Legalizing cannabis in both the US and Canada has created plenty of business opportunities, particularly in events. However, there are still some issues you need to look into before deciding to incorporate them into any events.
One of the popular cannabis products is CBD oils. There’s even evidence to suggest that the popularity of CBD oil in Canada is due to its health benefits such as easing anxiety and insomnia.
However, cannabis is still highly regulated in both Canada and the US. Nevertheless, CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol are becoming accepted in events.
If you plan on bringing Cannabis products during events, then you should know the following first.
Where is cannabis legal?
As of 2020, only four countries in the world have legalized the use of cannabis. The four countries are Uruguay, Canada, Georgia, and Canada. Keep in mind that it’s not legal in all areas of these countries.
Event organizers are often advised to hold their activities in areas where cannabis use is legal. However, the laws about cannabis can be tricky to navigate, especially if it differs between areas.
How much cannabis is allowed?
In areas where cannabis is legal, there are still limitations on how much cannabis one should use. In Canada, for example, thirty grams of cannabis is required. However, in the US, the restrictions vary from one state to another though it is usually not higher than Canada’s.
If you’re planning to distribute cannabis products during events, you should know first what should be the CBD or THC limit.
When wrong cannabis amounts are given to attendees of the event, the event organizers will be fined and, in extreme cases, arrested.
Are THC and CBD similar or different under laws?
One of the main differences between THC and CBD is that THC is intoxicating while CBD is not. CBD purchasing is legal in the US, but it should not contain more than 0.3% THC.
In Canada, however, both THC and CBD are under the same regulatory laws. Therefore, when planning an event, organizers need to know some of the regulations that govern the supply and distribution of cannabis to avoid trouble from the authorities.
What should event planners know?
Event organizers need to know that cannabis products can be highly intoxicating to people attending the event. Due to this factor, they should ensure that their attendees are not that intoxicated to the point that they cannot go home independently.
Event organizers need to hire professionals who will know how to give the right amounts of cannabis to the event attendees. In addition, event organizers should also be at the forefront in knowing the credentials of the people attending the party.
Though cannabis use has come in various forms, it is crucial for people who organize an event to know the laws, supply, and distribution of cannabis products during any event. Event organizers must know how to go about it. That last thing you’d want is a lawsuit from one of the attendees.