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Archive for October 2020

3 Facts About Cannabis Topicals to Know About in Cannabis Retail Training

Cannabis extracts can be added as an ingredient to all kinds of oils, balms, lotions, and other topical products. These products are typically used in these formats in the hope of providing a healing effect to localized areas of the skin, joints, or muscles. Containing either both THC and CBD or only one of the two, these products are purchased by consumers for a number of different reasons.  To understand more about cannabis-based topicals, let’s examine a few key facts about them. 1. They Aren’t Designed to Produce a High Cannabis-based oils, lotions, and other skincare products are not intended.. READ MORE »

How Drug Expiry Dates are Created, Explained for Students in Drug Safety Courses

When a manufacturer stamps a medication bottle with an expiration date, this date reflects the period of time the drug is known by the manufacturer to be stable. The stability refers to the length of time the drug should retain its quality, potency, and purity when stored in recommended conditions and in its original packaging.  To understand more about how Health Canada works with drug manufacturers to regulate the expiration dates of medications in Canada, and shed some light on some new thinking on the accuracy of these dates, let’s examine the issue more closely.  Drug Expiration as Governed Under.. READ MORE »

What Those in Cannabis Retail Compliance Should Know About Canada’s Import Laws

Since cannabis was first legalized in Canada in 2018, the nation has rapidly progressed within the industry. The country has become renowned and admired internationally for having one of the largest and most well-developed cannabis markets in the world. Yet the rules and regulations surrounding the importation and exportation of cannabis products are often confusing to both individual consumers and commercial retailers. The Cannabis Act was established by the Canadian government in 2018, for the purpose of controlling the country’s distribution, production, and sales of cannabis from a regulatory and legal standpoint. To understand more about these regulations overseen by.. READ MORE »

How Probiotics Are Regulated by Those with Careers in Regulatory Affairs

If a company slaps a label on a tub of yogurt or bottle of pills claiming the product to be a “safe and effective probiotic with proven health benefits,” the Canadian consumer has faith that the information is true thanks to regulatory oversight. People working in regulatory affairs are tasked with ensuring all kinds of products—from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals, natural health products, and foods—meet legislative requirements, which includes substantiating claims on safety and efficacy. Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be found in foods and natural health products, offering potential health benefits to those who consume them. To understand more.. READ MORE »

Invested in Cannabis Quality Assurance? Here’s What You Should Know About Cloning

Today’s increasingly competitive cannabis marketplace demands product consistency and quality, making cloning a preferred choice of growers for its ability to reproduce identical high-quality plant strains. With a single female plant able to reproduce as many as 50 clones per week, it’s not much of a surprise this asexual growing process has become the dominant method of cultivation in the industry. Cultivating from clones is not without its critics, however, as some say the practice can cause a strain to lose its potency over time. To understand more about the cloning process and learn the best methods for getting it.. READ MORE »

Animal Cloning’s Relevance to Regulatory Affairs

You may be familiar with the development of animal cloning over time, such as Dolly the sheep, which was cloned in 1996. However, what you might not be familiar with is how this practice relates to food safety and food supply. When an animal is cloned, their genetic makeup is copied via the replacement of an egg cell’s nucleus with that of a mature somatic cell, with no need for an egg-sperm union. The subsequent DNA transfer leads to a new embryo, which is then transferred to a surrogate before eventually being delivered.  Cloning animals for food production hasn’t been.. READ MORE »

How to Stop Root Rot If You’re Interested in Cannabis Quality Assurance

Tending to your plants throughout their growth to get the best out of each harvest. Well-tended plants are more likely to produce larger yields and the higher-quality product in demand from today’s competitive marketplace. Growers must be vigilant throughout the cannabis plant’s life cycle in order to prevent all kinds of problems that can threaten the health of the crop, including pest invasion and diseases. Root rot is one of those diseases, and can result from pathogen infection. To understand more about this condition and how to handle it if your plants are affected, let’s take a closer look.   What.. READ MORE »

How Professionals with Careers in Regulatory Affairs Regulate Vaccines

A professional working in regulatory affairs has the task of ensuring that all kinds of products from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals to human and veterinary medicines meet legislative requirements. When it comes to vaccines, this process means reviewing emerging vaccines for safety, efficacy, and quality. The development of vaccines under normal circumstances requires trials involving thousands of people, and can take many years to approve under a stringent review process. In the face of COVID-19, many vaccines are currently being developed at a much quicker rate, presenting complicated challenges for both the manufacturers of these new products as well as the.. READ MORE »

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