Quebec minister wants to ban pot jujubes and chocolate
In its foray into the strengthening of regulations on the sale of cannabis, the Quebec government intends to prevent the sale of jujubes and chocolate edibles in dispensaries across the province—a disappointment for those who like a good kick to their gummy bears.
Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services disclosed its intentions to the public in a communiqué. The Minister has called the federal government’s current regulations “insufficient” and has moved to change a number of them; seemingly leaving no stone unturned.
According to Le Journal, CAQ Minister Lionel Carmant says the new limitations on edibles will help to reduce the “commoditization” of cannabis. Equally important, Carmant contends, is that the risks of involuntary harm to children are reduced when inviting marijuana moulds cease to present themselves.
Among the CAQ’s other ambitions are to prevent the sale of cannabis extracts that try to remove the original flavour, smell, or colour of the substance. Moreover, Quebec dispensaries will no longer serve “themed” pot—that is weed that comes out “pour le moment” parfait, or for specific holidays.
Otherwise, Quebec is distancing itself from Ottawa’s pot policy by changing the quantity of THC that can enter into liquid cannabis. From 10mg in a singular package, the province will limit the amount to 5mg.
The provinces ruling party, the CAQ, is known for its more conservative stance as the country heads deeper into marijuana’s legalization. It has previously announced intentions to ban smoking in public and to raise the legal buying age of weed to 21.