Prohibiting the use of certain ingredients that could appeal to young persons (e.g. vitamins, minerals, sugars, sweeteners or colourants), or ingredients that could increase the appeal of cannabis extracts (e.g. nicotine, caffeine)
Prohibiting certain flavours that are appealing to young persons from being displayed on a product label, consistent with the rules for vaping products.
Placing a limit on the amount of THC that could be in a unit of a cannabis extract—such as a capsule—of 10 mg. The total amount of THC in a package of a cannabis extract is capped at 1,000 mg (e.g., 100 10‑mg capsules).
Requiring child-resistant and plain packaging for cannabis extracts. All packages, as well as certain pre-filled accessories, such as vape pens, are required to display the standardized cannabis symbol. Packages are also required to display a health warning message.
Prohibiting any claims respecting health benefits on the label.
Putting in place strict new manufacturing controls for the production of cannabis extracts to control the quality of the products.
The immediate container of cannabis extracts that are not in discrete units will need to be designed in such a way that the extract could not easily be poured, or drunk directly from the container (thereby mitigating the risk of accidental consumption). For extracts in liquid form that are not intended to be inhaled and that contain at least 10 mg of THC, the immediate container will need to contain an integrated dispensing mechanism (e.g. a metered spray) that dispenses no more than 10 mg of THC, unless the extract is in the form of discrete units (such as a capsule). There will also be a requirement to use “food-grade” packaging (i.e. packaging that meets requirements set out in the FDR and the SFCR for food) for the immediate container of edible cannabis and for any wrappers of edible cannabis and cannabis extracts intended to be ingested.