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Health Canada is Looking for Feedback on the Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

November 23, 2017

On November 22, 2017, Health Canada launched public consultations on the proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis. 

The proposed approach builds on the extensive consultations conducted by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation and on Canada’s existing system of regulated production of cannabis for medical purposes and industrial hemp.

You can find the news release, which includes links to the backgrounder and two infographics here

Information on how to participate can be found at, where a detailed consultation paper outlining the key elements of the proposed regulatory approach and a questionnaire are located. 

Alternatively, written submissions (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) may be sent electronically to: or in hard-copy format by mail to:

Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat
Address locator 0602C
Health Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9

The feedback of all interested and affected parties on this regulatory proposal will be taken into consideration as the regulations are developed and finalized. 

The deadline to provide written submissions is January 20, 2018.