Cannabis – Edibles

The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018. Cannabis edible products and concentrates will be legal for sale approximately one year after, once appropriate regulatory controls are developed.

  • If you swallow cannabis (food/capsules), it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours for the effects to begin and can potentially last up to 24 hours.
  • Since the effects do not begin immediately with edibles, people may choose to consume more on top of what they already consumed and this may become toxic to the person.
  • If ingesting cannabis orally (e.g. in oils, foods), it is recommended that you wait a minimum of two hours between administration of single doses of oral products to gauge for strength of effects or for possible overdosing. (Health Canada, 2016).
  • Be sure to store cannabis products securely away from children and pets.

More information and resources:

Government of Canada Online Portal, Cannabis In Canada: Get the Facts. An online portal where the public can find answers to their cannabis-related questions. This includes the health effects, both long and short term, effects on youth, addiction, and impairment.

Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador: Your Cannabis Questions Answered, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Have cannabis questions? This site provides the relevant answers.

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Last updated: 2019-08-22