Health Canada confirms they have still have not begun their required three-year review of the legislation, more than six months past the three-year anniversary.
Two cannabis industry leaders say they are hopeful that new appointments to the health ministry could bode well for their efforts at lobbying for changes to Canada’s cannabis regulations, especially hot button issues like taxes on medical cannabis.
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.