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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:

  • New Blog: Landmark Vote Sets the Stage for Legalization; In this latest blog, we explore why we need to focus more attention on enhancing cross-cultural education and outreach as our country moves forward with cannabis legalization.

  • New Blog: Grow Hard or Grow Home: The Two Sides of Personal Cannabis Cultivation; Growing cannabis at home has been one of the, if not the most, hotly debated issues surrounding how Canadian legalization of nonmedical cannabis will take effect in Quebec. NICHE looks at what has brought us to this point.

  • Legalization Update: Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the question of pardoning those previously prosecuted for possession is legitimate. As the National Post reports, after legalization, the Canadian government says it will make it 'fair' for those with criminal records for cannabis possession.

  • ICYMI: Edmonton has published a list of proposed locations for cannabis retail locations. As Global reports, applicants include representatives with larger chains to smaller, independent businesses.

  • Food for Thought: Craft cannabis growers say better cannabis will be key to thriving in the legal market. As the Globe reports, Quality cannabis will be key for craft producers to be able to distinguish themselves from large-scale producers.