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July 4, 2016

July 04, 2016

Morning everyone!

In today’s news: The federal government unveils its legalization task force as Liberals say the recreational regime will be strictly regulated. Newfoundlanders are uncertain what reform will look like on the rock and Toronto Mayor John Tory welcomes clarity on the dispensary file from the federal Liberals. Organizers of a Cannabis Day rally where firsts flew over the long weekend in BC say the protest was hijacked by prohibitionists and pharmacists say they welcome the idea of dispensing medical marijuana. Colorado’s Health Department is offering grants to cannabis researchers and Ottawa’s BuzzOn vape lounge announces it is closing shop. Also, the psychedelic bus that jumpstarted the 60s is back on the road, a Jamaican news station reports a dead homeless man is actually Bob Marley and, sorry, NASA will not pay you $18K to smoke weed. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth Corporation
Liberal government unveils task force that will guide legalization process
Celebrate Canada Day with Tweed’s tasty maple bourbon BBQ sauce

Politics/Legalization
Editorial: Ottawa should look to Colorado for tips on legalizing marijuana
Canada’s stance on legal pot and Mexican visas not red flag issues in U.S.
No one in Newfoundland knows what legal marijuana will soon look like
Ontario shouldn’t lock itself into a single distribution system for legal pot
Toronto mayor John Tory welcomes dispensary clarity from federal Liberals
University of Saskatchewan law professor included on task force roster
Federal government says the recreational regime will be strictly regulated
Marijuana impairment is a concern as RNC officer starts on legalization file
Opinion: Will the stigma around marijuana continue after legalization?

Industry/Studies
Organizers of Cannabis Day rally say protest was hijacked by prohibitionists
Cannabis constitutes one part of a good pain management strategy for patients
Pharmacists say they welcome the opportunity to dispense medical marijuana
Colorado Health Department is now offering grants for marijuana research
Dr. Cannabis clinic opens doors to medical marijuana patients in Sherbrooke
The manager of Ottawa’s BuzzOn vape lounge announces closure of his shop

General Interest
The psychedelic bus that jumpstarted the 60s is heading back on the road
Explore three great places to celebrate a 420-friendly Fourth of July party
Jamaican news station reports a dead homeless man is actually Bob Marley
Truth is NASA will not pay you $18K to smoke weed for 70 days straight
Photographer Marcus Gary “Bubbleman” Richardson takes gnarly weed pics