- In Canada, buying or selling cannabis-infused foods (a.k.a. “edibles”) is currently illegal.
- You can make your own edible products at home for personal consumption or to be responsibly shared with individuals 19 years of age and older.
- Consumption of edible forms of cannabis can delay the effects and may lead to consuming more cannabis than initially intended.
Note: It Is Currently Illegal to Buy Edibles in Canada
Cannabis-infused food products are not currently legal for purchase or sale in Canada and therefore not available through OCS.ca. You can, however, prepare your own infused foods and drinks at home, as long as they are made for personal consumption and are not shared or sold to individuals under 19 years of age.
About Ingestion of Cannabis
Ingesting cannabis can have very different and more pronounced effects than inhaling it. If you’re new to ingesting cannabis, consider ingesting a very small amount and waiting at least an hour to determine a product’s full effect.
Cooking Safely with Cannabis
Ingesting cannabis can delay its effects, which can lead to consuming more cannabis than intended. Overconsumption often leads to unpleasant effects. So, when making your own edible cannabis products, it is important to understand the correct amount of cannabis to use and to follow tested recipes.
There are three other important factors to consider.
- When planning to purchase cannabis for cooking, remember that the public possession limit of dried cannabis is 30 grams, or the equivalence of 60 millilitres of cannabis oil
- For more information on safe food handling and preparation (i.e., of cannabis-infused foods), please visit the Ontario food safety information website.