One of the often misunderstood aspects of legal cannabis production is the quality assurance measures many licensed producers take post-harvest to ensure that their product passes a variety of tests. And in the four years since legalization, few have garnered as much attention as the process of irradiation.
The Cannabis Act attempted to take decades of global cannabis innovation and distil it into a few manageable categories that ensure Canadians remain safe and people roughly know what they are buying.
Since infused pre-rolls began to hit the Canadian market late last year, they’ve been gaining popularity. While consumers are enticed by the promise of boosted potency and flavour, producers are finding this new product category difficult to keep on store shelves.
When it comes to enforcement of promotional marketing and age-gating, it is often the provincial regulators who take centre stage, operating under provincial legislation designed to align with federal law.
Insurance is a complex topic in the cannabis space. The industry is adjusting to the new landscape, and brokering still isn’t functioning with the rationale and stability seen in other markets.
October 17 marks the four-year anniversary of cannabis being legal in Canada. That day marks not only a new beginning in terms of righting a century-long historical wrong but also the culmination of years of work leading up to it.
Welcome back to the Good Weed Board! In Part One, we discovered some of the first regulated dried flower products for sale in Canada that were actually worth consuming. Here in Part Two, I will showcase four more products from the Good Weed Board. I will also touch on some of the most important quality metrics for grading cannabis, and explain how these metrics influence the OG Rating Guide.
Some outdoor grow operations in BC are feeling the stress of the ongoing stigma against cannabis. Though they have the same challenges as other farmers, they get none of the tax benefits of being deemed agricultural.
The cyberattack last August on the parent company of Ontario Cannabis Store’s (OCS’) third-party operated distribution centre, Domain Logistics, briefly crippled the cannabis distribution system in Ontario.
Canada’s cut-throat retail market has many battlegrounds, with a lot of attention being paid to pricing, branding, and store appeal. But behind the scenes there’s another battle, and that’s over high-quality data.
British Columbia’s direct delivery program, which allows certain BC-grown cannabis products to bypass the Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB’s) Richmond warehouse, is under scrutiny from industry observers.
Nearly 70 years after plastic was invented, 8.3 billion tonnes of it have been produced. Today, Canada produces over 3 million tonnes of plastic waste yearly, and less than 10% of this waste is recycled. During the first year of recreational cannabis legalization, thousands of tonnes of plastic garbage were generated, and over 6 million kilograms of cannabis packaging accumulated in landfills.