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Cannabis Act (Police Enforcement) Regulations (SOR/2018-151)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-20 and last amended on 2022-07-15. Previous Versions

Exemptions with Certificate (continued)

Revocation of Certificate

Marginal note:Revocation

  •  (1) A certificate issued under section 14, 17 or 19 to a member of a police force or of the military police is revoked on the earliest of

    • (a) the date on which the appropriate officer who issued the certificate revokes it,

    • (b) the date on which the member is no longer in active service,

    • (c) the date on which the member is no longer acting in the course of their responsibilities for the purposes of the particular investigation to which the certificate relates,

    • (d) the date on which the particular investigation to which the certificate relates is completed, or

    • (e) the date on which the certificate expires.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (2) The appropriate officer must notify the member of the revocation on the day on which the certificate is revoked under paragraph (1)(a), (c) or (d).

Detention and Disposal of Forfeited Cannabis

Marginal note:Notice to Minister — cannabis required

  •  (1) The chief or appropriate officer must, as soon as feasible but not later than 60 days after the day on which cannabis that has been forfeited to Her Majesty is no longer required for the preliminary inquiry, trial or other proceeding, under the Act or any other Act of Parliament, in respect of which it was seized, if the cannabis is required for the purposes of conducting investigations under the Act or any other Act of Parliament, inform the Minister in writing that the cannabis is required for those investigations.

  • Marginal note:Secure location

    (2) Cannabis referred to in subsection (1) must be kept in a secure location while not being used for the purposes of conducting investigations under the Act or any other Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Transfer

    (3) The chief or appropriate officer is exempt from the application of section 9 of the Act if they transfer any cannabis referred to in subsection (1) to another chief or another appropriate officer who requests the transfer for the purposes of a particular investigation.

  • Marginal note:Notice to Minister — transfer

    (4) If a transfer is made under subsection (3), the chief or appropriate officer who

    • (a) makes the transfer of the cannabis must inform the Minister of the transfer, as soon as feasible after receipt of the request for the transfer; and

    • (b) receives the cannabis must inform the Minister of its receipt, as soon as feasible after the receipt.

  • Marginal note:Directions — cannabis not required

    (5) If cannabis referred to in subsection (1) is no longer required for the purposes of conducting investigations under the Act or any other Act of Parliament, the chief or appropriate officer must seek the directions of the Minister and dispose of or otherwise deal with the cannabis in accordance with the Minister’s directions.

  • Marginal note:Disposal — cannabis not required

    (6) If cannabis that has been forfeited to Her Majesty is not required for the purposes of conducting investigations under the Act or any other Act of Parliament, the chief or appropriate officer must, as soon as feasible,

    • (a) in writing seek directions from the Minister respecting the disposal of or otherwise dealing with the cannabis, unless the Minister has previously given such directions; and

    • (b) dispose of or otherwise deal with the cannabis in accordance with the Minister’s directions.

Marginal note:Notice to Minister

 The chief or appropriate officer must, within 60 days after the day on which cannabis is disposed of or otherwise dealt with under section 105 of the Act, notify the Minister in writing to that effect.

Reports

Marginal note:Annual report

  •  (1) The chief or appropriate officer must submit to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to the Minister, within three months after the end of every calendar year, a report in written or electronic format containing the information referred to in subsection (4), in respect of cannabis that is imported or exported under the exemption provided for in section 17, cannabis that is produced under the exemption provided for in section 19 and cannabis that is referred to in section 23, that came into the possession of the police force or of the military police in the course of a particular investigation completed during the calendar year.

  • Marginal note:Copy of report — police force other than RCMP

    (2) The chief or appropriate officer of a police force other than the RCMP must send a copy of the report to the provincial minister responsible for the police force.

  • Marginal note:Copy of report — military police

    (3) The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal must send a copy of the report to the Minister of National Defence.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (4) The report must include the following information:

    • (a) the type of particular investigation in which the cannabis came into the possession of the police force or of the military police;

    • (b) the dates on which the particular investigation began and ended;

    • (c) the total quantity of cannabis that was forfeited to Her Majesty, imported, exported, produced or disposed of in the course of the particular investigation, as applicable; and

    • (d) if applicable, any other detail that is pertinent to describing the law enforcement activities undertaken by the police force or by the military police in the course of the particular investigation.

  • Marginal note:Additional report

    (5) The chief or appropriate officer of a police force must submit to the Minister, on the Minister’s request, a report in written or electronic format respecting the cannabis as required for the following purposes:

    • (a) to ensure the protection of the public against potential public health risks caused by the cannabis, including the risk of it being diverted to an illicit market or activity;

    • (b) to collect data required for studies and research;

    • (c) to meet international obligations of the Government of Canada; and

    • (d) to monitor compliance with these Regulations.

Marginal note:Report — cannabis no longer in possession

  •  (1) The chief or appropriate officer must submit to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and to the Minister a report in written or electronic format containing the information referred to in subsection (4), respecting any cannabis referred to in section 23 that is lost, stolen or otherwise no longer in the possession of the police force or of the military police, as soon as feasible after such a situation occurs.

  • Marginal note:Copy of report — police force other than RCMP

    (2) The chief or appropriate officer of a police force other than the RCMP must send a copy of the report to the provincial minister responsible for the police force.

  • Marginal note:Copy of report — military police

    (3) The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal must send a copy of the report to the Minister of National Defence.

  • Marginal note:Contents of report

    (4) The report must include the following information:

    • (a) the quantity of cannabis;

    • (b) the date of its forfeiture to Her Majesty or its importation, exportation or production, as applicable; and

    • (c) the date on which, and an explanation of the circumstances in which, it was lost or stolen or ceased to be in the possession of the police force or of the military police.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Subsection 204(1) of Act or registration

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which subsection 204(1) of the Cannabis Act comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 

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