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:

  • 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.