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TechnologyGuidelines for Canada's cannabis edibles tight, but also vague

07:15  19 june  2019
07:15  19 june  2019 Source:   vancouversun.com

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Moosehead Breweries and Sproutly to develop cannabis-infused beverages VANCOUVER — Moosehead Breweries Ltd. is the latest beverage company to form a joint venture to enter the cannabis-infused beverage market in Canada once it is legalized. An affiliate of the independent brewer, OCC Holdings Inc., is partnering with Sproutly Canada Inc. to develop, produce and market non-alcoholic beverages using Sproutly's naturally-produced water soluble cannabinoids. The companies say its beverages would be able to deliver the

Health Canada is targeting industry, as it should, but by isolating edibles from other products in the manufacturing When the federal government pushed ahead with legislation to legalize recreational cannabis a few years It is hard to see this number going anywhere but up under the final guidelines .

Canada will embark on its second wave of cannabis legalization — which will see edibles , concentrates and topicals become available for “Provincially or territorially authorized distributors and retailers will also need time to purchase and obtain the new products and make them available for

Guidelines for Canada's cannabis edibles tight, but also vague© Provided by PostMedia Digital

Legal edible cannabis products coming to retail stores later this year may not be recognizable to consumers who have enjoyed brightly packaged high-potency products from the grey market.

Ottawa’s approach to legalization is decidedly not the disco reggae dance party that legalization activists envisioned when cannabis prohibition ended last year, favouring a more subdued approach to marketing.

It is not clear what kinds of treats will be approved for sale in Canada, as the new guidelines are vague, except to say packaging and products cannot be “appealing to a young person.”

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Canada ’ s proposed alternatives: vaporizers, “e-cigarette devices,” and edibles , which the guidelines cite as “[maybe] the safest method of cannabis use.” (Here’s hoping this official endorsement of edibles inspires Canada to make ‘em as legally available as flower.)

Canada ' s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. Edibles , or cannabis -infused foods, will not be immediately available for purchase but will be within a But the federal government has set guidelines for plain packaging with little branding and strict

Whether approved products will include cookies, but not cookies with Smarties, is unknown. The guidelines, which also apply to beverages, expressly forbid the mixing of alcohol and THC in one product.

Packaging for edibles will be child-resistant, plain, and include mandatory health warnings. Single-serving products will be limited to 10 milligrams of THC, the psychoactive drug in cannabis.

Health Canada warns inexperienced users to start with 2.5 milligrams or less, and wait to see what the effects are. They also warn people using edibles to avoid smoking cannabis.

Guidelines for Canada's cannabis edibles tight, but also vague© Les Bazso Les Bazso Grey market cannabis edibles in Vancouver in 2013.

Grey market cannabis candy and baked goods often pack in 50 or 60 milligrams of THC per piece, while medical products range up to 1,000 milligrams, to be consumed over time.

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Canada ' s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. Edibles , or cannabis -infused foods, will not be immediately available for purchase but will be within a But the federal government has set guidelines for plain packaging with little branding and strict

“The 10-milligram limit is the equivalent of selling alcohol only in little airline bottles to stop people from getting too drunk,” said legalization activist and cannabis retailer Dana Larsen. “We are treating cannabis 10,000 times more severely than alcohol, which is clearly the greater risk to health and public safety.”

“All these little portions individually wrapped is really going to create a lot of extra packaging and waste,” he added.

Many people who consume cannabis for medical reasons will be forced to eat multiple portions to get an effective dose, he said.

“I guess it’s fine to say people can eat more than one piece, but I have cancer patients who use 500 milligrams in suppositories a day and no one wants to put 50 things up their butt,” he said.

Suppositories limit the psychoactive effects of cannabis extracts, while providing comfort to cancer patients, he said.

Cannabis edibles to be legally for sale by mid-December

Cannabis edibles to be legally for sale by mid-December New cannabis products — like edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be legally for sale in Canada this mid-December.

Health Canada guidelines stipulate that packaging has to list all the information a consumer needs to make an informed decision, including the name of the producer, the name of the marijuana strain, and its THC/CBD content. This includes a large disclaimer about the health risks associated with pot.

Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. The number of species within the genus is disputed.

Guidelines for Canada's cannabis edibles tight, but also vague© Gabe Ginsberg Edible cannabis products are displayed during a meet and greet to introduce Cheech Marin’s new line of cannabis products at Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary on December 13, 2017 in Henderson, Nevada.

One advantage of legal edibles is that products will be accurately regulated for strength and purity, which will benefit consumers, he noted.

The market for edibles and extracts in Canada will grow to $2.5 billion a year, with significantly higher profit margins than weed, according to a new report from Deloitte .

“The edibles market alone is estimated to be worth at least $1.6 billion a year in Canada, with cannabis-infused beverages adding a further $529 million,” said Deloitte partner Jennifer Lee, a cannabis market expert for the multinational business consultant.

With a contiguous market, government support and access to the banking system, Canadian companies enjoy significant advantages over their American competitors, Deloitte said.

Potential edible cannabis users are planning to eat cannabis-infused gummy bears (which will not be legal in Canada), cookies, brownies or chocolate at least every three months, Deloitte’s research shows.

Manufacturers will be able to apply to sell their edible products on Oct. 17, when the legislation comes into effect. From then, it will be 60 days before Heath Canada approves any for sale, and then a few more days or weeks to see products appear on retail store shelves and online.

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