David Hyde on recent upgrades to ACMPR licensing process

In our most recent conversation with David Hyde, we discuss the changes to Health Canada’s medical cannabis licensing program announced last May and their impacts on the licensing process for both applicants and producers seeking to build new production space. The changes to Health Canada’s regulations—announced last May when they released a backgrounder entitled Improving the Licensing of

Leaf-sprayed nutrients no longer an option for licensed producers

As Health Canada’s medical cannabis access program, the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations) evolves in fits and starts, one of the recent casualties has been the ability of licensed producers to use foliar-based nutrient applications. For those unfamiliar with the process, foliar feeding is a way of applying nutrients directly to the

Updated ACMPR Market Data

Health Canada has updated their Market Data to include figures through December 31, 2016 (Q3). It also includes the addition of information on personal cultivation licenses and a change in listing from “amount produced” to “amount released for sale.” These latter changes are said to reflect a more accurate account of how cannabis is managed

Health Canada provides update on post-pesticide-recall inspections

In response to recalls of cannabis products related to the use of unauthorized pesticides, Health Canada announced in February that they would begin conducting random product testing. They now say that, to date, they have conducted unannounced inspections of seven licensed producers of cannabis, collecting 43 random samples. According to Maryse Durette, Senior Media Relations

Canada’s medical marijuana program growing by more than 10,000 a month

Health Canada reports that as of January 31, 2017, there were nearly 142,541 clients registered with licensed producers of medical cannabis. This figure is up from 130,000 as of December 31 of last year. At the end of June, 2015, there were almost 24,000 registered patients, increasing exponentially each quarter. As more Canadians become aware