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Canada Marijuana Sales See Record For April, CBD Companies Can Officially Sponsor MLB Teams, and 23 State AGs Send Letter to Ask Congress to Address Cannabis Copycat Products

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Canada Marijuana Sales See Record For April

In April, Canadians purchased a record amount of legal cannabis products. According to the latest data from the country’s authority on statistics, legal marijuana sales hit C$372.4 million. That brings the total sales for January through April to C$1.4 billion. According to Statistics Canada, sales for April were also 3.7 percent higher than in March. Quebec led the provinces with month-over-month growth of 18 percent. Most other provinces in the country also saw sales growth in April. 

CBD Companies Can Officially Sponsor MLB Teams

The MLB officially announced that CBD companies are permitted to sponsor teams in the league. However, before a baseball team sells a sponsorship to a CBD company, they must first ensure they meet specific criteria. To qualify for sponsorship, the CBD company must have NSF International certification and the team needs to get authorization from the MLB commissioner. MLB Chief Revenue Office Noah Green said that some companies have already reached out to the league about having their CBD products certified. However, Green was clear that none have attained the status yet, but three to five brands are currently working on the certification process.

23 State AGs Send Letter to Ask Congress to Address Cannabis Copycat Products

Copycat edibles have recently become a cause for concern. The State Attorneys General from 23 states have formed a bipartisan coalition to demand action on this issue. The group sent a letter to leaders in Congress, requesting that action be taken to prevent companies from being allowed to sell edibles that closely resemble popular food brands. The letter states that state prosecutors are “gravely concerned about the dangers of copycat tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles in our communities, particularly the risk they pose to our children.” The bipartisan group contains AGs on both sides of the legalization issue, with some in support and some that strongly oppose. However, all of the attorneys general agree that some kind of regulatory action needs to be taken to prevent consumers – particularly children – from inadvertently ingesting THC with these copycat edibles.