Canadian Agency Suggests Legal Pot Age Should be 25


The industry would rather see it younger.

Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here.

In Ottawa, a city public health board said the legal purchase age for REC should be 25, citing brain development. Bruce Linton, CEO of major grower Tweed, said the age should be 19, same as the drinking age in most of Canada.

The International Criminal Court warned Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that extrajudicial drug related murders could fall under its jurisdiction. Duterte remains popular in his country.

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills (D), a REC opponent, says the language in the state ballot measure could allow minors to consume.

A judge ruled that Missouri’s “ right to farm” law doesn’t apply to pot.

The U.K.’s pharmaceutical regulator said it considers some CBD products medicine. The agency said CBD can be “restoring, correcting or modifying” for “physiological functions”

Turkey legalized growing for medical and scientific purposes in 19 of its 81 provinces.

As Canada moves forward with plans to legalize next year, The National Post explores the “ hazy transition period.

I wrote about legalization opponents’ final arguments for SFWeekly.

Shares in lawncare company Scotts Miracle-Gro have reached an all-time high following the company’s aggressive moves into cannabis. Canadian cannabis stocks are booming as well.
After defaulting on nearly $1M in debt and then clearing the situation, social network MassRoots raised $1.1M. In August,

The Denver Post’s Cannabist section surpassed High Times in unique monthly visitors for the first time.

Manufacturers in Oregon don’t like the state’s new product testing policies. August sales in Colorado set a new monthly record. says Prop. 64, has the best cannabis tax structure yet.

Men’s Journal visits North Bonneville, Wash., home of the country’s first town-owned pot shop. Cannabis Corner saved the city, population 1,005, from bankruptcy.
The Guardian asks if Big Pot is the new Big Tobacco. Cannabis Wire reports on how cannabis tourism is changing.