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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:

  • Health Canada announced this week that the regulations for cannabis edible cannabis, extracts and topicals are now final and these products will be available for legal purchase no earlier than mid-December 2019. Read more about the regulations and what they include.

  • “We’ve secured supply and distribution partners and we’ll have over $1 million in renovations in our facility.” As the Calgary Herald reports, Alberta cannabis producers and retailers are already in gear for legal edibles.

  • Calgary researchers are poised to study the merits of cannabis in tackling opioid addiction and slowing the rate of deaths from the painkillers. As the Calgary Herald reports, The city is host to the only publicly funded opioid de-prescribing clinic in Canada, which is handling a growing waiting list of those hoping to be weaned off the drugs.

  • ICYMI: The president of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association is urging municipalities to write the provincial government lobbying for a 33 per cent cut of pot revenue. As the CBC reports, not only do Saskatchewan municipalities want a share of the excise tax the province collects on cannabis sales, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association argues it's a federal expectation.

  • Food for Thought: Some municipal governments are teaming up to try to rein in cannabis growers’ ability to conduct legal business on ALR land. Here's a look at the situation and why some believes municipalities are unfairly targeting cannabis growers.