Article by Cormac Macsweeny, CityNews
Edible cannabis products are expected to go on sale across Canada later this year — just in time for Christmas.
Under the law, cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals have to be legalized by October 17, 2019.
While, technically, regulations will be in place by that deadline, reports suggest stores will have to wait 60 days before they can put the products on their shelves, meaning you can only start legally buying them in mid-December.
The federal NDP claims the government is delaying the sales in order to push it after the October election.
NDP Critic Don Davies calls the delay unacceptable.
“The very purpose of the cannabis act, according to the Liberals, was that they want to take cannabis out of the black market,” he says. “But yet, they’ve been content to leave a large chunk of these products to the black market.”
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger dismisses criticisms the Liberals are delaying the move.