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Archive for December 2018

Understanding Carbohydrates: A Guide for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

If you’ve ever felt confused about carbohydrates, we can’t say we blame you. Few nutrients seem to attract as much conflicting claims as carbohydrates do. You may have heard some people claim that it’s best to avoid carbohydrates at all costs, while others will tell you a high-carb diet is actually healthiest! On top of that, you may have heard terms like complex carbohydrates, simple carbohydrates, total carbohydrates, and so on. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion. If you’re considering enrolling in a health and nutrition program, here’s a small taste of what carbohydrates are and why.. READ MORE »

4 Common Challenges to Address as You Apply for a Cannabis Retail Licence

While recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada in October, the first brick-and-mortar cannabis retail stores in Ontario won’t launch until April 1, 2019. That means if you want to be among the first cannabis retailers in Ontario, you still have time. In 2017, Canadians spent $3 billion on cannabis, more than what we spend on tobacco and about the same as we spend on beer. Clearly, cannabis represents a significant and rare business opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs. However, cannabis sales are tightly regulated and to get started in this industry you will need to have the required government licences. Here.. READ MORE »

Smart Packaging: A Quick Overview for Students in Pharmaceutical Training

The pharmaceutical industry is an innovative and rapidly evolving sector, but one area of advancement that some pharmaceutical students may be less familiar with is the recent and ongoing development of smart packaging. Smart packaging can be used for a number of purposes. It could help increase patient compliance, which is a benefit not only for pharmaceutical companies but also for patients themselves. It could offer a form of validation to help consumers steer clear of counterfeit drugs, which can pose substantial health risks. It could also offer consumers information about whether a product has been tampered with and whether.. READ MORE »

Want to Become a Cannabis Retailer? Here’s How Consulting Services Could Help You Get Started

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that setting up a cannabis retail store is suddenly easy. Because of extremely strict government regulations, Canada is actually among the most difficult jurisdictions in the world to open up a dispensary. If you’re looking to set up a cannabis shop, doing it alone can be a daunting task. But tough regulations shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dream of breaking into the lucrative cannabis industry. Statistics Canada estimates that in the last three months of 2018 alone, Canadians will spend more than $1 billion on cannabis… READ MORE »

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