April 1, 2021

Pot cookies and other cannabis edibles legal as of Thursday

As we approach one year of legal weed in Canada, next up, the much anticipated edibles market is about to roll out of the oven, or at least it will be legal to do so.

"Federal regulations that allow for the legal sale of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals will come into effect on Oct. 17," the City of Calgary said in a Tuesday release.

"However, it will take time for these products to be available for sale."

That includes cookies, candy, beverages, ointments, oils and even makeup.

As with cannabis, it's not a free for all. There are legal limits, like 10 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per package of edibles, among many others. Here's all the fine print.

Edibles are expected to hit retailer shelves mid-December, given the time it will take for approvals, production and distribution to happen.

The city says, however, munch with caution.

"Cannabis may be consumed on private property or in designated festival/event areas in any form, including smoking, vaping or edibles," pot project lead Matt Zabloski said.

"Consumption of non-medical cannabis is prohibited in any form in Calgary's public places."

Feedback on marijuana consumption at nine festivals and events since last Oct. 17 has been 'quite positive,' Zabloski said.