A joint task force of police forces investigating illicit CBD from Owen Sound, Saugeen Shores, and Hanover Ontario announced they had used Cannabis Act search warrants to raid three sites, charging four with selling unlicensed CBD products. Charges include “unlawfully selling cannabis, unlawfully possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling it, unlawfully possessing cannabis for the purpose of distributing it and possessing property obtained by crime under $5,000.”
Owen Sound Sun Times
- Communications consultant Ashley Keenan pointed out the stores mostly had retirement-age clientele.
- The number of seeded-acres of hemp across Canada roughly tripled, driven by CBD trends, but lacking a benchmark hemp price, producers are forced to barter.
Globe and Mail—Paywall
- Half of LPs have entered the US hemp market.
- Health Canada announced it has adopted “a public health approach to the legalization and strict regulation of cannabis” and announced $15.2M funding for 13 organizations across Canada doing public health-and-safety education about cannabis.