Health Canada Improvements to the Licensing of Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Cannabis Canada Association and its members welcome the announcement by Health Canada of improvements under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) that will streamline the processes for licensed producers with a record of good compliance with the ACMPR.

"It is definitely important that Health Canada is taking steps to enhance the effective production of cannabis for medical purposes to ensure all Canadians who need it will have access to safe, high-quality and legal medical cannabis," said Colette Rivet, Executive Director of Cannabis Canada. "In particular, streamlining the review and approval of applications to modify or expand a production facility for licensed producers with a record of good compliance with the ACMPR and permitting licensed producers to manage production on the basis of their vault capacity makes a lot of sense."

Cannabis Canada and its members work in collaboration with Health Canada and other experts to protect the health of Canadians and ensure a safe and well-regulated cannabis system in Canada. Therefore, Cannabis Canada also supports that all licensed producers and applicants will need to continue to meet all of the requirements under the ACMPR, including measures that help to ensure Canadians will continue to have access to quality-controlled cannabis for medical purposes and acknowledging their record of good compliance.

About Cannabis Canada Association

Cannabis Canada is the leading organization of Canada's Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis under Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

The Association's mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards; support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry; and serve as an important resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.

Members of Cannabis Canada share a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and are committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and healthful use of cannabis. Website:


SOURCE Cannabis Canada Association

For further information: Colette Rivet, Executive Director, Cannabis Canada Association,, (613-407-1080)


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