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5 Canadian cannabis producers face May deadline in ‘extracts/edibles’ conflict

Health Canada has asked five companies to stop distribution and sale of noncompliant cannabis edibles products by the end of May and provincial wholesalers have been notified of the ongoing crackdown after months of confusion, MJBizDaily has learned.

Canada’s cannabis industry and the federal government have been on a collision course over the products since January, when Health Canada started asking some licensed companies to stop selling certain ingestible marijuana products.


The industry says the products are appropriately classified as cannabis “extracts” because the ingredients used are not food and, thus, are compliant with federal marijuana regulations.

However, Health Canada, the nation’s federal cannabis regulator, has said the affected products are improperly classified as “extracts” and should actually be categorized as “edibles.”

The distinction is important because any cannabis product classified as an extract has 100 times more allowable THC per package than a product classified

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