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Medical Marijuana Producer License Information - Canada

Security - Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR)

The safeguarding of controlled substances is an issue that confronts all manufacturers, distributors, practitioners, pharmacists, law enforcement and government. Health Canada limits the handling of these substances through policies, guidelines and legislation such as the CDSA, the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR) and the MMPR.

Cannabis, its preparations, derivatives, and similar synthetic preparations as listed under Schedule II of the CDSA are included in the definition of a controlled substance. Those wishing to engage in lawful activities must, therefore, be properly licensed and ensure that the controlled substances are adequately secured and safeguarded at all times for public safety and to minimize risks of diversion.

As part of the application to become a Licensed Producer, you must provide a detailed description of the security measures at the proposed site, in accordance with Division 3 of the MMPR and the Security Directive, published by Health Canada, as amended from time to time. It is up to you to determine potential security risks at your site and to design and implement appropriate security systems and protocols to meet the regulatory requirements outlined above.

Health Canada officials will review your security proposal as part of their consideration of your application. It is important that you seek appropriate professional advice before undertaking any construction work.

The security of your site and of the areas within your site where cannabis is present does not end with the design and construction. Security requirements detailed in the regulations require your attention on a continual basis. It is the ongoing responsibility of the LP to ensure that all requirements for securing their site, areas within their site where cannabis is present and the storage of cannabis and any activities relating to the production of marihuana for medical purposes (as per their licence) are met.

In addition, it is the responsibility of the LP to ensure that provincial, municipal and federal legislation including building and fire codes are complied with.

If you require assistance for the MMPR application process, we can help.

 

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