleriani looks at Canada’s Top-5 biggest drug policy plays of the year and the Calgary Herald questions whether medical cannabis could pose a risk for employers. First Nations in the U.S. and Canada may look to cash in on the budding legal marijuana industry and The Guardian explores how the UK could go about regulating cannabis. Also, rapper Snoop Dogg gifts rocker Willie Nelson a ‘Smoke Weed Everyday’ Christmas sweater, Front Row Centre Players launches the Reefer Madness musical comedy, and a Texas police officer makes a teen do push-ups after being busted with grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Tweed’s Jordan Sinclair to feature as webinar speaker for PR and Marketing Tactics

Legalization/Légalisation
Guardian: Regulating weed is inevitable and the UK should talk about getting it right
Jenna Valleriani looks at the biggest milestones in Canadian drug policy in 2016
The legal marijuana market in the United States generated $6.7 billion in the last year

Industry/Industrie
Calgary Herald: Is the use of medical cannabis on the job a major risk for employers?
First Nations in the U.S. and Canada may explore cashing in on legal cannabis industry
Activist Jodie Emery applauds Auntie’s Dispensary move to reopen after Halifax raid

General Interest/Divers
Texas police officer makes teenager do push-ups after being caught smoking weed
Rapper Snoop Dogg sends rocker Willie Nelson a ‘Smoke Weed Everyday’ sweater
Front Row Centre Players launches smoking hot Reefer Madness musical comedy