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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:

  • New Blog: NICHE Hosts Forum to Explore Impacts of Cannabis Legalization on Black Communities; The cannabis community and industry leaders will be gathering in Toronto on September 24 to delve into the questions and opportunities around cannabis legalization for black communities. It’s part of the new community dialogue series we’re hosting focused on bringing evidence-based cannabis education and grounded dialogue to various ethno-cultural communities in Canada.

  • A hazy rollout of new rules surrounding the promotion of cannabis products has left some retailers feeling perplexed. As the Edmonton Journal reports, starting on Oct. 17, any public advertisement for cannabis products or retailers can legally have a surface area no larger than 300 square centimetres — though it remains unclear what exactly this restriction applies to.

  • ICYMI: A judge has paused the licensing process for Ontario Cannabis Stores so a judicial review can take place to determine whether or not 11 would-be store owners were unfairly disqualified. As the CBC reports, the judicial review is scheduled for September 25.

  • Research News: Along with the countless businesses riding the cannabis wave, so too are scientists. At the bleeding edge of this research and development is nanotechnology — the study and application of extremely small things. Read more in the Financial Post.

  • Food for Thought: The second great Canadian cannabis rush is nearing the starting line. Legal cannabis edibles and other derivatives are expected to grow Canada’s cannabis market by three million consumers, or 65 per cent. The Calgary Herald has the details.