Cannabis Industry is legalized in Canada and is regulated by Health Canada. Since cannabis drugs are consumed by humans, the cannabis industry is regulated by the regulatory authority the same as pharmaceutical industry.
You will find most of the same departments that are found within the pharmaceutical industry such as QC labs, R&D labs (analytical and product development), QA department, regulatory affairs department, validation, technical services and manufacturing. The labs are equipped with the same analytical equipment and conduct similar test as pharmaceutical labs.
As new graduates, if you are not able to get into pharmaceutical industry, you could gain the needed experience from Cannabis Industry and then apply to pharma.
If you do work in the Cannabis Industry but would like to transfer to pharmaceutical industry, it is recommended to take courses in your area of interest applicable to pharmaceutical industry to have the competitive advantage.