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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:

  • 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.