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Now you see them, now you don’t: OCS officially stocks cannabis edibles

By Whitney Abrams | January 16, 2020

Yesterday, the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”) announced that 70 new cannabis products tested by Health Canada would hit Ontario’s digital shelves, and become available via the Province’s exclusive online provincially-run retailer, www.ocs.ca.

As of 9:00 a.m., 21 varieties of edible products, including baked goods, tea, chocolates, mints, gummies as well as a selection of 50 vapes (both disposable and cartridge-based) became available for the first time online in Ontario (these products were available in very limited quantities in certain physical retail locations earlier in the month). 

And as quickly as they arrived, they were gone. Within a matter of minutes, a large selection of available edibles was sold out. By early afternoon, every edible available for purchase had been sold. Those who were lucky enough to have their orders placed before products were sold out, or survived the website crashing, will be the first to receive edibles from the OCS. 

It is a universal sentiment in the industry that the demand for edibles is positive, and that supply will be able to catch up slowly but surely.  As production ramps up at the country’s licensed producers, we will see more variety and replenished stock of cannabis topicals, concentrates, and edible products, all new product classes which fall within the second wave of cannabis legalization - “Cannabis 2.0”.

What products are you most excited to see?


Whitney Abrams

Whitney Abrams

Whitney’s work focuses on providing regulatory advice and advocating on behalf of cannabis businesses in the North American market. She is a frequent contributor to Canada Cannabis Legal.
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Comments (3)

  1. Jules:
    Dec 29, 2018 at 12:53 AM

    Fascinating article. Very in depth. My one question is: from where would Canada import cannabis? Are there countries currently exporting cannabis legally? Uraguay seems like the most economical source, although shipping costs could be an issue.

  2. miss lena:
    Feb 24, 2019 at 01:52 PM


    All labels will need to be plain, not appealing to children, and make no health claims. For edibles, there may be no dietary claims, and for topicals, there may be no cosmetic claims. For all of the new product classes, packaging and labelling must not contain any elements that associate the product with an alcoholic beverage, alcohol, or an alcohol brand.

  3. miss lena:
    Feb 24, 2019 at 01:52 PM

    All labels will need to be plain, not appealing to children, and make no health claims. For edibles, there may be no dietary claims, and for topicals, there may be no cosmetic claims. For all of the new product classes, packaging and labelling must not contain any elements that associate the product with an alcoholic beverage, alcohol, or an alcohol brand.






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