Cannabis edibles, Extracts, and Topicals will be legal in Canada “no later than October 17, 2019” according to Health Canada.

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When Canada legalized cannabis on October 17, 2018, it primarily related to dried cannabis. Other cannabis products such edibles (including beverages), extracts, and topicals such as balms and lotions are still illegal. According to Health Canada, they will be legalized “no later than October 17, 2019”. Health Canada released proposed regulations for edibles and other classes of cannabis products in December 2018.

However, provinces may have the power to further regulate these other cannabis products just as they can with other regulations including age limits, where cannabis can be consumed, and whether or not people can grow their own. Quebec in particular has indicated that it may further regulate edibles or ban them altogether.