Ashleigh Brown of women-and-MED advocacy group SheCann passed along emails [see above] she received from an affiliate of CBD multi-level marketing company Hempworx encouraging her to become a part-time CBD seller from home.
- When Brown told the person CBD was illegal to sell without a Health Canada license, the affiliate responded the company was set to launch “pharmaceutical grade” CBD products “without prescription” in Spring 2020. “Hempworx has all necessary licensing,” the person told Brown. “We all fall under their licensing as affiliated distributors. We don’t need individual licensing.” (Hempworx is not listed among Health Canada licenseholders.)
- Hempworx reportedly stopped Canadian sales in 2018 after journalists revealed it was unlicensed but told its sellers the illegal products were “100 percent legal.” The company also told affiliates to partner with an unlicensed company run by a person with a criminal record.
Las Vegas’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Awards finally gave its first award for a cannabis product to Kitchener, ON, cannabis-container makers Keep Labs, then banned them from mentioning cannabis. Keep Labs pulled out of the show.
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