Nearly half of Canadians want to try edible marijuana products: study

When marijuana becomes legal for recreational use next year, nearly half of Canadians will want to try edible marijuana products, a new study says, even though it remains unlikely that such products will be commercially available.

“Curiosity seems to be driving consumers to want to try a food product, an edible, and the number one choice is bakery goods,” Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, the study’s lead author, told

Charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy and the dean of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management, penned ‘Cannabis-infused food and Canadian consumers’ willingness to consider recreational marijuana as a food ingredient’ with Dr. Simon Somogyi, an associate professor at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture.

In a survey of 1,087 people, the researchers found that 46 per cent of Canadians would try cannabis-infused food products such as baked goods, oils and spices if they were commercially available. Thirty-nine per cent said that they...

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