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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: New Petition Calls on Ottawa to Stop Taxing Medicine; In this latest blog we explore how the federal government’s plan to add an additional tax on medical cannabis continues to cause concern. The issue is that in our country, all prescription products are exempt from tax. Patients argue that medical cannabis should be no different and the current taxation measures are adding an unfair financial burden on cannabis patients. Canadians are now being asked to sign a new petition to address the issue.

  • Hot off the press: The new edition of BotaniQ magazine is ready to download! From cannabis for canines, to the Okanagan’s newest tourism opportunities to industry insights, the latest issue has something for everyone.

  • Quality Matters: More than ever before, consumers are keenly interested in how cannabis products are produced, and in quality attributes such as terpene, cannabinoid and moisture content. This need for knowledge is transforming the way that people think about their product choices. As our CEO explains, that’s why NICHE helped launch Cannabis Wise, Canada’s first national cannabis certification program designed to promote quality assurance.

  • ICYMI: New regulations may spark Canada’s craft cannabis revolution; As the Georgia Straight reports, Canadians are celebrating as micro-licenses are finally coming out, ushering in the second wave of legalization. These micro-licenses are revolutionary for the industry, including smaller cultivators and processors more able to adapt to local consumer demand.

  • Food for Thought: The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Veterinary Cannabinoid Medicine have teamed up to urge Health Canada to amend regulations to allow CBD as a veterinary health product for pets. As Global reports, although cannabis for pets remains technically illegal, many owners are already trying it out.