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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:

  • Bill C93 has received Royal Assent. Canadians saddled with criminal records for possessing cannabis can soon apply for fast, free pardons. But as the CBC reports, professionals working in the field aren't expecting a mad rush at the door.

  • New data shows that more Canadians are consuming cannabis and the sector is ripe for growth. The Globe takes a look at the numbers behind the industry.

  • The Conference Board of Canada and The Globe and Mail are partnering to explore the relationship between career success and cannabis use. Interested in taking the survey? Employees interested in taking the survey can click here. Employers interested in taking the survey can click here.

  • ICYMI: Federal cannabis regulator Health Canada is shaking up its mandatory health warning messages for legal cannabis products by reducing the total number of messages, removing certain statistical claims about the harms of cannabis, and eliminating warnings about cannabis being addictive. Leaf News has the details.

  • Food for Thought: Brock University’s Michael J. Armstrong comments that from preventing defects and growing plants from cuttings, to designing products and creating experiences, this author believes the legal cannabis market means better choice for consumers.