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Wed
16
Oct

Cannabis edibles will soon be legal: Everything you need to know

New regulations for cannabis edibles and topicals come into effect on Oct. 17, with products expected to reach store shelves in December

Here’s what consumers and parents need to know

New regulations for cannabis edibles and topicals come into effect on Oct. 17,

“Edibles” is the umbrella term for cannabis-infused products, which can include beverages, cotton candy, dissolvable strips, gummy candies or baked goods. And topicals are products which can include lotions, balms, and oils absorbed through the skin for relief of pain or inflammation, according to Leafly.

Wed
16
Oct

Skip the Dishes, for weed: Manitoba's rules pave way for private delivery of legal pot

Founders of a new cannabis delivery platform set to launch in Winnipeg say they plan to use the Manitoba market as a test case for possible Canadian expansion, thanks to provincial laws that are comparatively friendly to online retailers.

"[We're] looking at it as the first kind of domino," said Ian Delves, president and co-founder of Super Anytime, a soon-to-launch cannabis delivery platform that operates in a way similar to Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats — but delivering pot rather than food.

The app will serve as a platform for ordering, with customers able to take their pick of products from local retailers. The deliveries will be made by Pineapple Express, a same-day delivery service already operating in Winnipeg.

Wed
16
Oct

Why Quebecers prefer illegal pot over going to the cannabis store

Cannabis has been legal for a year, but 82 per cent of what Quebecers smoked still came from the black market. Why were people going underground when they had a perfectly legal option?

To find out, the Montreal Gazette spoke to four everyday pot smokers who buy on the sly. They listed fast home delivery, no lineups, anonymity and better prices among their reasons for taking the illegal route.

Approximately 150 tons of cannabis was consumed in Quebec in 2017, according to SQDC president and director Jean-François Bergeron in a speech last week. Yet in its first year of operations, the Société québécoise du Cannabis has sold just 27 tons.

Tue
15
Oct

Going down: Saskatchewan witnessed marked drop in illicit cannabis prices since legalization last year

Data released by Statistics Canada earlier this week shows the average price for a gram of cannabis from the illicit market cost approximately $7.43/g in the 10 months preceding federal legalization.

But between legalization taking effect last October and now, the average price on the illicit market has plummeted to just $5.57/g, a nearly $2 difference.

That leaves Saskatchewan with one of the biggest price drops with regards to illicit adult-use cannabis in Canada—with the exception of Prince Edward Island.

Tue
15
Oct

B.C. school districts target vaping, call for increased regulation

A British Columbia school board says it has “serious concerns” about the risk of vaping and is asking all levels of government to take action.

In an example of how school districts are grappling with the new products amid shifting regulatory frameworks, the Central Okanagan School District outlined in a letter to parents on Friday how it is working to curb the use of e-cigarettes by students.

Since May, the school district says it has met with local municipal governments to encourage the development of bylaws to prevent advertising and targeting sales to minors.

Fri
11
Oct

Kief-infused cranberry sauce: Why not put some real pot in Thanksgiving potluck?

Why not put some real pot in Thanksgiving potluck ideas this weekend?

We spoke to three cannabis influencers on how to bring cannabis to the dinner table.

Thu
10
Oct

All the new products available on the one year anniversary of cannabis legalization

Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis in October 2018. This year, besides the first anniversary of the historic day, Canadians will also be treated to a new set of approved products.

The new products will become permissible for sale as of October 17, 2019, though Health Canada must be notified 60-days before any product can be sold and therefore nothing will be available until after that cut off. The 60-day rule is not a time limit, and products may not be available until after the waiting period is over.

This means the earliest Canadians can expect to see the new wave of cannabis products is mid-December.

Thu
10
Oct

Knowing who uses cannabis is key for public policy, says researcher

It's been nearly one year since cannabis was legalized in Canada and a professor at the University of Northern British Columbia says knowing who is using it is important to develop sound policy aimed at reducing cannabis-related harms.

Russ Callaghan, medical professor at UNBC, is the lead author of an article in the forthcoming December issue of the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence that identifies who consumes the most cannabis in Canada.

Callaghan and a team of researchers looked at data from the federal government's 2018 National Cannabis Survey to find out who are the biggest users and how that should inform public policy.

Thu
10
Oct

Nuts and buds: Nova Scotia man finds metal parts in a pot package from NSLC

A man in Cape Breton, N.S., received a bizarre surprise when he visited his local Nova Scotia Liquor and Corporation Cannabis (NSLC) store in Sydney River location to pick up a little weed.

After making his selections, George Poulain stood at the counter to pay — and immediately noticed that all was not well with one of his chosen packages.

The cashier noticed the same and picked up the package for closer examination.

“She took the other one and I said to her immediately, ‘it sounds like there’s marbles in that one,’ and we both laughed,” Poulain told CTV News.

After deciding the box of Canopy Growth’s Houndstooth should be opened, the cashier called her boss to take a look.

Thu
10
Oct

Bought cannabis? Here’s where it needs to go for the drive home in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia RCMP are reminding the public to put their pot out of people’s reach when driving. 

“It’s been almost a year now since the legalization of cannabis and we’re still finding there are a lot of errors being made,” Const. Chad Morrison said at a Dartmouth demonstration Wednesday of how to legally transport cannabis. 

RCMP officers have issued 172 tickets and 47 warnings for illegal transportation of cannabis in a motor vehicle within RCMP jurisdiction across the province since last Oct. 18. 

“As far as errors that we’re seeing, it’s essentially the products are being kept in the front of the vehicle where the occupants are,” Morrison said. 

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