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:

  • NICHE Blog: A Year of Learning: The Top 5 Cannabis Education Resources of 2018; Looking back at these past 12 months, what were the biggest successes in the colossal task of educating a nation on a plant still so overwhelmingly misunderstood? Kira London-Nadeau breaks down the Top 5 Cannabis Education Resources of 2018.
  • Anyone who wants to open a cannabis shop in Ontario now has their chance. Starting Monday at 12 a.m., the province began accepting licence applications online at a cost of $75.
  • “By having this on campus, we can train students more hands on.” Eight academic institutions have obtained licences from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis for scientific purposes.
  • Quebecers are turning to cannabis shops on Indigenous territory as SQDC struggles with supply problems. The Montreal Gazette takes a look at the issues in Quebec.
  • Food for Thought: “If Canadian regulations continue to restrict consumer goods companies from differentiating themselves from their competitors… Canada will not be the country that innovated value-added cannabis products.” Adam Miron, the Chief Brand Officer and Co-founder of HEXO Corp, explains how Canada has the opportunity to take a leadership role in informing consumers and creating positive social experiences that equally celebrate marketing innovation and moderation.