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:
Cannabis Act News: The Cannabis Act debate resumes today, as members discuss the motion respecting Senate amendments. As Global News reports, the issue of home-grown cannabis will remain the biggest hurdle as the Senate and House of Commons try to get the cannabis legislation passed into law.
Legalization Update: Bill Blair, the federal point-man on cannabis, says that if the legislation to legalize cannabis passes by the end of the week, the government will eye a September date to implement the new regime. As CTV reports, upon Royal Assent, a decision will be made by the government as to a date of implementation.
ICYMI: Quebec passed a law last week outlining how legalized recreational cannabis will be regulated. The Montreal Gazette explains what you need to know.
Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut all want to ban residents from growing recreational cannabis at home. The CBC takes a closer look at why Quebec is opposed.
Food for Thought: Canada’s role in the global future of cannabis is more significant than ever. But, as Civilized reports, with that privilege comes the responsibility to set a good example for the industry on the global stage.