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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:

  • Canada’s largest province opened its doors to legal cannabis retail stores on April 1. Ten stores were given the green light to open on Day 1 – three in Ottawa, two in Kingston and one each in Toronto, Brampton, Burlington, London and St. Catharines. And, Toronto’s second legal cannabis store opened its doors to customers in Yorkville on Sunday.

  • Research News: Researchers from the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals met last week to launch a partnership focused on the health effects of cannabis and related compounds. The Toronto Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Consortium (TC3) has attracted dozens of members and officially launched last Thursday at the Cannabis Innovation Summit, part of Health Innovation Week.

  • A B.C. cannabis co-op hopes to become largest collective producer in the world. As Global News reports, David Hurford is on a mission to organize small cannabis producers into a co-op to give them not only purchasing power, but marketing strength on the world stage.

  • How Canada’s petrol province became the best place to score legal cannabis. As VICE reports, cannabis sales in Alberta have steadily increased, and outperformed the rest of the country.

  • Food for Thought: “It’s quite amazing when the federal government has approved over five million square feet of greenhouses in Delta alone for the production of marijuana." The Delta Optimist takes a look at the issue of growing cannabis on ALR land.