November 28 Novembre, 2016

November 28, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: The Liberal task force on legalization is this week to release a report on the future of Canadian cannabis and activists in Washington plan to march on Capitol Hill today to protest Trump’s pick for attorney general. NFL player using medical marijuana for Crohn’s may press the league for changes to its drug policy and veterans in Newfoundland fear looming stricter limitations for med pot reimbursement. Port Coquitlam is targeting unlicensed pot shops with amendments to city bylaws and the Vancouver Sun looks at whether there should be a zero-tolerance policy for drug-impaired driving when legalization is welcomed. Also, Thai officials continue to signal they plan to start treating cannabis as a medicinal herb, Ohio troopers discover 71 pounds of grass wrapped in Christmas presents and Civilized remembers the funniest moments of Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 hash trial. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
CGC establishes German base of operations through acquisition of MedCann GmbH
Tweed welcomes Vert and Dany Lefebvre to the extended Canopy Growth Corp. family
Lift Cannabis’ Tyler Sookochoff pens a buzzing review of Tweed’s Bakerstreet oil

Legalization/Légalisation
Liberal task force on legalization is this week to release a report on the future of reform
Van Sun: A zero-tolerance policy for drug-impaired driving should welcome legalization
BBC: The path to legalization in Canada has left some cannabis activists out in the cold

Industry/Industrie
Washington activists plan to march on Capitol Hill to protest Trump’s AG appointment
Clinical Research Association hosting medical cannabis event in Montreal next month
Teva company signs deal to market Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical’s marijuana inhaler
NFL players using cannabis for Crohn’s may press the league to review its drug policy
City of Port Coquitlam is targeting its unlicensed dispensaries with bylaw amendment
CNN investigates world of families forced to flee their homes to seek medical cannabis
Canadian veterans in Newfoundland fear looming stricter medical marijuana limits
CBC: Medical marijuana is reportedly still up for debate in some Alberta communities

General Interest/Divers
VICE tours the studio of Josh Opdenaker, the man who charges $100,000 for a glass pipe
Thailand officials continue to signal they aim to start treating cannabis as medicinal herb
Civilized explores the funniest moments of Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 trial on hash charges
Ohio troopers discover 71 pounds of marijuana hidden in wrapped Christmas presents
Puerto Rico government agencies will no longer screen for weed on employee drug tests