The first wave of cannabis edibles and concentrates are up for purchase in British Columbia.
Four products have quietly been made available online on the BC Liquor Store Distribution Branch (BC LDB) website, which sells directly to customers.
The products include Sativa-dominant chocolate, blended soft-baked chocolate cookies, and hybrid-blend spearmint chillers mints.
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At this point in time, all of BC LDB’s edibles and concentrates come from Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis. Edibles range from $8 to $12 in price, while a disposable Sativa vape pen is available for $28.
Cannabis edibles, concentrates, and topicals were added to the list of approved cannabis products on October 17, 2019, and the BC LDB received its first shipment of products earlier this week.
New items are expected to be uploaded online regularly and are scheduled to hit retail shelves in late December.
According to BC LDB, the regulator has registered more than 260 individual products that fall within the new categories of edibles, extracts and topicals to make up its initial wholesale product assortment.
The company tells Daily Hive in an email, however, that it expects “only a small number to be available for retail sale within the first few months of the next year.”
“Availability of products is dependent upon a number of factors, including the ability of manufacturers to meet demand from other markets across Canada,” says a representative.
With files from Peter Smith.