The Government of Canada has published its proposal for regulations on cannabis extracts and edibles. The proposal would put strict limitations on the amount of THC allowed in a single package (1000 mg for extracts, 10 mg for edibles), and also control additives and packaging for cannabis products. Canadians have until the end of February to give their comments on the regulation draft at a government site here.

You can find the proposal in its entirety here. All varieties of extracts and edibles would be mandated to come in packaging that is child resistant, “plain,” and contain information including a THC symbol, THC/CBD content, intended use, and a health warning. All products would also have more vague limitations: that it “Must not be appealing to kids,” that it contains “No health claims,” and that “No elements that would associate products with alcoholic beverages or brands of alcohol.”

In addition, here are the specific regulations for different types of concentrates and edibles:

Cannabis Extract (Concentrated THC):

  • 1000 mg limit of THC per package
  • No caffeine or nicotine additives
  • Maximum package size of 7.5 g

Cannabis Extract (Inhaled):

  • 1000 mg limit of THC per package
  • No caffeine or nicotine additives
  • Maximum package size of 90 ml for liquid extracts

Cannabis Extract (Ingested):

  • 10 mg of THC limit per unit (ie., a capsule)
  • 1000 mg limit of THC per package
  • No added vitamins or minerals
  • Maximum package size of 90 ml for liquid extracts

Edible Cannabis (Solid):

  • 10 mg of THC limit per package
  • No added vitamins or minerals
  • No added alcohol

Edible Cannabis (Beverage):

  • 10 mg of THC limit per container
  • No added alcohol

Cannabis Topical

  • 1000 mg of THC limit per package
  • For use on skin, hair, and nails
  • “Warning statement about not swallowing or using on broken skin”

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