In the first year, legal retailers were permitted to sell dried flower, as well as CBD oils and sprays. One year later, Canada amended its cannabis regulations, allowing for the legal sale of edibles, extracts, topicals, and vapes. Since then, the legal market has flourished, allowing for better safety and regulation when it comes to different types of cannabis products.
What do cannabis users need to know about Legalization 2.0 in Canada?
Read on to find out, and as always, don’t hesitate to drop by Due North. Our guides are happy to answer any questions about Legalization 2.0 and help you access the right products for your needs.
The sale of legal edibles has opened up a huge market in Canada. Edibles can contain up to 10mg of THC per portion, and there are very strict rules about packaging and marketing. Because of the potential for edibles to be mistaken for just your average treat, they cannot have packaging that appeals to children. Although there is little danger to adults when consuming edibles, it’s important to keep them out of the hands of children, and strict rules about the packaging can help with this.
If you’re thinking of trying some of Canada’s legal edibles, you can choose from many goodies, such as chocolate truffles and fruity candies. If you’ve never consumed edibles before, make sure to try a small amount at first. The best rule of thumb is to start small and go slow as edibles can take an hour or two to be digested, but can have long-lasting effects.
Keep it low and slow to safely enjoy Canada’s legal edibles.
Cannabis extracts can include oils, hash, shatter, waxes, and tinctures. They are usually heated up and inhaled, using a device such as a dab rig, but can also be vaped.
With Legalization 2.0, extracts in Canada can contain up to 1000mg of THC per package. Extracts must be free of any additives such as caffeine, alcohol, sweeteners, minerals, and artificial colours. They are an excellent option for people who are not interested in smoking cannabis, but you will often need other accessories (bongs, pipes, vapes) in order to consume them.
Cannabis topicals can include anything from lotions and creams to bath products and topidermal patches. New topical products are constantly hitting the market, from CBD-infused balms and salves, to THC bath salts. Topicals do not enter the bloodstream and are usually higher in CBD content than THC, meaning they won’t get you high unless you’re looking for it. Like extracts, topicals can contain up to 1000mg of THC per package but there is no limit on CBD.
As Canada moves forward with Legalization 2.0, the market for new products is flourishing. Truss Beverages is making some of our favourite new THC-infused sparkling waters, in flavours like blood orange and black cherry. For a little extra spice in the bedroom, look out for companies like Miss Envy, who are crafting personal lubricants and suppositories infused with THC and essential oils. If your morning coffee just isn’t cutting it anymore, check out The Green Organic Dutchman’s lineup of THC-infused whole leaf tea.
Who knows what new products will hit the market next?
The possibilities are limitless.
There are always new products being added to the legal market in Canada, and Due North is proud to carry a curated selection of edibles, topicals, extracts, and vapes. We’re hyped about the future of cannabis in Canada and we’re always on the lookout for innovative and exciting new products to add to our selection.
Let us know your favourites in the comments below!