Medical Marijuana Ruling on Edibles Boosts Business

Last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that legalized medicinal marijuana edibles boosted business for one local cannabis candy producer.

“As soon as it happened on Thursday [June 11], our phone started ringing off the hook from different dispensaries across Canada wanting to get our product into their stores,” said Michelle Sikora, who owns and operates S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe with her husband Doug out of their home in Selma Park.

“People are asking us, ‘How much can we get and how fast?’”

The Sikoras have been making and selling organic marijuana edibles, teas, tinctures, lotions and oils for two years through a mail-order process that, until now, they say, has operated “in a grey zone” pending the outcome of the Supreme Court case.

On June 11, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that inhaling marijuana can present health risks for some people and that limiting patients to only smoking the herb “unjustifiably violates the guarantee of life, liberty and security of the person,” effectively legalizing medicinal marijuana derivatives for use by patients.

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