New cannabis products such as edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — will be for sale legally in Canada in mid-December.
Regulations will come into effect on Oct. 17, and the products will be available two months later, Radio-Canada has learned.
Details on the final regulations and timeline ere released on Friday by Health Canada.
It’s expected a limited selection of products will appear gradually in physical or online stores. Federal licence holders must provide 60 days notice to Health Canada of their plan to sell the products, and distributors and retailers authorized by provinces or territories will need time to purchase and obtain the new products and make them available for sale.
When dried cannabis became legal for recreational use last October, Ottawa continued its consultations on rules for edibles and other products. The consultations ended in February. Ottawa indicated at the time that regulations on cannabis edibles and concentrates would come into effect on Oct. 17, 2019.
The new regulations will give authorized distributors and retailers access to three new classes of cannabis products:
- Edibles (candy, baked goods).
- Cannabis extracts.
- Cannabis “topicals” (ointments, oils, makeup).