With legal cannabis about to filter through the marketplace, the cannabis industry has blossomed into one that is sophisticated and not for your stereotypical stoner. There for research purposes only, I checked out the Lift & Co Expo at Metro Toronto Convention Centre where a collective of cannabis industry pros, manufacturers and more had gathered to promote marijuana related products, but if your idea of Mary Jane is a bag of green stuff you may want to sit a spell. This is no fly-by-night mom and pop production. Streams of revenue are expected to compete for your food and beverage bucks, with most experts agreeing that the trend stateside will be similar up here in the north. And while we will be waiting patiently for the second edible phase to hit, the innovation is already out there, and in typical Ontario fashion, yours to discover.

Here’s a couple products featured at Lift Expo that might leave you breathless….

JetPack- Flyte Concentrates
If you’re a fan of Emergen-C’s but want that extra then check out grab and go, single dose, super discreet THC shot in a bumper crop of natural flavours. One 10ml liquid dose of distillate boasts a mega 30mg of THC per pouch, or opt for 20mg of CBD . Simply snap open, mix with liquid and rocket outta here. From $6 per pack.

Hydropothecary Decarb Capsules
Move over matcha. There’s a new green powder in town! This DIY system is as all natural as they come, with a powdery consistency you make yourself. Pack your capsules with activated marijuana powder for a custom approach to ingesting THC & CBD. The cannabis is a fine powder similar to a flour, making it easy to add into your fave smoothies and snacks. Six different potencies mean you can be geared up for a Saturday night, or daytime ready with a sativa that’s as active as you are. $15 a gram, plus a free capsule making machine with your first order.
Smyle Sublingual Spray
Feeling nostalgic for a spray of Binaca? Look no further than this handy mouth spray. Toss this in your purse for on-the-go misty fun, pain relief and whatever else ails ya. With THC or CBD sprays in a variety of flavours and doses you’ll be feeling fresh in no time. From $29.99 per bottle, with 2.4mg per spray, and over 125mg per bottle.
Boveda Humidity Control
There’s nothing worse than a neglected bag of greens, it’s best to keep your cannabis fresh instead of funky. Boveda Packs are leading the pace as the #1 leader worldwide in single use humidity control. The packs are foolproof and easy to use, with individual packs going for just $5. Serious about your stash? Upgrade to the app enabled control system and set it and forget it.
Keef Life
While this innovative product wasn’t part of Lift & Co, it soon will be a Canadian staple. SodaStream users will have a new drink to infuse with their bubbles when Keef becomes available in Canada. Each bottle contains a 100mg of either Sativa or couch-locking Indica. The low calorie beverage lets you customize your flavours, and mood enhancers, with your favourite non-alcoholic beverage.