As of October 17, 2018, The Cannabis Act currently permits the sale of:
The sale of edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates would be permitted within 1 year after the coming into force date of the Cannabis Act. Although not yet legal, a cannabis food safety plan must be considered to ensure you are producing edibles that are safe for the consumer. A well-documented and functioning plan can take anywhere between 6-9 months to develop and even longer for a complicated process.
When preparing to produce or distribute cannabis products, a major consideration should be food safety as the product is intended for human consumption. Cannabis manufacturers should enact a number of environmental controls to reduce the risk of contamination. These controls could include, but are not limited to the following:
Similar to traditional food manufacturers, a good food safety-based plan must include good manufacturing practices, in addition to, identifying potential hazards (biological, chemical or physical) in your food production process. One of the ways this can be achieved is developing a HACCP compliant program.
Cannabis License Experts offers expertise in developing food safety systems for all food manufacturers. Please contact us for more information on how to get started.