The government of Canada’s recent proposed regulations will open the door for small scale craft )micro) producers and potentially allowing low risk offenders to participate in the industry. The regulations also allow leniency on packaging and products. Canadian’s have until Jan 20th to offer opinions either via online survey or by providing a written submission. ” This proposed regulatory approach is informed by extensive consultations and research , it also meets our goal of protecting public health and safety, The Health Minister stated.
The proposals also open the door to increasing the types and quantities of products available for sale in an attempt to stamp out the black market.
“additional products could include , pre rolled joints , vapor cartridges manufactured with dried cannabis. Also oil capsules , sprays and oil intended for topical use would continue to be permitted.”
The concentrations would be:
: Pre rolled joints to contain no more than 1 gram
: Edible products are capped at 10 mg per product
:Cannabis oil subjected to a cap of 30 mg THC per ML as it exists today for the medical industry
:No limitations continue on dried products.
Many new licensing regimes will also be introduced such as new permits for cultivation , processing, sale , testing , research and importing/exporting.
The new licensing required for example cultivation , growers will then be able to apply for licenses that fit their business model. This includes anything from a large scale provider to a small scale producer specializing in something like clones/cuttings.
Producers will be able to introduce exclusive boutique products and then sell to larger producers and can participate in the market via provincial sellers as the province will be able to obtain products from any producer within their jurisdiction.
These proposed regulations would no longer require generic or plain packaging and give possible leeway to these areas , trusting that the producer meets some universal standards.
The Health Minister will have to issue the licence for cultivation or sale to anyone under the cannabis act which is currently working its way through parliament.
The minister would also have the ability to refuse security clearance to anyone with connections to organized crime or previous convictions linked to drug trafficking or violent crime.
Canadian’s have until January 1st to respond to a survey related to if non violent offenders should be able to enter the market. Have your say by completing the link below.