Canada’s Cannabis Edibles Still Illegal

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Cannabis in Canada becomes legal for recreational use on October 17th, 2018 with some exclusions. Each province and territory will set up its own rules ranging from legal age to where it can be smoked.  Legally an individual can have up to 30 ounces of dried flower on their person in public and according to CBC, it will be permissible to smoke pot at campsites, yet edibles will remain illegal. Cooking, baking, selling and possessing edibles in Canada could land you in jail for up to 14 years! With the various ways of cannabis consumption, one would hope with legalization would come the choice of how to receive the benefits of marijuana.

A group of women in Canada known as "The High 5" are leading the way of bringing edibles back into the cannabis community for those who prefer not to inhale their cannabis. We all have our own preference but some may not have the option of how to consume - specifically those using cannabis products for medical purposes. Cancer patients especially are more concerned on the way they consume yet they are left with options that may not suit them and the condition of their health. These pioneer ladies know how important it is to take all consumers into consideration and to make all forms of cannabis available in Canada even if that means risking the consequences.