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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: Democracy in Action: Ontario’s Seismic Shift in Cannabis Policy; While many are cheering the about-face that rocked the Ontario cannabis scene earlier this month, the event is also a great reminder that politics changes everything. Many elections will be taking place across our country in the coming months, and Premier Ford should be a reminder to all of us that each time we head to the polls, the potential for real change is at our fingertips.

  • NICHE Event News: Hear from Health Canada at our Toronto conference next month, as our Keynote Speaker Eric Costen provides the latest insights and updates on legalization! Check out the great line-up of speakers we have in store and get your tickets today.

  • Education News: Want to be a retail cannabis consultant? Kwantlen Polytechnic University is hosting a workshop September 7-8 at their Richmond, BC campus to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the retail industry.

  • ICYMI: Ontario government officials signalled last week that local councils elected this fall will have to make a speedy decision on whether to allow private retail cannabis shops in their cities and towns – but they weren’t able to tell municipalities exactly how much time they’ll get to make the call.

  • Food for Thought: Is farmland meant for food or should it be used to grow cannabis? As the CBC reports, some farmers are in support of the idea of shifting to cannabis cultivation, but the idea is drawing opposition from others.


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