Health Canada announces cannabis regulations Including no THC limits for dried flower

Health Canada announces cannabis regulations which include no THC limits for dried flower

On Jun. 27th, Health Canada announced new regulations in support of the Cannabis Act, which received Royal Assent last week and is scheduled to come into effect on Oct. 17, 2018.

As always, the government states that among its top priorities is protecting the health and safety of Canadians and the regulations will cover both cannabis and industrial plants.

In its announcement Health Canada detailed the regulations are made on the best practices principles of licensed producers and mentions the deadline of the public consultations over the last few years which helped get us to this stage.  This includes the one conducted by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation back in 2016 which attracted nearly 30,000 responses from the public and the government’s own consultation in 2017 which received just over 3500 responses.

As Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor stated,

“We’ve taken a public health approach to the legalization and strict regulation of cannabis to make sure that appropriate precautions are in place to protect Canadians, particularly youth. The Cannabis Act and its regulations provide strict national standards and supervision for the production, sale and distribution of legal, quality-controlled cannabis, which will help safeguard public health and security. ”

Based on Health Canada’s media release, “the regulations announced today will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on July 11, 2018, and are available upon request from Health Canada. ”

At least one major licensed manufacturer welcomed Health Canada’s approach, especially the micro-license categories for cultivators and chips. At exactly the same time, Canopy Growth explained that Health Canada’s security conditions for outdoor cultivation will create large-scale outside growing very tough and doesn’t see it being viable for non-hemp production.

No THC limits for blossom

1 government official who was involved in updating reporters on Health Canada’s announcement told CBC, “There are significant kinds of cannabis, some with high levels of THC. This is consistent with the medical regulations that exist now. There is not a hard limit on the potency of dried cannabis”.

This is an effort to resist the black market, but there are THC limits for practically every other cannabis merchandise, including cannabis oils.

Featured picture courtesy of Business in Vancouver.

Sources

Newswire: Canopy Growth Corporation Applauds Health Canada’s Approach to Cannabis Regulation & Comments on Outdoor Manufacturing .

Newswire: Health Canada announces regulations to support the Cannabis Act.

Released at Thu, 28 Jun 2018 20:23:04 +0000

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