Manitoba premier wants more details on edibles, says packaging must protect kids

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Sales of edible cannabis products are to start in December, and Pallister says he would like specifics. “The first concern we have is protection of our people. Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives are still working toward a ban on cannabis consumption in public places. WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is hoping for more details on the federal government’s plan to ensure edible cannabis products will not be produced or packaged in a way that would entice children and teens. Unlike most other provinces that limit public pot consumption in all forms, Manitoba’s law was written specific to smoking and vaping. Pallister repeatedly has said that the law is being reviewed and will be changed if needed. “Our view would be that public consumption (of cannabis) at this point, similar to alcohol public consumption, is not in the best interests of Manitoba or Manitoba children.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2019.

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is hoping for more details on the federal government’s plan to ensure edible cannabis products will not be produced or packaged in a way that would entice children and teens.

Health Canada released regulations in July that said edibles must not be “reasonably considered to be appealing to a young person,” but did not specify which colours, flavours or forms will be permitted.

Sales of edible cannabis products are to start in December, and Pallister says he would like specifics.

“The first concern we have is protection of our people. And protection … of our children is uppermost in...

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