Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2019-05-07 and last amended on 2019-01-15. Previous Versions

PART 12Reporting and Disclosure (continued)

Documents and Information Provided to Minister (continued)

Marginal note:Adverse reactions

  •  (1) A holder of a licence that sells or distributes a cannabis product must

    • (a) within 15 days after becoming aware of a serious adverse reaction to the cannabis product, provide the Minister with a detailed report containing all information in their possession that is associated with the use of the cannabis product by the individual who experienced the reaction; and

    • (b) prepare an annual summary report that contains a concise and critical analysis of all adverse reactions to the cannabis product that the holder became aware of during the previous 12 months.

  • Marginal note:Retention period

    (2) The holder must retain the reports for at least 25 years after the day on which they are prepared.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) The following definitions apply in this section.

    adverse reaction

    adverse reaction means a noxious and unintended response to a cannabis product. (réaction indésirable)

    serious adverse reaction

    serious adverse reaction means a noxious and unintended response to a cannabis product that requires inpatient hospitalization or a prolongation of existing hospitalization, causes congenital malformation, results in persistent or significant disability or incapacity, is life-threatening or results in death. (réaction indésirable grave)

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Marginal note:Notices to local authorities

  •  (1) The Minister may, at the request of the government of a province or any police force or other law enforcement agency in a province, disclose to the government, police force or agency any information set out in a notice that is referred to in section 7 or 35 and that relates to a site located in that province if the disclosure is for a purpose related to verifying compliance or preventing non-compliance with the provisions of

    • (a) the Act;

    • (b) these Regulations;

    • (c) a provincial Act; or

    • (d) regulations made under a provincial Act.

  • Marginal note:Police investigation

    (2) The Minister may disclose any information that is set out in a notice referred to in section 7 or 35 to a Canadian police force, or a member of a Canadian police force, that requests the information in the course of an investigation under the Act.

  • Marginal note:Use of information

    (3) Information that is disclosed under subsection (2) must be used only for the purposes of the investigation or the administration or enforcement of the Act or these Regulations.

Marginal note:Disclosure to province

  •  (1) For the purpose of paragraph 83(f) of the Act, information contained in the national cannabis tracking system may be disclosed to the government of a province, at its request, if the disclosure is for a purpose related to the implementation of public health programs or activities that are related to cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Public health programs and activities

    (2) The Minister may, at the request of the government of a province, disclose to the government any information obtained under section 297 if the disclosure is for a purpose related to the implementation of public health programs or activities that are related to cannabis.

Marginal note:International Narcotics Control Board

  •  (1) In addition to the information that may be disclosed under sections 83, 128 and 129 of the Act, the Minister may disclose to the International Narcotics Control Board other information that is obtained under the Act if the disclosure is necessary to enable Canada to fulfill its international obligations in relation to cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Former statute

    (2) The Minister may also disclose to the International Narcotics Control Board any information relating to cannabis that was obtained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act before the day on which these Regulations come into force if the disclosure is necessary to enable Canada to fulfill its international obligations in relation to cannabis.

Marginal note:Competent authorities

 The Minister may, for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of the Act or these Regulations or if it is necessary to enable Canada to fulfill its international obligations in relation to cannabis, disclose to a competent authority

  • (a) information obtained from a person that has applied for or that holds an import or export permit;

  • (b) information relating to an activity authorized by

    • (i) an import or export permit, or

    • (ii) a licence held by a person that has applied for or that holds an import or export permit;

  • (c) any document that the holder or former holder of an import or export permit is required to retain, including any document that relates to a licence that they hold or held; and

  • (d) a copy of any import or export permit.

PART 13Test Kits

Marginal note:Exemption — Division 2 of Part 1 of Act

 The cannabis that is contained in a test kit that meets the requirements of paragraphs 255(a) and (b) is exempt from Subdivisions A to D of Division 2 of Part 1 of the Act.

Marginal note:Non-application

 Part 5 and section 137 do not apply to the cannabis that is contained in a test kit.

Marginal note:Sale, importation and exportation

 A person is authorized to sell, import or export a test kit if

  • (a) a registration number has been issued for the test kit and the number has not been cancelled;

  • (b) the following information is included on the label that is applied to the test kit:

    • (i) the registration number, and

    • (ii) in the case of a test kit that is not subject to the labelling requirements of the Medical Devices Regulations,

      • (A) the name and address of the manufacturer or assembler or, if applicable, the name and address of the person for which the test kit was manufactured or assembled further to a custom order, and

      • (B) its brand name; and

  • (c) the test kit is sold, imported or exported for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement or research purpose.

Marginal note:Individual — possession and distribution

 An individual is authorized to conduct the following activities, in relation to one or more test kits that contain a total amount of cannabis that, as determined in accordance with subsection 2(4) of the Act, is equivalent to more than the amount the individual may possess under the Act, if the registration number is included on the label of each test kit

  • (a) possess it in a public place; and

  • (b) distribute it for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement or research purpose.

Marginal note:Organization — possession and distribution

 An organization is authorized to conduct the following activities if the label of a test kit includes its registration number:

  • (a) possess the test kit; and

  • (b) distribute the test kit for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement, or research purpose.

Marginal note:Application for registration number

  •  (1) The manufacturer or assembler of a test kit or, if the test kit is manufactured or assembled further to a custom order, the person for which the test kit was manufactured or assembled, may apply for a registration number for the test kit by submitting an application to the Minister containing the following information:

    • (a) the brand name of the test kit;

    • (b) particulars of the design and construction of the test kit;

    • (c) a statement of the proposed use of the test kit;

    • (d) a detailed description of the cannabis contained in the test kit, including

      • (i) the class of cannabis set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 to the Act, and

      • (ii) the quantity of cannabis;

    • (e) if applicable, a detailed description of every other substance contained in the test kit, including

      • (i) the name of each substance,

      • (ii) if the substance is a salt, the name of the salt, and

      • (iii) the quantity of each substance; and

    • (f) the directions for use of the test kit.

  • Marginal note:Signature and declaration

    (2) An application for the registration of a test kit must

    • (a) be signed and dated by an individual authorized by the applicant for that purpose; and

    • (b) include a declaration, signed and dated by that individual, indicating that all the information provided in support of the application is correct and complete to the best of their knowledge.

 
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