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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:

  • New Blog: Spotlight on the Senate; In our latest blog, we discuss how all eyes are on the Senate as they give their sober second thought to a piece of legislation that Canada has been waiting for for decades.

  • Alberta announces regulations for private cannabis retailers. The regulations outline who can own cannabis stores, where they can be located, rules for staff, safety and security requirements, and other operational details for private retailers.

  • Manitoba selects mix of organizations to handle cannabis retail sales; as the CBC reports, the list includes licensed producers, a medical clinic operator and First Nations communities.

  • ICYMI: Politics, not independence, leads to Senate delay on pot legalization; As the Toronto Star reports, there is now a firm deadline for cannabis legislation to pass in the Senate, but it wasn’t the deadline the Trudeau government, and some provinces, wanted.

  • Food for Thought: Massive B.C. greenhouses converted to grow cannabis; As CTV reports, greenhouses in the Lower Mainland that used to grow bell peppers have been transformed into what operators are calling the largest licensed cannabis production facility in the world.