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Public consultation on cannabis edibles launched by Health Canada

December 21, 2018  
by Food in Canada staff

Food Trends

Health Canada has launched a public consultation on draft regulations governing the production and sale of additional cannabis products, namely 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.

Canadians and interested stakeholders are invited to share their views on the proposed regulations until February 20, 2019. Health Canada welcomes written submissions or input provided online.

The draft regulations for edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals  will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on December 22, 2018. In the interim, Canadians may request a copy of the draft regulations from Health Canada at

In addition to the online consultation, Health Canada will convene regional roundtable discussions and webinars to explain and seek input on the proposed regulatory controls across the country. Health Canada will also continue to work closely with provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous partners, and community-based organizations to continue to increase public understanding of the facts about cannabis and its use.



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