The Quebec government will ban the sale of sweets, confectionery, desserts, and any cannabis cookies edible product that is, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, attractive to minors.
While cannabis cookies are going to be legal on a federal level on October 17, the law lets provinces and territories regulate as they see fit. Quebec does not believe the measures in place in the federal legislation, such as plain and child proof packaging are enough to meet its public health and safety standards.
“To reduce the risk of involuntary intoxication in children, we propose to prohibit the sale of attractive products to them such as chocolate or jujubes.”
-Minister for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant
Other edibles, like cannabis-infused butter, will be available for sale but must fit certain restrictions.
Solid edibles can’t have more than 10 mg of THC and liquid edibles can’t contain more than 5 mg of THC per package, which is half the 10 mg allowed by the federal government.
Quebec has taken a hard-line approach to cannabis cookies, limiting sales and distribution through its government stores and banning home growing. Cannabis-infused skin, hair and nail creams will also be banned in Quebec.