Cannabis edibles on sale Tuesday…except in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec

Regulatory issues, logistics and quality checks

There won’t be any cannabis treats in Ontario stockings this Christmas…unless you get them from out-of-province.

It will be legal Tuesday to buy cannabis edibles in Canada, but you won’t find any of the legal variety for sale in Ontario, Quebec or Alberta.

The three provinces run their own distribution systems, rather than allowing producers to ship directly to retailers, and all three say derivative products won’t be available until January (distribution in Ontario is expected to begin January 6).

Blame it on regulatory issues, logistics and quality checks.

Retailers have been counting on this next phase of legalization to bring in customers who might be reluctant to smoke pot.

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