Sale of cannabis edibles now legal, but buying some will take some time

October 17, 2019

Stephanie Thomas, Video Journalist

CALGARY — Cannabis retailers and edible producers alike are keen to get cookies, bars, candies and topicals out on store shelves but are forced to wait 60 days even though edibles are now effectively legal in Canada.

Health Canada will be reviewing applications until Dec. 17, but that is just the earliest approval date possible.

“I don’t think anybody in Alberta is going to see chocolate edibles under the tree or anywhere on the shelves probably until January, and the reason is the process that companies have to go through,” said Brad Churchill, founder of Choklat, a company that plans to branch into creating cannabis-infused sweets.

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