Representing our Members in Ottawa

Changing regulations can have an impact on your business. Our regulatory affairs and government relations department strives to positively influence government policy, to benefit our industry. CHFA maintains strong working relationships with key government officials and frequently meets face-to-face with decision makers to address the concerns of your business. In addition, our team monitors the regulations and government policies and can help members navigate and understand legislative and regulatory requirements. Watch below for more on CHFA regulatory affairs & government relations.


CBD is Natural Campaign

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada.  At the same time CBD was added to the prescription drug list (PDL) meaning that there is currently no way to license CBD as a natural health product (NHP).  In response, CHFA has created, an advocacy campaign that supports removing CBD from the PDL in order to license it as an NHP. To get involved visit

CHFA's Position on Cannabis