Alcohol and Cannabis Companies Form Pot-Beverage Group to Push Changes

Article by CBC News

Business Alcohol and cannabis companies form pot-beverage group to push changes Social Sharing Facebook LinkedIn Email Reddit The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance will challenge rule requiring separate facilities for cannabis drinks A banner for the Dixie Elixirs and Edibles company, which makes several THC-infused beverages, hangs at an industry fair in Denver September 16, 2014. A group of Canadian alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an alliance to lobby for regulatory changes that will help bring similar products to market here. (Rick Wilking/Reuters)

A group of alcohol and cannabis companies have formed an industry alliance to push for changes to proposed rules governing pot-infused beverages before edibles become legal in the coming months.

The Cannabis Beverage Producers Alliance is arguing for, among other things, the ability to produce pot-based drinks in the same facilities where non-cannabis beverages are made.

Under Health Canada’s proposed rules for edibles, pot-infused drinks and food must be made in a separate facility.

Ottawa has finished a consultation process for its proposed rules, but has not yet released the final version.

The alliance has 10 member companies and is led by former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter.

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