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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:

  • NICHE Blog: With legalization comes a newfound social responsibility. In our latest blog we discuss how cannabis companies are now the stewards of public trust and the industry must be willing to play by the rules and help make the transition easier for Canadians through education and example.

  • When cannabis is legalized this week, BC will be the largest jurisdiction in Canada that doesn’t allow ridesharing services. That's why NICHE, MADD Canada & Ridesharing Now BC are pushing the BC government to change that as quickly as possible.

  • With the countdown to legal cannabis now measurable in hours, many retailers, police forces, and the general public are still curious and uncertain about how the rollout will go. Minister Bill Blair, Ottawa’s point person on the legalization file, discusses where things stand, and why he thinks we're ready.

  • Ontario has provided key details about its government-run online cannabis store, including that products will be delivered for a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. The government also launched a new learning site to educated the public on the rules and regulations. The Ottawa Citizen provides us with a consumer's guide to purchasing and using legal cannabis in Ontario.

  • In a major policy change, U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says Canadians who work in the legal #cannabis industry here will be free to enter the United States.