Last year, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, applied to Health Canada to become a distributor of licensed medical cannabis. At the time it made sense. The newest users of cannabis weren’t—and still aren’t—teens and young adults, but aging baby boomers who would rather shop at a familiar...
Gluten-free. Prep and cooking time: 1 hr, 30 min. Serves 4. It’s official: autumn is here, and we’re loving it. Bubbling hearty soups, warm kitchens and friends gathered around the dinner table is what makes life’s little moments a big deal. Incorporate the bounty of fall vegetables and the healing qualities of...
Associate editor Fabian Dawson takes a quick look at the diverse range of voices that is shaping the Great Canadian Cannabis Conversation. THE DOCTORS The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), which unites over 85,000 physicians on national health and medical matters, wants the legal age for consumption to be amended to 21,...
Five years in, here’s how legalization has shaped our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. In November 2012, Washington State legalized recreational marijuana. And almost immediately, things started to change. “Within a month of the law having passed, prosecutors across the state dismissed current pending charges for possession of marijuana,” says attorney...

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Want to know what the future of cannabis legalization will hold? Just look back to the wine industry’s past. Even without a firm date for the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, every province and territory across the country has announced a general framework for its wholesale distribution and retail....
Want to be a retail cannabis consultant? With cannabis legalization just around the corner, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is hosting a workshop on September 7 and 8 at their Richmond campus to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the retail industry. "The Retail Cannabis Consultant workshop will...
We received more than 1,000 nominations for BotaniQ's "Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry" awards. The goal was simple: To uncover the Top 10 leaders in 10 categories in Canada's blossoming cannabis industry. Today, we are announcing the winners! Congratulations to all who won! A special thanks also goes out...
As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry: NICHE News Release: NICHE Canada Hosts Vancouver Forum to Explore Impacts of Cannabis Legalization; On Tuesday, NICHE Canada and CannabisWise are hosting the Cannabis & Our Community forum to educate stakeholders from local...
Barinder Rasode, NICHE Canada "Our main goal with NICHE Canada right now is to make the transition and implementation into (cannabis) legalization as seamless as possible by educating the industry community as well as the public they serve," said NICHE Canada founder Barinder...
In a recent press release, Financial News Media noted Brightfield Group has been "getting a lot of ink" for its projection that the hemp-derived CBD market will "outpace the rest of the cannabis market combined." FinancialNewsMedia.com also noted Forbes deemed 2018 the “Year of...