<p>Cannabis News Update October 9, 2020</p> <p>Today in the world of cannabis: Executives at a cannabis company see massive bonuses as it slashes a third of its &ldquo;essential&rdquo; workforce, comedian Chris Rock shares details on the high vibes at Dave Chappelle&rsquo;s place, and a U.S. congressperson says that when it comes to their family, federal law won&rsquo;t stop them.</p> <p>The Morning Buzz presented by TRICHOMES brings you late-breaking news that tells you what&#39;s happening within the cannabis industry.</p> <p>Check in with the cannabis community at</p> <p>First up: Ganjapreneur reports that as Aurora Cannabis has undergone layoffs and losses totalling over 3 billion Canadian dollars for the 2020 fiscal year, company executives have received a 58% boost in compensation awards, totalling $9.8 million.</p> <p>It has also been reported that in addition to the jump in compensation awards, Aurora executives have also received cash bonuses totaling approximately $700,000.</p> <p>Terry Booth, former Aurora CEO who retired in February, received a compensation package worth about $5 million, including a $458,911 salary, almost $2 million in shares and option-based awards, and two bonuses amounting to about $2.4 million.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Aurora has slashed approximately one-third of its workforce, citing a &ldquo;corporate reset.&rdquo;</p> <p></p> <p><br /> And next: In a recent talk show interview, comedian Chris Rock offered a little insight into the vibe at Dave Chappelle&rsquo;s new socially distanced comedy shows. This according to Marijuana Moment.</p> <p>Dave&rsquo;s parties have &ldquo;way more weed than anyone should ever have&rdquo; as well as &ldquo;a lot of mushrooms,&rdquo; said Rock. Chappelle has been hosting regular outdoor comedy shows in Yellow Springs, Ohio, entitled &ldquo;Dave Chappelle &amp; Friends &ndash; An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;A bunch of comedians fly in every weekend, we get COVID tested and we kinda put on a show,&rdquo; Rock said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a bunch of us just having fun, being comics.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Dave&rsquo;s got, like, a weed&ndash;mushroom chef that prepares amazing meals with weed and mushrooms,&rdquo; Rock added.</p> <p>Although psilocybin is illegal in Ohio, Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer told local media outlet WHIO that he presumes that Rock&rsquo;s comments on the talk show were likely in jest.</p> <p>&ldquo;Chris Rock&rsquo;s a comedian. Chris Rock is probably looking for jokes,&rdquo; the sheriff said. &ldquo;People have been making jokes about marijuana and drugs for years. Hopefully that&rsquo;s what he&rsquo;s talking about.&rdquo;</p> <p></p> <p><br /> Last up: Marijuana Moment reports that a U.S. congressperson has said that if her daughter were to have a condition in which cannabis could help treat, she would be willing to violate federal law in order to obtain it.</p> <p>A video posted on Facebook shows Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia meeting with a mother of a child with a rare form of brain cancer. The mother said that before her child had passed away, they had found relief from taking cannabis.</p> <p>&ldquo;From the federal level, I think the key thing that we can do to make an impact is immediately just remove it from the Schedule I list,&rdquo; said Congresswoman Luria. &ldquo;I think we need to bring it into a system where it&rsquo;s prescribable by doctors, there&rsquo;s better research and understandability of it, there&rsquo;s regulation of the actual product.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;d want to do the same thing for my daughter if I ever had to make that choice,&rdquo; the congresswoman added.</p> <p></p>