Canada will embark on its second wave of cannabis legalization — which will see edibles, concentrates and topicals become available for recreational consumption to the public — on October 17, 2019, almost a year after the government first legalized cannabis dried flower and oils. But government officials expect that only a limited selection of products will appear in physical or online stores “no earlier than mid-December 2019”.
Under the current regulations, cannabis producers must notify Health Canada 60 days in advance of their plans to sell new products. The department will start accepting new product applications from Oct. 17 of this year.
“Provincially or territorially authorized distributors and retailers will also need time to purchase and obtain the new products and make them available for sale,” officials said on a technical briefing with the media Friday afternoon.