Area of Law: Cannabis Law
Answer # 2441
Is it legal to sell cannabis edibles?Region: Ontario Answer # 2441
Edibles are legal to consume, but not sell
Although the Cannabis Act came effect on October 17, 2018, making it legal for adults to purchase fresh or dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and seeds and plants for cultivation, edibles and concentrates will not be legal to sell until October 2019, one year after the Cannabis Act came into force. This is due to the fact that formulating new food regulations and edible requirements is extremely complex. However, the new law makes it legal to make your own edibles and consume them at home (you just cannot sell them).
What will be legal as of October 17, 2019?
On June 14, 2019 Health Canada confirmed that the new regulations will come into effect on October 17, and as of mid-December the following three new classes of cannabis products will be legally for sale:
- Edibles (e.g. candy, baked goods, beverages containing cannabis extracts).
- Cannabis extracts: a type of cannabis concentrate (e.g. hash oil) that uses solvents to draw out the desired substances of a plant, seed or fruit.
- Cannabis topicals (cannabis extracts prepared with alcohol, oil or wax and applied to the skin, such as ointments, oils, and salves).
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