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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 7Packaging and Labelling (continued)

Labelling — Cannabis Products (continued)

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.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

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.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

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.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

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.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46
 
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