As you kick off the work week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry:
The government of Canada announced the coming into force of An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis. As of August 1, people who have a criminal record only for simple possession of cannabis can apply for a pardon, which will make it easier to work, go to school, travel and actively participate in their communities. However, as Cannabis Amnesty explains, despite the passage of Bill C-93, people across the country will continue to be limited by cannabis-related criminal convictions and they remain committed to achieving justice and equity for them.
Food for Thought: 'A surface-level analysis of the rapidly growing cannabis industry in Canada reveals a troubling trend: The profits and wealth being generated are overwhelmingly landing in the pockets of white Canadians.' As the Globe reports, racial inequities have quickly become fundamental in our legal cannabis industry.