B.C. will initially have 145 vaporizing products; 54 types of edibles; 53 beverages; 12 topical products; and 11 extracts for inhaling.
Hundreds of recreational cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals will hit B.C. shelves soon but it’s unclear whether that will be in time to bring Christmas cheer.
Regulations to make those products legal came into effect on Oct. 17, 2019, one year after the federal legalization of dried cannabis, oil and seeds. But producers weren’t immediately able to ship them to the B.C. Cannabis Stores and website, and private stores.
“Because licensed cannabis producers were required to provide 60-days’ notice to Health Canada of their intent to sell new products, LDB Wholesale Cannabis is not able to begin placing orders until later this month,” the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, which is the province’s sole wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis, said in an emailed statement.
Producers will then need to ship those orders in the middle of the busy Christmas season to a government warehouse, before private stores can order them from the government’s wholesale website to be shipped their way.
Mike Babins, co-owner of Evergreen Cannabis in Vancouver, said producers are eager to get those products onto trucks but it’s unclear how long, exactly, it will take them to land in stores.
by NICK EAGLAND Canada.com