New regulations will see cannabis edibles and oils hit Canadian shelves


New regulations that will come into force in Canada by October 2019 will mean licensed vendors can sell cannabis edibles, oils and tinctures.

Since the legalisation of cannabis in Canada, the cannabis market has seen an explosion and has become a prominent global market driver.

Initially, Canada faced heavy legal barriers, which hindered the growth of the market, as the federal government imposed restrictions in order to keep the market regulated. However, regulatory laws are beginning to loosen as more provinces are approving operating licenses.

Cannabis edibles to hit Canada

In June this year the Government of Canada announced amendments to the Cannabis Regulations setting out the rules governing the legal production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals.

In keeping with the federal government’s public health approach to the legalisation and strict regulation of cannabis, the amended regulations seek to

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