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As of October 17, food service operators are able to submit edible cannabis products for review by Health Canada. But, consumers won't see any on shelves until at least mid-December.
Nov 07, 2019 - EightSix Staff
Many refer to it as Cannabis 2.0: when government-approved cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals products hit the market and Canadians have access to additional ways of consuming their cannabis. Cookies, brownies, jellies, drinks, lozenges, and capsules are just some of the products that will, eventually, be on sale at your local store. But, the plodding, much-criticized pace of the roll-out will have Canadians waiting a while longer as we have just entered into the second phase of regulatory approval.
As of October 17, 2019, Health Canada has been accepting edible cannabis products, developed by approved cannabis producers, for review. A limit of 10-milligrams of THC — an active, high-inducing chemical in cannabis — has been set for each product. If, after a 60- to 90-day review process, a product is approved for consumption and sale, it will be subject to provincial regulations that determine where and how it may be purchased by consumers for recreational use.
Notably, restaurants are not permitted to serve cannabis-infused foods.
While there's a ways to go yet, cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals are just around the corner - and possibly just in time for the holidays.
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