The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.
The Roll-Up #56: Legalization Day in Canada
This week: The entire nation of Canada legalized cannabis on Wednesday, Oct. 17. No big deal.
The Roll-Up and Leafly Canada’s entire staff were there to cover it, experience it, and celebrate it. From the Tuesday night parties in Toronto to the first sale in Newfoundland to the smoke-ins and chocolate cake: This is what history sounds like.
Justin Trudeau, Dwayne Gretzky, 5-foot papier mache cannabis buds, Arcade Fire songs, Newfoundland sea shanties, Gord and the Tragically Hip, legal pardons, smoke-filled rooms, weird fuzzy cosplay, First Nations stores, CBC reports, Winnipeg shame, fat doobies and late nights in Montreal: This one nearly killed Bruce in the editing.
We hope you enjoy it.
What’s this show? Every Friday the Roll-Up crew—Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman—dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references.
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Canada Goes Legal: Top Stories
How to Buy Cannabis Online in Ontario: All the links and the info.
How’d That Airplane Flight With Cannabis Turn Out? Yes, they made it to the CN Tower in Toronto. Here’s the full story and video.
Here’s What’s Up With Those Almost-Legal Stores in Vancouver: They’re in the application pipeline, and should be fully licensed soon.
Newfoundland Goes First
If you’re curious about the amazing culture of Newfoundland, check out Leafly contributor Karen Silver’s books Around the What? and The Great Foggy Day, available from FriesenPress.
When you want a full dip into Newfoundland music and culture, spend an afternoon at Fred’s Records on Duckworth Street in St. John’s. They can tell you who’s playing down the pub that night, or who’s got a kitchen party going on. Hundreds of products available
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About Our Music:
Our weekly theme song is “Turn Me On,” from the EP of the same name by The Shivas. Check out their music on iTunes. For more about the band, see their home page, theshivas.org.