The steaks are high.
Forty-five per cent of Canadians are interested in cooking with cannabis, according to a Dalhousie University survey.
But many people don’t know how to safely consume edible cannabis, as evidenced by two police officers who allegedly experienced hallucinations after eating edibles while on duty recently — and had to call for back-up.
Bill C-45, which aims to legalize marijuana use in Canada, did not originally include edibles.
They have now been added as an amendment, but will not become legal until 2019, a year after the initial roll out.
Sylvain Charlebois is encouraged that the government is taking extra time to get it right.
Charlebois is dean of the faculty of management and professor in distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.
“There’s lots of confusion,” he told The Current’s guest host Piya Chattopadhyay, “I mean generally speaking I would consider Canada an immature