As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry:
NICHE News: Municipalities are on the front lines of legalization and we want to help prepare them for the changes that are about to take place. NICHE partnered with Aurora Cannabis on a new cannabis guide for municipal candidates and elected officials. Check it out.
BotaniQ News: We're announcing finalists in the Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry Awards! Congrats to ‘Educator’ finalists Hart Steinfeld, David Hutchinson and Adolfo Gonzalez! Read more about their impressive accomplishments. And, congrats to ‘Philanthropist’ finalists Jonathan Zaid of Aurora Cannabis, Clint Younge is the CEO of MMJ Canada and Jeremy Jacob of The Village Bloomery. Check out their work.
NICHE Event News: Have you got your tickets yet for our Cannabis & Our Community forum in Toronto on September 25? We'll provide the latest insights and updates on what to expect with legalization. Check out the great program and speakers we have lined up for you and get your tickets today!
ICYMI: BC's Minister of Public Safety has issued a 'snapshot' of what to expect with cannabis legalization - saying they've received more than 100 retail applications, but only one store and the online sales platform will be launched come October 17.
Food for Thought: As this Calgary reporter comments, whatever issues we think cannabis lounges might create, they pale in comparison to the problems we’re inviting with our current restrictive and scattergun approach to public cannabis consumption.