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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Version of section 56 from 2017-05-18 to 2020-07-28:


Marginal note:Exemption by Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may, on any terms and conditions that the Minister considers necessary, exempt from the application of all or any of the provisions of this Act or the regulations any person or class of persons or any controlled substance or precursor or any class of either of them if, in the opinion of the Minister, the exemption is necessary for a medical or scientific purpose or is otherwise in the public interest.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The Minister is not authorized under subsection (1) to grant an exemption for a medical purpose that would allow activities in relation to a controlled substance or precursor that is obtained in a manner not authorized under this Act to take place at a supervised consumption site.

  • 1996, c. 19, s. 56
  • 2015, c. 22, s. 5
  • 2017, c. 7, s. 41
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