Summary: Cannabis licence management guide

Available now: For cultivation, processing and sale for medical purposes licence holders please contact to request the updated version of this document that reflects amendments to the Cannabis Regulations effective October 17, 2019.

Research and analytical testing licence holders should continue to refer to this version of the guide as released on June 13, 2019.

From Health Canada


This document will tell you how to manage your licence after it has been issued. It includes information on:

  • licence renewals
  • licence amendments
  • changes requiring Health Canada's approval
  • changes requiring notification to Health Canada
  • import and export permit applications and notification requirements
  • reporting and disclosure requirements including:
    • Notice to local authorities
    • Notice of cessation of activities
    • Notice of new cannabis products
    • Reporting promotion-related information
    • Annual reporting of key investors
  • licence and permit refusals, suspensions and revocations

Who this guide is for

This document is for licence holders under the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations. It does not apply to hemp licence holders under the Industrial Hemp Regulations or cannabis drug licence holders under the Cannabis Regulations.

In this guide

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Details and history

November 9, 2018
August 29, 2019

Contact us

For specific questions related to an individual licence:
e-mail us at

Please Note: The subject line of the email must clearly state the subject of the correspondence. You must also give your:

  • licence number
  • application file number, if applicable
  • licence holder name

For general questions about the Cannabis Act and its Regulations, outside of a specific application, including those related to the Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS):
email us at

You may also contact the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch by phone at:

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