Quebec health authorities call for strict regulations on cannabis-infused edibles

Regional directors want THC limited, ban on products appealing to minors.

Quebec health officials say the provincial government’s plan to tighten cannabis regulations is a good thing, but they want the proposed rules taken a step further.

The Coalition Avenir Québec government is currently holding consultations on its plan to tighten cannabis restrictions this fall.

As part of those consultations, the province’s 18 regional health directors collaborated on a brief that calls for a complete ban on the sale of edibles that could appeal to minors, like those in the shape of fruits or animals.

“We have made a set of recommendations that are more directed at protecting our youth,” said Montreal’s public health director, Dr. Mylène Drouin.

The directors recommend a ban on the sale of sugary drinks, including natural and sweetened juices, containing cannabis.

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