The Canadian government has indicated that it will allow a "limited selection'' of edibles and other cannabis products on store shelve mid December. The regulations will come into force on Oct. 17th. Cannabis licencees must provide 60 days notice to Health Canada of their intent to sell new products.
The Canadian market is estimated at $2.7 billion annually, edibles contributing more than half of that amount. In addition to the timeline legal edibles must have specific amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). For cannabis edibles and beverages, a maximum of 10 mg of THC per package will be permitted. Cannabis extracts, used in vaping liquids, wax, and oil, will be limited to 10 mg of THC per unit. Products distributed as capsule will only be allowed 1,000 mg per package. Cannabis alcoholic beverages and products containing a combination of tobacco, nicotine or caffeine (although there is a mention of a maximum level of 0.5mg/g (+/- 5%) of caffeine) will be prohibited.
Officials with the government have advised Canadians to "start low" and "go slow" when consuming cannabis. Because the effects of ingesting cannabis consumers are told to look for products containing 2.5 mg of THC or less. After consuming wait to feel the effects before taking more.
Here's the regulations (guidelines) from 2018.
And a link to the cannabis act: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-24.5/
Notice for the control framework for edible cannabis in Canada
Many of the confection or edible producers such as Canopy Growth Corp., HEXO Corp. and CannTrust have already forged relationships with major companies in the food and beverage industries. Molson Coors is set to develop cannabis-infused beverages in a joint venture HEXO Corp.
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