For many vendors, Edmonton’s Cannabis and Hemp Expo was a chance to showcase their products ahead of legalization in summer 2018.
But companies that want to sell edible cannabis for recreational use are playing the long game.
Edibles for sale by companies weren’t included in the initial legalization plan set for 2018, but were included in an amendment that would schedule their legalization for the following year.
That means selling edibles is illegal until 2019 at the earliest, though Canadians will be able to make their own at home once marijuana is legalized.
Several edible companies set up shop at the Edmonton Expo Centre this weekend. Unable to sell their products to attendees, each of them presented themselves in a unique way.
Adam Osborne, owner of Earth’s Edibles, displayed THC-infused meals like butter chicken and vegan soups. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the