VANCOUVER – Critics say Canada’s proposed edible pot regulations would result in tasteless products wrapped in wasteful packaging, shutting out medical patients and fuelling a continued black market.
The consultation period on the proposed rules ended yesterday and Health Canada is now reviewing the responses.
Jessika Villano, owner of Buddha Barn dispensary in Vancouver, says the government is creating an environmental nightmare with its proposed packaging rules.
A single serving would be limited to 10 milligrams of T-H-C, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, and each serving must be individually wrapped.
The regulations also say the products must not be appealing to youth and the packages must not advertise dessert or confectionery flavours.
Villano says brownies, cookies and candies are appealing to youth, but they’re appealing to adults, too.
Health Canada aims to implement regulations to support the sale of edibles, topicals and extracts by October 17th this year.