Government releases suite of cannabis regulations for public consultation

Health Canada release papers calling for marijuana regulations. The regulations would be in relation to sale and the information and packaging provided. The regulations would be similar to those for tobacco; requiring clear labeling and health warnings. The publications was published to receive feedback on the suggestions. As well Statistics Canada wants to track economic and other effects of marijuana.

Key Takeaways:

  • A proposal for the development of health warning messages covering the risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy
  • Text and graphics used in brand elements could not be appealing to youth and would be subject to the packaging and labelling restrictions in the proposed Cannabis Act
  • Statistics Canada said it plans to start measuring the economic and social impacts of recreational pot — even before it becomes legal.

“Health Canada…call[s] for mandatory warnings [on cannabis] similar to those found on tobacco products.”