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NICHE this Week: 5 Things You Need to Know

As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry:

  • The Cannabis Act returns to the House of Commons Monday for the third reading of Bill C-45.

  • Last week, Health Canada unveiled new proposed cannabis regulations and is seeking feedback on the proposed approach. Among other changes, the new rules open the door to craft growers and outdoor farming, allow non-violent and low-risk offenders to participate in the legal cannabis industry, and offer some flexibility around packaging.

  • A new radio show has hit the airwaves! #CanadaPotTalks is a weekly show dedicated to all things cannabis and hosted by Steven Feldman of Canada Pot Stocks. The debut show featured Dan Sutton, Founder of Tantalus Labs, and our CEO Barinder Rasode. Listen to what they had to say.

  • ICYMI: The City of Edmonton has launched a 10-question online survey about cannabis regulation, in order to gather feedback about a number of topics, including retail stores and smoking cannabis in public.

  • Food for Thought: Why marijuana compounds could eventually replace anti-anxiety meds; As Forbes reports, a new study delved into why marijuana is an effective stress reducer.