Citizen Petition in Canada Seeks to Raise THC Limit for Cannabis Edibles

November 18, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

citizen petition in Canada’s House of Commons is seeking to raise the maximum amount of THC in edible cannabis products from 10 milligrams to 100 milligrams, which advocates say will “benefit consumers and will contribute to a more sustainable industry as a whole.” 

The petition notes that both the Canada Competition Bureau and the Ontario Cannabis Store, which is run by the government, have called upon Health Canada to increase THC limits. 

The petition argues that while the current 10 milligram THC limit “serves as a suitable starting point for newcomers,” it “fails to adequately cater to existing consumers”; the limits prevent legal businesses from competing against the illicit market, and that the low, often single-use, products “are contributing to an entirely new stream of single-use plastics” which runs “contrary” to Canada’s “plan to address pollution and prevent plastic waste.” 

The petition opened on November 8 and had garnered 1,344 signatures as of Wednesday morning. The signature period will close on March 7, 2024.   (Full Story)

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