November 30 Novembre, 2016

November 30, 2016

Bonjour-Hi!

In today’s news/Dans les manchettes aujourd'hui: Analysts believe Canada’s legal cannabis market could be worth $6 billion by 2021 and Prime Minister Trudeau defends Bill Blair’s attendance at a Liberal fundraiser with a marijuana lobby group. The findings of the federal government’s legalization task force will not be made public today and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is starting clinical trials to treat epileptic kids with cannabis. A Calgary group is matching medical patients with designated growers in speed-dating fashion and will forensic labs be overwhelmed by blood and saliva tests when marijuana is legalized? Also, Master P unveils a new line of sweet tea vape oils, President Obama says pot should be regulated like alcohol and cigarettes, and Wiz Khalifa offers to send Kanye West a psychedelic remedy for his woes – some kush. Have a great day!

Canopy Growth
Global’s Patrick Cain explores why people may not want to homegrow even if they can

Legalization/Légalisation
Analysts say that Canada’s legal cannabis market could be worth $6 billion by 2021
Canadian public will have to wait to read findings of Liberal task force on legalization
Distribution, age limits and mmj counted by CBC among five burning reform questions
Trudeau defends Bill Blair’s attendance at Liberal fundraiser with cannabis lobby group
Will forensic labs be overwhelmed by blood and saliva tests when weed becomes legal?

Industry/Industrie
Toronto Sick Children starting clinical trials to treat epileptic children with cannabis
Toronto’s WeeMedical blames disgruntled employee for theft of its customer records
Windsor activist Jon Liedtke mentioned in controversy over Bill Blair fundraiser event
Edmonton tech firm Radient Technologies looking to tap into medical marijuana market
Calgary group matching medical patients and designated growers through speed dating
Police confirm they are investigating new Cannaleaf dispensary on Water in St. John’s
Medicinal pot products are reportedly a growing trend for Toronto’s loving pet owners

General Interest/Divers
Wiz Khalifa offers psychedelic remedy to Kanye West; tells him he’ll send some kush
Buffalo Bills tackle suspended 10 games for use of medical marijuana to treat Crohn’s
Legendary Master P enters the cannabis industry with sweet tea flavoured vape oil
President Obama believes marijuana should be regulated like cigarettes and alcohol
Flavor Flav, David Lee Roth counted among PROHBTD Top 12 celebrity pot busts
Retired NFLer Eugene Monroe says he’s joining Chicago’s Green Thumb Industries
Donald Trump appoints Tom Price, yet another marijuana opponent, to his cabinet