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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:

  • Saskatchewan has released its cannabis framework, which includes prohibiting consumption in public spaces, setting minimum age at 19, and limiting home production to four plants per household. The selection process for retail permits is now underway.

  • Big Pharma's first foray into cannabis arrives with Sandoz-Tilray deal. As the Financial Post reports, the new deal is the first deal between a major pharmaceutical company and a Canadian cannabis producer.

  • Enrolment high for Kwantlen cannabis course – As Richmond News reports, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s cannabis education program is about creating an industry that’s well-educated and well-trained so the industry can provide safe, consistent and good products.

  • ICYMI: Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has launched a new cannabis portal. The new site includes information about the province’s cannabis industry, retail licences, distribution and production, consumer education, and more.

  • Food for Thought: Newly elected Ontario PC leader Doug Ford says he’s not in favour of government-run cannabis stores. As the CBC reports, Ford could become Premier this Spring and he wants free market for cannabis in Ontario.