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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:

  • Ontario has selected 42 operators who can apply to run cannabis shops in the province. Here are all the details. But, as the Globe and Mail reports, Ontarians got the losing ticket in Premier Ford’s cannabis lottery.

  • Research News: "It's Canada's plum to pluck here. We should be leading this — worldwide. We have the best technology in the world to take this challenge on. And for us to slow down and let it slip through our fingers would be a tragic consequence." As the CBC reports, Health Canada backlogs risk stalling Canadian cannabis research.

  • ICYMI: "There seems to be a lot of confusion with Canadians entering the U.S. with regards to CBD and THC and all the derivatives from marijuana." As the CBC reports, a Canadian woman faces a lifetime ban after getting caught with CBD oil at U.S. border.

  • Want a job in cannabis? Here’s every cannabis education course you can take in U.S. and Canada.

  • Food for Thought: Companies are pushing ahead with cannabis-gummy plans they believe will allow them to eventually cash in on consumer demand without resorting to colourless and flavourless blobs. Read more in the Times Colonist.