The National Institute for Health and Education (NICHE) in partnership with Aurora Cannabis Inc (OTCMKTS:ACBFF) have unveiled a new guide to cannabis legalization targeting municipal candidates. The guide was launched to raise awareness about the new legislations that will be implemented starting next month.
The annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention
This year’s Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention is currently ongoing in Whistler, BC and brings together local BC government leaders. The convention comes ahead of the municipal elections that are expected to be held in a month’s time. There are also several other territories and provinces that are expected to elect new local government representatives this year. Among them Yukon, PEI, Manitoba, Ontario and the Northwest Territories.
Preparing for changes that come with legislations
In a statement, NICHE Canada CEO Barinder Rasode said the whole process of legislation is very complicated and moving from one legislative regime to another can be a big challenge. She noted that their main role is to prepare municipalities to smoothly navigate the process and be able to absorb the shocks caused by the shift.
According to Barinder, they are seeking have elected leaders have a meaningful and robust conversation about the new legislative frameworks as well as their implications on the communities. The guide has synopsis with some of the key point touching on legislation. Some of the points highlighted in the guide include a mention of who is tasked with regulating different aspect, workplace policies, youth protection, and the structure of the retail market and cannabis promotion.
Aurora Cannabis Acquires Agropro UAB
In other news, Aurora Cannabis has acquired Agropro UAB, the largest producer processor and supplier of certified organic hemp and hemp products in Europe. Aurora also acquired Borela UAB, a hemp producer and processor.
Both Agropro and its sister company Borela UAB jointly have 1,600 hectares under contract from which they are able to harvest over 1 million kilograms of organic hemp. The companies also have additional contracts amounting to over 3,000 hectares. The additional contracts are found in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.