January 10, 2019

On December 20, 2018, Health Canada released proposed draft regulations for cannabis edibles and beverages. View the full details on their website.

They’ve released a basic table of products, ranging from cannabis-infused foods and drinks to THC extracts and topical solutions. Government is proposing new regulations on THC limits, product rules, packaging, labels and more.

Proposed new regulations include:

  • Cannabis-containing foods, drink and ingested extracts will only be allowed to contain 10 mg of THC per package, while inhaled and topical extracts will be allowed to have 1000 mg per package.
  • All packaging must be plain and child-proof, and all products are barred from containing nicotine and alcohol.
  • Drinks and foods may not contain added vitamins or minerals, while THC extracts, often used in vaporizers cannot contain sugars, colours or sweeteners.
  • All labelling will carry the standardized cannabis symbol for products containing THC, a health warning, the THC and CBD content, an ingredient and allergens list, as well as a nutrition facts table.

The Cannabis Act gave the federal government one year from legalization day to come up with regulations for cannabis edibles and concentrates.

If legislation is not passed, or if the government fails to pass an extension, then the items (proposed by Health Canada) will be added to the list of approved cannabis products on October 17, 2019.

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