Edibles Set To Be The New Restaurant Trend in Canada

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The phrase “eat your greens” is going to have a whole new meaning with the advent of cannabis legalization in Canada. More and more people are wanting to try edibles, and the government is heeding those wants. One year after legalization in 2018 edibles will be available to the Canadian public. But what about in restaurants?

There are many people who think going out to a cannabis-infused dinner would be the end all be all. But there are legal complications to serving edibles in a restaurant. For starters, no dosage regulations have been put in place. These can be tricky to implement anyways as infusing food with cannabis can be a lot more art than science. Most edibles have an estimated THC/CBD content— not precise like with alcoholic beverages.

Furthermore, people in the food industry currently have standards set by a program called Smart Serve when it comes to intoxication. This standard is applied to ensure that no one gets sloppy inebriated in public. Cannabis is so unique to every person though, how would one be able to say when someone else has had enough? Effects can take hours to appear when ingesting cannabis, which adds another layer of difficulty onto predicting when to cut someone off. That brownie may be fine now but in two hours it may knock you out.

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Finally, Canada has decided that cannabis cannot be sold anywhere that also sells alcohol. So if restaurants can serve edibles they would have to give up the booze. This could potentially alienate a large number of restaurant goers, and might not be a move most places are willing to make.

Only time will tell whether the restaurant scene in Canada will be getting a new twist. All we know now is people are curious. Cannabis is as versatile as it is useful and many will want to experience an amazing meal with their favorite plant.

November 18, 2017

by Shasta Nelson

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Shasta Nelson is a California Native and a cannabis connoisseur. She's been involved in the industry at every level since she was a teenager. Currently she provides content for Roottie, DOPE Magazine, and Terpenes and Testing. She's also a creative writer, with a graphic novel underway.

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