Petition calls on Ottawa to allow more potent cannabis edibles – Intelligencer

Nov 14, 2023

Advocates want raise the current limit from 10 mg of THC to 100 mg

OTTAWA — Canadian cannabis advocates are calling on the federal government to do more to fight illicit sellers by allowing for stronger edibles to be sold by licensed retailers.

The call comes in the form of a petition in the House of Commons, which opened for signatures last week, calling on Health Canada to increase the maximum amount of THC permitted in edible cannabis products from the current limit of 10 milligrams to 100 milligrams.

NORML Canada executive director Jennawae Cavion told the National Post that impotent edibles are among the largest factors preventing licensed sellers from fairly competing with the black market.

“It’s driving the market to the unregulated market, which (licensed) cannabis retailers cannot compete with,” she said.

Providing safe, reliable and tested higher-dose edibles, Cavion said, will allow the legal marketplace a shot at competing with illicit sellers.

Cannabis-infused edibles — which in most provinces largely consist of chocolate, cookies, candies and drinks — are limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive compound in cannabis) per package.

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