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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-12-02. Previous Versions

PART 13Test Kits (continued)

Marginal note:Organization — possession and distribution

 An organization is authorized to conduct the following activities if the label of a test kit includes its registration number:

  • (a) possess the test kit; and

  • (b) distribute the test kit for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement, or research purpose.

Marginal note:Application for registration number

  •  (1) The manufacturer or assembler of a test kit or, if the test kit is manufactured or assembled further to a custom order, the person for which the test kit was manufactured or assembled, may apply for a registration number for the test kit by submitting an application to the Minister containing the following information:

    • (a) the brand name of the test kit;

    • (b) particulars of the design and construction of the test kit;

    • (c) a statement of the proposed use of the test kit;

    • (d) a detailed description of the cannabis contained in the test kit, including

      • (i) the class of cannabis set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 to the Act, and

      • (ii) the quantity of cannabis;

    • (e) if applicable, a detailed description of every other substance contained in the test kit, including

      • (i) the name of each substance,

      • (ii) if the substance is a salt, the name of the salt, and

      • (iii) the quantity of each substance; and

    • (f) the directions for use of the test kit.

  • Marginal note:Signature and declaration

    (2) An application for the registration of a test kit must

    • (a) be signed and dated by an individual authorized by the applicant for that purpose; and

    • (b) include a declaration, signed and dated by that individual, indicating that all the information provided in support of the application is correct and complete to the best of their knowledge.

Marginal note:Additional information

 The Minister may, on receiving an application referred to in section 258, require the submission of any additional information that pertains to the information contained in the application and that is necessary for the Minister to consider the application.

Marginal note:Issuance of a registration number

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister must, after examining the information and documents required under sections 258 and 259, issue a registration number for the test kit to the applicant if the applicant demonstrates that the test kit is designed to be used solely for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement or research purpose.

  • Marginal note:Refusal

    (2) The Minister must refuse to issue a registration number if he or she has reasonable grounds to believe that

    • (a) the test kit is likely to create a risk to public health or safety, including the risk of cannabis being diverted to an illicit market or activity, because

      • (i) the quantity of cannabis in the test kit is too high, or

      • (ii) the adulterating or denaturing agent in the test kit is not likely to prevent or deter consumption or administration of the cannabis; or

    • (b) the test kit is likely to be used for a purpose other than any of those set out in subsection (1).

Marginal note:Cancellation

  •  (1) The Minister must cancel the registration number of a test kit if

    • (a) the Minister receives a notice from the holder of the registration number stating that it has ceased all authorized activities referred to in section 255, 256 or 257 with respect to the test kit;

    • (b) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that

      • (i) the test kit is likely to create a risk to public health or safety, including the risk of cannabis being diverted to an illicit market or activity, because

        • (A) the quantity of cannabis in the test kit is too high, or

        • (B) the adulterating or denaturing agent in the test kit is not likely to prevent or deter consumption or administration of the cannabis, or

      • (ii) the test kit is likely to be used for a purpose other than any of those set out in subsection 260(1); or

    • (c) the test kit is a medical device and is no longer authorized for sale in Canada under the Medical Devices Regulations.

  • Marginal note:Effect of cancellation

    (2) When a registration number issued for a test kit is cancelled, the cancelled registration number

    • (a) must not be displayed on the label of any test kit manufactured or assembled further to a custom order after the cancellation; and

    • (b) in the case of a cancellation under paragraph (1)(a), must remain on the label of any existing test kit until all of the test kits with that registration number are disposed of.

Marginal note:Refusal or cancellation

 If the Minister proposes to refuse to issue or to cancel a registration number, the Minister must

  • (a) send a notice to the applicant or to the holder of the registration number that sets out the reasons for the refusal or cancellation; and

  • (b) give the applicant or holder an opportunity to be heard in respect of the refusal or cancellation.

Marginal note:Application for new number

  •  (1) If a registration number issued for a test kit has been cancelled under section 261, the manufacturer or assembler of the test kit or, if the test kit is manufactured or assembled further to a custom order, the person for which the test kit was manufactured or assembled,

    • (a) may apply to the Minister for the issuance of a new registration number in accordance with section 258; and

    • (b) must, in support of the application, provide the Minister with proof that the circumstance that gave rise to the cancellation has been corrected.

  • Marginal note:New registration number

    (2) The Minister, after examining the application and supporting proof referred to in subsection (1), must issue a new registration number for the test kit unless there exists a circumstance set out in paragraph 261(1)(b) or (c).

PART 14Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this Part.

    adult

    adult means an individual who is 18 years of age or older. (adulte)

    designated person

    designated person means an individual who is designated by a registered person, in accordance with Division 2 of this Part, to produce cannabis for the medical purposes of the registered person. (personne désignée)

    former Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

    former Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations means the regulations made by Order in Council P.C. 2013-645 of June 6, 2013 and registered as SOR/2013-119. (ancien Règlement sur la marihuana à des fins médicales)

    health care practitioner

    health care practitioner means, except as otherwise provided, a medical practitioner or a nurse practitioner. (praticien de la santé)

    licence for sale

    licence for sale means a licence for sale for medical purposes. (licence de vente)

    medical document

    medical document means a document provided by a health care practitioner to support the use of cannabis for medical purposes. (document médical)

    medical practitioner

    medical practitioner means an individual who

    • (a) is entitled under the laws of a province to practise medicine in that province;

    • (b) is not restricted, under the laws of the province in which they practise, from authorizing the use of cannabis; and

    • (c) is not named in a notice issued under section 335 that has not been retracted. (médecin)

    named responsible adult

    named responsible adult means, in respect of a client, an adult who is named in the client’s registration document under subparagraph 282(2)(a)(iv) or subsection 285(5). (responsable nommé)

    nurse practitioner

    nurse practitioner means an individual who

    • (a) is entitled under the laws of a province to practise as a nurse practitioner or an equivalent designation and is practising as a nurse practitioner or an equivalent designation in that province;

    • (b) is not restricted, under the laws of the province in which they practise, from authorizing the use of cannabis; and

    • (c) is not named in a notice issued under section 335 that has not been retracted. (infirmier praticien)

    provincial professional licensing authority

    provincial professional licensing authority means

    • (a) except in sections 343 to 345, an authority that is responsible for

      • (i) authorizing the practise of medicine in a province, or

      • (ii) authorizing individuals to practise as nurse practitioners in a province; and

    • (b) in sections 343 to 345, an authority that is responsible for authorizing individuals to practise pharmacy in a province. (autorité provinciale attributive de licences en matière d’activités professionelles)

    registered person

    registered person means an individual who is registered with the Minister under subsection 313(1). (personne inscrite)

    registration certificate

    registration certificate means a certificate issued by the Minister under subsection 313(1). (certificat d’inscription)

    registration document

    registration document means a document provided under paragraph 282(2)(a) to a client by a holder of a licence for sale. (document d’inscription)

    written order

    written order means a written authorization given by a health care practitioner that a stated amount of cannabis be dispensed for the individual named in the authorization. (commande écrite)

  • Marginal note:Equivalent designation — nurse practitioner

    (2) For the purpose of paragraph (a) of the definition of nurse practitioner, a designation is equivalent when it designates an individual who

    • (a) is a registered nurse;

    • (b) possesses additional educational preparation and experience related to health care;

    • (c) can autonomously make diagnoses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe drugs and perform other specific procedures under the laws of a province; and

    • (d) is practising their profession in accordance with one of the following provincial laws, as amended from time to time, or a similar law in another province:

      • (i) the Extended Practice Regulation, Man. Reg. 43/2005, made under The Registered Nurses Act, C.C.S.M., c. R40,

      • (ii) Ontario Regulation 275/94, made under the Nursing Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 32, or

      • (iii) the Regulation respecting the classes of specialization of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec for the activities referred to in section 36.1 of the Nurses Act to be engaged in, CQLR, c. I-8, r. 8, made under the Nurses Act of Quebec, CQLR, c. I-8.

  • Marginal note:Equivalent quantity — cannabis

    (3) In the following provisions, the equivalency of a quantity of cannabis is to be determined in accordance with subsection 2(4) of the Act:

    • (a) subsections 266(2), (3), (4), (6) and (7);

    • (b) subsections 267(2) to (5);

    • (c) paragraph 290(1)(e);

    • (d) subsection 292(4);

    • (e) subsection 293(1);

    • (f) subparagraph 297(1)(e)(iii);

    • (g) paragraph 322(1)(c);

    • (h) paragraph 348(3)(a); and

    • (i) subsection 350(2).

Non-application

Marginal note:Drugs containing cannabis

 This Part does not apply in respect of a drug containing cannabis.

Possession

Marginal note:Possession in public place — adults

  •  (1) The following individuals are authorized to possess, in a public place, cannabis — other than cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds — that has been obtained under the Act, subject to the applicable maximum amounts and purposes set out in this section:

    • (a) an adult who is registered with a holder of a licence for sale on the basis of a medical document;

    • (b) an adult who is a registered person;

    • (c) an adult who, directly or indirectly, obtained the cannabis as an inpatient or outpatient of a hospital;

    • (d) an adult who is named in a registration document or a registration certificate as being responsible for an individual referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) or 267(1)(a) or (b) and who possesses the cannabis for the medical purposes of that individual;

    • (e) an adult who is responsible for an individual referred to in paragraph (c) or 267(1)(c) and who possesses the cannabis for the medical purposes of that individual; and

    • (f) an adult who possesses the cannabis in the presence of an individual referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) or 267(1)(a), (b) or (c) for the purpose of providing assistance in administering it to the individual.

  • Marginal note:Client registered on basis of medical document

    (2) The maximum amount of cannabis that an adult referred to in paragraph (1)(a) is authorized to possess in a public place, for their own medical purposes, is an amount that is equivalent to the lesser of

    • (a) 30 times the daily quantity of dried cannabis indicated in their registration document or, if they have more than one registration document, 30 times the total of the daily quantities indicated in the registration documents, and

    • (b) 150 g of dried cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Registered person

    (3) The maximum amount of cannabis that an adult referred to in paragraph (1)(b) is authorized to possess in a public place, for their own medical purposes, is an amount that is equivalent to the lesser of

    • (a) 30 times the daily quantity of dried cannabis indicated in their registration certificate, and

    • (b) 150 g of dried cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Hospital patient

    (4) The maximum amount of cannabis that an adult referred to in paragraph (1)(c) is authorized to possess in a public place, for their own medical purposes, is an amount that is equivalent to the lesser of

    • (a) 30 times the daily quantity of dried cannabis indicated on the hospital label that is applied to the container in which the cannabis was provided to or for them, and

    • (b) 150 g of dried cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Responsible adult

    (5) The maximum amount of cannabis that an adult referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (e) is authorized to possess in a public place, for the medical purposes of the individual for whom they are responsible, is the maximum amount that the individual is authorized to possess under subsection (2), (3) or (4) or 267(2), (3) or (4), as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Adult providing assistance

    (6) The maximum amount of cannabis that an adult referred to in paragraph (1)(f) is authorized to possess in a public place, for the purpose of providing assistance in administering cannabis to the individual referred to in that paragraph, is an amount equivalent to the lesser of

    • (a) the daily quantity of dried cannabis indicated in the individual’s registration document or registration certificate or on the hospital label that is applied to the container in which the cannabis was provided to or for the individual, as the case may be, or in the case where the individual has more than one registration document, or one or more registration documents and a registration certificate, the total of the daily quantities, and

    • (b) 150 g of dried cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (7) This section does not authorize an adult who is referred to in more than one of paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) to possess, for their own medical purposes, more than the equivalent of 150 g of dried cannabis.

 
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