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Paving the Path for the Future – Medical Use of Psilocybin in Canada

On August 4, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, announced that four terminally ill cancer patients are now legally able to possess and consume psilocybin mushrooms for end-of-life care. These four patients mark the first publicly-known individuals to receive a legal exemption from the Canadian Drugs and Substances Act to access psychedelic therapy, and

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What You Need to Know About Medicinal Mushrooms, Psilocybin and Health Canada’s Regulations

Medicinal mushrooms, otherwise known as “magic mushrooms” is the term that is used to describe mushrooms that contain natural, active ingredients (hallucinogens), such as Psilocybin and Psilocin. In Canada, Psilocybin (chemical name: 3–[2–(dimethylamino)ethyl]–4–phosphoryloxyindole) and Psilocin (chemical name: 3–[2–(dimethylamino)ethyl]–4–hydroxyindole) are controlled under Schedule III of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). This means that activities

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Understanding Cannabis Product Labels

Cannabis product labels contain a great deal of information, most of it required by the Cannabis Regulations. It can sometimes be confusing for consumers to understand everything that is present on a label. The Regulations prescribe what, where and how information must appear on the label of all cannabis products. In this article, we’re going

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Bringing New Employees Onboard – What a Training Manual Should Include

Having a good “onboarding program” for new employees can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your cannabis business. A smooth on-boarding process will ensure your staff members are compliant with company policies, and can even help keep them on your team long-term. Remember, this is the first real experience employees

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Health Canada’s Updates on Cannabis Licensing and COVID-19

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On March 24, 2020, Health Canada advised federal cannabis licence holders of its decision to temporarily adjust its approach to administering and enforcing the Cannabis Act & Regulations, due to COVID-19 and its shift to teleworking. Health Canada stated that temporary adjustments will be in place until May 1, 2020, at which time they will

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The Impact of Legalization on Canadian Markets

The legalization of cannabis across Canada does not just mean a change to law enforcement policies. With the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Canadian economy is poised to see unprecedented growth in various sectors. Often times, both supporters and critics of new legislation have strong opinions about how it will affect the nation going forward,

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