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NICHE this Week: 5 Things You Need to Know

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

  • Senate News: It’s a big week for the Senate, as Senators will make the final vote on the Cannabis Act on Thursday. As Civilized reports, If passed, recreational cannabis will become a legal substance across the country soon after, or it could face even more delays.

  • Senate News: Last week, the Senate voted to prohibit any promotional material that is branded by cannabis producers, such as t-shirts and hats. As the Globe reports, the amendment passed 34-28 with the support of 10 independent and unaffiliated senators.

  • ICYMI: Saskatchewan has selected 51 retailers to sell recreational cannabis. The companies include big operators such as Canopy Growth and individual entrepreneurs. The Star Phoenix takes a look at a few of the Saskatchewan cannabis retailers who won the lottery and are excited to get business going.

  • There are more than 260,000 medical cannabis patients in Canada alone. Here are five things the team at Civilized learned from the inaugural Medical Cannabis Week in Toronto.

  • Food for Thought: Some Alberta landlords are updating rental rules ahead of cannabis legalization; as Global News reports, some say that there is a huge opportunity for landlords that are cannabis friendly. They can likely charge a premium for some of these spaces because those people who are being refused by the majority of landlords.