Canada wants plain packaging for legal marijuana
Canada’s Health Department has recently released draft rules on the sale of marijuana to give cannabis growers enough time to prepare their packaging and health warnings ahead of legalization by July this year.
According to the Canadian government, legalized marijuana should be sold in plain packaging with health warnings, limited brand element, and obligatory government warning.
The draft rules also covered the limits on crop areas of micro growers and big producers like Aurota Cannabis Inc., Canopy Growth, and Organigram Holdings Inc.
Canada’s hope to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize recreational pot hit a snag because of delays in the unelected Senate, causing fear among potheads that legal marijuana will still not be available this summer.
Should parliament pass the legislation by June, it would take another 10 weeks for it completely take effect as it would need extra time to study how legal pot will affect its law enforcement and international relationships.