March 2 Mars, 2017

March 02, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Anne McLellan says she wants to see legalization operating no later than six months before the next election and Ottawa budtenders swept up in recent pot shop raids protest to have their charges dropped. Health Minister Jane Philpott responds to the Senate’s legalization questions, B.C. MP Cathy McLeod introduces a private member’s bill to protect landlords whose tenants homegrow and former N.S. premier Darrell Dexter is now working as a lobbyist for the marijuana industry. Colorado’s Attorney General says she’s invited Jess Sessions’ staff to tour her state’s recreational cannabis system and Alaskan pot shops reportedly can’t keep up with demand for recreational grass. Also, Kylie Jenner looks to be smoking pot in a salacious new Instagram post, Colorado readies to become the first state to allow cannabis clubs to operate, and former NFL QB Jake Plummer wants to open the playbook on alternative medicine in professional sport. Have a great day!

Legalization/Légalisation
Ann McLellan wants legalization operating no later than six months before election
Health Minister Jane Philpott responds to Canadian Senate’s question in legalization
Former N.S. premier Darrell Dexter now working as a lobbyist for marijuana industry
Colorado AG invites Jeff Sessions’ staff to visit state’s recreational cannabis system

Industry/Industrie
Ottawa budtenders swept up in recent pot shop raids protest to have charges dropped
B.C. MP introduces private member’s bill to protect landlord whose tenants homegrow
Penticton dispensary operator burned by non-compliance with city’s new pot shop rules

General Interest/Divers
Former NFL QB Jake Plummer looking to open the playbook on alternative medicine
Colorado to be the first state to move ahead with law allowing cannabis clubs to operate
Merry Jane explores a brief history of cannabis culture in Hollywood cinema over time
Alaskan pot shops can’t keep up with demand for grass in advance of fishing season
Kylie Jenner looks like she’s smoking a spliff in new Instagram post by the socialite
Colorado’s Dixie Elixirs finds its roots in Alabama – a state with strict marijuana laws