The Globe and Mail reports in its Wednesday edition that Ottawa's consultation period for pot edibles ends Feb. 20. The Globe's guest columnist David Cement writes that the goal is to gather feedback that will guide efforts to minimize health and safety risks.
However, Mr. Clement says that by naming the consultation period the "Strict Regulation of Edible Cannabis, Extracts and Topicals," the fed has tipped its hand to some major holes in its proposed regulatory framework.
The first major issue is the 10-milligram/THC per-package limit on edible products, meaning no bulk purchases. Rather than have a 10 mg per-package limit, the limitation should be 10 mg a unit or serving, with multiple servings permitted within a single package. Having a limit of 10 mg a unit would serve Ottawa's goal of trying to prevent overconsumption, while still allowing for consumers to buy products in bulk when convenient.
A limit of 10 mg a unit would also bring Canada in line with American jurisdictions on edible regulations. Not making this change will mean that edible products will be insanely overpackaged, just like the packaging requirements for dried cannabis products. Mr. Clement is of a mind that limits are unnecessary.
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