Canadian Government Lays Out Proposed Regulations For Edibles
Although cannabis is legal across Canada, the framework for selling legal edible products does not yet exist in the country. Releasing a set of proposed regulations on Thursday, the Liberal government hopes to make the anticipated deadline for hitting the legal market by October 17th 2019.
The stated reason for the year-long gap between cannabis legalization and the sale of edible products is the government’s desire to keep the products out of the hands of young people.
“These proposed regulations under the Cannabis Act support our overarching goal of keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth and protecting public health and safety,” said Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor in a news release.
The prosed regulations are as follows:
Health Canada has launched a two-month public consultation period for these regulations, holding roundtable discussions across the country throughout that time.
Given the large market share of edible products in legal US states, it is expected that cannabis-infused food and drink products will take a significant share of the total industry, making a solid regulatory foundation for sales all the more important.