Renew your cannabis licence: Cultivation, processing, or sale for medical purposes

This section will help you to renew your licence. You need to renew it before the expiry date to continue activities. The option to renew a licence will appear in the Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) 4 months before your licence expires. We encourage you to apply for a renewal as soon as the option appears. In order to have sufficient time to process the renewal, Health Canada will need to receive your application no less than 3 months before your licence expiry date.

Health Canada may inspect your site to verify compliance with the regulations. We may ask you for information to help plan the inspection.

Important: If your licence expires, you are no longer authorized to conduct the activities set out in the licence. You need to stop all activities on the expiry date. If you do not stop activities, Health Canada may take actions, or inform law enforcement.

Tip: You need to ensure that the security clearances of key personnel, as well as directors and officers of the licence holder and parent company, are valid at the time of renewal. Employees whose security clearances are close to expiring should apply to renew these as soon as possible. We recommend a minimum of 6 months before expiry, but some renewals may take longer. You need to also have an active licence under the Excise Act, 2001, and to have paid all fees to Health Canada.

Required information

You need to submit this as a "Licence Renewal" in the CTLS. The documents described below need to be current and uploaded with the renewal under the following:

Site plan section

Site plan that includes:

Floor plan of each building. Include the names, locations and activities taking place in all areas in which cannabis may be present.

Organizational security plan section

Key investor reports section

If you are an organization whose equity securities are not listed on a public market, your previous year's key investor report will be reviewed as a part of the renewal process.

If there have been changes to your key investor report since the last submission, upload the current report under the 'Key Investor Reports' button found in the CTLS. You need to select "Renew" as your "Reason for report". This can done by the responsible person or any individual identified as a reporter in the 'Associated Individuals' section of the CTLS.

Tip: If there have been no changes to your report upload an attestation to that effect that has been signed and dated by the responsible person.

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