Canadian LPs who’ve pegged their fortunes on vape extracts are cautiously optimistic that the US vape-illness crisis won’t hit the soon-to-be-launched Canadian industry as hard as some worry it might.
- Canadian LPs’ advantage is Health Canada’s stringent regulations process, for which there is no comparable system in the US.
- Despite the U.S. crisis, vape sales have stabilized south of the border, giving credence to Headset’s prediction the widely illicit-cannabis-related crisis would encourage users to buy from licensed sources.
- This week’s list of suspected causes for the vape-illness crisis has expanded to include toxic cadmium used in the solder of counterfeit cartridge shells. Preliminary data also shows heavy metals present in cheap cartridges can leech into vape fluid with help from terpenes.
Willamette Weekly, Twitter—Dan Goulet
- Fluent Beverage Company, a joint venture between Tilray and Budweiser parent Anheuser-Busch InBev, will launch a line of CBD beverages in Canada as early as December. Fluent intends to eventually introduce THC beverages, but requires more time to research how best to make products in which THC will not degrade over time.
- Aurora launched its Oral Dissolve Strips. The announcement was met with protests from MED users who argued that in order to achieve the doses many medical patients desire, the strips (which each contain only 4.7mg of THC) would be unaffordable.
NewsWire, Twitter—Ashley Keenan, Dan Goulet