When Canada first voted to legalize recreational cannabis they planned to ban edibles, but this recent “proposed amendment would provide certainty and timing for Canadians and the industry that edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be authorized for sale no more than 12 months of the proposed cannabis act,” said Liberal committee member John Oliver.”
Canada is hoping that legal edibles “will help combat a key black market sector and help mitigate the food safety and mis-dosing risks.” Keeping edibles illegal would only give power to black market edibles, which have no safety/testing requirements. Legal edibles, on the other hand, can be regulated so they are accurately dosed, safely tested, and properly labeled.
If Canada wants to ensure that edibles are as safe as possible they can follow Colorado’s lead by requiring ALL edibles to be marked with a safety symbol on the actual food product. What better symbol to use than the green cross? It is used across the world to indicate medicine and is widely used in every legal state to signal dispensaries and cannabis. The green cross is the best symbol to let you #SpotThePot!
It may be inconvenient to have to wait a year but Canada understandably doesn’t “want stories of cannabis hospitalizations putting legalization in jeopardy.” With legalization comes responsibility, so it’s crucial to show the public that the cannabis industry is concerned with safety and willing to adapt!