Cannabis Edibles in Ontario

The Ontario Cannabis Store started selling edibles and vape products on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

2,000 transactions were reported on Thursday. Overall, legal Cannabis is still having problems competing with lower prices provided by the black market.

Table: Types of cannabis products and amended regulations associated
Type of regulation Edible cannabis (eating or drinking) Cannabis extract (ingesting) Cannabis extract (inhaling) Cannabis Topical (applying to skin, hair, nails)
THC limit
  • 10 mg of THC per package
  • 10 mg of THC per unit (such as a capsule) or dispensed amount
  • 1000 mg of THC per package
  • 1000 mg of THC per package
  • 1000 mg of THC per package
Product rules
  • No added vitamins or minerals
  • No nicotine or added alcohol
  • Limits on caffeine
  • No added vitamins or minerals
  • No nicotine
  • No caffeine
  • No added sugars, sweeteners or colours
  • No added vitamins or minerals
  • No nicotine or alcohol
  • No caffeine
  • No added sugars, sweeteners or colours
  • No nicotine or alcohol
  • For use only on skin, hair and nails
  • Not for use in eyes or on damaged skin
Packaging
  • Child-resistant
  • Plain
  • Child-resistant
  • Plain
  • Maximum package size of 90 mL for liquid extracts if under 3% THC
  • Must include dispensing device if a liquid and not in unit form
  • Maximum package size of 7.5 g for extracts if over 3% THC
  • Child-resistant
  • Plain
  • Maximum package size of 90 mL for liquid extracts if under 3% THC
  • Maximum package size of 7.5 g for extracts if over 3% THC
  • Child-resistant
  • Plain
Label
  • Standardized cannabis symbol for products containing THC
  • Health Warning Message
  • THC/CBD content
  • Equivalency to dried cannabis to determine public possession limit
  • Ingredient list
  • Allergens
  • Nutrition Facts Table
  • Standardized cannabis symbol for products containing THC
  • Health Warning Message
  • THC/CBD content
  • Equivalency to dried cannabis to determine public possession limit
  • Ingredient list
  • Allergens
  • Intended use
  • Standardized cannabis symbol for products containing THC (and directly on accessories such as vape cartridges)
  • Health Warning Message
  • THC/CBD content
  • Equivalency to dried cannabis to determine public possession limit
  • Ingredient list
  • Allergens
  • Intended use
  • Standardized cannabis symbol for products containing THC
  • Health Warning Message
  • THC/CBD content
  • Equivalency to dried cannabis to determine public possession limit
  • Ingredient list
  • Intended use
Other
  • Must not be appealing to youth
  • Must not make health claims
  • No elements that would associate the product with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or vaping products
  • Must not make dietary claims
  • Must not make cosmetic claims
  • Must not be appealing to kids
  • Must not make health claims
  • No elements that would associate product with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or vaping products
  • Must not make cosmetic claims
  • Must not be appealing to youth
  • Must not make health claims
  • No elements that would associate product with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or vaping products
  • Must not make cosmetic claims
  • Must not be appealing to youth
  • Must not make health claims
  • No elements that would associate product with alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or vaping products
  • Must not make cosmetic claims

Disclaimer: This is not a complete list of the regulatory rules for each class of cannabis. It is also not a complete list of product examples. For more information on the amendments to the Cannabis Regulations, please visit Canada.ca/Cannabis.

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