Can Cannabis Extracts Be Made Edible?

Cannabis extracts are a potent and versatile form of marijuana that can be used in a variety of ways, including vaping, dabbing, capsules, tinctures, and more. Unlike traditional forms of marijuana, extracts can deliver therapeutic effects in seconds to minutes — making them ideal for those seeking rapid relief from symptoms like pain, nausea, and anxiety. Learn more:

The Future of Extracts in the Canadian Market

But Health Canada has been urging federally licensed producers to stop selling some ingestible extract products that the agency said were incorrectly classified and labeled as edibles. The distinction matters because a product classified as an edible can only contain 10 milligrams of THC per package, while an extract can have 100 times that amount.

In a letter to one licensee, seen by MJBizDaily, Health Canada says the gummies, jellies and chews in question fit the definition of an edible and should be marked as such. It isn’t clear whether the company in question complied with the request or not.

Regardless, a handful of Canadian manufacturers aren’t waiting around for Health Canada to issue a redetermination. Several have begun relaunching products that they say meet the requirements. For example, a Toronto-based company called Twisted Extract has begun selling jelly bombs made from its high CBD, sativa dominant Halley’s Comet strain.

The new jelly bombs are labeled as an edible and are only allowed to have 10 milligrams of THC. They are available at the Ontario Cannabis Store. Similarly, a Vancouver-based company called Rhombus has created a 1:1 THC/CBD gummy dubbed the Relentless. The gummies are available at the Cannabis Shop and include the Halley’s Comet strain.