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The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR)

Health Canada Designated MMAR Producers to Commercial Licensed MMPR Producers

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Information on the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

On August 11, 2016, Health Canada announced the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

These new regulations will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) when they come into force on August 24, 2016.

These new regulations will allow for reasonable access to cannabis for medical purposes for Canadians who have been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes by their health care practitioner.

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The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)

How to get licensed to produce, distribute and sell cannabis legally in Canada.

Statement from Health Canada concerning access to cannabis for medical purposes
August 11, 2016
Ottawa, ON
Health Canada

OTTAWA - In response to the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Allard v. Canada, Health Canada today announced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

Under the ACMPR, Canadians who have been authorized by their health care practitioner to access cannabis for medical purposes will be able to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, or designate someone to produce it for them. They will also continue to have the option of purchasing cannabis from one of the 34 producers licensed by Health Canada.

Individuals wishing to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, or to designate someone to produce it for them, will need to obtain authorization from their health care practitioner and register with Health Canada.

Register here to grow cannabis at home for your own medical purposes.

The medical authorization form for your doctor to fill out is here.

 

 

Transitioning from the MMAR to the MMPR - The Opportunity for Producers

As of March 31, 2014, the current Marihuana Medical Access Program will end. Health Canada will no longer produce or sell marihuana for medical purposes, and home production will no longer be allowed. All individuals requiring marihuana for medical purposes will have to purchase it from an approved licensed producer.

Health Canada will provide guidance to all current program participants regarding the appropriate means to dispose of their dried marihuana and marihuana plants. The production of marihuana in homes beyond March 31, 2014, is illegal and may result in law enforcement action.

All individuals in Canada who hold personal production licenses and designated person production licenses under the MMAR (Marihuana Medical Access Regulations) have the opportunity to apply for a commercial production license (Licensed Producer). With a commercial production license, you can produce and distribute medical cannabis in an open and free market.

All applicants for a Producer's Licence would have to comply with the regulatory requirements of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

Among other requirements, applicants would have to demonstrate to Health Canada that their facility and procedures meet extensive physical security requirements, including a site design and security system that prevents unauthorized access. The proposed MMPR set out a licensing scheme that is intended to allow for larger-scale production, comparable to that for other narcotics used for medical purposes.

These licensed commercial producers, who are inspected and audited by Health Canada so as to ensure that they comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, are able to cultivate any strain(s) of marihuana they choose. Licensed producers can also set the price they wish to charge for their cannabis product to their customers.

Finally, the production of marihuana for medical purposes by all individuals in homes, residences and residential communities will be phased out in Canada effective April 1, 2014.

In Canada, you are now able to apply for a commercial Production License to produce, distribute and sell marihuana for medical purposes and operate your business in appropriately zoned areas such as agricultural or industrial land. This is the beginning of a brand new industry.

If you are interested in applying for a commercial production license, contact us.

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