Shelves at Canada’s first recreational marijuana retailers might look a bit sparse when the country repeals prohibition next summer because cannabis edibles won’t be part of the legal framework at first. But that gap in the retail market won’t last long as there is already a plan underway to make THC-infused cookies, brownies and other foods available within a year of legalization.
Yesterday, the House Standing Committee on Health approved an amendment to Canada’s legalization bill that would allow edibles.
“This proposed amendment would provide certainty and timing for Canadians and the industry that edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be authorized for sale no more than 12 months of the proposed cannabis act,” said Liberal committee member John Oliver (no, not that John Oliver).
The decision gained immediate support from members of the industry like Shane Morris of the Gatineau-based medical marijuana grower Hydropothecary, who says opening up a legal channel for