Pot enthusiasts in Canada have something to celebrate.
It has just been reported that in the second wave of recreational legalization in Canada, cannabis edibles will be coming to the stores near us. This is scheduled to happen on October 17, this year.
The news has been reportedly confirmed by Health Canada. The market is definitely prepared for this.
Pot edibles industry to surge to about $4.1 billion in Canada and the US
According to the latest statistics, the edibles industry is expected to be worth about $4.1 billion in Canada and the US by 2022.
This data has been revealed by a cannabis market research company that’s called The Archview.
At the moment, the situation in Canada is the following: you can make cannabis-infused food at home, but there’s no way that it’s legal to sell and buy such items.
Health Canada has published Canada’s proposed edible cannabis regulations, and the public health agency is reviewing the responses after the consultation process which latest for 60 days.
Proposed federal rules
The proposed federal regulations say that a single serving has to be limited to 10mg of THC which is the psychoactive ingredient in pot. Each one of the servings has to be individually wrapped.
It has also been reported that this dosage limit is stricter than in Colorado, Washington or California, where more servings are allowed per package.
The serving cannot contain alcohol, they have limited caffeine, and they come in a kid-resistant package.
These proposed rules will be trying to address one of the main concerns with edibles: making sure it doesn’t pose a risk to public health.
“In other jurisdictions, which legalized marijuana just like the states in the U.S., one of the problems, [with] legalizing edibles, were kids. So kids came into the kitchen saw this wonderful nicely colored marijuana edible and as kids do, try it out,” according to Dr. Jürgen Rehm, a senior scientist at the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH.
Check out the complete proposed regulations to find out more.
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