Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations - Quarterly Compliance and Enforcement Report - Inspection Data Summary

Background

The Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) is responsible for implementing the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and the related policies and operational requirements.

Compliance and enforcement activities include an inspection program that helps to protect client health and safety and reduce the risk of diversion by identifying deficiencies and implementing corrective measures. Health Canada uses a risk-based approach to monitor licensed producers to ensure they meet the good production practices, security directives and other requirements of the ACMPR, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Food and Drugs Act (FDA).

Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Changes to the Quarterly Inspection Data Summary

The reporting format of the Quarterly Inspection Data Summary has been changed from the 2015-2016 publication. The change reflects the implementation of the Inspection Risk-Rating System.

The OMC piloted the Inspection Risk-Rating System in Fiscal Year 2015-2016. This system, implemented on April 1, 2016, establishes a risk-rating for licensed producers based on the observation and inspection rating throughout their licensing period and based on their compliance history. All licensed producers are now evaluated under this Inspection Risk- Rating System.

Observations made during inspections of licensed producers are assigned a minor, major or critical rating. Based on the observation number and severity, an inspection rating of compliant or non-compliant will be given. The inspection rating is used at licence renewal and throughout the licensing period to assess the licensed producer's risk rating. The licensed producer's risk rating is used to determine, among other things, the period of license renewal and the frequency of inspections.

This publication will continue to make more information on compliance and enforcement activities available to Canadians.

Inspection Types

Health Canada conducts four types of inspections to assess and monitor compliance with the ACMPR, CDSA and FDA.

  • Pre-licence inspection
    Conducted to assess whether the information submitted to Health Canada in a licence application or amendment is accurate.
  • Initial inspection
    Conducted when cannabis is ready for sale and testing is completed to assess whether the facilities, activities, and products are in compliance with the good production practices and record keeping requirements.
  • Targeted inspection
    Conducted to verify compliance with particular areas of the ACMPR.
  • Regular inspection
    Conducted to monitor and verify compliance with all the requirements of the ACMPR, CDSA and FDA prior to licence renewal.

Observations

An observation is a deficiency or deviation from legislative or regulatory requirements noted by an inspector during an inspection and is classified as minor, major, or critical.

Pre-licence and initial inspections assess the applicant's or the licensed producer's readiness for conducting various activities outlined within an application. Therefore, observations are not rated during these inspections.

  • Minor
    Minor observations will likely not increase the risk of diversion, prevent the detection of diversion, and/or health risk.
  • Major
    Major observations may increase the risk of diversion, prevent the detection of diversion, and/or health risk.
  • Critical
    Critical observations will likely increase the risk of diversion, prevent the detection of diversion, and/or present an imminent health risk, and may also involve the possibility of deliberate fraud, misinterpretation, or falsification of information.

Inspection Rating

An inspection can be assigned a compliant or non-compliant rating based on the number and severity of observations noted during an inspection. It should be noted that a compliant inspection rating may be assigned when observations are present.

Pre-licence and initial inspections are not assigned inspection ratings since observations are not rated.

  • Compliant
    A compliant inspection rating means that at the time of the inspection, the licensed producer has met the applicable legislative and regulatory requirements, and is in control of the regulated activities.
  • Non-Compliant
    A non-compliant inspection rating means that at the time of the inspection, the licensed producer has not met the applicable legislative and regulatory requirements, and is not in control of the regulated activities.

Significant Compliance Actions

A significant compliance action is taken to correct instances of non-compliance. These may include, but are not limited to, issuance of warning letters, seizure and detention of products, licence suspension or revocations.

It is important to note that a licensed producer may have had a significant compliance action with a compliant inspection rating. This is possible due to the corrective measures taken to address the non-compliance and prevent any future non-compliance.

Inspection Data

The following table presents inspection data by the month in which they were conducted.
All inspections from April 1, 2016 to August 23, 2016 were conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. As of August 24, 2016, all inspections will be conducted under the ACMPR.

Cannabis for Medical Purposes
Quarterly Compliance and Enforcement Report - Inspection Data Summary 2016-2017
  Licensed Producer / Applicant Inspection Type Observations Inspection Rating Significant Compliance Actions
Minor Major Critical

Table 1 footnotes

Table 1 footnote 1

When deficiencies are identified, compliance actions are taken by Health Canada. The "seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance" was initiated due to product testing deficiencies identified at the licensed producer site where some products were not tested for potency and contaminants following secondary treatment. Affected products were seized on-site until the licensed producer provided test results that indicated compliance with the Good Production Practices requirements and the seizure was subsequently lifted.

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Table 1 footnote 2

A non-compliant rating is assigned when the licensed producer does not demonstrate control of the regulated activities, and/or appropriate corrective actions were not or have not yet been taken.

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Table 1 footnote 3

When deficiencies are identified, compliance actions are taken by Health Canada. The "Warning letter due to Good Production Practices Non-Compliance" was issued due to the production of cannabis oil, an activity which had not yet been assessed at the specific site where it was carried out. A Warning letter is issued to formally advise a licensed producer of its non-compliance with specific sections of the regulations and requesting measures to comply with it. An amendment application was submitted by the licensed producer and an inspection was conducted by Health Canada to assess the new production method for cannabis oil. The inspection demonstrated compliance with the Good Production Practices requirements.

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Table 1 footnote 4

When deficiencies are identified, compliance actions are taken by Health Canada. The "Warning letter and Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance" were initiated due to the use of an unapproved pest control product on products. Affected products were seized on-site and a voluntary Type III recall was initiated by the licensed producer for products sold to registered clients.

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Table 1 footnote 5

In September 2016, the department undertook compliance promotion visits to provide guidance on the new regulations (ACMPR) that came into force August 24, 2016. Therefore, no observations, risk rating or compliance actions were undertaken.

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Table 1 footnote 6

A "Voluntary Type II and Type III recall" was initiated after the inspection following the receipt of test results that demonstrated the presence of pest control product residues that are not approved for use on cannabis.

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Table 1 footnote 7

A "Voluntary Type III recall" was initiated after the inspection. A major observation was noted due to the use of unapproved pest control products. The recall was subsequently initiated based on the product sample test results which demonstrated the presence of pest control product residues that are not approved for use on cannabis.

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Table 1 footnote 8

More information on these targeted inspections undertaken to conduct random testing of pesticides on cannabis products is available at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2017/05/statement_from_healthcanadaonmandatorytestingofmedicalcannabisfo.html

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March 2017 7 Acres Targeted – random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
A.B. Laboratories Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted - random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Canada's Island Garden Inc. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
First Access Medical Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Green Relief Inc. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Hydropothicaire/Hydropothecary Targeted - random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire/Hydropothecary Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
MedReleaf Corp. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Mettrum Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Natural Med Company Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted -  random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted - random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
rTrees Producers Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tilray Targeted - random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted - random testingFootnote 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A None
United Greeneries Ltd. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
WeedMD Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Feb 2017 Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
UP Cannabis Inc. (Previously Hemisphere Pharmaceuticals Inc.) Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Hydropothicaire/Hydropothecary Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
MariCann Inc. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Tweed Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
United Greeneries Ltd. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
WeedMD Initial – Sale of Dried N/A N/A N/A N/A None
WeedMD Initial – Sale of Plants N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Jan 2017 7 Acres Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
7 Acres Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
A.B. Laboratories Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Acreage Pharms Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Bonify Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
Canada's Island Garden Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Green Relief Inc. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Natural Med Company Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted NO YES NO Compliant None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
THC Biomed Ltd. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
WeedMD Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Dec 2016 7 Acres               Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
7 Acres Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Canveda Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Hydropothecary/Hydropothicaire Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
MariCann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
MariCann Inc. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc.Footnote 6 Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Tweed Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
WeedMD Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Nov 2016 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Agripharm Corp. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Canada's Island Garden Inc. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
DelShen Therapeutics Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
Green Relief Inc. Initial YES YES NO Compliant None
Green Relief Inc. Regular N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Hydropothecary/Hydropothicaire Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Regular YES NO NO Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Mettrum(Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Natural Med Company Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Pre-Licence YES YES NO Compliant None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Regular N/A N/A N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
THC Biomed Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
THC Biomed Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tilray Targeted YES YES NO Compliant None
Tweed Farms Inc. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
United Greeneries Inc. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Oct 2016 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Agripharm Corp. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Aphria Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Canna Farms Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Canna Farms Ltd. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
CanniMed Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
CannTrust Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Green Relief Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Hydropothecary /Hydropothicaire Targeted YES NO NO Compliant None
James E. Wagner Cultivation Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
MariCann Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd.Footnote 7 Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted NO NO NO Compliant None
Natural Med Company Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
OrganiGram Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Tweed Inc. Compliance Promotion visitFootnote 5
Tweed Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Regular YES YES NO Compliant None
Sept 2016 7 ACRES (previously AMMCan) Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Canada's Island Garden Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
MedReleaf Corp. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MedReleaf Corp. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
OrganiGram Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Redecan Pharm Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
THC Biomed Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Tilray Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Tweed Farms Inc. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
United Greeneries Ltd. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
WeedMD Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Compliance Promotion visitTable 1 footnote 5
All inspections beginning in September 2016 were done under the ACMPR (all previous done under the MMPR)
Aug 2016 Agripharm Corp. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 ACRES (previously AMMCan) Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Aphria Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No No No Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No No No Compliant None
Canna Farms Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
Hemisphere Pharmaceuticals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hydropothicaire/Hydropothecary Regular Yes No Yes Non-CompliantTable 1 footnote 2 Warning letter and Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices Non-ComplianceTable 1 footnote 4
MariCann Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Tilray Targeted No No No Compliant None
Tweed Farms Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
Tweed Inc. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
Jul 2016 Aphria Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CannTrust Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Evergreen Medicinal Supply Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Green Relief Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes Yes Non-CompliantTable 1 footnote 2 Warning letter issued due to Good Production Practices Non-ComplianceTable 1 footnote 3
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes Yes Non-CompliantTable 1 footnote 2 Warning letter issued due to Good Production Practices Non-ComplianceTable 1 footnote 3
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No No No Compliant None
Tantalus Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
WeedMD Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Jun 2016 7 ACRES (previously AMMCan) Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
A.B. Fertilizer Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ABcannMedicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
Aphria Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-complianceTable 1 footnote 1
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
MedReleaf Corp. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tilray Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
May 2016 Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No No No Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
CanniMed Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
CannTrust Ltd. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
CannTrust Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Green Relief Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No No Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Natural Med Company Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
THC Biomed Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
WeedMD Targeted No No No Compliant None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Apr 2016 ABcannMedicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
7 ACRES (previously AMMCan) Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
Aphria Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Regular Yes Yes No Non-CompliantTable 1 footnote 2 Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-complianceTable 1 footnote 1
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Canada's Island Garden Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes No Compliant None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Emblem Cannabis Corp. Regular Yes Yes No Compliant None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum (Bennett North) Ltd. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Mettrum Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mettrum Ltd. Initial N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes No Compliant None
The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tilray Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes No No Compliant None
Tweed Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Types of Inspections

Health Canada conducts four types of inspections to assess and monitor compliance with the MMPR, CDSA and FDA.

  • Pre-licence inspection is conducted to verify that the information submitted to Health Canada in a licence application or amendment is accurate prior to licence approval.
  • Initial inspection is conducted when marijuana is ready for sale and testing is completed to verify that the facilities, activities, and products are in compliance with the good production practices and record keeping requirements.
  • Targeted inspection is conducted to verify compliance with particular areas of the MMPR.
  • Regular inspection is conducted to monitor and verify compliance with all the requirements MMPR and CDSA prior to licence renewal.

Observations

An observation is a deficiency or deviation from legislative or regulatory requirements noted by an inspector during an inspection and is classified as critical or non-critical.

  • Critical observations are non-compliances that may pose a risk: of diversion; to the health and safety of medical users; security of the site, and/or confidence of Canadians in the marijuana product or the MMPR program.
  • Non-critical observations are less likely to have a serious impact on the critical risks for marijuana production.

The scope and severity of the deficiency or deviation from the requirements of the CDSA or the MMPR will be assessed by the inspector in the context of the inspection being conducted and may result in significant compliance actions where necessary.

  • Significant compliance actions are classified as warning letters, detention, seizure, licence suspension or revocations.

Inspection Data (2015-2016)

The following table presents inspection data by the month in which they were conducted.
Critical observations do not always initiate a significant compliance action. In the 2015-2016 inspection system, significant compliance actions are undertaken based on the compliance history of the licensed producer, and the severity and number of observations present during a given inspection. For example, an inspector notes that there is an instance when there is no Responsible Person In Charge in an area where cannabis is present. This would be cited in the inspection report as a critical observation. The licensed producer may advise Health Canada that they will address this citation by ensuring that all staff follow the required standard operating procedures. As the critical observation has been addressed by the licensed producer through a proposed corrective action plan, no significant compliance actions by Health Canada will be taken.

Cannabis for Medical Purposes
Monthly Compliance and Enforcement Report - Inspection Data Summary 2015-2016
  Licensed Producer / Applicant Inspection Type Observations Significant Compliance Actions
Critical Non-Critical
Mar-2016 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Canveda Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. (previously KindCann Limited) Targeted No Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted No Yes None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted No Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted No Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Regular No Yes None
Sundial Growers Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
THC Biomed Ltd. Targeted No No None
Tilray Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted No Yes None
Feb-2016 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2ndsite) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No No None
Canna Farms Ltd. Initial N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes Seizure of products due to contravention of Physical Security Directive

Issuance of a warning letter for non-compliance
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. (previously KindCann Limited) Targeted No Yes None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
MariCann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted No Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes No None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Farms Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes No None
United Greeneries Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted No Yes None
Jan-2016 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2ndsite) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Regular Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted No No None
CannTrust Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted No No None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
Emblem Cannabis Corp. (previously KindCann Limited) Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted Yes Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
WeedMD Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Initial N/A N/A None
Dec-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
AMMCan Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Initial N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted No Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Regular Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CanniMed Ltd. Initial N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes Warning letter for contravention of Physical Security Directive
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted No Yes None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Initial N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes No Warning letter for contravention of Physical Security Directive
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No No None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Initial N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Nov-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No Yes None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Regular Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Green Relief Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes Yes None
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted No Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Oct-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aphria Targeted Yes No Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CanniMed Ltd. Regular Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Regular Yes Yes Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted Yes Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Initial N/A N/A None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes No None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Sep-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Regular Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2ndsite) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Regular Yes No None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Regular Yes No None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Regular Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aug-2015 Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aphria Regular Yes No None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Regular Yes No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted Yes No None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes Yes None
THC Medical Systems Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Farms Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Tweed Inc. Pre-licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Jul-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Initial N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
KindCann Limited Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MariCann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Regular Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Jun-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No No None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Initial N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted No Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes Yes None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted Yes Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Regular Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
May-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No No None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted No No None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted No No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted No No None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted No No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted No Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted No No None
Tilray Targeted No No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted No No None
Apr-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes No None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted No No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Initial N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. (Bennett North) Targeted Yes No Seizure of unauthorized material
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes No None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes No None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No No None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes No None
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