It’s not too late! There’s still a few days left to provide input on the proposed regulations for edibles in Canada.
The consultation period closes on Feb. 20.
The federal government is seeking feedback on draft regulations “to minimize the public health and public safety risks posed by edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals.”
These cannabis products will be permitted for legal sale under the Cannabis Act no later than October 17, 2019.
What are the proposed rules?
The federal government says edibles, extracts and topical cannabis products “must not be appealing to kids” and must make “no health claims.”
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.”
You can submit your comments in a number of ways:
Use the online form. You may also read, download or print the consultation questions.
By email: [email protected]
By mail to:
Strategic Policy Directorate
Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch
Address locator: 0302B
Click here to learn more about the proposed rules and to have your say.