Pot edibles coming soon and a woman overbilled more than $3,000: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
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Pot edibles coming soon, with regulations
If you're excited about seeing cannabis edibles, drinks, oils or even makeup on the shelves, it's getting closer, . For starters, Health Canada says there won't be any pot products that are infused with alcohol, tobacco, nicotine or caffeine, and packaging will be strict. , be child-resistant and include what the CBD and THC content is. In 2016,
Overbilled more than $3,000?
When Ferne Perry got a call from her telecom provider offering $40 off her monthly home phone bill, she thought it was a scam. But after seeing the lower price on her next bill, . She says over the course of the six years she's had her home phone, she's been overbilled $3,100. When she asked for a refund, Bell Aliant said they were only willing to part with an $814 credit.
Would you trust self-driving technology?
According to a recent poll, the answer could depend on the name of the vehicle. Respondents to a survey from a U.S. driving safety watchdog were told the names of some self-driving technologies (Autopilot, Traffic Jam Assist, Super Cruise, Driving Assistant Plus and ProPilot Assist) but not what they do or which company produced them. if an "autopilot" system was engaged — but in reality, Tesla's autopilot requires drivers to stay fully alert and engaged while behind the wheel.
Youth vaping is an epidemic, Ottawa Public Health says
Nearly , which is almost four times the amount that said they've had a tobacco cigarette in the last year. What may be equally alarming is that nearly half mistakenly believe that vaping doesn't pose a health risk. Now, OPH is urging Health Canada to crack down on e-cigarette marketing to young people.
What else is going on?
Health Canada is warning this wakefulness drug, modafinil, is tied to fetal harm. The drug, also sold under the brand name Alertec, has been associated with "cases of major fetal congenital malformations."
A new, more consumer-oriented telecommunications policy is now in effect. The government's new policy directive to the CRTC emphasizes the need for affordable access to wireless, internet and other telecom services throughout the country.
Climate change is making some homes uninsurable. Thanks to new risks caused by climate change, it might be hard to insure your home in the future.
The latest in recalls
This contains Candida yeast, which can cause fungal infections; Korea Food Trading Ltd. is recalling because of undeclared eggs; are at risk of overheating, causing a fire hazard; these have been recalled due to burn hazard.
What should we investigate next?
Our television season has wrapped, but you can catch up on previous Marketplace investigations on . From scams, misleading marketing claims, to products and services that could put your health at risk, we are working on bringing you brand new investigations this fall. If you have a story you think we should be covering, email us at .
- The Marketplace team