Consultation: Modernization of the regulations for controlled substances

From: Health Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on June 1, 2024 and will close to new input on July 31, 2024.

Health Canada has developed a regulatory proposal to address gaps and inconsistencies in the regulatory framework for controlled substances. There are 4 different categories of controlled substances:

This regulatory proposal would consolidate 6 regulations and 6 exemptions made under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act into a single regulation called the Controlled Substances Regulations. It has been published for comment in the Canada Gazette.

The proposed Controlled Substances Regulations aim to:

Proposed amendments to the Cannabis Regulations would improve alignment with the proposed Controlled Substances Regulations by updating sections on test kits and drugs containing cannabis.

Join in: How to participate

Send us an email

Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard. Please use “Proposed regulations for controlled substances – CGI 2024” in the subject line.

Participate by mail

Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in contact information below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We will engage with:

Key questions for discussion

Your ideas and inputs are sought around 2 topics:

The input gathered through this process will be considered when finalizing the proposed regulations.

Related information

Contact us

Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Controlled Substances and Overdose Response Directorate
Health Canada
Address Locator: 0302A
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

Email: with "Proposed regulations for controlled substances – CGI 2024" in the subject line.

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