Proposed rules for cannabis edibles, extracts in Canada revealed

From drinks to candy to creams, the Canadian government has revealed proposed rules for edibles in the country.

Across the board, edibles, extracts and topical cannabis products “must not be appealing to kids” and must make “no health claims,” if the rules are adopted next year.

All packages must also be “child-resistant.”

Another proposed rule is that products contain “no elements that would associate” them with “alcoholic beverages or brands of alcohol.”

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says the draft regulations, under the Cannabis Act, “support our overarching goal of keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth and protecting public health and safety.”

Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, said the federal government’s “top priority is the health and safety of Canadians.”

“By establishing a strict regulatory framework for these new cannabis products we are keeping profits away from criminals and organized crime,” he added.

“I encourage all interested Canadians to share their views on the proposed regulations.”

Public consultation on the draft regulations is open for two months, and the finalized rules are set to take effect on Oct. 17, 2019.

Click here to learn more about the proposed rules.

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