March 17 Mars, 2017

March 17, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Liberal MP Bill Blair confirms a recreational cannabis bill is due this spring and charges are dropped against more than 100 budtenders swept up in Toronto pot shop raids. The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Q&A on cannabis legalization and a new poll shows Manitobans are more supportive of reform than any other province. Israel approves 37 cultivation permits, Winnipeg’s latest med pot clinic opens, and does a London dispensary owner’s refusal to close his doors prove enforcement laws aren’t working? Also, Jess Sessions says weed is only “slightly less awful” than heroin, Jimi Hendrix’s estate sues a cannabis company for using the icon’s image, and watch what happens when a rabbi, priest and atheist smoke grass and talk religion. Have a great day!

Tweed
#TheVault: Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith shares his views on cannabis reform

Legalization/Légalisation
Liberal MP Bill Blair confirms recreational cannabis bill due in Parliament this spring
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce to host marijuana legalization Q&A Friday morning
New poll shows Manitobans are more supportive of legalization than any other province
Quartz: A quarter of U.S. beer drinkers would make the switch to marijuana it was legal

Industry/Industrie
Charges dropped against more than 100 Toronto budtenders swept up in pot shop raids
Israel approves 37 medical cannabis cultivation permits; quadruples its #mmj industry
Winnipeg’s newest medical marijuana clinic opens close to the provincial courthouse
Lift Cannabis: Cannabidiol seem to potentiate stem cell differentiation into neurons
Does a London dispensary owner’s refusal to quit his post show pot laws not working?

General Interest/Divers
Bob Marley’s son Stephen speaks to Merry Jane about his upcoming music festival
Jimi Hendrix’s estate sues cannabis company using the late rockers name and image
Jeff Sessions contradicts science; says weed is only “slightly less awful” than heroin
Watch Band of Heathen get baked in their latest video for “Green Grass of California”
Retired rabbi turned medical marijuana dispensary owner says Ohio laws will change
Watch what happens when a priest, rabbi and atheist smoke weed and talk religion
Latinos were served 77 percent of federal pot sentences in the United States last year