With the new regulations finally in place, many Canadian cannabis consumers are asking, “What does this all mean for me?” Well, we’ve got your back! Below are five things to know about the next chapter in legal cannabis.
1. Have your weed and eat it too!
As of October 17, 2019, the Canadian government legalized the production and sale of cannabis-infused products. This includes gummies, chocolates, cookies, and more. Many of the major licensed cannabis producers are already touting their upcoming product lines (Indiva included) and preparing to have their edible offerings available within the next few months (Health Canada permitting).
2. Lotions, potions, and oils galore.
The term “derivative products” is being used to describe the vast array of topicals and other cannabis-infused products that will be available later in the year. In the United States, many companies have already developed a cult following for their CBD and THC-infused creams, make-up and wellness products. This chapter also makes way for the availability of vape pens, which appeal to individuals who prefer to avoid the combustion of traditional smoking.
3. When can I buy?
While edibles and derivative products are now legal, we’re still a few months away from being able to purchase these items online or at your favourite cannabis retailer. The reason being that the date of legalization is only the first step of many for licensed producers. That’s why analysts predict that Canadians won’t be able to buy these new products until late 2019 or early 2020. Additionally, each province has taken their own approach to cannabis and some provinces, like Quebec, have their own restrictions. Make sure to check with your local budtender to see what will be available in your neighbourhood as edibles and derivative products enter the market.
4. Consistency is key.
To ensure Canadians are protected from less-than-fabulous experiences, Health Canada has mandated that edible products have no more than 10 mg of THC per package. For many, legal edibles will be their first experience with cannabis and so, regulators have put safeguards in place to help new consumers safely enjoy these new products. The high-level of scrutiny placed on this industry helps establish product consistency, which in turn protects consumers as they navigate this new world of cannabis.
Indiva is ready and excited, as Health Canada permits, to get our edibles operation off the ground. Through a 50/50 joint venture with Bhang®, we’ll be delivering the High Times’ World Cup Winning Bhang® Chocolate to Canadians in a variety of flavours. Stay up-to-date with the latest on our upcoming product line by following us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Cannabis 2.0 is finally here, and we are thrilled to begin the next chapter in our story. From chocolate to sugar to salt and much more, we can’t wait to share the innovative creations brewing in our London, Ontario facility.