Canadian consumers and industry require a more appropriate regulatory environment for CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoidsToday, the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) and the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) call for improvements to Canadian regulations, which currently treat all phytocannabinoids, including CBD (cannabidiol), as “drugs.” Chronic shortages persist for a number of CBD-based products through both the medical cannabis and regulated retail cannabis markets,
April 16, 2019 - Over the past few weeks Health Canada has been in touch with officials at various agencies of the Canadian and US governments seeking clarity on US import requirements for hemp grain and seed. It has been confirmed that the DEA is no longer issuing import permits for hemp grain and seed, but they have not yet received written confirmation that no other US federal authorization is required. Health Canada continues to seek clarity and written confirmation at all levels. Recognizing the
WebEx session: How to apply for an Industrial Hemp Licence in CTLS Health Canada held a WebEx session in April 2019 in order to demonstrate how to apply for an industrial hemp licence in the Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS). A walk-through of how to properly complete and submit an application can be viewed here. Webinar. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice to Industry Export Permits to the USA after March 31, 20191. Exporters are encouraged to request Health Canada (HC) grant an extension for all existing export permits with expiry dates of March 31, 2019. The ability to apply for extensions is based on HC beginning to issue export certificates with 6 month expiry dates part way through March. Prior to that, HC was only issuing export permits with March 31, 2019 expiry dates (when 2018 licenses were scheduled to expire). This extension will
Health Canada to extend the validity period of existing licenses to June 30th, 2019 March 29, 2019 - Given the unique circumstances in 2019 of transitioning to the new Industrial Hemp Regulations and the new online application system (CTLS), Health Canada is extending the validity period of existing licences to June 30th, 2019 for all those who have not yet received their 2019-20 licence renewals. The Department will be communicating specific details to all licence holders. In addition, Health Canada
On March 27, 2019, Mexico's Ministry of Health announced through its Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) that it has revoked the "Guidelines" ("lineamientos", in Spanish) for the import and distribution of products derived from cannabis, including industrial hemp. The guidelines were originally published in October 2018 by the former Mexican Administration. The Ministry of Health has indicated that this move is necessary due to inconsistencies between the current legal
Hemp Promotion and Research Agency: An Important Step for Canadian Hemp Producers October 26, 2018 - The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) congratulates the hemp producer committee who developed the hemp Promotion and Research Agency application on the decision by the Farm Products Council to evaluate the merits of the application. “Our board has always been very supportive of hemp producers creating a national organization” stated Russ Crawford, President of the CHTA. The CHTA has strong
BREAKING NEWS: INDUSTRIAL HEMP - WHOLE PLANT HARVEST APPROVED FOR 2018 CROP The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) would like to thank the Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and officials-at Health Canada for the August 10, 2018 decision to allow whole plant harvest of industrial hemp for the 2018 crop. Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) allows hemp farmers to immediately collect and store industrial hemp flower, bud and leaf