Health Canada Considering Categorizing CBD as Natural Health Product

When a Health Canada representative told a media call last week the agency had “committed to conducting further consultations on the precise question of CBD as a Natural Health Product (NHP),” some expressed pessimism such consultations would arrive quickly. There were no timelines in last week’s new regulations on a move for which CBD producers have been […]

Expect Shortages When Extracts and Edibles Hit the Market

There’s a massive shift approaching for the legal adult-use cannabis marketplace: the coming era of what Deloitte called “Legalization 2.0,” which will introduce edibles/beverages/ingestibles, extracts/concentrates, and topicals to the Canadian legal market. Last week, Health Canada released its final regulations for those products, and the regs themselves have been a topic of much discussion. But […]

Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries

Across Ontario, police and municipalities are hard at work raiding and shutting down those illicit dispensaries left over from before legalization. Unauthorized cannabis sellers, however, are not making it easy for them. Last Tuesday, Hamilton police victoriously announced they had shut down the last of that city’s more than 40 illicit dispensaries. “It’s a fluid […]

Liberals Pass Bill to Suspend Records for Simple Cannabis Possession

The Liberal government’s Bill C-93, offering free record suspension but not expungement of cannabis possession convictions, received 11 amendments as it passed through the House of Commons public safety committee. The amendments reflected a variety of concerns about the legislation from all parties, including those from Liberals, Conservative, NDP, and Green MPs. Among the amendments, […]

Health Canada to Allow Provinces to Decide About Nursery Seed Sales

Health Canada confirmed provinces and territories may decide for themselves whether to allow federally licensed cannabis nurseries to sell plants and seeds on-site. With home-growing as an emerging legal market, currently in its first harvest, nursery owners are eager to get the go ahead to sell as much and as freely as they can—particularly because […]

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