With recreational cannabis legalization still months away, some local chefs and restaurant owners are already looking to the future culinary uses of this popular plant.
Although weed-laden brownies, cookies, gummies and even pop line the shelves of the grey-area dispensaries that have popped up in Canada’s major cities, once the legal recreational cannabis regime comes into force, stores licensed by provincial governments as cannabis retailers will not be selling edibles — at least not until sometime in 2019. The federal government has opted to take more time to deal with the complexities of oral THC ingestion.
In an emailed statement, Sarah Gillis, spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Department of Justice, said even when legal, recreational cannabis will only be available through the NSLC and therefore chefs will not be able to provide products with cannabis in them.
“We’re not aware of any province that has plans to allow this at this point. This activity is also prohibited under federal legislation,” she said.
But given that