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Mon
23
Dec

N.S. ahead of the curve on getting cannabis edibles to market

Cannabis edibles are coming to Nova Scotia on Dec. 23 – or at least that's the plan.

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) says the full shipment of products has yet to arrive, so they're still sorting out what will be available in stores.

Stores have been remodeled and staff trained to make the way for edible cannabis, just in time for Christmas.

Twelve NSLC stores are ready to sell cannabis edibles extracts and vape products. One store in Halifax is a standalone facility, which means it does not sell alcohol -- just cannabis and cannabis accessories.

"There's more storage, there's more display space, and there's more space that's more accessible," said NSLC spokesperson Jennifer Gray.

Fri
20
Dec

Manitoba to See Cannabis Edibles Soon

Cannabis edibles are among the most popular marijuana products. Canadian consumers are waiting for edibles products to be available in stores. Canada legalized edibles, beverages, vapes, and concentrates on October 17, 2019. Health Canada regulations require a 60-day process for cannabis companies to obtain licenses to release their products. Expectations were that edibles could be available in stores by the end of 2019. Now, it appears Manitoba could start selling edibles by next week.

Fri
20
Dec

5 Of The Most Promising Cannabinoids For 2020

There are plenty of cannabinoids with restorative properties that haven’t really been explored in the past. Here are 5 of the most promising ones for the new year.

With so much buzz surrounding CBD and THC, it’s not surprising that most people forget or don’t know that there are hundreds of other cannabinoids that are also a part of the cannabis plant. These minor compounds have been associated with plenty of benefits that set them apart from CBD and THC.

CBD has  plenty of restorative properties that have lead to its inclusion in hundreds of products. But one of the main reasons why the cannabinoid has found so much success is because it’s the easiest and cheapest compound to extract and refine, thus, garnering the most attention and scientific-based interest.

Fri
20
Dec

Cannabis edibles, extracts, topicals and vapors on their way: B.C.

British Columbia's government says the first batch of legal marijuana edibles, extracts and topical will soon be available for purchase, two months after they were legalized in Canada.

The province says it received its first shipments of the products Wednesday and has made them available to private and public retailers via its wholesale customer portal.

The Ministry of Attorney General says consumers can expect to see them on store shelves by the end of the month, based on shipping schedules.

The province's liquor control branch is the only wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis in B.C.

Fri
20
Dec

Health Canada will start testing the emissions of cannabis vapes

Health Canada is readying itself to start testing the effects of inhaling substances emitted from cannabis vape products that recently hit legal retail shelves in Canada.

The federal regulator told CBC News that while it already has “research underway” on the effects of nicotine vapes, it plans to expand its “laboratory capability” to include the testing of cannabis vaporizers and related products.

Thu
19
Dec

Sask. marijuana users asked to be cautious as edibles hit store shelves Tuesday

The provincial government says people should be prepared as marijuana edibles, extracts and topicals become available for purchase this week.

While these products have been approved by Health Canada, experts said edibles work differently in people's bodies than smoked marijuana.

"Consumers should be starting low and going slow," said Geoff Conn, owner of Saskatoon's The Pot Shack. "Your body's got to get used to it."

Conn said edibles often have a longer onset period between eating the pot and feeling its effects. As a result, people need to be careful not to ingest too much if they think the edible isn't working.

Thu
19
Dec

Government takes heat for warning health-conscious Canadians ‘not to consume cannabis’

The Canadian government may have legalized cannabis, but its efforts to destigmatize the drug could use some work.

A statement from federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu Thursday regarding the impending arrival of edibles is raising eyebrows for the language being used to describe cannabis compared to alcohol.

“The best way for Canadians to protect their health is not to consume cannabis, and adults who choose to use cannabis should avoid products from illegal or unknown sources,” Hajdu said.

Thu
19
Dec

Instagram, Facebook to Ban Brands From Promoting Vaping, Gun Posts

Vape influencers, take note in the new year. On Wednesday it was announced that Facebook and Instagram will start removing posts that promote vaping, tobacco, or weapons “in the coming weeks,” according to an IG spokesperson. 

The platforms a history of banning such content. Facebook has long held the policy that advertisements for vaping, tobacco, and weapons were unacceptable on the platform. There was a workaround, however; individual users (users without business pages) could hype such products, and businesses could promote the posts, vastly expanding their audience. 

Thu
19
Dec

Zenabis gelcaps recalled in New Brunswick after CBD and THC mislabelled

Health Canada has issued a recall for more than 700 bottles of mislabelled cannabis oil gel capsules in New Brunswick.

“Namaste CBD Light gelcaps” from LP Zenabis actually contained THC (aka tetrahydrocannabinol) instead of CBD (cannabidiol). While both THC and CBD are psychoactive, only THC is intoxicating.

“These units contain the incorrect cannabis product,” notes the recall notice. “The label indicates that the product is ‘CBD Light gelcaps’. However, the units contain THC gelcaps.”

The recall was issued December 17.

Wed
18
Dec

Dude: Maclean’s survey reveals the top pot-smoking schools and majors in Canada this year

Cannabis use among Canadian university students is on the rise, but St. Francis Xavier and Bishop have retained their crowns as the two highest standouts in 2019, notes the most recent annual survey from Maclean’s.

The more than 18,000 students who participated in the survey reported higher rates of cannabis use in 2019 than the students who took part the prior year.

The top pot-smoking schools for the second year in a row — aka, your best bet for a higher education — are St. Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia and Bishop’s in Quebec, with 65.5 percent and 61.8 percent, respectively, reporting that they consume cannabis at least once a year.

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