Despite the recent health scandal in the United States and the indictment of products containing THC (cannabis), Canada is poised to legalize vaping products containing cannabis. Although this decision is imminent, it will not be found on store shelves until mid-December.
The production and sale of cannabis derivatives, edible products, extracts, topical products and vaping become legal this Thursday on the occasion of the first anniversary of the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes.
Licensees must give to Health Canada 60 advance notice of intent to sell these products, which means they will not be found on store shelves until mid-December.
Some cannabis companies in Canada are planning a substantial increase in sales, but one expert would have liked the legalization of cannabis vaping products to be postponed or, at the very least, that the public be more aware of this issue.
«These products come on the market and then we try to understand what's happening, where the toxicity comes from, and then we try to regulate retrospectively, which is a dangerous way of doing things"Said the doctor Christopher Carlsten, who is responsible for respiratory medicine at the University of British Columbia.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that the number of confirmed and probable cases of serious lung disease has soared to 1299 in 49 states, including 26 deaths.
The center added that at this stage,no device, product or substance has been associated with all cases". However, health authorities are urging people to stop using e-cigarettes, especially for products containing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound found in cannabis.
source : Lactualite.com/