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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2019-10-17 to 2020-03-05:


Marginal note:Authorized activities — federal or provincial laboratory

  •  (1) Individuals who are involved in the testing of cannabis as a requirement of their duties at a laboratory that is operated by the Government of Canada or the government of a province are authorized to conduct the following activities to the extent necessary to conduct the testing:

    • (a) to possess cannabis;

    • (b) to obtain cannabis by altering its chemical or physical properties by any means;

    • (c) in the case of seed viability testing, to obtain cannabis by cultivating it;

    • (d) to distribute cannabis to other individuals who are involved in the testing of cannabis as a requirement of their duties at a laboratory that is operated by the Government of Canada or the government of a province;

    • (e) to distribute cannabis to the individuals referred to in subsection (4); and

    • (f) to distribute cannabis to the holder of a licence for analytical testing.

  • Marginal note:Offer

    (2) An individual who conducts an activity referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c) is also authorized to offer to conduct that activity.

  • Marginal note:Use of organic solvent

    (3) An individual who conducts an activity referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is also authorized to alter or offer to alter the chemical or physical properties of cannabis by the use of an organic solvent when conducting that activity.

  • Marginal note:Authorized activities — accredited laboratory

    (4) Individuals who are involved in the testing of cannabis as a requirement of their duties at a laboratory that is designated as an accredited laboratory under section 2.1 of the Seeds Act are authorized to conduct the activities referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (c) to (f), and to offer to conduct the activity referred to in paragraph (1)(c), to the extent necessary to conduct the testing.

  • SOR/2018-144, s. 374
  • SOR/2019-206, s. 2
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