Health Canada: CBD Safe and Tolerable

Health Canada has reviewed cannabidiol (CBD) and deemed it “safe and tolerable” for short-term use. Health Canada’s report looked at dosages ranging from 20 milligrams to up to 200 mg per day. As of now, all CBD products must go through a heavily regulated cannabis supply chain. One can only sell CBD in cannabis stores. […]

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Health Canada admits pesticides change the flavour

Over the past three to four years, Health Canada has refused one question. The department would not explain why they authorized licensed producers to spray sulphur on flowering cannabis intended for smoking. Finally, following the third attempt, Health Canada admits that pesticides change the flavour. Shortly after legalization, rules on ACMPR licensed patients sharing seeds […]

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B.C. Cannabis Consumers Now Free to Use Private Delivery Services

B.C.’s cannabis consumers are now free to use private delivery services in the province. The government-owned B.C. Cannabis Stores have been able to do this since legalization. The B.C. government extended this freedom to private stores last year. But employees of the retailer provided the delivery service. As of July 8, couriers can deliver recreational […]

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Amending the Cannabis Act

Amending the Cannabis Act? The Canadian government says they will review and amend it as soon as possible. But the deadline to begin the review is eight months passed. Scheduled for October 2021, Health Canada won’t comment on when the review will occur, only that any amending will come from a “credible, evidence-driven process.” Health […]

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Opium Policies and Information in Modern Canada – June 2022

Is funding a “safe” injection site a good idea from a public policy standpoint? Why is it so hard to find hard data or the official opium numbers? Has the opening of the safe injection site helped in any measurable way? What is driving the increase in opium overdoses since the liberals took over?  If […]

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Stand For Craft Releases White Paper

Stand For Craft has released a white paper highlighting the Canadian government’s financial hindrances on small craft cannabis producers. The report criticizes the federal excise tax or “sin” tax, disproportionately affecting smaller craft farmers. The man behind Stand For Craft, Dan Sutton, shared the white paper with all levels of government. He tweeted, “Current policy […]

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How Popular is the Cannabis Legacy Market?

How popular is the cannabis legacy market? A new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has confirmed what many know. Higher prices and inconvenience encourage consumers to seek out illicit sources of cannabis. Or, putting it another way, the barrier to legal cannabis makes the legacy market more attractive to consumers. […]

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Introducing the BC Craft Farmers Co-Op 

The BC Craft Farmers Co-Op shouldn’t have to exist. For decades, British Columbia has been Canada’s natural home of cannabis. Thousands of small farmers have cultivated high-quality and potent cannabis known as “BC Bud.”  But the federal government’s overregulation of cannabis, and the BC government’s lack of backbone, means thousands of these farmers are still […]

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Canada’s Cannabis Cartel

Canada’s cannabis cartel is here. And they’ve always been here – big LPs like Canopy and Aurora. They’re just being patient, playing the waiting game. It may appear as if Canada has a robust craft cannabis sector. After all, there are over 800 licensed producers in this large but thinly populated country. And consumers prefer […]

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VCBC meets with Health Canada

At 4:28 PM on April 20th, 2022, The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC) received an ominous email; Health Canada was looking to have a meeting. Not only that, they said it would take at least forty-five minutes and wanted to talk within a week. On Wednesday, April 27, 2021, the VCBC sat down with Health […]

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