Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Regulations

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. The Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch of Health Canada regulates cannabis under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations. Access to cannabis for medical purposes continues to be provided for patients who need it.

As set out in the Cannabis Regulations:

Licences are required for:

  • Cultivating and processing cannabis;
  • Sale of cannabis for medical purposes; and
  • Analytical testing of an research with cannabis.

Permits are required to import or export:

  • Cannabis for scientific or medical purposes; and
  • Industrial hemp.

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On October 17, 2019, the final regulations for the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals came into effect in Canada under the Cannabis Act. Click here to learn more about the finalized regulations relating to cannabis edibles, topicals and extracts.

Unless you have a licence under the Cannabis Regulations, it is illegal to produce or sell products of any kind containing any phytocannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD).