As of today, edibles and other cannabis-derived products have just been legalized. Still, there’s a catch- you won’t be able to buy any until mid-December at the earliest, due to Health Canada’s 60-day review period.
We’ve already been waiting a year for this next step of cannabis legalization. You might be wondering what took so long to legalize edibles. To hear the government tell it, that extra year was necessary due to the complexities of these cannabis products when it has compared to good ol’ bud, and they do have a point. Many of the politicians we’re entrusting to write our cannabis laws don’t have the faintest clue about cannabis or the culture.
Take Conservative senator Nicole Eaton, for example, who infamously said: “Five grams is about four tokes.” If you’re a stoner, you might even find that impressive until you realize that she wasn’t bragging about her lung capacity- she thought a “toke” was a “joint”.
With people like her writing cannabis regulations, you can see why it took so long to get to this point. It also goes a long way to explain why the new regulations are so ridiculous, particularly when it comes to edibles.