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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 225 from 2022-12-02 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Inventory — cannabis extract, etc.

  •  (1) A holder of a licence must retain, for each lot or batch of cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis that they produce, a document that contains the following information:

    • (a) the date of production and the net weight or volume of the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis on that date;

    • (b) if applicable, the date on which the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis is put into a discrete unit form, the net weight or volume of each unit and the number of units;

    • (c) in respect of the cannabis that is used to produce the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis,

      • (i) its description,

      • (ii) its net weight or volume,

      • (iii) its lot or batch number, and

      • (iv) the date on which it was produced;

    • (d) if the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis is or will become a cannabis product or is or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that is or will become a cannabis product,

      • (i) the list of ingredients that is required to appear on the label of the cannabis product, and

      • (ii) the net weight, net volume or concentration by weight or volume of each of those ingredients;

    • (d.1) if the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis is not referred to in paragraph (d) but is or will be distributed in the conduct of non-therapeutic research on cannabis,

      • (i) the list of ingredients that would be required to appear on the label if the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis were a cannabis product or were contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product, and

      • (ii) the net weight, net volume or concentration by weight or volume of each of those ingredients;

    • (e) if the cannabis extract is or will become a cannabis product or is or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that is or will become a cannabis product,

      • (i) an indication of whether each ingredient that is required to appear on the label of the cannabis product is a carrier substance, flavouring agent or substance that is necessary to maintain the quality or stability of the cannabis product,

      • (ii) any additional information in the possession of the holder that relates to the purpose of each ingredient, and

      • (iii) a description of the flavour, if any, of the cannabis product;

    • (e.1) if the cannabis extract is not referred to in paragraph (e) but is or will be distributed in the conduct of non-therapeutic research on cannabis,

      • (i) an indication of whether each ingredient that would be required to appear on the label if the cannabis extract were a cannabis product or were contained in a cannabis accessory that is a cannabis product is a carrier substance, flavouring agent or substance that is necessary to maintain the quality or stability of the cannabis extract,

      • (ii) any additional information in the possession of the holder that relates to the purpose of each ingredient, and

      • (iii) a description of the flavour, if any, of the cannabis extract; and

    • (f) any information that is obtained through testing and that relates to the phytocannabinoid and terpene content of the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Exception to subparagraph (1)(d)(ii) or (d.1)(ii)

    (1.1) The document is not required to contain the information referred to in subparagraph (1)(d)(ii) or (d.1)(ii), as the case may be, in respect of an ingredient if

    • (a) the ingredient is part of a mixture of substances that was used in the production of cannabis referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (d.1);

    • (b) the holder obtained the mixture from another person;

    • (c) the information has not been disclosed to the holder;

    • (d) the holder has made the necessary arrangements to ensure that the information will be provided to the Minister if, within the retention period referred to in subsection (3), the Minister requires the holder to provide it; and

    • (e) the document contains the net weight or volume of the mixture at the time it was used to produce the cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Exception to subparagraph (1)(e)(i) or (e.1)(i)

    (1.2) The document is not required to contain the information referred to in subparagraph (1)(e)(i) or (e.1)(i), as the case may be, in respect of an ingredient if

    • (a) the requirements in paragraphs (1.1)(a) to (d) are met; and

    • (b) the holder includes in the document an indication of whether the mixture referred to in paragraph (1.1)(a) contains carrier substances, flavouring agents, substances that are necessary to maintain the quality or stability of the cannabis, or a combination of any of these.

  • Marginal note:Packaging

    (2) A holder of a licence must retain, for each lot or batch of cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis that they package, a document that contains the following information:

    • (a) a description of the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis, including the brand name, if applicable;

    • (b) the date on which the cannabis extract, cannabis topical or edible cannabis is packaged and its net weight or volume on that date; and

    • (c) in the case of a drug containing cannabis, the strength per unit of the drug.

  • Marginal note:Retention period

    (3) The documents must be retained for at least two years after the day on which they are prepared.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Despite subsection (3), in the case of cannabis that was distributed to human participants in the conduct of non-therapeutic research on cannabis, the holder of the licence for research that distributed the cannabis must retain the documents for at least two years after the day on which the research ends.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 60
  • SOR/2022-251, s. 19

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