Technically, only licensed REC retailers may sell CBD products—but unlicensed companies like illicit Toronto CBD-seller Calyx Wellness use lavish storefronts to appear to be operating within the law. Consumers seeking only CBD products for health and wellness may not understand the legality of products they’re buying. Fortunately this week, Health Canada issued a long-awaited factsheet on CBD and its regulation in Canada. It includes the brass tacks of legality for a variety of CBD-related discussions.
- Lawyer Trina Fraser warned Cannabis Act licensees and applicants not to neglect to get a license from Canada Revenue Agency. “If you start operations with no CRA licence this is a serious offence. CRA intends to start taking action in these cases. This will not slip through the cracks on their end. They get notice of new HC licensees and they follow up!”
- The Globe profiled the three (and only three) microcultivators who have been licensed by Health Canada since the program opened last October.
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