How Canada’s legal pot rules could change in 2021

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  - APRIL 14: A recreational marijuana smoker indulges in smoking weed on April 14, 2020 in the Bushwick section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As some smokers turn to smoking weed to ease their stress during the coronavirus pandemic, some doctors are warning that cannabis can cause airway inflammation that could cause complications should a user become a victim of COVID-19. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Health Canada wants to know how the public feels about how cannabis is sold, labelled, and researched. Industry experts expect the feedback to prompt a mild relaxation of rules for packaging and possession of infused drinks, leaving more controversial topics like advertising to a broader review of the Cannabis Act in 2021.

The federal health agency issued a 30-day call for the public to comment on a host of cannabis-related issues on Dec. 11. The request is open-ended, but specifically asks for feedback on product labelling, small-scale cultivation, non-therapeutic research, and how possession limits are