November 23 Novembre, 2016

November 23, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Ottawa is reducing the reimbursement limit of Canadian veterans to three grams of medical cannabis a day and Radio-Canada hosts a debate on the merits of legalization. Leaked personal documents from a Toronto dispensary underscore pot shop privacy issues and three of Ottawa’s seven dispensaries are back open after recent raids in the capital city. The New York Times explores whether medical marijuana should be paid for if prescribed by a doctor and Lift looks at how best to talk to a physician about a cannabis-based treatment option. Also, Madonna’s son Rocco Ritchie is arrested on pot possession charges in London, Snoop Dogg ribs on Melanie Trump and rich snobs over American Thanksgiving, and the New York Post looks at why Taco Bell and weed seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Washington Post: Marijuana is becoming a billion-dollar industry north of the border
CGC welcomes Ottawa’s commitment to maintaining veterans’ insurance coverage
Tweed Main Street celebrates a year of patient access and education in the community

Legalization/Légalisation
Legalization stateside will mean big sales for cannabis industry this Black Friday
As smoke clears on cannabis, question of how to deal with impacts of alcohol loom
(FR) Radio-Canada discussion: Pour ou contre la légalisation de la marijuana?

Industry/Industrie
Federal government set to place three-gram reimbursement limit on mmj for veterans
Three of Ottawa’s seven unlicensed pot shops back open after recent capital city raids
Leaked dispensary customer documents reveal true nature of Toronto privacy breech
Lift explores how best to talk to your doctor about starting to use medical marijuana
The New York Times looks at whether marijuana should be paid for if doctor’s orders

General Interest/Divers
Snoop Dogg and guests celebrate American Thanksgiving ripping on Melanie Trump
NY Post: For whatever reason, marijuana and Taco Bell go together like PB and jelly
Madonna’s 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie arrested by London police for pot possession