July 27 Juillet, 2016

July 27, 2016


In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: West Coast dispensary magnate Don Briere files a constitutional challenge against the city of Vancouver and a Windsor doctor is encouraging patients to weed through the legality of the country’s medical marijuana system. A new poll shows six in 10 Ottawans are amenable to the idea of pot shops in the capital and Bloomberg finds the average recreational smoker spends close to $700 a year on weed. The marijuana lobby is being welcomed at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois’ governor is working with state police to try to decriminalize marijuana. Also, billionaire Richard Branson tells a Chicago business crowd to smoke pot with their kids, Royce Da 5’9” readies to perform at the Michigan High Times cup and the heiress to one of Florida’s most popular grocery store chains donates $800,000 to fight legalization in the Sunshine State.

Canopy Growth
Canadian stocks rebound with gains in country’s medical cannabis market
VICE: Canada’s largest LP is first cannabis company to trade on the TSX

Poll shows six in 10 Ottawans are open to the idea of dispensaries in the city
Town of Osoyoos will be diligent and wait for federal cannabis regulations
The average recreational marijuana user spends almost $700 on weed a year

Don Briere files constitutional challenge against Vancouver over pot shops
Windsor doctor encourages patients to weed through legality of the MMPR
Has government sought meaningful public consultation on MMPR changes?
Illinois’ governor working with state police to try to decriminalize cannabis
Marijuana lobby finds welcome vibe at the Democractic National Convention

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis will be represented at the DNC by many pro-legalization celebrities
Billionaire Richard Branson advises Chicago crowd to blaze with their kids
Royce Da 5’9,” Shooter Jennings set to performs at Flint-area High Times cup
Supermarket heiress donates $800,000 to fight legalization of mmj in Florida