March 13 Mars, 2017

March 13, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Edmonton HempFest looks to address the looming reality of legal marijuana and Toronto police accuse Cannabis Culture of having ties to organized crime. Marc and Jodie Emery claim their pot shop empire is on the verge of collapse after being granted bail and Toronto Mayor John Tory says he supports the crackdown on unlicensed dispensaries in the run-up to reform. Public Safety Canada releases videos discussing the risks associated with driving high and MADD says New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are unprepared to deal with drug-impaired cases. Also, cannabis is slated to be the headliner at 10 SXSW festival events this week, Italian farmers are using hemp to decontaminate polluted soil, and infamous reporter Charlo Green who quit her job live on air is launching an online weed show in L.A. Have a great day!

Tweed
Tweed’s parent company Canopy Growth Corp. added to S&P/TSX Composite Index
Penticton Art Gallery’s “Grassland” exhibit looks to answer political questions with art

Legalization/Légalisation
Globe: Those who flout law in lead up to legalization face being prosecuted for crimes
Edmonton HempFest Expo looks to address the looming reality of legal marijuana
Employers in Alberta are preparing for more weed in workplace as legalization looms
Questions of enforcement, zoning, fees being asked as Edmonton readies for reform
Toronto Mayor John Tory says he back dispensary raids but still supports legalization
Dispensary raids across the country last weed raise questions about where pot stands
Conservative justice critic wants focus placed on marijuana and judge appointments

Industry/Industrie
Toronto police are accusing Cannabis Culture shops of having links to organized crime
The so-called ‘Prince and Princess of Pot’ are released on bail in Toronto after arrests
Marc and Jodie Emery claim their Cannabis Culture empire is on the verge of collapse
Cannabis Culture shop in Ottawa opens back up one day after being raided by police
Public Safety Canada releasing videos discussing the risks associated with driving high
Four arrested after police raid a marijuana dispensary in Kitchener on Friday afternoon
MADD says New Brunswick, Nova Scotia unprepared for marijuana-impaired cases

General Interest/Divers
Cannabis will be the headliner at 10 official events at this year’s SXSW festival
Italian farmers are turning to hemp to help them decontaminate polluted cultivation soil
Infamous reporter Charlo Greene who quit on air launching an online weed show in L.A.