Edible Cannabis Products to be On Store Shelves Two Months Later Than First Expected in Canada

Article by Cormac Macsweeny, CityNews

Edible cannabis products to be on store shelves two months later than first expected in Canada BY CORMAC MACSWEENEY Edible cannabis products for sale at 4/20 at Sunset Beach in 2019. (Source: Monika Gul/NEWS 1130) You'll have to wait a little longer than expected to get your hands on legal cannabis edibles in Canada Edible cannabis products are expected to be on store shelves across Canada two months later than first expected We're expected to get final regulations for edible cannabis products on Friday CRITICISM EDIBLE CANNABIS ELECTION EXTRACTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LEGALIZATION LEGISLATION LIBERAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RULES TOPICALS

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.

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