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Cannabis edibles likely available in time for Christmas

by Spiro Papuckoski - Toronto Sun

June 15, 2019

 

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Canadians could be opening a new gift under their Christmas trees this year that could literally give them a high.

The market for cannabis-infused products is expanding with the addition of edibles, drinks, extracts and topicals, which are tentatively set to be available at the Ontario Cannabis Store and licensed retailers no earlier than Dec. 17.

Just over a week before Santa Claus comes sliding down your chimney.

The Liberal government has set Oct. 17 – a year since pot legalization and four days before the federal election – as the date when all regulations for the production and sale of edible cannabis products, extracts and topicals will come into effect, Health Canada announced Friday.

Heath Canada is requiring federal licence holders to provide a 60-day notice of their intent to sell new products once the new regulations take effect, meaning consumers can start purchasing everyday items infused with cannabis as early as mid-December.

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For Rae-Ann Gammon, who created and sells her own line of cannabis-infused products from her Toronto home, the regulations governing the amount of cannabis per product (10 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol) is very restrictive.

“People don’t want to eat 30 chocolates to get their medicine,” Gammon said, referring to people requiring higher doses of THC to alleviate their health issues. “They are not making it easy for people.”

She can see why the government is leaning toward food like brownies and staying away from candy-like products that could end up in the wrong hands.

 

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Black River Santa

Santa's going to have to be careful which cookies he eats when he's making deliveries to Canada on Christmas Eve.

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Drosselmeyer

There is a lot of research that is showing incredible benefit with use of the CBD oil - helping children with epileptic seizures and adults with Parkinsons tremors - but sadly too many are claiming need of those benefits and going for the cannabis (CBD and THC) to get the psychadellic effect - it creates a whole other level of issue - people end up feeling they need the "high" to get the benefit of the CBD and it gets abused very quickly 

now the issue is that the cheaper brands of CBD are not filtered and they are not purging the THC so you still have the issue of the psychadelic - without good regulation (which there is not) I fear  you are going to see a lot of "legitimized" abuse very quickly . . . 

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Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, Drosselmeyer said:

There is a lot of research that is showing incredible benefit with use of the CBD oil - helping children with epileptic seizures and adults with Parkinsons tremors - but sadly too many are claiming need of those benefits and going for the cannabis (CBD and THC) to get the psychadellic effect - it creates a whole other level of issue - people end up feeling they need the "high" to get the benefit of the CBD and it gets abused very quickly 

now the issue is that the cheaper brands of CBD are not filtered and they are not purging the THC so you still have the issue of the psychadelic - without good regulation (which there is not) I fear  you are going to see a lot of "legitimized" abuse very quickly . . . 

That's a given, I sure saw this coming. And the revenue generated as well. Something that can benefit some patients, with abuse going two ways. The "high" and the "high dollar".

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Santa Johnny Boy
17 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

There is a lot of research that is showing incredible benefit with use of the CBD oil - helping children with epileptic seizures and adults with Parkinsons tremors - but sadly too many are claiming need of those benefits and going for the cannabis (CBD and THC) to get the psychadellic effect - it creates a whole other level of issue - people end up feeling they need the "high" to get the benefit of the CBD and it gets abused very quickly 

now the issue is that the cheaper brands of CBD are not filtered and they are not purging the THC so you still have the issue of the psychadelic - without good regulation (which there is not) I fear  you are going to see a lot of "legitimized" abuse very quickly . . . 

Which brands of CBD would you recommend?

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19 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

There is a lot of research that is showing incredible benefit with use of the CBD oil - helping children with epileptic seizures and adults with Parkinsons tremors - but sadly too many are claiming need of those benefits and going for the cannabis (CBD and THC) to get the psychadellic effect - it creates a whole other level of issue - people end up feeling they need the "high" to get the benefit of the CBD and it gets abused very quickly 

now the issue is that the cheaper brands of CBD are not filtered and they are not purging the THC so you still have the issue of the psychadelic - without good regulation (which there is not) I fear  you are going to see a lot of "legitimized" abuse very quickly . . . 

My wife has MS and my daughter has Tourette's. Both have seen benefits with it.

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Jason2274
1 hour ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Which brands of CBD would you recommend?

Doterra has a Copaiba that is really nice.

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Drosselmeyer
5 hours ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Which brands of CBD would you recommend?

my company carries the Hemp from BlueBird - but I am sure there are other good brands out there - we did a lot of research and consulted with several nutritionists before we went with that brand - you can get cheaper, but I know this is pure and doesn't have the THC in it.....

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Santa Hip

In my part of Northern California.  Santa better not eat any cookies or you will  find him sitting on your couch  drinking all the egg nog and watch the yule log burn.

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SantaJoe

This potentially could be a BIG problem with the reindeer and the route!!

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SantaDon

I've thought about giving the CBD oil a try.  I honestly haven't done much research but there must be something positive.  I had to quite alcohol almost six years ago because I had an easy time starting but a terrible time stopping.  So, I'm more than a bit cautious about CBD and cannabis products for myself.  I am, however, all for its use by folks with conditions that get help or relief.  

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