Can almost taste it: Cannabis 2.0 timeline

Published on December 13, 2019 by oz. staff

Next week, Cannabis 2.0 products will start to flow into distribution channels.

We’ve heard that there is a chance some Cannabis 2.0 products could be in the Okanagan just before Christmas.

Overall though, don’t expect to find them in stores right away.

Company reps from several provinces, including B.C., Alberta and Ontario, have told The Growth Op that they expect the first sales of edibles, extracts and topicals to come no sooner than January 2020. Anything before then will be a “very limited supply,” they say.

Canopy Growth, which has been prolific in its Cannabis 2.0 product announcements, warns consumers not to expect its products in stores until early January 2020.

“Leveraging learnings from Cannabis 1.0, the company will stagger its launch of various products and formats to ensure a smooth roll-out,” says Canopy. “As such, availability will vary by province based on their individual ordering and distribution activities.”

Canopy’s planned rollout foreshadows the nation-wide timeline.

In its first wave of drinks, Canopy will release Tweed Houndstooth & Soda, Houseplant Grapefruit and Houseplant Lemon. It’s 10-mg THC Deep Space offering will launch in the following weeks.

The first wave of cannabis chocolate products will arrive in retail in early January. However, their more chic craft brand isn’t expected on shelves until the end of February.

Their vape pens and vape cartridges are anticipated in late January.

Health Canada says it can take between 30 minutes and two hours for effects from edibles to fully hit — and they can last up to 12 hours.