Citizen Petition in Canada Seeks to Raise THC Limit for Cannabis Edibles

A citizen petition in Canada’s House of Commons is seeking to raise the maximum amount of THC in cannabis edibles from 10 milligrams to 100 milligrams.

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A citizen petition in Canada’s House of Commons is seeking to raise the maximum amount of THC in edible cannabis products from 10 milligrams to 100 milligrams, which advocates say will “benefit consumers and will contribute to a more sustainable industry as a whole.” 

The petition notes that both the Canada Competition Bureau and the Ontario Cannabis Store, which is run by the government, have called upon Health Canada to increase THC limits. 

“The Competition Bureau has stated that ‘restricting THC levels may not be necessary to achieve the government’s objectives,’ while the Ontario Cannabis Store has emphasized the need to ‘revisit the current THC limits.’ These endorsements from reputable organizations highlight the importance of reconsidering the current restrictions.” — Petition e-4643 text 

The petition argues that while the current 10 milligram THC limit “serves as a suitable starting point for newcomers,” it “fails to adequately cater to existing consumers”; the limits prevent legal businesses from competing against the illicit market, and that the low, often single-use, products “are contributing to an entirely new stream of single-use plastics” which runs “contrary” to Canada’s “plan to address pollution and prevent plastic waste.” 

The petition opened on November 8 and had garnered 1,344 signatures as of Wednesday morning. The signature period will close on March 7, 2024.  

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