THC limits edibles
A package of edibles purchased in Toronto. (Photo credit: Fin DePencier)

The Competition Bureau, a federal agency that promotes competition in Canada, has produced a report recommending the government consider adjusting the THC limits for edible cannabis products. The current limits for THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis — are 10 mg per unit and 10 mg per package.

At least one health researcher worries the bureau’s recommendation was made without considering the health ramifications.

“Essentially what they have done is taken the [cannabis] industry’s three or four lobbying points and printed them in their paper,” said David Hammond, a public health researcher at the University of Waterloo.

“And from what I can tell, they did that with very little regard to what the evidence is.”

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Fin DePencier is a journalist, photographer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Over the past few years, he has reported on the ground from Ukraine, Armenia, Lebanon and Kazakhstan as a correspondent for Palladium...