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New Retail Tech & Cannabis Oils

As we head into summer—and legalization—all eyes are on the latest products and innovations to hit the market in an effort to determine what could be a big hit with consumers in the coming months. Here’s a round-up of products that are breaking new ground:

Retail Technology

Could the problem of lost keys be a thing of the past? Newman Loss Prevention Solutions is now offering electronic locks for showcases and cabinets. Programmable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards are now available to ensure that your product is safe and secure. Newman offers options for 12, 5 and 2 doors per controller. www.lpexperts.ca

Oils

Offering your customers a range of options when it comes to enjoying recreational cannabis is important, but there may be some things that discourage people from trying a particular method. Dynamix™ says it has solved what it calls a fundamental problem with cannabis oils: foul tastes, lingering textures, and the inability to mix with water or other beverages. Its proprietary emulsion blend completely mixes legally obtained, medical cannabis oils into what it claims is a great tasting beverage that won’t leave lingering aftertastes or residue. www.drinkdynamix.com

Rarefied’s Artisanal Enhanced CBD oils with Adaptogens combine a daily dose of phytocannabinoids with other superfood oils and adaptogenic herbs like Passionflower and Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi), which are plants that exert a normalizing influence on the body. Like the systemic balancing effects of CBD, they help the body adapt to the effects of stress, fatigue, trauma, and anxiety. Rarefied’s proprietary formulas include a blend for Sleep & Relaxation as well as a blend for Energy & Vitality. www.medigreen.ca

Strains

Shishkaberry: A hybrid that leans towards Indica, this was created by crossing DJ Short Blueberry with an unknown Afghani strain. Shishkaberry’s flowers have a fruit and berry aroma and its looks reflect this, with rich shades of purple. THC: 15.24%, CBD: <0.05% www.weedmd.com

SnowDome: A pure indica, SnowDome from Aurora Cannabis is a very potent strain. Its origins lay in pure Afghani indica and OG LA Affie. It’s notable for inducing “couch lock”—a physical numbing sensation that is a hallmark of strong indicas—and a calm, relaxing euphoria. Some users have reported psychedelic effects when using it. With a lime green and purple appearance, it’s known for earthy and pine flavours. THC 20.2%, CBD 0.0% www.auroramj.com

Galiano: A strain from BC’s Broken Coast Cannabis is a 90% sativa dominant hybrid. Notable for its sweet, spicy flavour and resin-rich flowers, it’s touted as a perfect strain for new and experienced users due the gentle onset of its uplifting and relaxing effects. THC 17.3%, CBD 0.06% www.brokencoastcoast.ca

Warlock: An indica-dominant strain that has moderate levels of THC, CannTrust’s Warlock has its genetic roots in landrace Afghani, Acapulco Gold, and Columbian Gold. It has an herbal, musky aroma with sweet higher notes of pine. Its stimulating effects are said to help users focus. THC 17%, CBD %0.04 www.canntrust.ca