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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 237 from 2022-12-02 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Research and development

  •  (1) A holder of a licence, if they undertake research and development activities, must retain a document that contains the following information:

    • (a) in respect of any cannabis that is used in the activities,

      • (i) its description, including, if applicable, its brand name,

      • (ii) the quantity used and, if applicable, the lot or batch number,

      • (iii) the date on which it is used, and

      • (iv) the purpose and a brief description of the activity;

    • (b) in respect of any cannabis that is produced in the course of the activities,

      • (i) its description,

      • (ii) the quantity produced,

      • (iii) the date on which it is produced,

      • (iv) if applicable, the date on which it is used for testing and the quantity used, and

      • (v) if applicable, the date on which it is placed in inventory intended for sale and the quantity placed in inventory; and

    • (c) any other information that can be used to reconcile the quantities of cannabis referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).

  • Marginal note:Non-therapeutic research on cannabis

    (1.1) A holder of a licence for research must also retain, in relation to any non-therapeutic research on cannabis that the holder conducts, the following documents:

    • (a) a copy of the documents submitted to the Minister in relation to that research;

    • (b) a copy of the documents produced in relation to that research; and

    • (c) a copy of any document required by licence conditions that the Minister has imposed under subsection 62(10) of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Retention period — general rule

    (2) A document referred to in subsection (1) that does not relate to non-therapeutic research on cannabis must be retained for at least two years after the day on which it is prepared.

  • Marginal note:Retention period — non-therapeutic research on cannabis

    (3) Despite any other provision of these Regulations that specifies a retention period and except in the case of reports and records referred to in section 248.2, every document that the holder of a licence for research must retain under these Regulations in relation to non-therapeutic research on cannabis that the holder conducts or in relation to cannabis that is distributed in the conduct of such research must be retained for at least two years after the day on which the non-therapeutic research on cannabis ends.

  • SOR/2022-251, s. 23

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