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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:

  • The Quebec government’s contentious cannabis legislation that will impose some of the strictest rules in Canada has been adopted by the province’s National Assembly. As Global reports, the government has passed Bill 2 which will raise the legal age to consume and purchase recreational marijuana from 18 to 21.

  • People aged 65 and older are Canada’s fastest growing group of cannabis users, according to new data from Statistics Canada. As CTV reports, more than one in four seniors who recently used cannabis were new users.

  • ICYMI: "We believe opening the market to more retailers will help meet customer demand while also helping discourage competition from unlicensed stores." Saskatchewan is scrapping the lottery system and the cap on how may cannabis stores can be opened. CBC has the details.

  • Guelph researchers hope to find out whether cannabis can be used as a possible treatment for bladder cancer in dogs as part of one of the first studies exploring the subject since legalization. As the CBC reports, researchers hope the study will pave the way to a possible alternative to treat cancer in dogs.

  • Food for Thought: A new study finds most Canadians are positive on cannabis, but wished they were better informed.