Lawyer in the case says Health Canada needs to more actively inspect personal and designated production sites. Several charges have been dropped following a large-scale raid last October of a cannabis farm in Norfolk County, Ontario.
In Canada, there are a variety of products to serve both the recreational and medical market, but determining the shelf life can be a guessing game. In attempting to address the issue, Health Canada regulations employ some odd double-speak wherein expiry dates on some products are required – unless they can’t be.
After Canada legalized cannabis, Health Canada rolled out packaging regulations with strict requirements for logos, colours, and branding. The industry has complied, and some think that Canada’s regulations could become a role model for other jurisdictions.
In a notice sent out to stakeholders today, the federal regulator informed all cannabis licence holders of the annual fee changes as well as upcoming due dates for the fiscal year 2020-2021.
Health Canada announced today they will be extending several Covid-related measures until September 30 of this year. The regulator has extended these timelines several times since early 2020.
Health Canada’s Forward Regulatory Plan for 2020-2022 includes proposed amendments to the Cannabis Exemption Regulations and the Cannabis Regulations to facilitate cannabis research, including taste and effect testing.