New entrant to Canadian licensed REC production, Drake, took aim at an enemy most would rather avoid: Health Canada.

  • Drake announced his partnership with Canopy last week, under which he became 60% owner of Canopy subsidiary LP More Life.
    Globe and Mail
  • At the same time, news was breaking that Drake’s company Dream Crew filed a US trademark application to use Health Canada’s THC-stop sign warning symbol on branded clothing.
  • A Health Canada representative shot back that the symbol was “protected by Crown copyright and intended to be used for public health and safety purposes only and not for private commercial means.” They added using the image without permission was “an infringement of Crown copyright.”

Quick Hits

  1. Cirque du Soleil founder and MED user Guy Laliberté appeared before a judge in Tahiti, French Polynesia, accused of cannabis cultivation, possession, and consumption on Nukutepipi, his private Pacific atoll featuring a 21-bedroom, 25 bathroom mansion. Growing MED isn’t legal in French Polynesia.
    CTV News
  2. Neil Young has lived in the US since the 1960s, but the Canadian rock legend has only now decided to apply for dual citizenship. Unfortunately, his years of impressive cannabis use mean that even though he passed his citizenship test, he’s going to have to go through a separate test to prove his “good moral character.”
    CBC World, Neil Young Archives