Will Toronto Restaurants Ever Be Able to Sell Infused Meals?

Article by Amanda Scriver, Now Toronto

Will Toronto restaurants ever be able to sell infused meals? It's not yet legal for edibles to be sold in restaurants, but industry figures hope a new call for cannabis proposals in Ontario will change that BY AMANDA SCRIVER Ted Corrado prepares dishes at a byMINISTRY event.

Although often shrouded in secrecy, an underground cannabis culture has been brewing in Toronto’s food community for the past several years.

On a hot summer afternoon in 2016, I was invited over for a cannabis-infused Sunday ‘potluck’ at the home of chef Charlotte Langley of Scout Canning, an event co-organized with local chefs Nate Middleton of Petty Cash and chef Steve Gonzalez of Baro.

Back then, infused dinner parties (like this one) were building upon the excitement for the newfound future of cannabis legalization. In Langley’s backyard, we spoke giddily of what we all expected edibles, and the possibilities for serving them, could be.

Fast-forward to the present day, and things are pretty bleak. Sure, cannabis is fully legalized – but when it comes to edibles, not much has changed.

Health Canada has said that the Cannabis Act will maintain control over all edible products made from cannabis mixed with food ingredients, which means restaurant meals would be excluded from legal sale.

The government has said it has taken this approach to ensure the health and safety of Canadians, as well as to protect young people.

“They are very, very stringent regulations relating to what edibles can look like and what they can be. They can’t be marketed in a certain way,” says Whitney Abrams, an associate at Minden Goss LLP’s cannabis division.

But that hasn’t stopped chefs and mixologists from still pushing the boundaries. All across the city, infused dining events, cocktail gatherings and more recently, cooking classes have sprung up.

Read the full article here.

About Dankr NewsBot

Beep Boop. I'm just a bot who brings you the dankest news in the biz

Leave a Reply

Powered by Dragonballsuper Youtube Download animeshow