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Niagara College is delving into research on cannabis edibles.

Through a project called the Niagara College Cannabis Edibles Applied Research Initiative researchers are working with industry partners and other experts to examine non-alcoholic beverages, gummies, and baked goods infused with active ingredients like CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre manager Lyndon Ashton explains the research will provide scientific knowledge to help the burgeoning industry and give consumers an idea of what to expect when using cannabis products.

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Luxembourg is set to become the first European nation to legalize the growing and use of cannabis, the government announced in a statement on Friday.

Under the new legislation, adults over 18 in Luxembourg will be allowed to use cannabis, and to grow up to four plants per household, which would make it the first country in Europe to fully legalize the production and consumption of the drug.

Decriminalization will also dramatically lower the current fines for possession of the drug to between US$29 and $581 for possession of three grams or less, down from the current fines of $291 to $2,910.

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Back in 2015, we wrote about the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) taking issue with companies placing cannabis ads in the mail. In a written notice dated November 27, 2015, issued by the Portland, Oregon, District Mailing Requirements Office, the USPS  explained:

[i]f a mailpiece contains an advertisement for marijuana, that mailpiece is nonmailable” where the federal Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) makes it unlawful to place an ad in any publication with the purpose of “seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule I controlled substance. . . If an advertisement advocates the purchase of clinical marijuana through a Medical Marijuana Dispensary, it does not comply with U.S.C. 21 843(c).

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the CSA, prohibits using federal mail channels to actually engage in drug trafficking. This means that mailing actual cannabis/THC products exceeding 0.3%, or related paraphernalia, was, and remains, a big “non-mailable” no-no.

Then, in 2019, we wrote about the Business Mail Acceptance (“BMA”) internal advisory on “Acceptance Criteria for Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil and Products Containing CBD.” Essentially, due to the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, the USPS got tons of questions from CBD purveyors about mailing CBD

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