As the cannabis industry continues to evolve and develop, it’s important that businesses have a strong understanding of the regulatory environment in which they operate. Unfortunately, as many businesses explore the CBD market, certain regulatory boundaries have blurred resulting in confusion and potentially unintended consequences for consumers and business owners alike.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. When it is derived from hemp, which has less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis), it is a legal and viable ingredient for use in wellness products. However, CBD is also commonly produced from marijuana, which has higher levels of THC and is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Drugs Act. Go here https://greensociety.cc/product-category/edibles/thc-gummies/
Due to the differences in THC content and the different ways that each type of cannabis is cultivated, there are a wide variety of CBD-based wellness products available for sale in Canada. As a result, CBD is often confused with THC-based products and mislabeled, which can cause confusion for consumers looking for CBD for specific health concerns.
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To address this issue, we conducted two Google searches on January 14th, 2020, using the search terms “buy cbd canada” and “buy cannabidiol canada.” For each of these searches, website URLs were recorded for the first 20 pages retrieved. Upon review, 70 websites were identified as selling CBD in Canada. The sites were filtered to identify only those that sold CBD directly to Canadian consumers without a prescription or medical provider’s approval.