Health Canada Issues Proposed Regulations For Edible Cannabis, Cannabis Extracts, And Cannabis Topicals – Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences – Canada

Section 193.1 of the Cannabis Act 1 will authorize the
legal sale of “edibles containing cannabis” and
“cannabis concentrates.” Although Section 193.1 is not
currently in force, it will become effective no later than October
17, 2019.

On December 22, 2018, Health Canada published draft regulations (the “Draft
Regulations”) in the Canada Gazette, which will regulate the
following new classes of cannabis:

  1. Edible Cannabis: Products
    containing cannabis that are intended to be consumed in the same
    manner as food (i.e. eaten or drunk);
  2. Cannabis Extracts: Products
    that are produced using extraction processing methods or by
    synthesizing phytocannabinoids; and
  3. Cannabis Topicals: Products
    that include cannabis as an ingredient and that are intended to be
    used on external body surfaces (i.e. skin, hair, and nails).

Health Canada has launched a sixty-day public comment period for
the Draft Regulations, which will end on February 20, 2019.
Health Canada will consider these public comments

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