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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2020-10-21 and last amended on 2020-10-17. Previous Versions

PART 7Packaging and Labelling (continued)

Labelling — Cannabis Products (continued)

Marginal note:Representation resembling standardized cannabis symbol

 A representation, such as an illustration, sign, mark, symbol or design, that so closely resembles the standardized cannabis symbol that it is likely to be mistaken for that symbol must not appear on any container in which a cannabis product is packaged.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 45(F)

Marginal note:Insert or leaflet

 Except as otherwise provided under the Act, any other Act of Parliament or any provincial Act, any container in which a cannabis product is packaged must not include, or be accompanied by, an insert or leaflet.

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — discrete units and not intended for inhalation

  •  (1) In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is in discrete units and is not intended to be consumed by means of inhalation, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

    • (b) the number of units;

    • (c) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract in each unit;

    • (d) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “THC per unit”;

    • (e) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per unit”;

    • (f) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, in each unit, preceded by “CBD per unit”;

    • (g) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that each unit could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per unit”;

    • (h) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

    • (i) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

    • (j) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

    • (k) the intended use of the cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label, in accordance with paragraph (1)(e), of a container in which is packaged a cannabis extract — or in which is packaged a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use must not exceed 10 mg.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — discrete units and intended for inhalation

 In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is in discrete units and is intended to be consumed by means of inhalation, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

  • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

  • (b) the number of units;

  • (c) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract in each unit;

  • (d) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “THC”;

  • (e) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

  • (f) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “CBD”;

  • (g) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

  • (h) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

  • (i) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

  • (j) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

  • (k) the intended use of the cannabis product.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

Marginal note:Cannabis extract — not in discrete units

  •  (1) In the case of a cannabis extract — or a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — that is not in discrete units, the label of any container in which the cannabis product is packaged must also include the following information:

    • (a) the net weight, in grams, of the cannabis extract;

    • (b) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “THC”;

    • (c) the concentration of THC, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC”;

    • (d) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, in the cannabis extract, preceded by “CBD”;

    • (e) the concentration of CBD, in milligrams per gram, that the cannabis extract could yield, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD”;

    • (f) in the case of a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract intended for ingestion or nasal, rectal or vaginal use or that is packaged with and is intended to dispense the extract,

      • (i) the quantity of THC, in milligrams, that each activation of the accessory dispenses, taking into account the potential to convert THCA into THC, preceded by “Total THC per activation”, and

      • (ii) the quantity of CBD, in milligrams, that each activation of the accessory dispenses, taking into account the potential to convert CBDA into CBD, preceded by “Total CBD per activation”;

    • (g) a list of the ingredients of the cannabis extract;

    • (h) the name of any food allergen that is present in the cannabis extract, except as a result of cross-contamination;

    • (i) the identity of the cannabis product in terms of its common name or in terms of its function; and

    • (j) the intended use of the cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Maximum quantity of THC on label

    (2) The quantity of THC that is included on the label in accordance with subparagraph (1)(f)(i) must not exceed 10 mg.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

Marginal note:Flavours — cannabis extract

  •  (1) It is prohibited to display on a cannabis extract that is a cannabis product or on a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract and that is a cannabis product — or on the package of such a cannabis product or on the label or panel of a container in which such a cannabis product is packaged — an indication or illustration, including a brand element, that could cause a person to believe that the cannabis product has a flavour set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act, other than the flavour of cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — name and email address

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply with respect to the name and email address that are included on the label in accordance with paragraph 123(1)(a).

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46

Marginal note:List of ingredients — cannabis extract

  •  (1) The list of ingredients of a cannabis extract — or of a cannabis accessory that contains a cannabis extract — must meet the following requirements:

    • (a) the word “Ingredients” in the English version and the word “Ingrédients” in the French version must appear at the beginning of the list;

    • (b) no intervening printed, written or graphic material is to appear between the word referred to in paragraph (a) and the first ingredient in the list; and

    • (c) the ingredients must be

      • (i) set out in descending order of their proportion of the cannabis extract by weight, determined before the ingredients are combined to form the extract,

      • (ii) in the case of vitamins referred to in subsection 101.3(3), set out by their chemical name,

      • (iii) in any other case, set out by their common name or chemical name, and

      • (iv) separated from other ingredients by a comma.

  • Marginal note:Ingredients in proportion of 1% or less

    (2) Despite subparagraph (1)(c)(i), ingredients that are present in a proportion of 1% or less of the cannabis extract may be listed in any order after the ingredients that are present in a proportion of more than 1% of the cannabis extract.

  • Marginal note:Exception — flavouring agent

    (3) Despite paragraph (1)(c), in the case where the cannabis extract contains one flavouring agent, it may be shown individually at the end of the list of ingredients by the name “flavouring agent” and in the case where the cannabis extract contains more than one flavouring agent, they may be shown collectively at the end of the list of ingredients by the name “flavouring agents”.

  • Marginal note:No individual listing of flavouring agent

    (4) If flavouring agents are shown collectively by the name “flavouring agents” under subsection (3), a flavouring agent must not be shown individually in the list of ingredients.

  • SOR/2019-206, s. 46
 
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