The draft regulations, released Thursday by Health Canada, propose three new classes of cannabis: edibles, extracts and topicals -- and includes a hard cap on the amount of THC these products can contain.
No package of edibles would be permitted more than 10 milligrams of THC, while extracts and topicals could not exceed 1,000 milligrams of THC.
The purpose of this Notice of Intent to Amend is to announce that Health Canada will add phytocannabinoids to the Human and Veterinary Prescription Drug Lists (PDL). This addition will be effective upon the coming into force of the Cannabis Act.
Recreational marijuana will officially become legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, the prime minister announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Justin Trudeau confirmed the long-awaited start date during Question Period in Ottawa, ending months of speculation surrounding when, precisely, Canadians will be able to purchase and consume the drug legally.