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Canadian Company Introduces DIY Gummy Kit

Canada’s Paracanna has announced its launch of a DIY cannabis gummies kit, which allows consumers to add drops of oil to create gummies in a variety of flavors.

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Canadian company Paracanna has released a do-it-yourself cannabis gummy kit, which comes about four months before the government is set to allow edible sales, according to a Bloomberg News report. The Zen Zingers kits allow consumers to add drops of oil to create gummies in a variety of flavors.

Paracanna chief executive Andrea Butterworth said the products fall in line with Health Canada regulations for candies, despite the products not having any cannabis in them.

“No animals, no characters, no creating juicy explosions and things that are typically seen in kids’ candy. We really tried to stay away from that.” – Butterworth, to Bloomberg News

The kits allow consumers to make the gummies as weak or strong as they like, although the company doesn’t recommend doses above 10 milligrams.

“We don’t want anyone to go out and take a really high dose and hurt themselves, or put themselves in harm’s way,” Butterworth said in the report. “But there are certain people who will inevitably use the kits to access what’s required for their conditions.”

She said that, even after edibles are introduced, there would still be a place in the market for the product because it is more cost-effective than pre-packaged products. Under Health Canada regulations, THC limits for edibles are capped at 10 milligrams per package.

A Deloitte study estimates that the Canadian edibles market will be worth $1.6 billion annually.

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