OTTAWA, June 14, 2019 /CNW/ - In response to the Federal Government's announcement on bringing cannabis edibles to the Canadian market, the Canadian Health Food Association has released the following statement:
"Today, the Minister of Health announced the next steps to bring cannabis edibles to the Canadian market. Unfortunately, this is another example of the government taking steps to make it easier to get high and not to get well. There is currently a glaring gap in the market for Canadians who want access to CBD for its non-intoxicating health benefits and for Canada's safe and reputable natural health products industry who are ready and willing to meet these market demands.
Canada has the potential to be a world leader in the multi-billion dollar CBD market, and we're currently missing the boat on innovation in the health sector with a strict focus on the recreational market – to the detriment of Canada's renowned and regulated natural health products market. The Government continues to ignore the many Canadians wishing to get well, not high."
Helen Long, President, and Dan Demers, Vice-President of the Canadian Health Food Association, are available for industry comment in response to the announcement today.
SOURCE Canadian Health Food Association
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