Canadians Will Have Access to Edibles in 2020
Canadians who were planning on buying cannabis edibles as Christmas presents, hold your horses — we have some bad news for you!
Even though these products are (officially) legal in the country, they will only be available in stores from the middle of January next year. Yeah, that sucks.
Recently, the Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Commission stated that consumers in Alberta will not be able to get their hands on cannabis edibles up until the middle of January 2020.
So, even though cannabis edibles were made legal in the country on October 17, the license holders of cannabis are required to provide 60 days’ notice to Health Canada prior to selling all the latest products.
According to AGLC’s spokesperson, Heather Holmen, the products first have to be ordered, shipped, received, and placed into inventory before the retailers could place their requests.
Furthermore, she said that AGLC was trying to come up with an agreement with licensed producers about the types of products that will be available on the market.
In addition, Holmen stated that the timelines were still ambiguous and that it would all depend on product availability determined by the producers.
Back in June this year, Health Canada claimed that there would be a “limited edition” of innovational cannabis products available around mid-December 2019. The details were released by an agency dealing with the final results of these cannabis products, including extracts and topicals.