HAPPY PEOPLE OUT, CHAIRS AND BOOKS IN ON CANNABIS WEBSITE
Cannabis NB has replaced images on its website of people enjoying themselves with images of chairs, a book and painting supplies after Health Canada raised concerns last week. The agency came under scrutiny for its product descriptions and pictures of people smiling, posing for selfies and holding yoga poses — images that may violate federal regulations. In a statement, Health Canada spokesman Andre Gagnon said the department is trying to raise awareness about the Cannabis Act and its restrictions on promotion. “In a few cases, Health Canada has reached out to … licence holders to bring concerns to their attention, or to collect information and gain a better understanding of some of the facts pertaining to their promotional activities,” he said.