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:

  • According to a new report by Statistics Canada, 15.4 per cent have consumed cannabis over the past three months. That amounts to roughly 5,698,000 Canadians – more than the entire population of British Columbia. And, Atlantic Canadians continue to purchase more legal cannabis per capita than the rest of the country.
  • As public consultations continue, Quebec is refusing to bend on legislation that seeks to increase the legal age of cannabis consumption from 18 to 21 and ban the product from all public areas. As CTV reports, Quebec junior health minister Lionel Carmant wasn’t even willing to accept amendments to his legislation during public consultations on the bill Tuesday in Quebec City.
  • Manitoba’s first physician-led medical cannabis clinic opened last week in Winnipeg. As Global reports, the clinic offers specialists and general-practitioners who develop patient treatment plans for symptoms or ailments.
  • These are five trending political, scientific, and clinical cannabis questions that are attracting lots of attention by clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and producers alike. Forbes explains the five critical questions cannabis researchers and producers are asking in 2019.
  • Food for Thought: While it will soon be easier to procure edibles from a safe and legal source, are edibles always a better method for consuming cannabis? Leafly takes a look at some factors to consider.