Cannabis regulations for licensed producers

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

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 licence holders under the Cannabis Regulations

Outlines the limited circumstances under which Health Canada would consider the import or export of cannabis.

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.

Reporting requirements

What licensed producers must provide to Health Canada for reporting.

Administrative monetary penalties under the Cannabis Act

Administrative monetary penalties (AMPs), how AMPs are calculated, AMP monetary ranges, Notice of Violations (NoVs), Ministerial Orders.

Avoid appealing to youth

Restrictions on cannabis product packaging and promotion, restrictions on how it looks, smells or tastes.

Packaging and labelling guide

All packaging, labelling requirements for all cannabis product types including contents, expiry, warnings, branding.

Reporting loss or theft of cannabis

Who needs to report a loss or theft of cannabis, and how to fill out the Loss or theft of cannabis form

Adverse reaction reporting

Mandatory reporting requirements, adverse reaction, side effects, health and safety issues.


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