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Listen: The cannabis industry has an chance to do something rare, Gender Equality


Let’s face it, for a long time most companies management groups were predominantly run by men and most of them were white. But things are slowly starting to change as company heads realize that someone other than the gender and colour of the person they see in the mirror will produce better results. A 2017  study showed a near 20% increase in innovation revenue reported by companies with above average diversity scores. Cannabis as an industry on the recreational side is just a year and 3 months old and has the opportunity to set the standard from the beginning when it comes to diversity.


The best part of the cannabis plant comes from the female side so it only makes sense that women have a big hand in growing it and the industry.  This week Gill Polard, founder of The Her(b) Life – shining the spotlight on women in the cannabis industry – joined me on The Cannabis 101 Podcast. We talked about her mentors (and being a mentor) and how the cannabis industry has an opportunity for gender equality.

Gill Polard grew up in a house where cannabis was normalized and now that it’s legal she’s leading the charge in the industry.

David Wylie of OkanaganZ is back with This Week In Cannabis News and in the midst of cannabis stock turmoil, Aphria is being called the unicorn of  cannabis stocks as they’ve once again shown an improvement. Alcohol sales were down 3% through the first year of legalization of recreational cannabis as Canadians seem to be choosing buds over booze little. 3% doesn’t seem like a lot on the surface until you consider the previous 5 year average drop was 0.3%. We also discuss a story of buyer beware with the Better Business Bureau getting involved in a complaint against an unregulated online cannabis business.

Chris Ianson and I discuss Cindy Jack from Weed Me, a sativa leaning hybrid with a terrific lineage and some good get up and go effects. We also chatted about edibles finally flooding the market and how they taste. Plus we announce a contest winner and have more up for grabs. As usual you can get 50% off a Lobo Genetics DNA Kit just for using the promo code, details in the episode. We awarded the Mood storage box courtesy of SpiritLeaf Argyll location and have something else up for grabs this week.


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After 22 years in the media world of television and radio, from Brandon, Manitoba to Red Deer, Alberta over to Regina, Saskatchewan and settling in Edmonton, Alberta, I found myself on the side of the desk with a pink slip in my hand, unexpectedly. ​ Over the next few weeks and with my mind racing to a million thoughts, I decided to embark on the journey of podcasting. My broadcasting background has mainly been in sports, and it will still be a big part of my podcasting, but I will be focusing on other subjects as well, from sports to cannabis education and more.


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Man dead after shoot out with police in Lloydminster



Feb. 2, 2020

Officer involved shooting in Lloydminster, Alta.

Lloydminster, Alta. – On Feb. 2, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Lloydminster RCMP received a call from a complainant who reported a stolen vehicle in the Lloydminster area.

RCMP members located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. An altercation occurred that resulted in an RCMP member discharging their service pistol, however the vehicle was able to flee the area, pursued by RCMP members.

At approximately 2 p.m., the vehicle was located by RCMP members in the central area of Lloydminster. A further altercation occurred that resulted in another RCMP officer discharging their service pistol. The male driver was deceased and the female passenger was taken into custody without incident. The female passenger was not injured and remains in police custody.

Two RCMP members were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This incident involved officers from the Lloydminster, Kitscoty, Vermillion, Wainwright, Maidstone, and Onion Lake RCMP, RCMP Police Dog Service, and RCMP Traffic Services.

The Director of Law Enforcement has been notified and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the officer involved shooting and the actions of police. The RCMP will continue to investigate the events leading up to the confrontation with police.

The Alberta RCMP will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.

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