Hard luck for Quebecers who were looking forward to buy cannabis chocolates, jujubes and other “attractive” edibles this October, as the provincial government has made up its mind to ban the sales of such products, which may look enticing to minors.
Terming the edibles regulation measures planned by Ottawa insufficient, the predominantly French-speaking province announced its more stringent rules on Wednesday.
In a press release, the Quebec government announced that it will ban the sale of all marijuana-infused candies, confection, chocolates, desserts and any other product that’s attractive to minors.
Furthermore, solid marijuana edible products cannot contain over 5 mg of THC per unit or 10 mg per package. For liquids, the limit has been set at 5 mg per package.
Canada will legalize edible marijuana products on October 17, but the products will take another 2 months to hit the store shelves.
Explaining the reason behind the changes, a spokesperson for the provincial government said that the federal approach to regulating the products wouldn’t have helped them achieve “its public health and safety objectives”.
Whether a product is appealing to children or not will be assessed on a number of factors including color, shape, size, flavor, scent and how it’s packed.
Quebec has also introduced a few more measures, such as the prohibition of additives intended to modify the flavor, scent or color of the products.
Notably, cannabis for topical use has also been banned “for the moment”.