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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 132.21 from 2022-06-21 to 2023-01-25:


Marginal note:List of ingredients – edible cannabis

  •  (1) The list of ingredients of edible cannabis — or of a cannabis accessory that contains edible cannabis — 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;

    • (c) the ingredients and constituents must be

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

      • (ii) separated from other ingredients or constituents by a comma, and

      • (iii) set out by the applicable name set out in column 2 of Table 1 of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document or, if none applies, by their common name;

    • (d) the constituents of an ingredient must be shown

      • (i) set out in parentheses, immediately after the ingredient, unless the source of a food allergen or gluten is set out immediately after the ingredient, in which case the constituent of the ingredient must be set out immediately after that source,

      • (ii) set out in descending order of their proportion of the ingredient by weight, determined before they are combined to form the edible cannabis, and

      • (iii) separated from other constituents by a comma;

    • (e) the source of a food allergen or gluten must be

      • (i) set out in parentheses,

      • (ii) set out immediately after an ingredient that is shown in that list, if the food allergen or gluten

        • (A) is the ingredient,

        • (B) is present in the ingredient, but is not a constituent of or present in a constituent of that ingredient, or

        • (C) is, or is present in, a constituent of the ingredient and the constituent is not shown in the list of ingredients,

      • (iii) set out immediately after the constituent that is shown in the list, if the food allergen or gluten is that constituent or is present in that constituent, and

      • (iv) separated by a comma from other sources of a food allergen or gluten that is shown for the same ingredient or constituent;

    • (f) sulphites must be shown

      • (i) set out by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents”, or individually by the applicable name set out in the applicable item, column 1 of the applicable Table of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document,

      • (ii) in the case of the name “sodium dithionite”, “sulphur dioxide” or “sulphurous acid”, set out by that name, followed by one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” in parentheses, unless

        • (A) the word “sulfite” or “sulphite” appears in the common name of another sulphite in the list,

        • (B) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is set out in parentheses following another sulphite in the list, or

        • (C) one of the common names “sulfites”, “sulfiting agents”, “sulphites” or “sulphiting agents” is shown in a food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement on the label, and

      • (iii) set out at the end of the list where they may be shown in any order with the other ingredients that are shown at the end of that list in accordance with subsection (3) or in parentheses immediately after the ingredient of which they are a constituent; and

    • (g) if the edible cannabis contains one or more sugars-based ingredients,

      • (i) the word “Sugars” in the English version of the list and the word “Sucres” in the French version of the list must appear

        • (A) despite subparagraph (c)(i), in descending order of the proportion of all the sugars-based ingredients in the edible cannabis by weight, determined before they are combined to form the edible cannabis, and

        • (B) separated from other ingredients by a comma, and

      • (ii) each sugars-based ingredient must be shown

        • (A) set out in parentheses, immediately following the word “Sugars” in the English version of the list and the word “Sucres” in the French version of the list,

        • (B) set out in descending order of its proportion of the edible cannabis by weight, determined before it is combined to form the edible cannabis, and

        • (C) separated from other sugars-based ingredients by a comma.

  • Marginal note:Exception — ingredients and constituents shown collectively

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), the ingredients and the constituents set out in column 1 of Table 2 of the Common Names for Ingredients and Components Document may be shown collectively in the list of ingredients by the common name set out in column 2 of that Table, unless one of the ingredients or constituents in column 1 is shown separately in the list of ingredients by its common name.

  • Marginal note:Exception — ingredients at the end of the list

    (3) Despite subparagraph (1)(c)(i), the ingredients referred to in subsection B.01.008.2(4) of the Food and Drug Regulations, regardless of their proportion, may be listed at the end of the list of ingredients, in any order.

  • Marginal note:Exception — source of food allergen or gluten

    (4) Despite paragraph (1)(e), the source of the food allergen or gluten is not required to be set out in parentheses immediately after the ingredient or constituent, as the case may be, if the source of the food allergen or gluten appears

    • (a) in the list of ingredients

      • (i) as part of the common name of the ingredient or constituent, or

      • (ii) in parentheses, in accordance with subparagraph (1)(e)(i), immediately after another ingredient or constituent; or

    • (b) in the food allergen source, gluten source and added sulphites statement.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46
  • SOR/2022-145, s. 2
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