As of October 2018 the cannabis plant and all its by-products, including CBD, are legal in Canada, but their sale, access and possession come under a new strict regulatory framework. Until regulation ensues in 2019, however, many CBD-containing products will be illegal (e.g. skin creams and vaping products) as the law only allows for a limited number of products in a limited number of formats. While the new laws will initially apply to CBD products, a comprehensive regulatory regime for all cannabis-derived products is to be expected in the near future; this may reflect the difference in the nature of these products compared to high THC cannabis products.
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