65. A Very Canadian Pot Scandal with Jesse Staniforth
Jesse Staniforth, Editor of WeedWeek Canada, updates Alex and Donnell on breaking Canadian stories. There is no lack of scandal: Cannabis giant Canopy Growth fired founder and CEO Bruce Linton and CannTrust, a major licensed producer, is estimated to lose C$350 Million for ignoring the law. New regulations limiting THC in edibles exacerbate the over-packaging crisis. The country continues to battle the illicit market which is now also available online and is known by the cool name "MOMS" (mail order marijuana sites). Plus, Alex and Donnell discuss Jay-Z's partnership with Caliva.
Legal marijuana business opportunities in the rural northeastern California county leapt from nil to promising when two candidates upset prohibition-minded incumbents and Nevada County Supervisors a pro-pot majority.
Challengers Merita Callaway and Benjamin Stopper upset Supervisors Clyde Clapp and Michael Oliveira, who enabled the county's June ban. (MJ Biz Daily)
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