Cannabis fees order: Compliance and enforcement actions
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Who is this for
The information is for the following cannabis licences:
- micro-cultivation, nursery and standard cultivation
- micro-processing and standard processing
- sale for medical purposes
What licence holders must do
Pursuant to the Cannabis fees order, licence holders are required to:
- submit an annual Statement of cannabis revenue
- required even if you've had no sales, negative revenue, or encounter issues while submitting
- pay an annual regulatory fee
- required if you had a licence for at least 1 day during the fiscal year, even if you no longer have a valid licence
- unless you have a Sale for medical purpose exemption
Refer to the Cannabis fees order guide for information on the reporting and payment requirements.
Health Canada may take compliance action if:
- you don't submit your Statement of cannabis revenue between April 1 and April 30
- you don't pay your full Annual regulatory fees by September 30
- you don't adhere to the payment plan established with Health Canada
Compliance and enforcement actions
If you don't submit your Statement of cannabis revenue or don't pay your fees on time, Health Canada will take compliance and enforcement actions. These can include:
- suspending or revoking a licence
- refusing to consider a licence renewal
- withdrawing or withholding services, such as issuing an import permit or amending a licence
Health Canada may also take compliance action on your other active licences or permits. Health Canada may recover outstanding fees using collection agencies or other legal means.
Compliance and enforcement policy contains a breakdown of compliance actions authorized under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations.
To support licence holders in returning to compliance, Health Canada offers the alternative of an approved payment plan for up to 12 months if you can't pay your invoice (including interest) in full. To start the request for a payment plan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're approved and remain compliant with the payment plan, you'll remain in compliance with the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations, which will stop further actions from being sought.
We encourage you to contact Health Canada if you have any questions.
- For general inquiries about how to pay your fees, information on payment plans or to request a payment plan, email email@example.com
- For questions about your invoice, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For questions about the Cannabis Fees Order or any other information contained in this guide, email email@example.com
- For questions about compliance measures or the Cannabis Act Compliance and Enforcement Policy, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For all other general questions about the Cannabis Act and its regulations, send an e-mail to email@example.com
This point-in-time update is intended to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements set out in the Cannabis Act, Cannabis Regulations and the Cannabis Fees Order. It is not intended to provide legal advice regarding their interpretation or application. The reader is encouraged to consult the Cannabis Act and applicable regulations carefully and in their entirety. In the event of any discrepancy between the legislation and this document, the legislation shall prevail.
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