As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry:
Six months after Canada legalized cannabis for recreational use more than 40 per cent of Canadians who said they consumed cannabis still bought it from illegal sources, a new Statistics Canada report shows. The Star has more details about what the numbers show.
Research News: Calgary researchers who examined more than 1,000 studies of cannabis and mental health say only two looked at possible benefits instead of harm — and overall there are some big gaps in knowledge that could become national research priorities. The CBC has details.
Three million new cannabis consumers are on the horizon when commercial cannabis-infused edibles, beverages, concentrates and topicals become legal in October. Learn about these new consumers in a new cannabis consumer insights white paper.
ICYMI: The BC Liquor Distribution Branch is inviting licensed cannabis producers to participate in a call for new products that are due to be legalized later this year, including edibles, extracts and topicals. Read more in BotaniQ Magazine.
Food for Thought: There's a crucial need for unbiased, evidence-based cannabis education in Canada. As the National Post reports, frustrated by vague branding, industry insiders want Canadians to have easier access to trusted education.