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Cannabis is the latest cash crop on the block. It is expected to surpass all other crops in Canada, including corn, soybeans, wheat and vegetables.
Since Canada legalized the plant's cultivation for recreational purposes in October 2017, cannabis is becoming big business. It is also pretty water-intensive. It uses a lot of water in comparison to other crops, unless it is grown in a controlled environment which fortunately most licensed producers in Canada have adopted.
The legalization of cannabis has also brought about constitutional concerns in First Nations circles who wish to control the sales and production of their own cannabis crops. Stay tuned as our investigative reporters look into the new cannabis reality.
Our stories so far:
Financing indigenous cannabis ventures south of 60
Opaskwayak Cree nation, a leader in the Canadian cannabis retail market
Micro-cultivations, the craft breweries of the cannabis industry
Early supply challenges for SDQC in Québec
Indigenous people and legalized cannabis - 2019/2/6
Canada's changing cannabis environment - 2019/1/29
Growing marijuana under Canada's new recreational laws - 2018/9/13
New recreational marijuana laws in the Maritimes - 2018/9/10
Fungicide Found In Licensed Medical Marijuana - 2017/05/08
Government Presents the Cannabis Act, Concerns Persist - 2017/04/21
Potentially Toxic Residue
Behind Medical Marijuana Recalls - 2017/04/10