Forward Regulatory Plan 2023-2025: Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts)

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts)

Enabling Act

Cannabis Act


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.

Responsible usage and keeping cannabis away from children is a commitment in the 2019 Mandate Letter.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

Potential impacts on people in Canada, 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.

Further information

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Jacqueline Oddi
Acting Director
Regulatory, Legislative and Economic Affairs Division
Strategic Policy (Cannabis)
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 778-239-3405

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory

February 2021

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