January 9 Janvier, 2017

January 09, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: A new CAMH study shows cannabis use is on the rise among adults over 50 and Veterans Affairs Canada is set to take Blue Cross to task over the release of personal client information. Two people face charges after New Brunswick RCMP raid a Campbellton dispensary and the owner of Healing Tree in St. John’s says police carried out a search on his shop without a warrant. Australian researchers are to test whether cannabis can help treat pancreatic cancer and Toronto’s “vulnerable” dispensary community is reportedly reluctant to report pot shop robberies. Also, a Craigslist ad is promoting $325 sandwich bags stuffed with “free weed,” the Coco Chanel of cannabis is designing handbags for the modern lady aficionado, and Coachella’s owner is said to be a climate change denier who supports anti-weed and anti-gay groups. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Australian researchers to test whether cannabis can help in pancreatic cancer treatment
Remembering 2016: Snoop Dogg visits the Tweed Farms Niagara-on-the-Lake facility

Legalization/Légalisation
Police in several jurisdictions are testing a cannabis saliva swab for roadside drug tests
What U.S. states are the most likely to move to legalize recreational marijuana next?

Industry/Industrie
CAMH survey shows that cannabis use is on the rise in Ontarians over 50 years old
VAC taking Medavie Blue Cross to task over the release of information on envelopes
LaPresse: L'usage de marijuana médicinal en milieu de travail soulève des questions
The Healing Tree owner in St. John’s says police carried out search without warrant
Two people arrested Friday after New Brunswick RCMP raid Campbellton dispensary
Toronto’s “vulnerable” pot shops are reluctant to report robberies to city police services

General Interest/Divers
Craigslist advertisement selling $325 sandwich bags stuffed with ounces of “free weed”
VICE: This Asian-inspired grilled cheese is reportedly perfect for treating the munchies
The Coco Chanel of cannabis is designing handbags for the modern cannabis aficionado Coachella owner said to support anti-pot, anti-gay groups and climate change deniers