Ontario Cannabis Store issues a product call for edibles, extracts and topicals

If products submitted to the OCS gets approved, the provincial retailer will distribute it online and in stores

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"The product call forms the initial stage of the OCS's regular, open and competitive procurement process," the OCS states in the call. iStock / Getty Images Plus

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has released a call for submissions of new, soon-to-be-legal cannabis products such as edibles and drinks, extracts, and topicals.

The provincial cannabis distributor is also asking licensed producers (LPs) about their capacity to produce products in the new categories. “This product call marks an important milestone in securing a broad variety of cannabis products that meet the preferences of Ontario consumers,” said OCS president and CEO Patrick Ford.

“We are committed to working towards eliminating the illegal market by diversifying our legal and tested product selection and offering customers the products they are excited about.”

Suppliers who wish to be considered may answer the product call by June 28 via submission at DoingBusinesswithOCS.ca.

“The product call forms the initial stage of the OCS’s regular, open and competitive procurement process,” the OCS states in the call. “While the OCS anticipates it will take producers some time to develop and produce these new products and receive the necessary licensing amendments from Health Canada, this product call is expected to kick-start the rollout of these important products in Ontario.”

As consultations have concluded, Health Canada is expected to authorize the sale of products like edibles and extracts this fall. If products submitted to the OCS gets its approval, the provincial retailer will distribute it online and in stores.

 

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