November 2 Novembre, 2016

November 02, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Parliamentary Budget Office finds Ottawa stands to generate hundreds of millions in the first year of legalization and Molson Coors looks to Colorado to see what impact new laws could have on beer sales. Legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg visits Tweed Farms and the capital city’s dispensaries are on the retreat after a robbery and eviction notice are served up to two shops. An Ottawa Weeds staffer explains why she works at a dispensary and the Hill Times explores everything Canadians need to know about looming legalization. Also, rapper Pusha T stars in a new PSA for Proposition 64 in California, a Boston developer has his casino approved a day after donating $100,000 to anti-legalization efforts, and a former smuggler from St. John’s is teaming up with Ghostface Killah and Kurupt to market legal grass. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Canada’s largest licensed producer expands into Québec with acquisition of Vert Médical
Legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg tours Tweed’s Niagra-on-the-Lake greenhouse
Tweed Communications Manager discusses scarcity of Canadian home grower genetics
(FR) L’entreprise Québécoise Vert Médical vient d’être achetée par l’Ontarienne CGC

Legalization/Légalisation
Canadian government stands to generate hundreds of millions in first year of legalization
Recreational weed will need to be modestly priced to avoid competition from black market
Molson Coors looking to Colorado to see what impact legalization could have on beer sales
The Hill Times explores everything Canadians need to know about looming legalization
Global’s Patrick Cain investigates whether homegrow could be a headache for regulators

Industry/Industrie
Weeds staffer says she works at Ottawa pot shop because medical cannabis saved her life
Ottawa dispensaries on the retreat as one robbed and another faces eviction from landlord

General Interest/Divers
St. John’s native hooks up with Ghostface Killah and Kurupt to market legal marijuana
Boston developer donates $100,000 to anti-pot effort a day before his casino is approved
Growers are reportedly racing to register their strain names with Medicinal Genomics
October London joins Snoop Dogg on a new episode of GGN to talk heartbreak, auto-tune
Pusha T is starring in a new public service announcement in support of Proposition 64