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 Event News: Join us for the next dialogue in our cross cultural cannabis series on September 24th in Toronto! There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so register today – For more details and to sign up, check it out.
  • The Quebec Superior Court overturned the province’s ban on homegrown cannabis yesterday, meaning that Quebecers are now free to cultivate cannabis at home without facing legal repercussions. The Montreal Gazette has the details. And, as the CBC reports, Manitobans who want to grow their own recreational cannabis may now have legal ammunition to use in any future court challenge of the province’s home-growing ban.
  • ICYMI: When it comes to cannabis, the proof is in the peeing — and the results are surprising. In some cases the testing contradicts other Statistics Canada data on cannabis consumption, while shedding light on the potential size of the black market. Read more from the Financial Post.
  • The Assembly of First Nations hosted its first ever National Cannabis Summit in Vancouver last week. Delegates discussed key issues such as jurisdiction, health impacts, social development impacts and economic development. As the Globe reports, the Summit looked at how Indigenous communities can be involved in cannabis industry.
  • Food for Thought: According to recently released Statistics Canada data, B.C. has sold just $19.5 million of recreational cannabis. Only the small province of PEI has sold less, with $10.7 million in sales. Some say this is due to a number of factors, including the small number of storefronts in the province, product shortages, and also because there is a “very sophisticated consumer in B.C.” that is accustomed to premium product.