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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2019-12-03 and last amended on 2019-10-17. Previous Versions

PART 6Cannabis Products

General Provisions

Marginal note:Interpretation — residues of pest control products

 In this Part, a reference to residues of a pest control product includes the residues of any component or derivative of the pest control product.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Residues of pest control products — cannabis plants and seeds

 Cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — must not contain or have on them residues of a pest control product that is registered for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act, or that is otherwise authorized for use under that Act, unless the residues are within any maximum residue limits that are specified in relation to cannabis under section 9 or 10 of that Act.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Dried and fresh cannabis

  •  (1) Dried cannabis or fresh cannabis that is a cannabis product — or that is contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — must not contain or have on it anything other than anything referred to in item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Act.

  • Marginal note:Residues of pest control products

    (2) Despite subsection (1), cannabis that is referred to in that subsection may contain or have on it residues of a pest control product that is registered for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act, or that is otherwise authorized for use under that Act, if the residues are within any maximum residue limits that are specified in relation to cannabis under section 9 or 10 of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Microbial and chemical contaminants

    (3) Despite subsection (1), cannabis that is referred to in that subsection may contain or have on it microbial or chemical contaminants if the contaminants are within generally accepted tolerance limits for human use that are

    • (a) established in a publication referred to in Schedule B to the Food and Drugs Act; and

    • (b) appropriate for the intended use and any reasonably foreseeable use of the cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:More stringent limit applies

    (4) If there are generally accepted tolerance limits referred to in subsection (3) that apply in respect of the residues of a pest control product referred to in subsection (2) for which a maximum residue limit has been specified in relation to cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act, the more stringent limit applies.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Cannabis used in production

  •  (1) Cannabis that is referred to in item 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to the Act and that is used in the production of the following cannabis must not contain or have on it residues of a pest control product that is registered for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act, or that is otherwise authorized for use under that Act, unless the residues are within any maximum residue limits that are specified in relation to cannabis under section 9 or 10 of that Act:

    • (a) a cannabis extract that will become a cannabis product or that will be contained in a cannabis accessory that will become a cannabis product;

    • (b) a cannabis topical that will become a cannabis product or that will be contained in a cannabis accessory that will become a cannabis product; and

    • (c) edible cannabis that will become a cannabis product or that will be contained in a cannabis accessory that will become a cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Edible cannabis — microbial and chemical contaminants

    (2) Cannabis that is referred to in item 1 or 3 of Schedule 1 to the Act and that is used in the production of edible cannabis must not, if the edible cannabis will become a cannabis product or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that will become a cannabis product, contain or have on it microbial or chemical contaminants unless the contaminants are within generally accepted tolerance limits for human use that are

    • (a) established in a publication referred to in Schedule B to the Food and Drugs Act; and

    • (b) appropriate for a product that is to be ingested.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Dissolution and disintegration

  •  (1) Each discrete unit of a cannabis product that is intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use must meet, if the form of the unit is similar to a dosage form for which a dissolution or disintegration test is set out in a publication referred to in Schedule B to the Food and Drugs Act, the requirements of the test or, if there is more than one applicable test, the requirements of any such test that is suitable for demonstrating that the cannabis product will perform as intended.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to edible cannabis.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC — discrete unit

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 97(1), each discrete unit of a cannabis product that is intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use must not contain a quantity of THC that exceeds 10 mg, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to edible cannabis.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Variability limits

  •  (1) A cannabis extract, or a cannabis topical, that is a cannabis product — or that is contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — must not contain, in respect of any quantity or concentration of THC or CBD that is displayed on the label, less than 85% or more than 115% of that quantity or concentration.

  • Marginal note:Edible cannabis

    (2) Edible cannabis that is a cannabis product — or that is contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — must not contain

    • (a) if a quantity of THC or CBD that is displayed on the label exceeds 5 mg, less than 85% or more than 115% of that quantity;

    • (b) if a quantity of THC or CBD that is displayed on the label exceeds 2 mg but does not exceed 5 mg, less than 80% or more than 120% of that quantity; and

    • (c) if a quantity of THC or CBD that is displayed on the label does not exceed 2 mg, less than 75% or more than 125% of that quantity.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Variability limits — divisible cannabis products

  •  (1) If a cannabis product that is not in discrete units is represented as being able to be divided into discrete units, each represented unit must not contain

    • (a) a quantity of THC that is less than 75% or more than 125% of the quantity of THC in each of the other represented units, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC; and

    • (b) a quantity of CBD that is less than 75% or more than 125% of the quantity of CBD in each of the other represented units, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD.

  • Marginal note:Divisible units

    (2) If a cannabis product is in discrete units that are represented as being able to be divided into discrete sub-units, each represented subunit must not contain

    • (a) a quantity of THC that is less than 75% or more than 125% of the quantity of THC in each of the other represented subunits, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC; and

    • (b) a quantity of CBD that is less than 75% or more than 125% of the quantity of CBD in each of the other represented subunits, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Products that must not be sold or distributed

 The following cannabis products must not be sold or distributed:

  • (a) a cannabis product that is intended to be used in the area of the human eye bounded by the supraorbital and infraorbital ridges, including the eyebrows, the skin underlying the eyebrows, the eyelids, the eyelashes, the conjunctival sac of the eye, the eyeball and the soft tissue that lies below the eye and within the infraorbital ridge; and

  • (b) a cannabis product that is intended to be used on damaged or broken skin or to penetrate the skin barrier other than by absorption.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27

Marginal note:Multiple units

 It is prohibited for a holder of a licence to sell or distribute a cannabis extract, a cannabis topical or edible cannabis that is a cannabis product — or that is contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — if the immediate container contains multiple discrete units, unless the properties of each unit, including size but excluding flavour and colour, as applicable, are consistent.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 27
 
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