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:

  • New Blog: NICHE Welcomes New Board of Directors; We are thrilled to announce our new Board of Directors that will help shape the future of the organization. The Board will provide leadership for carrying out our goal of advocating for a collaborative, sensible and evidence-based approach to cannabis legalization in Canada.
  • “What has been perhaps the most challenging is the way cannabis legalization has unfolded within our provinces and territories, and local governments.” On the one year anniversary, Transform asked five leading Canadian policy experts on their view on how the groundbreaking new policy was progressing. Read more about what our CEO Jenna Valleriani had to say.
  • One cannabis industry executive estimated that 10,000 tons of packaging was generated in the first year of legalization. Businesses utilizing innovation and ingenuity are now stepping up with solutions, in lieu of intervention from government regulators. Read more in Marijuana Business Daily.
  • ICYMI: With more than 300 bricks-and-mortar retail licences issued, Alberta’s cannabis scene is beginning to resemble a traditional retail sector, with stores offering discounts, loyalty programs and a focus on customer experience. The Globe as the details.
  • Food for Thought: “Your plant is finally ready to be chopped down, dried, cured and consumed.” Along with planting bulbs and clearing out dying annuals, some gardeners now have a new fall tradition: harvesting their cannabis plants.