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Health Canada

Department of Health

Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Dec. 15 / 2012

Vol. 146, No. 50 — December 15, 2012
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2012/2012-12-15/html/reg4-eng.html

The proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations would authorize the following key activities:
•the possession of dried marihuana by individuals who have the support of an authorized health care practitioner to use marihuana for medical purposes;
•the production of dried marihuana by licensed producers only; and
•the direct sale and distribution of dried marihuana by specific regulated parties to individuals who are eligible to possess it.

The proposed MMPR would also allow individuals who hold an authorization to possess under the MMAR to transition to the new framework using their authorization for up to one year after its date of issue (unless a period of usage of less than 12 months has been indicated in the medical declaration). Individuals could also transition using a medical declaration issued under the MMAR.

Licences to produce issued under the current MMAR would be phased out, while renewals would continue normally. New licences to produce would not be issued if the application is submitted after September 30, 2013, because there would not be enough time to produce a crop before the repeal of the MMAR on March 31, 2014. Licences to produce would also not be amended for a site change after September 30, 2013, for the same reason (see “Implementation, enforcement and service standards”). All licences to produce would end on March 31, 2014.

1. Possession of dried marihuana by individuals who have the support of an authorized health care practitioner


Submit your comments to:
Health Canada
Department of Health
Proposed Regulations: Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
RIAS: Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement
Date of publication: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Number of days for comments: 75 days (Until February 28, 2013)
Contact: Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulatory Reform

I recommend reading through what Kirk Tousaw published 08/02/2011 before you submit your response,

The Beyond Prohibition Foundation submission to Heath Canada on MMAR Changes




 

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