Cannabis: Intra-industry sale and distribution

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Organization: Health Canada

Published: 2018-01-18

Federal licence under Cannabis Regulations Footnote 1 :

If I have a licence for Cultivation (micro or standard), what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • Plants and seeds to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical PurposesFootnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Provincially- or territorially-authorized retailFootnote 2

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Fresh and dried to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

 If I have a licence for Cultivation (Nursery), what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • Plants and seeds to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Provincially- or territorially-authorized retail Footnote 2

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

If I have a licence for Processing (micro or standard), what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • Plants and seeds to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Provincially- or territorially-authorized retail Footnote 2

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Fresh and dried to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Provincially- or territorially-authorized retail Footnote 2
    • Other – Hospital (distribution only, no sale)Footnote 3

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Oil to which licence holders?
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Provincially- or territorially-authorized retail Footnote 2
    • Other – Hospital (distribution only, no sale)Footnote 3

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • All other cannabis to which licence holders?Footnote 4
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Reference Standards to which licence holders?Footnote 5
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Test Kits to which licence holders?Footnote 6
    • A registered test kit may be sold to anyone provided it is for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration, enforcement or research purpose

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

If I have a licence for Sale for Medical Purposes, what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • Plants and seeds packaged and labelled for retail to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Other – Registered patients

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Fresh and dried packaged and labelled for retail to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Other – Registered patients, Hospital

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

  • Oil packaged and labelled for retail to which licence holders?
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Sale for Medical Purposes Footnote 2
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Other – Registered patients, Hospital

Does not include a drug containing cannabis

If I have a licence for Analytical Testing, what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • This licence class is not authorized to sell any cannabis.

If I have a licence for Research, what type of cannabis can I sell?

  • Plants and seeds (with conditions) to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
  • All cannabis (distribute only, no sale) to which licence holders?
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Other – Research subject (administer and distribute only)

If I have a licence for Cannabis Drug, what type of cannabis can I sell?Footnote 7

  • Drugs containing cannabis to which licence holders?
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Other – Hospital, Pharmacist, Practitioner

If I have a licence for Industrial Hemp, what type of cannabis can I sell?Footnote 8

  • Flowers, leaves and branches to which licence holders?
    • Cultivator (micro or standard)
    • Nursery
    • Processor (micro or standard)
    • Analytical Tester
    • Researcher
    • Cannabis Drug Licence
    • Industrial Hemp Licence
  • Seed, stalk and fiber, root, grain derivatives containing less than 10 micrograms per gram of THC
    • These parts of the industrial hemp plant can be sold to anyone.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

One organization can have more than one class of federal licence at the same site, with some exceptions. Authorized activities are subject to conditions on licence

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Footnote 2

Any cannabis sold to a Sale for Medical Purposes licence holder or a Provincially- or territorially-authorized retail seller must be packaged and labelled according to Section 106 of the Cannabis Regulations. All other cannabis sold intra-industry can be sold according to Sections 106 or 137 and 138.

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Footnote 3

Must be packaged and labelled according to Section 106 of the Cannabis Regulations.

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Footnote 4

‘Other cannabis’ covers forms of cannabis outside of the defined product classes, such as cannabis extracts.

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Footnote 5

A reference standard is a highly purified form of cannabis used to test the chemical characterization of cannabis, such as strength, quality and purity.

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Footnote 6

A test kit is used to test for the presence of quantity of cannabis. The cannabis in a test kit is denatured or altered in a way to make it unsuitable for consumption by humans.

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Footnote 7

The sale of a drug containing cannabis is not permitted for any licence holder except a Cannabis Drug Licence holder. These drugs are further regulated under the Food and Drugs Act and have additional regulatory requirements. Distribution of a drug containing cannabis is permitted for Research licence holders.

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Footnote 8

No industrial hemp licence holder can process industrial hemp flowers, leaves, or branches (e.g., produce cannabidiol). Such activities would require a cannabis processing licence.

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