This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada, June 15-21

After Returning to Regular Hours, Quebec SQDC Workers Vote to Strike

Unionized workers at one of Montreal’s Société Québécoise du Cannabis (SQDC) locations have voted for a strike mandate, demanding wages and benefits similar to those given to Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) employees.

As it stands, SQDC workers are paid $14 per hour, just above Quebec’s $12.50 minimum wage requirement. Representatives of the 21 SQDC workers believe employees carry more responsibility than those working in other retail arenas, needing specialized training courses and rather extensive cannabis knowledge.

Canadian Producer to Release Pure Cannabis ‘Cigarettes’

Licensed producer THC BioMed is hoping to bring pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes—beige filter tip included—to the Canadian market. The company plans on bringing their product to the medical community first and believes their CBD offering specifically can be a transitional option for those looking to quit tobacco.

“I am predicting consumers will gravitate towards this finished type of

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