Cannabis industry guidelines and requirements

Import and export, production and safety, medical documents, ethical conduct and advertising rules.

Services and information

Apply for a licence

Licence classes and subclasses: Cultivation, Processing, Sale for medical purposes, Analytical testing and Research; licensing producers of cannabis for medical purposes.

Warnings and precautions for cannabis use

Consumer information, including serious warnings and precautions.

Good production practices and safety requirements

Product quality, sanitation program, standard operating procedures, creating a recall system.

Medical document requirement and submission

Electronic submission, transfer, registration refusal, return of medical documents, record keeping and compliance.

Ethical conduct

Information on the expectation of ethical conduct for licensed producers.

Inspections - what to expect

Information package to help licensed producers prepare for an inspection by Health Canada.

Promotion prohibitions

Advertising restrictions, consequences of non-compliance.

Import and export of cannabis by licensed producers

Provisions based on Canada's international drug treaty obligations, cannabis seeds, dried cannabis and cannabis plant.

Pest Control Products for Use on Cannabis

Licence holders' obligations in the use of pest control products (PCPs) in cannabis production, registered PCPs, testing information.

Compliance and enforcement policy

Help for regulated parties to comply with Cannabis Act, regulations, policies.

Electronic transmission of information

Technical specifications, Directive on the Electronic Transmission of Information Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, May 2015.

Reporting requirements

What licensed producers must provide to Health Canada for reporting.


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