Edible cannabis products. (© Can Stock Photo / kirillvasilevcom)

Ontario Cannabis Store preparing for rollout of edibles, beverages

Several new legal cannabis products could be available for purchase in Ontario by the end of the year.

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is putting out the call right now to licensed producers, asking them if they are able to supply products including edibles, beverages, and oils.

Health Canada is expected to authorize the production and sale of those new products in the second half of 2019, at which point, the OCS will make them available online and to authorized private retail stores across the province.

“This product call marks an important milestone in securing a broad variety of cannabis products that meet the preferences of Ontario consumers,” said Patrick Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of the OCS. “We are committed to working towards eliminating the illegal market by diversifying our legal and tested product selection and offering customers the products they are excited about.”

Suppliers will be able to respond to the OCS through DoingBusinesswithOCS.ca until June 28, 2019.

There is no firm timeline for when the new products could be made available, but the OCS said the “call is expected to kick-start the rollout of these important products in Ontario.”