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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2020-10-17. Previous Versions

PART 7Packaging and Labelling (continued)

Labelling — Cannabis Products (continued)

Marginal note:Representation resembling standardized cannabis symbol

 A representation, such as an illustration, sign, mark, symbol or design, that so closely resembles the standardized cannabis symbol that it is likely to be mistaken for that symbol must not appear on any container in which a cannabis product is packaged.

Marginal note:Insert or leaflet

 Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must not include, or be accompanied by, an insert or leaflet.

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — discrete units and not intended for inhalation

  •  (1) In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is in discrete units and is not intended to be consumed by means of inhalation, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

    • (b) the number of units;

    • (c) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract in each unit;

    • (d) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “THC per unit”;

    • (e) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per unit”;

    • (f) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “CBD per unit”;

    • (g) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per unit”;

    • (h) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

    • (i) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

    • (j) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

    • (k) the intended use of the cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label, in accordance with paragraph (1)(e), of a container in which is packaged a cannabis extract — or in which is packaged a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use must not exceed 10 mg.

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — discrete units and intended for inhalation

 In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is in discrete units and is intended to be consumed by means of inhalation, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

  • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

  • (b) the number of units;

  • (c) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract in each unit;

  • (d) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “THC”;

  • (e) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

  • (f) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “CBD”;

  • (g) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

  • (h) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

  • (i) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

  • (j) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

  • (k) the intended use of the cannabis product.

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — not in discrete units

  •  (1) In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is not in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

    • (b) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “THC”;

    • (c) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

    • (d) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “CBD”;

    • (e) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

    • (f) in the case of a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use or that is packaged with and is intended to dispense the extract,

      • (i) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that each activation of the accessory dispenses, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per activation”, and

      • (ii) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that each activation of the accessory dispenses, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per activation”;

    • (g) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

    • (h) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

    • (i) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

    • (j) the intended use of the cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label in accordance with subparagraph (1)(f)(i) must not exceed 10 mg.

Marginal note:Flavours — cannabis extract

  •  (1) It is prohibited to display on a cannabis extract that is a cannabis product or on a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract and that is a cannabis product — or on the package of such a cannabis product or on the label or panel of a container in which such a cannabis product is packaged — an indication or illustration, including a brand element, that could cause a person to believe that the cannabis product has a flavour set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, other than the flavour of cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — name and email address

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to the name and email address that are included on the label in accordance with paragraph 123(1)(a).

Marginal note:List of ingredients — cannabis extract

  •  (1) The list of ingredients of a cannabis extract — or of a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) the word “Ingredients” in the English version and the word “Ingrédients” in the French version must appear at the beginning of the list;

    • (b) no intervening printed, written or graphic material is to appear between the word referred to in paragraph (a) and the first ingredient in the list; and

    • (c) the ingredients must be

      • (i) set out in descending order of their proportion of the cannabis extract by weight, determined before the ingredients are combined to form the extract,

      • (ii) in the case of vitamins referred to in subsection 101.3(3), set out by their chemical name,

      • (iii) in any other case, set out by their common name or chemical name, and

      • (iv) separated from other ingredients by a comma.

  • Marginal note:Ingredients in proportion of 1% or less

    (2) Despite subparagraph (1)(c)(i), ingredients that are present in a proportion of 1% or less of the cannabis extract may be listed in any order after the ingredients that are present in a proportion of more than 1% of the cannabis extract.

  • Marginal note:Exception — flavouring agent

    (3) Despite paragraph (1)(c), in the case where the cannabis extract contains one flavouring agent, it may be shown individually at the end of the list of ingredients by the name “flavouring agent” and in the case where the cannabis extract contains more than one flavouring agent, they may be shown collectively at the end of the list of ingredients by the name “flavouring agents”.

  • Marginal note:No individual listing of flavouring agent

    (4) If flavouring agents are shown collectively by the name “flavouring agents” under subsection (3), a flavouring agent must not be shown individually in the list of ingredients.

Marginal note:Cannabis topical — discrete units

 In the case of a cannabis topical — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis topical — that is in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

  • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis topical;

  • (b) the number of units;

  • (c) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis topical in each unit;

  • (d) either the quantity of THC, in milligrams, or the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in each unit, preceded by “THC per unit”;

  • (e) either the quantity of THC, in milligrams, or the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per unit”;

  • (f) either the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, or the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in each unit, preceded by “CBD per unit”;

  • (g) either the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, or the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per unit”;

  • (h) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis topical;

  • (i) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

  • (j) the intended use of the cannabis product.

Marginal note:Cannabis topical — not in discrete units

 In the case of a cannabis topical — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis topical — that is not in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

  • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis topical;

  • (b) either the quantity of THC, in milligrams, or the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis topical, preceded by “THC”;

  • (c) either the quantity of THC, in milligrams, or the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis topical could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

  • (d) either the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, or the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis topical, preceded by “CBD”;

  • (e) either the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, or the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis topical could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

  • (f) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis topical;

  • (g) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

  • (h) the intended use of the cannabis product.

Marginal note:List of ingredients – cannabis topical

  •  (1) The list of ingredients of a cannabis topical — or of a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis topical — must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) the word “Ingredients” in the English version and the word “Ingrédients” in the French version must appear at the beginning of the list;

    • (b) no intervening printed, written or graphic material is to appear between the term referred to in paragraph (a) and the first ingredient in the list; and

    • (c) the ingredients are to be separated from other ingredients by a comma and shown in descending order of their proportion of the cannabis topical by weight, determined before the ingredients are combined to form the cannabis topical, as follows:

      • (i) by their INCI name,

      • (ii) if an ingredient has no INCI name, by its chemical name,

      • (iii) in the case of a botanical, by specifying at least the genus and species portions of its INCI name or, if it has no INCI name, by its chemical name, or

      • (iv) if an ingredient is included in the schedule to the Cosmetic Regulations, by its EU trivial name set out in column 1 of that schedule or by the appropriate English and French equivalents set out in columns 2 and 3 of that schedule.

  • Marginal note:Ingredients in proportion of 1% or less

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), ingredients that are present in a proportion of 1% or less and all colouring agents of the cannabis topical may be listed in any order after the ingredients that are present in a proportion of more than 1% of the cannabis topical.

  • Marginal note:Fragrance and flavour

    (3) The word “parfum” or “aroma”, respectively, may be inserted at the end of the list of ingredients to indicate that an ingredient has been added to the cannabis topical to produce a fragrance or flavour.

  • Marginal note:Definition of botanical

    (4) For the purposes of this section, botanical means an ingredient that is directly derived from a plant and that has not been chemically modified before it is used in the production of a cannabis topical.

Marginal note:Edible cannabis — discrete units

  •  (1) In the case of edible cannabis — or a cannabis accessory that contains edible cannabis — that is in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) if the edible cannabis is in solid form, its net weight, in grams, and in any other case, its net volume, in millilitres;

    • (b) the number of units;

    • (c) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “THC per unit”;

    • (d) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per unit”;

    • (e) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, in the edible cannabis, preceded by “THC”;

    • (f) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that the edible cannabis could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

    • (g) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “CBD per unit”;

    • (h) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per unit”;

    • (i) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, in the edible cannabis, preceded by “CBD”;

    • (j) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that the edible cannabis could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

    • (k) a list of the ingredients of the edible cannabis, including constituents, if any;

    • (l) the source of any food allergen or gluten present in the edible cannabis, except as a result of cross-contamination,

      • (i) in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, if the food allergen or gluten

        • (A) is, or is present in, an ingredient that is not shown in the list of ingredients, but is not a constituent of that ingredient or present in a constituent of that ingredient, or

        • (B) is, or is present in, a constituent and neither the constituent nor the ingredient in which it is present is shown in the list of ingredients, or

      • (ii) in all other cases, either in the list of ingredients or in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement;

    • (m) the sulphites that are present in the edible cannabis in an amount of 10 p.p.m. or more,

      • (i) if at least one sulphite is required to be shown in the list of ingredients under these Regulations, in the list of ingredients, or in the list of ingredients and in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement, or

      • (ii) in any other case, in the list of ingredients, in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement or in both;

    • (n) a nutrition facts table that contains only the information set out in column 1 of the table to section 132.22, expressed using a description set out in column 2, in the unit set out in column 3 and in the manner set out in column 4;

    • (o) the common name of the cannabis product;

    • (p) if the edible cannabis is irradiated under section 102.6, the symbol set out in subsection B.01.035(5) of the Food and Drug Regulations and one of the following statements or a statement that has the same meaning:

      • (i) “treated with radiation”,

      • (ii) “treated by irradiation”, or

      • (iii) “irradiated”; and

    • (q) if an irradiated food referred to in column 1 of the table to Division 26 of Part B of the Food and Drug Regulations is an ingredient or constituent of the edible cannabis and constitutes 10% or more of the edible cannabis, the statement “irradiated” preceding any mention of the ingredient or constituent on the label.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label in accordance with paragraph (1)(f) must not exceed 10 mg.

  • Marginal note:Ingredient not required to be listed

    (3) Despite paragraph (1)(k), if one or more constituents of an ingredient are required by these Regulations to be listed in a list of ingredients, the ingredient is not required to be listed if all constituents of the ingredient are shown in the list by their common names and in accordance with subparagraphs 132.21(1)(c)(i) and (ii).

  • Marginal note:Risk of cross-contamination

    (4) Despite paragraph (1)(l), the source of a food allergen or gluten must be shown on the label if it includes a declaration alerting consumers that, due to a risk of cross-contamination, the edible cannabis may contain the source of a food allergen or gluten.

 
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