Eyeing legal edibles, weed giant teams up with Almonte chocolate-maker Hummingbird

Having won the Academy of Chocolate’s 2016 Golden Bean for making the world’s best bean-to-bar chocolate, the Almonte couple behind Hummingbird Chocolate Maker have to wonder if one day their company might be comparably recognized by the High Times Cannabis Cup.

That’s because Hummingbird, which was launched in 2011 by Erica and Drew Gilmour, recently partnered with Canopy Growth Corp., the Smiths Falls-based, publicly traded marijuana company, to press ahead with creating a THC-laced chocolate product that could arguably appeal to gourmets who fancy a tasty buzz.

There is, of course, one big proviso. Production of such a product could only begin “if and when it becomes legal to do so,” Erica Gilmour says.

While recreational cannabis became legal in Canada this week, the legalization of edible pot products, which are hugely popular in other markets, has been put off because regulating them is especially complex.

Hummingbird is one of the few Canadian companies

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