Risk reduction is not just about smoking, and in Canada we are already preparing to legalize cannabis spray. Although Ottawa is preparing to legalize products made from cannabis concentrate in mid-December, sellers are wondering if the market is ready for spray-scented cannabis while a health professional questions the consequences of this product for public health.
The Canadian recommendations for safer cannabis use, published last May by the Public Health Agency of Canada, promote cannabis consumed through an electronic cigarette rather than cannabis by cigarette.
Although these alternatives reduce the main health risks, note the authors, however, they are not completely harmless.
Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, a public health specialist with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, agrees.
It's better not to breathe the products of combustion then there is a recommendation to take cannabis in vaporized formhe says.
It is still necessary that the essence of cannabis is pure and that the manufacturers do not add perfumes for example.
We do not know the risks because we are still in the process of studying chemicalshe explains. For their part, the cannabis vendors interviewed seem impatient that vape cannabis is legalized.
ALTRIA PREPARES WITH AN INVESTMENT OF 2,4 BILLION DOLLARS
Last Thursday, the Canadian cannabis supplier Auxly and the British manufacturer of electronic cigarettes Imperial Brands have announced an investment of 123 million dollars to prepare the access of their products to the Canadian market.
In December 2018, the giant of tobacco Altria Group announced that it would invest 2,4 billion dollars in the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos. The editor-in-chief of the specialized magazine BCMI Report, Chris Damas, estimates that vaporization could account for half of all cannabis-related sales if they arrive on the shelf in six months.
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