Health Canada Admit They Haven’t Yet Started Their Legislated Review Of The Cannabis Act – Already 6 Months Late & Formal Review Yet To Be Initiated

Health Canada Admit They Haven’t Yet Started Their Legislated Review Of The Cannabis Act – Already 6 Months Late & Formal Review Yet To Be Initiated
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  StratCann report When the Cannabis Act was created, a requirement baked into the new law was that three years after it became law (October 17, 2018), the Minister of Health would be required to begin a review of the Act and its administration and operation. Because this clause was put in place during debates in the House of Commons around the impact of legalization on young people and Indigenous communities, as well as the impact of home growing, the review was made to specifically look at those three issues. The Act also requires that this review create a report to be submitted to the House of Commons no later than 18 months after it begins. But it’s now more than six months after that three-year anniversary and Health Canada says they have not yet begun the formal review. The issue, first noted by MJBiz in February, was raised again in the House of Commons on April 25 in response to a written question to the government from Louise Chabot, the MP for Thérèse-De Blainville, Quebec. Ms. Chabot did not respond to a request for comment, nor did Michael Barrett the Conservative Party’s Shadow Minister for Health. The government’s response, provided by Adam van Koeverden, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and to the Minister of Sport, noted that the government remains committed to beginning the review and that preparations are underway for its launch. In response to a request for more information on the reason for the delay, a representative for Health Canada said they were unable to provide more information at this time. George Smitherman, president and CEO of the Cannabis Council of Canada, an industry organization representing several licenced cannabis producers, says he’s frustrated by the delay and the lack of communication around it. Although he says he has had conversations with…

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