All the facts about Cannabis Edibles!


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.

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A flowering cannabis plant is seen during a tour of the Hexo Corp. facility, Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Masson Angers, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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.

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In this April 12, 2018, photo, nugs of marijuana await packaging at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. Yet cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and it still has many opponents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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.