March 6 Mars, 2017

March 06, 2017

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Israel moves to decriminalize recreational cannabis use and doctors in Germany rejoice as prescriptions for medical marijuana become a reality. Bill Blair says Canada will take its time to get reform right and health experts say medical cannabis can be effective, but smoking it isn’t the ideal delivery method. A Vancouver pharma company is cutting up cannabis in search of curative compounds and Maclean’s looks at why Canadian doctors don’t want to be the gatekeepers of medical marijuana. Also, B-Real, Ludacris and Chief Keef rock the High Times Cannabis Cup outside of Las Vegas, the NFL Players Association wants cannabis treated as a medical issue similar to concussions, and the rumour that Tommy Chong died from pot use over the weekend is simply a celebrity death hoax. Have a great day!

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Legalization/Légalisation
Cannabis is being held in a legal grey area as the federal government readies for reform
Times-Colonist: Ottawa long overdue when it comes to regulating cannabis dispensaries
Bill Blair says Canada will take the time to get cannabis legalization done the right way

Industry/Industrie
Israeli cabinet makes the move to decriminalize recreational marijuana use in the country
Doctors in Deutschland rejoice as Germany kicks off medical marijuana prescriptions
Vancouver pharmaceutical startup cutting up cannabis in search of curative compounds
Health experts say medical marijuana can be effective but smoking isn’t ideal delivery
Maclean’s: Why Canadian doctors don’t want to be the gatekeeper of medical cannabis

General Interest/Divers
The Vancouver park board is considering issuing a permit for city’s 4/20 cannabis rally
NFL Players Association wants cannabis treated as a medical issue similar to concussions
Rumours of Tommy Chong’s passing from marijuana use is merely a celebrity death hoax
Check out some pictures from Day 1 of the 2017 Las Vegas High Times Cannabis Cup
Advanced Nutrients’ CEO Mike Straumietis shares seven tips for success in cannabis
B-Real, Ludacris, Chief Keef rock the High Times Cannabis Cup despite raid rumours