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.