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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:

  • Get your tickets! We’re hosting a forum in Kelowna to educate government, work safety, health care, insurance, tourism and other stakeholders on what cannabis legalization will mean for them. Thank you to our amazing Gold Sponsor PhyeinMed! Register today!

  • The BC government introduced a trio of bills last week outlining how recreational cannabis will be regulated, and adding clarity to some rules that have already been made public. The government also launched the retail brand for recreational cannabis: BC Cannabis Stores.

  • New blog: Leaf Forward is coming to Vancouver! Want to meet new people in the cannabis space? Leaf Forward is launching in Vancouver next month. Come, learn, network and hear insights from Dr. Jonathan Page, President and Chief Scientific Officer, of Anandia Labs.

  • ICYMI: A new Loyalist College program will see students learn the industrial application of cannabis science, as well as how to test, analyze and the extract the drug. It’s great partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer cannabis career training programs to even more students, and support the workforce needs of a growing industry.

  • Food for Thought: Medical cannabis users to face an increase in prescription costs if Bill C-74 passes; As the Georgia Straight reports, advocates for medical cannabis are preparing to fight the government’s official proposal of a new excise tax for prescription cannabis.


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