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A Look at Roadside Tests If You Want to Open a Cannabis Store

Since recreational cannabis has become legal in Canada, there has been a discussion around impaired driving and how to test for it. The first testing device to be approved for use by Canadian police was the Drager DrugTest 5000. A second device, the Abbott SoToxa, has now been approved as of June 2019. Almost one year elapsed between the first and second devices’ approvals. Both devices are designed to detect presence of THC. Since they can’t measure impairment of a driver, they are only used to tell if a driver has recently used cannabis. The testing needs to be combined.. READ MORE »

September 5, 2019

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After Your Food Safety Program Here’s What You Should Know About Food Intoxication

Unlike parasites or other infections, food intoxication happens when ingested food contains toxins that make consumers sick. Proper food preparation and processing is very important, to be sure to minimize or avoid: Unfavourable chemical reactions Contamination Harmful chemicals Sometimes foodborne infection can be confused with intoxication. The difference lies in that infection is caused by the actual bacteria once it is in the intestines, while intoxication comes from toxins (often created by bacteria), meaning that the physical organisms are not what make people sick. Read on for more information about food intoxication and how it occurs. Know How Food Intoxication.. READ MORE »

September 3, 2019

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Understanding How to Read Product Labels If You Want to Become a Cannabis Distributor

Canadian cannabis labels are extensive and contain a lot of information. This is a good thing, as they contain a lot of important information about the product. In addition to standard warnings regarding THC and keeping products away from youth and children, labels state THC and CBD levels, strain type, and more. Read on to orient yourself with cannabis labels. How to Read THC and CBD Levels when You Become a Cannabis Distributor Just as bottles of alcoholic beverages inform consumers of their alcohol percentage, cannabis consumers need to be able to see the THC and CBD content in their.. READ MORE »

August 29, 2019

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Why Mutual Recognition Agreements Matter in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

Mutual Recognition Agreements, or MRAs, help streamline the regulation of pharmaceuticals by establishing better cooperation between governments. This cooperation means that countries and regions can rely on one another’s testing and regulations of pharmaceutical products, instead of each region repeating the same processes on identical drugs. It’s a more efficient use of time and resources. Canada has a regulatory authority called the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) of Health Canada. The HPFB regulates MRAs that Canada is a part of. MRAs ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are followed and make it easier for people around the globe to access.. READ MORE »

August 27, 2019

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Want to Apply for a Cannabis Licence? Find out How Cannabis Is Boosting the Canadian Economy

The cannabis industry is growing in Canada. With the next wave of legalization set for October 2019, edibles, topicals, and extracts will be available to consumers. Canada has a leadership position in the cannabis sector, with the next stage of legalization projected to create a consumer market worth $2.5 billion per year. Edibles alone are expected to be worth approximately $1.6 billion per year, with cannabis-infused beverages projected to bring in $529 million annually. Read on to learn how the cannabis industry is giving Canada’s economy a boost! Canada’s Industry Has Many Key Advantages Over Other Markets Canada has some.. READ MORE »

August 22, 2019

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Why Experts Say the “Kill-Step” Is so Important to Food Quality Control

The “kill-step” in food manufacturing is the point at which dangerous pathogens are removed from the product. This is often done by killing the pathogens. It is one of the most important steps in keeping food safe. Outbreak prevention is a priority in the food industry and must be taken seriously and optimized. Since bacteria ends up on almost every food ingredient, it must be managed and prevented from reaching harmful levels in the food consumed by the public. Some kill-step processes include: Cooking Pasteurization Chemicals Freezing Read on to learn why this step is so necessary for food safety.. READ MORE »

August 20, 2019

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3 Facts About Why Terpenes Matter If You Want to Apply for a Cannabis Retail Licence

Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its scent. These oils aren’t just found in cannabis—they are all over nature in a variety of plants, for the purposes of luring pollinators and repelling predators. Most commonly, terpenes are found in coniferous plants, which are: Evergreen trees like pine, hemlock, and spruce Have needle leaves Feature seed-bearing cones Terpenes secrete chemical compounds and are what create unique smells in fruits and vegetables, flowers, and herbs. How a plant smells is determined by: The number of terpenes in it The variety of terpenes that it has Which types of terpenes are most.. READ MORE »

August 15, 2019

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A Look at Gender Representation in Clinical Trials for Students in Clinical Research Courses

When conducting clinical trials, results can depend on how diverse the population of participants is. Clinical trial diversity is essential for: Accuracy Effectiveness Reduction of bias Gender bias in particular is an issue currently being addressed within clinical trials. Because there has historically been a bias towards male study participants in medical research, there is a lack of data by comparison on females and how they react to drugs. Read on to learn why gender diversity in clinical trials is so important, and what can be done to improve it! Why Inclusion Is Important to Graduates of Clinical Research Programs.. READ MORE »

August 13, 2019

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Proper Storage Techniques to Know if You’re Considering an AGCO Cannabis Application

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is the regulator for private retail of cannabis in the province. Minimizing public risk and ensuring safety are priorities in the regulation of cannabis. According to the AGCO, all cannabis “must be stored securely at all times” and can only be accessed by staff from the time it is received until the time it is sold. Keeping products stored securely in retail locations is part of controlling who can access them, as they aren’t appropriate for children. In addition, standards can also be followed to preserve quality and freshness, making sure that.. READ MORE »

August 8, 2019

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3 Social Media Nutrition Myths You Can Debunk with Sport and Nutrition Training

Social media is where many people turn for quick tips on nutrition and fitness. With flashy influencers, quick videos, and wellness trends everywhere, there’s more information available than one can fully process. With the high traffic of online resources, it can get tricky to determine between fact and myth. As someone with an education in sport and nutrition, you can help clear up some of these false claims when you enter the industry, by focusing on scientific fundamentals. Here are a few of the common myths that appear on social media and why they aren’t true. Read on for a.. READ MORE »

August 6, 2019

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