Cannabis edibles are legal tomorrow but you won't be able to buy any
One year after the production and smoking cannabis became legal in Canada, it’s now time for cannabis derivatives to follow suit.
While edibles, extracts, topicals and vape products become legal tomorrow, Oct. 17, that just starts the approval process.
Manufacturers need to serve 60-days notice to Health Canada for all new products, making it mid-December before they’re available to customers.
There are also strict rules on how they are packaged and marketed.
Edibles can only contain 10 mg of THC per package, no nicotine or alcohol and a limited amount of caffeine. Packages have to be child-proof and plain and must not appeal to youth or make any health claims.
Extracts, either for ingesting or inhaling can contain up to 1,000 mg per package.
For those wanting to vape, the same restrictions on where it is allowed are the same as smoking tobacco.
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