Sweet treat? Chewy trauma? Digesting the details

published on January 10, 2020 by Solomon Israel in Winnipeg Free Press

At an undisclosed location somewhere in Winnipeg, a new candy factory is quietly nearing completion.

When it’s done, the 50,000-square-foot facility will be a cornucopia of confectionery, pumping out chocolates and caramels, biscuits and cookies, chewing gum and gummies, all with one key ingredient in common: cannabis.

Before the Trudeau government legalized and regulated marijuana in October 2018, an enormous cannabis candy plant would have been impossible. But more than a year after legalization, after Ottawa gave itself extra time to write new regulations governing commercially produced, cannabis-infused food, the products — known as edibles — have recently appeared at licensed weed stores across the country…

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