By Lewis Retik, Katrina Coughlin

The Cannabis Act currently authorizes the legal sale of dried cannabis, cannabis oil, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants and cannabis plant seeds. In furtherance of its public policy objectives respecting cannabis legalization, the federal government has announced proposed legislative changes to allow for the sale of three additional classes of cannabis.

Cannabis oil will technically be removed as an authorized class of cannabis under the Cannabis Act, however, the legal sale of cannabis oils will continue under the new authorized classes.