As part of the new regulations released last week, Health Canada announced changes to its packaging regulations ahead of the legalization of edibles and beverages.
- As of October 17, packaging will have fewer total messages, and will no longer contain statistical claims about potential cannabis harms (not persuasive enough) or warnings about cannabis addiction (likely not to be believed by consumers aged 18 to 24).
- Police continue to note no increase in impaired driving since legalization.
- Edmonton police described legalization as “lower than expected,” but they’ve laid 149 charges of improper transportation of cannabis. They launched a cute campaign to discourage carrying open cannabis in one’called “put your skunk in the trunk.”
Edmonton Journal, CBC Edmonton