Alberta has decided to await the results of a review of the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act before allowing cannabis vapes into that province.
“The full review will be completed by the end of the year to allow any potential amendments to the act to be introduced in 2020”, said MLA Jeremy Nixon.
“Vape products will not be available in the initial launch of (edibles, extracts and topicals),” Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) said, citing recent reports about the health effects of vaping. “AGLC and government are considering various aspects related to cannabis vape products to determine whether or not they will be available for consumer purchase in Alberta.”
Edibles, extracts and topical cannabis products will be available for order from AGLC in January.
Alberta joins Quebec and Newfoundland in banning cannabis vaping products.