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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-10-17. Previous Versions

PART 5Good Production Practices (continued)

General Requirements (continued)

Marginal note:Pest control product

  •  (1) Cannabis must not be treated with a pest control product unless the product is registered for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act or is otherwise authorized for use under that Act.

  • Marginal note:Exception — edible cannabis

    (2) Despite subsection (1), edible cannabis may be treated during the course of production with a pest control product referred to in subparagraph 3(1)(b)(ii) of the Pest Control Products Regulations.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 21

Marginal note:Sanitizers, agronomic inputs and non-food chemical agents

 Any sanitizer, agronomic input or non-food chemical agent that is present at a site must

  • (a) be properly and clearly identified;

  • (b) be suitable for its intended use and not present a risk of contamination of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient; and

  • (c) be handled and used in a manner that does not present a risk of contamination of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient and that is in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Storage

 Cannabis and anything that will be used as an ingredient must be stored under conditions that maintain their quality.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Distribution

 Cannabis and anything that will be used as an ingredient must be distributed in a manner that maintains their quality.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Building or part of building

 Any building or part of a building where cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient is produced, packaged, labelled, stored or tested must be designed, constructed and maintained in a manner that permits those activities to be conducted appropriately and under sanitary conditions and, in particular, that

  • (a) permits the building or part of the building to be kept clean and orderly;

  • (b) permits the effective cleaning of all surfaces in the building or part of the building;

  • (c) prevents the contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient; and

  • (d) prevents the introduction of an extraneous substance to the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:System — filtration and ventilation

  •  (1) Any building or part of a building where cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient is produced, packaged, labelled, stored or tested must be equipped with a system that

    • (a) filters air to prevent the escape of odours associated with cannabis plant material to the outdoors;

    • (b) provides natural or mechanical ventilation with sufficient air exchange to provide clean air and to remove unclean air in order to prevent the contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient;

    • (c) is accessible and, if necessary for its cleaning, maintenance or inspection, is capable of being disassembled;

    • (d) is capable of withstanding repeated cleaning; and

    • (e) functions in accordance with its intended use.

  • Marginal note:Exception — cultivation, propagation or harvesting of cannabis

    (2) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply in respect of any building or part of a building where the only activities being conducted in respect of cannabis are its cultivation, propagation or harvesting.

  • Marginal note:Exception — cultivation, propagation or harvesting of anything used as an ingredient

    (3) Paragraphs (1)(b) to (e) do not apply in respect of any building or part of a building where the only activities being conducted in respect of anything that will be used as an ingredient are its cultivation, propagation or harvesting.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Supply of water

  •  (1) Any system that supplies water to a site must be appropriate for any activity being conducted in respect of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient.

  • Marginal note:Cross-connection

    (2) Any system that supplies potable water to a site must not be cross-connected with any other system, unless measures are taken to eliminate any risk of contamination of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient as a result of the cross-connection.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Lighting

  •  (1) Any building or part of a building where cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient is produced, packaged, labelled, stored or tested must be equipped with natural or artificial lighting that is appropriate for the activity being conducted.

  • Marginal note:Light fixtures

    (2) Any light fixtures in the building or part of the building where the activities referred to in subsection (1) are conducted must

    • (a) be capable of withstanding repeated cleaning and, if necessary to prevent contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient, repeated sanitizing; and

    • (b) not present a risk of contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient in the event of breakage.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 22

Marginal note:Equipment

  •  (1) Cannabis and anything that will be used as an ingredient must be produced, packaged, labelled, stored, sampled and tested using equipment that is designed, constructed, maintained, operated and arranged in a manner that

    • (a) permits the effective cleaning of its surfaces;

    • (b) permits it to function in accordance with its intended use;

    • (b.1) is accessible and, if necessary for its cleaning, maintenance or inspection, is capable of being easily disassembled;

    • (c) prevents the contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient;

    • (d) prevents the introduction of an extraneous substance to the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient; and

    • (e) protects the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient against allergen cross-contamination.

  • Marginal note:Conveyances

    (1.1) Cannabis and anything that will be used as an ingredient must be distributed using a conveyance that is designed, constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that prevents the contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Paragraphs (1)(d) and (e) do not apply to the outdoor cultivation, propagation or harvesting of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 23

Marginal note:Sanitation program

  •  (1) Cannabis and anything that will be used as an ingredient must be produced, packaged, labelled, distributed, stored, sampled and tested in accordance with a sanitation program that sets out

    • (a) procedures for effectively cleaning the building or part of the building in which those activities are conducted;

    • (b) procedures for effectively cleaning the equipment and conveyances used in those activities;

    • (c) procedures for handling any substance used in those activities; and

    • (d) all requirements, in respect of the health and hygienic behaviour of the personnel who are involved in those activities, that are necessary to ensure that those activities are conducted in sanitary conditions.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to the outdoor cultivation, propagation or harvesting of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 24
 
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