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A long-awaited Senate bill that would legalize cannabis at the federal level has finally been unveiled. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said since February that the new legislation was almost ready to drop. This.
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Medicinally, only a licensed producer – approved by Health Canada – can ship medical cannabis to patients registered on Health Canada’s network.
Canada legalized the use of recreational cannabis in October 2018, but delivery providers have had a longer period of time to prepare for shipping cannabis. The road to cannabis legalization started back in 2001, when Canada allowed mail-ordered medical cannabis. This was a service that required strict handling regulations throughout the supply chain. Now, logistics providers can use many of those shipping regulations to comply with the additional shipments contributed by The Cannabis Act. 1 Fast forward to 2019, Health Canada has added cannabis extracts, cannabis topicals, and edible cannabis to The Cannabis Act – bringing a need for further regulations to be implemented.
The legalization of cannabis has sparked a variety of questions for Canadian businesses and customers alike. Abrar Suri, Strategic Account Manager at Purolator, breaks down these new regulations to answer your questions on how to comply with The Cannabis Act.
How has COVID-19 impacted the delivery of cannabis throughout Canada?
While retail cannabis stores throughout the country closed during COVID-19 lockdown, government officials announced that the delivery of cannabis products would be available to Canadians during the pandemic. The provision of cannabis delivery is contingent on retailers continuing to comply with all laws and regulations that ensure cannabis is not sold or delivered to anyone under legal age limits established by the provinces.
Health Canada has put strict regulations in place for the delivery of cannabis to ensure its security in transit. As a business, customer or simply as a Canadian, by informing yourself of these regulations, you’ll secure yourself a trouble-free process.
Recreationally, each province has a different distribution plan, outlined in the chart below. Canadians also have the option of buying online and having cannabis products shipped directly to them.