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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2020-10-05 and last amended on 2020-06-26. Previous Versions

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  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 72

    • Words and expressions

      72 Words and expressions used in sections 73 to 81 have the same meaning as in the Cannabis Regulations.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 73

    • Exemption — cannabis oil
      • 73 (1) A holder of a licence for processing or a licence for sale is — in respect of their activities in relation to cannabis oil, including in respect of an ingredient and anything that will be used as an ingredient — exempt from the application of the Cannabis Regulations if

        • (a) the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities; and

        • (b) the holder conducts the activities in accordance with the Cannabis Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force.

      • Exemption — sale or distribution

        (2) A person, other than a holder of a licence referred to in subsection (1), that is authorized to sell cannabis is — in respect of the sale or distribution of cannabis oil that they obtain, directly or indirectly, from a holder referred to in subsection (1) that meets the conditions set out in that subsection — exempt from the application of the Cannabis Regulations if the person complies with those Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force.

      • Packaging and labelling

        (3) A person that is authorized to sell cannabis oil is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis oil is packaged and labelled in accordance with the Cannabis Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force.

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) This section ceases to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 74

    • Exemption — section 79

      74 A holder of a licence that, before the day on which this section comes into force, initiated or completed any activity in relation to the production, packaging, labelling, storing, sampling or testing of dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds in accordance with Part 5 of the Cannabis Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force is exempt from the application of section 79 of the Cannabis Regulations if

      • (a) the licence holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities; and

      • (b) from the day on which this section comes into force, the licence holder conducts all remaining activities in relation to the production, packaging, labelling, storing, sampling or testing of such cannabis in accordance with Part 5 of the Cannabis Regulations.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 75

    • Exemption — dried and fresh cannabis
      • 75 (1) Dried cannabis or fresh cannabis is exempt from the application of subsection 93(3) of the Cannabis Regulations if the dried cannabis or fresh cannabis meets the requirements of subsection 94(1) of those Regulations as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force.

      • Cessation of effect

        (2) This section ceases to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 76

    • Exemption — more than one immediate container
      • 76 (1) A holder of a licence is — in respect of their activities in relation to dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — exempt from the application of paragraph 122.4(1)(c) of the Cannabis Regulations if the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities.

      • Exemption — holder of licence

        (2) A holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 122.4(1)(c).

      • Exemption — other person

        (3) A person, other than a holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing, that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 122.4(1)(c).

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) Subsections (1) and (2) cease to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 77

    • Exemption — health warning messages
      • 77 (1) A holder of a licence is — in respect of their activities in relation to dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — exempt from the application of paragraph 123(1)(e) of the Cannabis Regulations, if:

        • (a) the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities;

        • (b) one of the following health warning messages is included on the label that is applied to any container in which the cannabis product is packaged:

          • (i) in the case of dried cannabis or a cannabis accessory that contains dried cannabis, one of the health warning messages set out in Part 1 of the document entitled Cannabis Health Warning Messages, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section, or

          • (ii) in any other case, one of the health warning messages set out in Part 2 of that document, as it read immediately before the coming into force of this section; and

        • (c) the health warning messages referred to in paragraph (b) are displayed in rotation on each type of container of each brand name of the cannabis product that is packaged in a year, so that each health warning message is displayed, to the extent possible, on equal numbers of containers of that product.

      • Exemption — holder of licence

        (2) A holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 123(1)(e).

      • Exemption — other person

        (3) A person, other than a holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing, that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 123(1)(e).

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) Subsections (1) and (2) cease to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 78

    • Exemption — statement on quantity of cannabis
      • 78 (1) A holder of a licence is — in respect of their activities in relation to fresh cannabis or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — exempt from the application of paragraph 123(1)(g) of the Cannabis Regulations if the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities.

      • Exemption — holder of licence

        (2) A holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing that is authorized to sell fresh cannabis or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 123(1)(g).

      • Exemption — other person

        (3) A person, other than a holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing, that is authorized to sell fresh cannabis or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 123(1)(g).

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) Subsections (1) and (2) cease to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 79

    • Exemption — labelling for dried cannabis and fresh cannabis
      • 79 (1) A holder of a licence is — in respect of their activities in relation to dried cannabis or fresh cannabis that are cannabis products or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — exempt from the application of sections 124, 124.1 and 125 of the Cannabis Regulations if

        • (a) the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities; and

        • (b) the holder conducts the activities in accordance with sections 124 and 125 of the Cannabis Regulations, as applicable and as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force.

      • Exemption — holder of licence

        (2) A holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing that is authorized to sell dried cannabis or fresh cannabis that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with

        • (a) sections 124 and 125 of the Cannabis Regulations, as applicable and as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force;

        • (b) sections 72 to 81, as applicable; and

        • (c) the Cannabis Regulations, other than sections 124, 124.1 and 125.

      • Exemption — other person

        (3) A person, other than a holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing, that is authorized to sell dried cannabis or fresh cannabis that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with

        • (a) sections 124 and 125 of the Cannabis Regulations, as applicable and as they read immediately before the day on which this section comes into force;

        • (b) sections 72 to 81, as applicable; and

        • (c) the Cannabis Regulations, other than sections 124, 124.1 and 125.

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) Subsections (1) and (2) cease to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 80

    • Exemption — size of brand element
      • 80 (1) A holder of a licence is — in respect of their activities in relation to dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — exempt from the application of subparagraph 130(9)(d)(ii) of the Cannabis Regulations if the holder was, on the day before the day on which this section comes into force, authorized to conduct the activities.

      • Exemption — holder of licence

        (2) A holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than paragraph 130(9)(d)(ii).

      • Exemption — other person

        (3) A person, other than a holder of a licence for cultivation or a licence for processing, that is authorized to sell dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds that are cannabis products — or that are contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product — is, in respect of such a sale, exempt from the application of section 25 of the Act if the cannabis product is packaged and labelled in accordance with sections 72 to 81, as applicable, and the Cannabis Regulations, other than subparagraph 130(9)(d)(ii).

      • Cessation of effect

        (4) Subsections (1) and (2) cease to have effect on the day that, in the 12th month after the month in which this section comes into force, has the same calendar number as the day on which it comes into force or, if that 12th month has no day with that number, the last day of that 12th month.

  • — SOR/2019-206, s. 81

    • Activities prior to coming into force
      • 81 (1) It is prohibited for a holder of a licence to sell, distribute or export a cannabis extract, a cannabis topical or edible cannabis — or a cannabis accessory that contains any of these — that was produced, packaged, labelled, stored, sampled or tested before the day on which this section comes into force, unless at the time it was produced, packaged, labelled, stored, sampled or tested

      • Application

        (2) Subsection (1) applies to the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis — or the cannabis accessory that contains any of these — whether it is a cannabis product or not.

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