Article by Harrison Jordan, Leafly
A recent report by CBC News underscores the importance of the little excise duty stamp affixed to all legally-purchased cannabis products in the country.
The news outlet reports that in Saskatchewan, counterfeit cannabis products including pre-rolls of dried cannabis have been making the rounds, bearing the same red standardized THC logo and yellow warning messages that legal cannabis products must contain by law.
Those behind the fake ‘legal’ products could face a daily dose of legal jeopardy. While the federal Cannabis Act contains criminal offences against production and selling, the federal Excise Act also contains offences against packaging cannabis for sale without an excise stamp, a small paper-like stamp that lawful producers must affix to all packages.