Moose Jaw – Ontario: Regulator issues warning after unregulated hemp products sold at licenced pot shops

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The wonderfully named Moosejaw Today reports   TORONTO — A pair of licensed cannabis stores selling unregulated hemp products has prompted Ontario’s pot regulator to issue a warning to retailers. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario warned pot shops on Monday that it has uncovered instances of retailers selling products that violate their license terms, in a letter obtained by The Canadian Press. “The AGCO has learned that some cannabis licensees are offering and selling cannabis-based products, like lotions, edibles, topicals, etc., that have not been purchased from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS),” the regulator wrote in the letter. The OCS is the provincial pot distributor for Ontario. “We also have become aware that some retailers are offering and selling cannabis-based products in different packaging than the original packaging from the OCS.” Ontario’s licensed cannabis stores are only allowed to sell pot and hemp products purchased from the OCS, and must keep the items in their original packaging. Hemp products have low or trace amounts of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. AGCO spokesperson Raymond Kahnert said in an email that the message was prompted by compliance officials who became aware of hemp-based products being offered for sale at two cannabis stores in the southwestern region of the province. The AGCO considers items derived through hemp, such as lotions and oils, to be cannabis products, which retailers must buy from the OCS. The products that compliance officers uncovered had not been purchased from the OCS and both retailers immediately stopped selling the items following discussions, Kahnert said. Jennawae McLean, the co-founder of Kingston, Ont. cannabis store chain Calyx + Trichomes, said she had to pick her “jaw up off the floor,” when the AGCO’s letter was sent out to pot shop owners. She has never heard of or seen…

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