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The New "Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)"
Effective August 24, 2016

For Individuals
(and Designated Individuals):

Individuals who are authorized by a Health Care Practitioner to use cannabis marihuana may now access cannabis in three ways:

  • A person can register with and obtain cannabis marihuana from a licensed commercial producer (a business, not a residence);
  • A person, once registered with Health Canada, can produce a limited amount of cannabis marihuana on their own as specified by Health Canada;
  • A person, once registered with Health Canada, can designate someone else who also must be registered with Health Canada, to produce a limited amount of cannabis marihuana for them, as specified by Health Canada.
    • The registered person (adult only) can partake in all activities that the designated person can conduct.

* No person at any time; registered, designated or otherwise; is allowed to sell, provide or give marihuana to another person or that person may be charged with the offences of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, sections 5(1) and 5(2) respectively.

A Registration Certificate shows:

  • Legal authority to possess and/or produce cannabis marihuana;
  • The location and maximum limits of production and storage of cannabis marihuana;
  • The maximum allowable limit of possession of cannabis marihuana.

*An individual must produce proof of Health Canada registration and must verify their identity if confronted by law enforcement.

Cannabis Marihuana Derivatives (Cannabis Resin, Honey Oil, Shatter, Dab etc.):

  • Persons who are registered with Health Canada are permitted to alter their dried marihuana into oils but are not permitted to use solvents such as butane or isopropyl alcohol to facilitate this due to health and safety risks. Failure to extract cannabis resin in a safe manner may result in criminal charges, injury or death.

Injunction Still in Effect

  • Any personal production license that shows expired prior to March 21, 2014 is NOT valid.
  • Any personal production license that shows expired on March 21, 2014 onward IS valid until such time as the Court reaches a decision and the injunction is no longer in effect.

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If you would like a Police Officer to provide a Power Point Presentation on this topic you can forward your request via one of three ways: Due to demand, we request you contact us at least six weeks prior to the event. Most presentations are one hour in duration and handouts are provided. The presentation is free of charge - room to be supplied by the organization requesting the presentation, with a minimum of 20 attendees.

Note: The spelling of Marihuana is from the Criminal Code of Canada

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