Canada will allow some cannabis-infused products — edibles, beverages, topicals and extracts — to be sold in stores in December, according to the Associated Press. Health Canada issued regulatory details June 14, including packaging and labeling requirements. These will take effect Oct. 17, the CBC reported. Canada legalized recreational marijuana nationwide last October.
Health officials said companies wanting to sell products containing cannabis can apply starting July 15. These items will be evaluated for flavor, color, shape, smell and branding to make sure they aren’t designed to appeal to children. Proposed penalties for marketing such items to kids include five years in prison and $1 million Canadian dollars ($745,200) in fines, the CBC said.
Individually packaged products will be restricted to 10 milligrams of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Health officials said eating cannabis takes longer to have an effect than smoking it, and the feelings from consumption lasts a