Edibles not likely to hit B.C. cannabis store shelves until 2020: Public Safety Minister
KAMLOOPS — As of yesterday, edibles were made legal across Canada — but that doesn’t mean they’re readily available.
B.C.’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, tells CFJC Today that consumers likely won’t see edibles on retail cannabis store shelves until next year.
“While edibles are now legal as of yesterday, the reality is I don’t expect to see them in retail outlets until probably January at the earliest,” Farnworth says.
New amendments to the Cannabis Act came into effect yesterday (Oct. 17), which established a regulatory framework for edibles, extracts and topicals. But producers could only start applying yesterday to produce and sell those products.