Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2019-05-07 and last amended on 2019-01-15. Previous Versions

PART 6Cannabis Products (continued)

General Provisions (continued)

Marginal note:Components — fit for intended use

 If a cannabis product is intended to be administered orally, rectally, vaginally or topically, all the components of the product must be fit for the intended use.

Marginal note:Maximum yield quantity — discrete unit

 Each discrete unit of a cannabis product that is intended to be administered orally, rectally or vaginally must not exceed a maximum yield quantity of 10 mg of THC, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC.

Marginal note:Sale

 The following cannabis products must not be sold or distributed:

  • (a) a cannabis product that is intended to be used in the human eye; and

  • (b) a cannabis product that is administered by disrupting the skin barrier.

Dried and Fresh Cannabis

Marginal note:Addition of THC or THCA

 THC or THCA must not be added to dried or fresh cannabis that will become a cannabis product or that is, or will be, contained in a cannabis accessory that will become a cannabis product.

Marginal note:Consumption by inhalation — net weight of dried cannabis

 The net weight of dried cannabis that is intended to be consumed by means of inhalation in each discrete unit of a cannabis product must not exceed 1.0 g.

Cannabis Oil

Marginal note:Maximum yield quantity

 Cannabis oil that is a cannabis product or contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product must not exceed a maximum yield quantity of 30 mg of THC per millilitre of the oil, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC.

Marginal note:Maximum yield quantity — Activation of accessory

 Each activation of a cannabis accessory that dispenses cannabis oil and that is packaged with a cannabis product that is cannabis oil or of a cannabis accessory that contains the oil, if the oil is intended to be taken by ingestion, must not dispense more than a maximum yield quantity of 10 mg of THC, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC.

Cannabis Accessory or Component

Marginal note:Flavour

 A cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product or that is packaged together with a cannabis product must not impart a characterizing flavour to the cannabis.

Marginal note:Alteration or enhancement of phytocannabinoid effects

 Any component of a cannabis product, other than the cannabis, as well as any cannabis accessory that is packaged with the cannabis product, must not through chemical means, other than heating or combustion, alter or enhance the effects of the phytocannabinoids.

PART 7Packaging and Labelling

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

expiry date

expiry date means the date, expressed at minimum as a year and month, that is the end of the stability period of a cannabis product. (date limite d’utilisation)

exterior surface

exterior surface includes a label or an image. (surfaces extérieures)

immediate container

immediate container means the container that is in direct contact with a cannabis product. (contenant immédiat)

principal display panel

principal display panel has the same meaning as in subsection 2(2) of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations. (espace principal)

standardized cannabis symbol

standardized cannabis symbol means the symbol set out in the document entitled Standardized Cannabis Symbol, as amended from time to time and published by the Government of Canada on its website. (symbole normalisé du cannabis)

General Provisions

Marginal note:Requirement — sale and distribution of cannabis product

  •  (1) A holder of a licence must not sell or distribute a cannabis product unless the applicable requirements set out in sections 108 to 136 have been met.

  • Marginal note:Requirement — exportation of cannabis product

    (2) A holder of a licence must not export a cannabis product unless the requirements set out in paragraph 123(1)(a) and subparagraphs 123(1)(c)(ii) and (iv) have been met.

Marginal note:Exception — shipping container

 The requirements set out in this Part do not apply in respect of a shipping container.

Packaging — Cannabis Products

Marginal note:Immediate container

 The immediate container in which a cannabis product, other than a cannabis plant or cannabis plant seeds, is packaged must

  • (a) be opaque or translucent;

  • (b) prevent contamination of the cannabis;

  • (c) in the case of dried cannabis, or a cannabis accessory that contains dried cannabis, keep the cannabis dry;

  • (d) have a security feature that provides reasonable assurance to consumers that it has not been opened prior to receipt;

  • (e) meet the requirements of a child resistant package under subsections C.01.001(2) to (4) of the Food and Drug Regulations; and

  • (f) not contain more than the equivalent of 30 g of dried cannabis, as determined in accordance with subsection 2(4) of the Act.

Marginal note:Cannabis plant — not budding or flowering

  •  (1) A cannabis plant must not be budding or flowering at the time of packaging.

  • Marginal note:Cannabis plant — container

    (2) The container in which a cannabis plant is packaged must not contain more than four cannabis plants.

Marginal note:Cannabis plant seeds — immediate container

 The immediate container in which cannabis plant seeds are packaged must

  • (a) keep the cannabis plant seeds dry; and

  • (b) not contain more than the equivalent of 30 g of dried cannabis, as determined in accordance with subsection 2(4) of the Act.

Marginal note:Brand element

 Subject to the other provisions of these Regulations, the interior surface and exterior surface of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must not display any brand element.

Marginal note:Image

 Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, the interior surface and exterior surface of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must not display any image.

Marginal note:Uniform colour

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, the colour of the interior surface and exterior surface of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must be one uniform colour. However, the interior surface may be a different colour than that of the exterior surface.

  • Marginal note:Colour — other requirements

    (2) The colour of the interior surface and exterior surface must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) it must not have the lustre of metal or have metallic properties in the ink, such as Pantone Metallics or Pantone Premium Metallics;

    • (b) it must not be fluorescent, have fluorescent properties in the ink or have pigments that absorb ultraviolet energy and transmit it as a longer wavelength, such as the Pantone 800 series; and

    • (c) it must create a contrast with

      • (i) the yellow colour of the background of the health warning message, and

      • (ii) the red colour of the standardized cannabis symbol.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) Despite subsection (2), an interior surface that is made of metal may be the colour of the metal.

Marginal note:Package finish

 Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, the exterior surface of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must have a matte finish.

Marginal note:Texture

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, the interior surface and exterior surface of any container in which a cannabis product is packaged and any covering of such a container must have a smooth texture without any raised features, embossing, decorative ridges, bulges or other irregularities.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the features of a container that are necessary to

    • (a) facilitate the opening and closing of the container; or

    • (b) assist visually impaired individuals.

 
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