New legal cannabis products coming to Nunavut
Edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will be available by mid-December “at the earliest”
A new wave of cannibis products—including edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals—are legal as of today.
But, due to Health Canada’s approval process, these new cannabis products will not be available until mid-December at the earliest, a public service announcement from the Government of Nunavut said.
The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission said the new products will be able to be bought in the territory from these licensed vendors:
• the Tweed store, owned by Canopy Growth Corp. of Smith’s Falls, Ont.
• Vertical Cannabis, owned by AgMedica Bioscience Inc. of Chatham, Ont.
The edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topical products do not yet appear on these companies’ websites.
The GN has said it has plans to license the in-person retail sale of cannabis sometime in the future, but the Department of Finance is still working out regulations that would govern how that would work.
The sale and possession of cannabis products has been legal in Canada since Oct. 17, 2018.
But that’s only for products grown by government-licensed producers and sold by government-licensed retailers.
All other forms of cannabis produced outside the licensing system are illegal.