Licensed Producers' Reporting Requirements

To Licensed Producers of Cannabis for Medical Purposes

The purpose of this page is to provide an overview of the information that licensed producers must provide to Health Canada on a monthly basis, as per the reporting requirements of their licence to produce cannabis for medical purposes.

Producers licensed under the  Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) must provide the information outlined below for the previous month to Health Canada on or before the 15th day of each month.

Cannabis produced or received

With respect to fresh and dried marijuana, cannabis oil, cannabis seeds and marijuana plants, licensed producers must report the amounts produced, as well as the amounts received from another licensed producer as follows:

  • Total amount produced in the reporting period;
  • Amount released for sale in the reporting period;
  • Amount of fresh and dried marijuana produced in the reporting period and intended for extraction activities; and
  • Amount received from other licensed producers during the reporting period.

Cannabis sold or transferred

With respect to fresh and dried marijuana, cannabis oil, cannabis seeds and marijuana plants, licensed producers must report the total amount sold or transferred to the following during the reporting period:

  • registered clients;
  • other licensed producers; and
  • licensed dealers.

 With respect to fresh and dried marijuana and cannabis oil, licensed producers must also report the total amount sold to registered clients for interim supply in the reporting period.

Number of clients registered

Licensed producers must report the total number of individuals who were registered as clients of their organization at the end of the reporting period. Only those clients whose registrations were valid on the last day of the reporting period should be included in the report.

Licensed producers must also report the total number of individuals who were registered as new clients of their organization during the reporting period, and the total number of clients who renewed their registrations.

Licensed producers must also report the total number of clients registered to obtain an interim supply and starting material.

Number of clients registered by province or territory of residence

Licensed producers must provide the number of clients registered by province or territory of residence.

Licensed producers must also report the total number of clients registered to obtain an interim supply and starting material by province or territory of residence.

Number of refused registrations and refusals to fill order

Licensed producers must report the number of registered clients who tried to register with their organization, but could not be registered, regardless of the reason.

Licensed producers must also report the number of clients who placed orders or tried to place orders that could not be filled, regardless of the reason.

Cannabis inventory as of the final day of the reporting period

With respect to fresh and dried marijuana and cannabis oil, licensed producers must report as of the final day of the reporting period the amounts held in inventory as follows:

  • Total amount held in inventory;
  • Amount intended for sale but not yet approved held in inventory;
  • Amount approved for sale held in inventory;
  • Amount of samples in inventory; and
  • Amount of fresh and dried marijuana intended for extraction activities held in inventory.

With respect to cannabis seeds and marijuana plants, licensed producers must report:

  • the total number of plants held in inventory;
  • the number of plants destined to be sold as starting material held in inventory;
  • the total weight of seeds held in inventory; and
  • the number and weight of seeds destined to be sold as starting material held in inventory.

Licensed producers must also include in their report the total amounts ready to be destroyed, but still held in inventory on the final day of the reporting period.

Import of cannabis

Licensed producers must report the total amount of cannabis imported during the reporting period. See Import and Export of Marijuana by Licensed Producers for more information.

Export of cannabis

Licensed producers must report the total amount of cannabis exported during the reporting period. See Import and Export of Marijuana by Licensed Producers for more information.

Quantity lost/stolen

Licensed producers must report the total amount of cannabis lost and/or stolen during the reporting period.

Quantity destroyed

With respect to fresh and dried marijuana, cannabis oil, cannabis seeds and marijuana plants, licensed producers must report the total amount:

  • that was destroyed during the reporting period; and of waste (e.g., plants, leaves, twigs) destroyed during the reporting period.

Quantity returned

With respect to fresh and dried marijuana, cannabis oil, cannabis seeds and marijuana plants, licensed producers must report:

  • the total amount returned from clients during the reporting period.

Number of shipments

Licensed producers must report the total number of shipments sent to the following during the reporting period:

  • registered clients;
  • registered clients for interim supply;
  • other licensed producers; and
  • licensed dealers.

Number of shipments per province or territory

Licensed producers must report the total number of shipments sent to the following in each province and territory:

  • registered clients;
  • registered clients for interim supply; other licensed producers; and
  • licensed dealers.

The province/territory of shipment must be based on the client's location, not the location of the licensed producer.

Average amount of cannabis for medical purposes authorized

Licensed producers must report the average daily amount of dried marijuana (in grams) supported by health care practitioners to be used by the registered clients of their organization. The daily amount of dried marijuana to be used is indicated on the medical document provided by the registered client's health care practitioner. The average must be obtained by adding the daily amount of dried marijuana to be used by each registered client and dividing by the total number of registered clients. Licensed producers should include only those registered clients whose registrations are valid on the last day of the reporting period.

Median amount of cannabis for medical purposes authorized

Licensed producers must report the median daily amount of dried marijuana (in grams) supported by health care practitioners to be used by registered clients of their organization. The daily amount of dried marijuana to be used is indicated on the medical document provided by the registered client's health care practitioner. The median must be obtained by identifying the daily amount authorized for each registered client and organizing the numbers in increasing order. If the sequence contains an odd number of values, the middle number in the sequence is the median. If the sequence contains an even number of values, licensed producers must add together the two values in the middle and divide them by two to obtain the median.

List of ten highest unique daily authorized amounts and the frequency with which they occur

Licensed producers must report the ten highest unique daily authorized amounts of dried marijuana (in grams) in the reporting period. The personal information of the registered client, such as name and address, must not be identified. For example, if the highest amount is 10 grams per day, and 5 individuals have that daily authorized amount, a licensed producer would report that, followed by the next 9 highest unique amounts.

List of daily authorized amounts in specified increments

Licensed producers must report the number of clients with daily authorized amounts of dried marijuana for medical purposes in the following increments:

  • 0-1 grams
  • 1.1 to 2 grams
  • 2.1 to 3 grams
  • 3.1 to 4 grams
  • 4.1 to 5 grams
  • 5 to 10 grams
  • 10 to 15 grams
  • > 15 grams

Average shipment size

Licensed producers must report the average shipment size sent to registered clients during the reporting period. The average must be obtained by adding the total amount  of each shipment and dividing by the total number of shipments.

Median shipment size

Licensed producers must report the median size of the shipments sent to registered clients in the reporting period.

Number of shipments per 10 g intervals

Licensed producers must report the total number of shipments of dried marijuana (and its equivalent) to registered clients for each of the following intervals between 0 and 150 grams: 0 to 10 grams; 11 to 20 grams; 21 to 30 grams; 31 to 40 grams; 41 to 50 grams; 51 to 60 grams; 61 to 70 grams; 71 to 80 grams; 81 to 90 grams; 91 to 100 grams; 101 to 110 grams; 111 to 120 grams; 121 to 130 grams; 131 to 140 grams; and 141 to 150 grams.

In order to determine the number of shipments in each range, licensed producers must use their equivalency factor to convert quantities of fresh marijuana and cannabis oil into grams of dried marijuana.

List of all health care practitioners who have completed medical documents for cannabis for medical purposes for registered clients and their location

Licensed producers must provide a list of all health care practitioners who provided a medical document for a registered client in the reporting period, as well as the location of the health care practitioner and the number of medical documents the health care practitioner signed during the reporting period.

List of all nurse practitioners who have completed medical documents for cannabis for medical purposes for registered clients and their location

Licensed producers must provide a list of all nurse practitioners who provided a medical document for a registered client in the reporting period, as well as the location of the nurse practitioner and the number of medical documents the nurse practitioner signed during the reporting period.

Research and development

Licensed producers are required to report on the cannabis with which they are conducting research and development activities.

Other cannabis products

Licensed producers are required to report on activities with respect to cannabis products, other than marijuana or cannabis oil (e.g. cannabis resin).

Completed monthly reports can be submitted to Health Canada by email at ACMPR-RACFM@hc-sc.gc.ca, or by mail at:

Health Canada
A.L.: 0300B
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K9

For More Information

Licensed producers who have questions regarding this information bulletin, or who would like to obtain a copy of the reporting template or further guidance on the reporting requirements, may contact Health Canada toll-free at 1-866-337-7705 or by email at ACMPR-RACFM@hc-sc.gc.ca.

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