Health Canada Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Cannabis Act: Summary

From: Health Canada


The Health Canada Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Cannabis Act is intended to help regulated parties comply with the:

  • Cannabis Act
  • Cannabis Regulations
  • Applicable administrative policies

Who this policy is for

This policy is for:

1. Regulated parties who are authorized by Health Canada for activities such as:

  • cultivation
  • processing
  • analytical testing
  • research
  • sale for medical purposes
  • import and export

2. Regulated parties who do not require an authorization from Health Canada, but who conduct activities regulated under the Act, such as:

  • promoting and advertising, including broadcasting and publishing
  • packaging and labelling cannabis accessories
  • performing activities related to cannabis accessories and services

3. People who play a role under the Cannabis Act and its regulations, such as:

  • consumers
  • law enforcement
  • health care practitioners
  • provincial and territorial governments

In this policy

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Details and history

Published: September 14, 2018

Updated: September 14, 2018

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