Cannabis Edibles Warning in Toronto Canada
York Regional Police is issuing a warning to cannabis users and parents after a $1.7 million seizure of illegal cannabis and cannabis edibles that appear to look like common candy.
Included in the seizure were a variety of edible cannabis products including gummy bears, chocolate bars, lollipops and cotton candy, all containing cannabis, that look no different in appearance than similar products made and marketed to children. Many of the products were not adequately labelled and instructions regarding dosage were unclear.
Cannabis users should be reminded that the federal Cannabis Act legalizes fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oil, and plants and seeds for cultivation. The Ontario Cannabis Store, at OCS.ca, sells dried cannabis and cannabis oil. Seeds will be available at a later date. Edible products and concentrates are not legal for purchase or available for sale at this time.
Police are warning parents to ensure children have no access to these harmful products and warning cannabis users that edibles remain illegal, so no safe guidelines around dosages or potency have been developed.