When will edibles be legal in Canada?
It’s a question you may think you know the answer to, but while edibles are now legal, there is a lot more fine print surrounding them than you might expect.
Don’t worry. We’re here to help out and break it down for you.
In this article, we will deconstruct all the bureaucratic jargon and, in simplified terms, give you the low-down on legalized government edibles, the various regulations that surround them, and more.
So, When Will Edibles be Legal in Canada?
We’ll get straight to the point here. Edibles are already legal in Canada.
However, it was a long road to get here.
While recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since October 17, 2018, the commercial sale of cannabis edibles was still prohibited well into the summer of 2019. The Canadian government had planned to legalize them in the fall, which ultimately happened, but they were determined to do it with a long list of strict restrictions attached.
One of the biggest obstacles was to ensure that cannabis edibles would not be made appealing to children, which is fair enough. Colourful gummies and other forms of edibles appear to look like everyday treats that would entice any sweet tooth, regardless of age.
So, heavy regulations had to be put in place. But this presented a challenge to legal dispensaries and companies surrounding how to market cannabis edibles, such as THC gummies, without making them appear to be “too much” fun.
Edibles in Canada – Worth the Wait?
Of course they were worth the wait!
Under the Cannabis Act, edibles were made legal for provincial and territorial retailers as well as for federally licensed cannabis sellers for medical purposes. However, consumers would not purchase them until mid-December 2019.
December 17, 2019, to be exact. But they are available now, and that’s what matters!
Edibles are an item that appeals to both recreational and medicinal users for their concentrated potency, accurate dosage, and as an excellent smoke-free alternative.
As such, they have been enjoyed by users of all weed walks of life for years.
However, the ones available through traditional dispensaries are lackluster to say the least.
It is particularly noteworthy considering the lower dosage of THC, seeing as one could get a higher concentration in other consumable cannabis products for a fraction of the price.
As well, there are limits on the amount of THC that government dispensary edibles can contain, which are set at 10 mg per unit.
This ruling is fine for those who only wish to consume CBD edibles, but for tokers looking to get a good buzz going, depending on their tolerance, 10 mg potency may not be enough to feel the desired effects.
There are also limitations surrounding the accessibility and availability of edibles. You can only purchase them in government dispensaries which, depending on your location, could be challenging.
Additionally, in terms of accessibility, with the restrictions on dosages, the strict rules and regulations imposed by the Canadian government make it difficult for some consumers to get the appropriate dosages for their weed needs.
However, there are options to receive edibles without having to go to a dispensary in person.
Where to Get Proper Edibles
You are in a location that isn’t necessarily near a dispensary, or if you’re just lazy and just don’t want to leave your house (no judgement, we’ve been there), there are alternate avenues to purchase and receive edibles.
One of the most common methods of having cannabis products delivered to you is through online Mail Order Marijuana dispensaries, or MOMs.
As you might gather from the name, all a MOM is recreational or medical marijuana that is digitally ordered and mailed to your house. One of the biggest perks of services like these is the stark difference in price.
Government dispensaries charge the same price for an edible containing 10 mg of THC as some MOM sites do for edibles with 200 mg of THC, making them a highly desirable alternative for patients and recreational users.
In this way, you get greater value and more bang for your buck. MOMs also provide a significantly larger selection of cannabis products.
Our very own Sugar Jack edibles are a prime example of what makes online dispensaries so great. You can purchase products with significantly higher potencies (like our delicious gummies) with the convenience and price that you’re looking for.
Not to mention, variety! Our edibles come in 11 unique, tasty flavours, including mango, strawberry, lime, grape, watermelon, pineapple, and even root beer. There’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth!
Our gummies are also created with the highest quality ingredients, such as pure cane sugar and naturally beneficial manuka honey, to ensure that they are not only fun and tasty, but also consistent in dose.
When Will Edibles be Legal in Canada? – Still Room to Grow
While this article has successfully answered the question of when will edibles be legal in Canada, there is still room to grow and weed out some of the overlying issues. Get it?
New and seasoned tokers alike still face frustrations when it comes to government edibles in terms of their affordability, limited dosage, and availability, but with alternatives like MOMs, they are still options out there to suit your individual weed needs.
And with tasty treats from vendors such as Sugar Jack’s you don’t have to sacrifice payment for potency with our abundance of tasty gummies and cost-effective pricing.
As always, be safe and enjoy!