Edibles draft rules garner mixed reaction from pot industry

The federal government’s new proposed regulations on how cannabis edibles and extracts will be consumed and sold in Canada are garnering mixed reaction from the pot industry, with some welcoming the variety of product lines that will be made legal in 2019, and others concerned over the limits on THC potency and a ban on associating any kind of cannabis beverage with alcohol.

According to a statement released by Health Canada Thursday, edibles will be permitted for sale in Canada no later than Oct. 17, 2019, exactly a year after cannabis in flower form was legalized for recreational use. The proposed rules, broadly speaking, set a cap on the amount of THC in a cannabis beverage or an edible to 10 milligrams, and allow for only “plain packaging” of cannabis products.