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Health Canada announces legalization date for cannabis edibles

On Friday, Health Canada released its proposed regulations for cannabis edibles, concentrates, beverages and topicals.

The new products will technically be open for sale as of Oct. 17, 2019, however, Health Canada must be notified 60-days before any product can actually be sold.

Given the 60 day rule, edibles, concentrates and other products will not be on shelves until mid-December.

Furthermore, different regulations have been set for each product.

Edibles

  • No more than 10 mg of THC per packaged product
  • No added nicotine or alcohol and a limit on caffeine
  • Cannabis edibles must be produced in a different facility as non-infused foods
  • Products cannot appeal to young people

Concentrates

  • Concerns ingested capsules and vaping products
  • Ingested cannabis concentrates cannot contain more than 10 mg of THC per dose
  • Vape containers can also only contain up to 1,000 mg of THC
  • The maximum package size is 90 mL for liquid extracts if under 3% THC, and 7.5 g for solid extracts if over 3% THC
  • Products cannot have added vitamins, minerals nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, sugars, colours, or sweeteners.

Topicals

  • Concerns products that can be applied to the skin, hair, or nails
  • They are not to be used, or advertised for use, in eyes or on damaged skin

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