Cannadelphia: A roundup of marijuana news

Garces in the game, wine makers threatened, Snider raises millions, no ads allowed, a cyberattack, and, Oh, Canada.

From left, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Health Minister Jane Philpott announce changes regarding the legalization of marijuana during a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday.

The green rush for marijuana licenses could leave Philly high and dry, writes Ryan Briggs of City and State. In his story, Briggs reveals that celebrity restauranteur José Garces has partnered with Delaware-native/Nevada grower David Z. Tuttleman for a proposed greenhouse in the city's Tacony neighborhood. 

The New York Times reports legal intoxication is big business and getting bigger. More states have legalized marijuana, leading some in the alcohol industry to regard it as a threat to their profit margin.

Snider Health, Lindy Snider's medical marijuana venture, has raised $7 million from private investors for a proposed grow operation in Northeast Philadelphia, reports Philadelphia Business Journal. (subscription required). 

Medical marijuana draft regulations will prohibit participating Pa. physicians from advertising, reports Penn Live.

Canada plans to legalize marijuana by 2018 "to keep cannabis away from kids and profits away from criminals." CNN has 5 things you need to know. 

A "sophisticated cyber-criminal attack" of a cannabis tracking system has a provider of seed-to-sale software— on the shortlist to win Pennsylvania's lucrative contract — scambling to shore up its defenses. Marijuana Venture magazine reports.