Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-2024: Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts)
Title of Regulatory Initiative
Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts)
Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Cannabis Regulations to protect public health and safety, in particular by protecting young persons and others from inducements to use inhaled cannabis extracts.
The proposed amendments would restrict the production, sale, promotion, packaging, or labelling of inhaled cannabis extracts with a certain flavours, other than the flavour of cannabis.
The proposed restrictions would align with the proposed Order Amending Schedules 2 and 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (Flavours) and the proposed Standards for Vaping Products' Sensory Attributes Regulations.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
The proposed amendments may have an impact on licensed processors, medical sale licence holders, and provincially or territorially authorized retailers. The proposed amendments will require that licence holders produce and sell cannabis products that comply with the proposed new requirements.
Health Canada pre-published the proposed changes in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 19, 2021 with a 75-day public comment period.
Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.
Departmental contact information
Regulatory, Legislative and Economic Affairs Division
Strategic Policy (Cannabis)
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory
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