Canadians love cannabis, and they love their cannabis edibles too. Cannabis edibles have had a questionable future in Canada. That was until now. On October 17th of 2018 cannabis legalization made history in Canada when the country legalized adult use recreational cannabis across the nation.
When this happened, you had access to purchasing buds. What you couldn’t purchase though was extracts, or this was an area that the Canadian government still had to address. Finally, two months after Canada legalized adult-use cannabis the liberal government has proposed regulations for extracts and edibles.
The Official Details
The Liberal government announced that cannabis-infused extracts, topicals, and edibles will be available by the anniversary of cannabis legalization in Canada in 2019. I guess they don’t want to run out of products as they did on opening day sales of bud.
This means you might have to wait till almost Halloween to legally score some cannabis-infused edibles in Canada. Until then brownies, cookies, candies, and dabs are still illegal to sell in dispensaries. Edibles will be limited to containing only 10 mg per package and capsules will have a limitation of 1000 mg per package with 10 mg per dose.
Super Weak but Approved
This means cannabis-infused edibles in Canada will be super weak. To give you an idea, these products in Colorado on the recreational market come in 100mg packages. Each package will contain an average of 10 individual pieces of candy containing 10 mg each. If you had a candy bar purchased on the recreational side from Colorado, it would have an average of 100 mg of THC. A candy bar purchased in Canada will only have 10 mg of THC.
This means one piece of a candy bar in Canada would have 1 mg of THC whereas one portion of a candy bar in America would contain 10 milligrams of THC. This would make purchasing edibles in Canada seem like a real rip off to me. Additional restrictions on caffeine, alcohol, minerals, and vitamins in cannabis-infused edibles may also be imposed.
A Call for Public Comment
Cannabis edibles and concentrates cannot contain health claims. The public is invited for the next 60 days to comment on these new regulations. If I lived in Canada, I would definitely go online and let them know their new regulations suck. I might also note that they had to have been created by a ninny and a team of nincompoops.