Regulations Respecting the Possession of Tobacco Products or Cannabis Products That Are Not Stamped (SOR/2003-203)

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Regulations Respecting the Possession of Tobacco Products or Cannabis Products That Are Not Stamped

SOR/2003-203

EXCISE ACT, 2001

Registration 2003-06-05

Regulations Respecting the Possession of Tobacco Products or Cannabis Products That Are Not Stamped

P.C. 2003-857 2003-06-05

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Revenue, pursuant to paragraph 304(1)(o) of the Excise Act, 2001Footnote a, hereby makes the annexed Regulations Respecting the Possession of Tobacco Products That Are Not Stamped.

Authorized Possession

 For the purposes of paragraph 32(2)(d) of the Excise Act, 2001, a person may possess tobacco products that are not stamped if

  • (a) the person is authorized by an officer under section 19 of the Customs Act to transport tobacco products that have been reported under section 12 of that Act and is acting in accordance with that authorization; or

  • (b) the person has in their possession documentation that provides evidence that the person is transporting the tobacco products on behalf of

    • (i) a tobacco licensee,

    • (ii) an excise warehouse licensee,

    • (iii) a special excise warehouse licensee,

    • (iv) a duty free shop licensee,

    • (v) any person, if the tobacco products are designated as ships’ stores under the Ships’ Stores Regulations, or

    • (vi) an accredited representative.

 For the purposes of subparagraph 158.11(3)(a)(i) of the Excise Act, 2001, a person may possess a cannabis product that is not stamped if the person has in their possession documentation that provides evidence that the person is transporting the cannabis product on behalf of a cannabis licensee or, in the case of an industrial hemp by-product, an industrial hemp grower.

  • 2018, c. 12, s. 107

 For the purposes of subparagraph 158.11(3)(a)(ii) of the Excise Act, 2001, a person may possess a cannabis product that is not stamped if the person has in their possession documentation that provides evidence that

  • (a) the person is sterilizing the cannabis product on behalf of a cannabis licensee;

  • (b) the cannabis licensee owns the cannabis product throughout the period during which the person is in possession of it; and

  • (c) the cannabis product is to be returned to the premises of the cannabis licensee as soon as possible after the sterilization of the cannabis product.

  • 2018, c. 12, s. 107

 For the purposes of paragraph 158.11(6)(a) of the Excise Act, 2001, a person may possess cannabis products in a particular specified province that are not stamped to indicate that additional cannabis duty in respect of the particular specified province has been paid if

  • (a) the person holds a licence for sale for medical purposes issued under section 62 of the Cannabis Act;

  • (b) the person is authorized by another province to sell cannabis products in the other province and, if the other province is a specified province, the cannabis products are stamped to indicate that additional cannabis duty in respect of the other province has been paid; or

  • (c) the person is an individual who possesses the cannabis products for their personal use and the total amount of the cannabis products is equivalent to no more than 30 g of dried cannabis, as determined in accordance with the Cannabis Act.

  • SOR/2019-77, s. 1

Coming into Force

 These Regulations take effect on July 1, 2003.

 
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