Edmonton, May 28-30, 2023

Due to the numerous requests from LPs. Micro and Craft growers along with some of the largest cannabis retail stores in the nation, Grow Up has decided to bring our award winning show to Alberta. We will be hosting our 7th Conference and Expo at the Edmonton Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Edmonton.

Cannabis NB launches Good to Know education campaign

Nov 16, 2022 | Media Partners, Stratcann

This post is presented by our media partner Stratcann
View the original article here.

Cannabis NB, the cannabis regulator and retailer in New Brunswick, is launching a new public education campaign to inform consumers about the difference between legal and illegal cannabis. 

The Good to Know campaign is built around data Cannabis NB collected and released in 2021 that showed testing results from different illicit products seized by police. 

The report looked at samples of several cannabis products obtained from the licit and illicit markets in New Brunswick, including dried flower and edibles, and tested them for things like THC levels, moulds, heavy metals, and pesticides. 

Testing results showed that the actual THC level in the seized cannabis flower and edibles was often far below the advertised value, as well as having higher than acceptable limits for several microbiological contaminants and pesticides.

In comparison, the legal products also tested as part of the report showed samples well below acceptable levels for microbiological contaminants and pesticides. In most cases, THC levels for legal products were accurate, although some were slightly under and some were outside of acceptable deviation limits.

Seven illicit flower samples and six illicit edible samples were obtained from several unlicensed New Brunswick storefronts, along with four legal flower types and five legal edible types from Cannabis NB.

According to Cannabis NB, the Good to Know campaign “promotes the fact that any product not sold by Cannabis NB in New Brunswick is not tested or regulated, nor are illegal vendors held accountable for the claims made about their products.”

The provincial regulator and retailer will be launching the program in the coming weeks on “various websites and social media apps with age-gated ads geared towards a 19+ audience.” 

Starting on Friday, November 18, the campaign will also include full window decals on a number of Cannabis NB stores throughout the province. 

Cannabis NB notes that the core focus of its retail model is “youth protection, reducing the illicit market, education, and safety. Cannabis NB stores offer a range of safe, legal products with a one-on-one guided retail experience.”

An example of window decals from Cannabis NB’s Good to Know campaign

Cannabis NB currently has 26 locations in 18 communities across New Brunswick and is in the process of expanding its retail model to include private retailers, pop-up stores, and cannabis farmgate stores

It is currently in the review stage for ten new private locations in the province. The most recent quarterly report shows the provincial agency brought in $4.8 million in revenue from $21.7 million in sales from July 4 to October 2, 2022.

Compared to the same quarter last year, sales of flower, extract, and accessories sales declined (13.8%, 26.9%, and 18.9% respectively) while sales of edibles, topicals and concentrates increased (42.8%, 130.1%, and 15.4%).

Image via cannabis-nb.com

This post was originally published by our media partner here.