Although new cannabis regulations regarding the legalization of edibles, extracts, and topicals will come into force on Oct. 19, as promised, Canadians will have to wait until mid-December before they will be able to purchase them in stores and online.
On Friday, the federal government announced amendments to its regulations governing the legal production and sale of edibles, extracts, and topicals.
Under the new rules, licensed producers will be required to provide Health Canada with 60 days notice of their intent to sell new cannabis products. The government agency will begin accepting those notifications on Oct. 17.
Because federal cannabis licence holders will need time to comply with the new regulations and provincial and territorial distributors and retailers will need to obtain the products before sale, government officials said consumers should expect to…