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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:

  • Last week, NICHE opened a dialogue series with the FilipinX community about the cultural stigma around cannabis. The event was held in Scarborough, Ontario and the purpose was to discuss legalization from a social and public health perspective, and explore opportunities to engage with and participate in the developing cannabis space. The Grow Opportunity takes a look at the event.

  • Canadians bought $85 million worth of legal cannabis in May, $11 million more than April’s sales, figures released today by Statistics Canada show.

  • How much THC do you prefer when you consume edibles? Once legalization takes effect this fall, there will be a 10mg THC cap. BotaniQ talked to our CEO Dr. Jenna Valleriani, Deepak Anand, CEO of CBD and medical cannabis company Materia Ventures, and medical user and mother Danielle Mcinnis to get their take.

  • ICYMI: As Ontario struggles to open its 24th adult-use cannabis store, Alberta is on track to licence 200 stores by the end of the month. Leafly has the details.

  • Food for Thought: "It might be true that Colombia is the best country in the world for cannabis cultivation...But that isn’t enough. To produce medical cannabis you need the very highest quality standards.” As the Financial Post reports, big North American cannabis companies are now investing in Colombia.