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Pot and Pans: Health Canada Welcomes Input on Proposed Edible Cannabis Regulations

Edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will become legal to sell in Canada no later than Oct. 17, 2019, a year after the federal government legalized recreational cannabis use. Health Canada is now seeking feedback on proposed edible cannabis regulations that will come into force under the Cannabis Act. This public consultation period will run until Feb. 20, 2019. What could the edible cannabis regulations mean for foodservice? As is currently the case with non-edible cannabis, the new federal regulations will leave it up to each province and territory to decide: The legal minimum age for edible cannabis use Where adults can buy it Where adults can use it How much adults can possess Since rules related to the point of sale and consumption of edible cannabis will be left up to lower levels of government, this will not be the focus of Health Canada’s consultation on the proposed edible cannabis…