CAN: Health Canada to carry out limited inspections to prioritize dealing with COVID-19

Canadian cannabis license holders received new guidance from Health Canada on Tuesday, detailing the federal health department’s approach to regulating the marijuana industry during the COVID-19 crisis.

Among other things, Health Canada said it will continue some licensing activity and license inspections at a modified pace, allow temporary security clearances for some staff and extend an upcoming deadline for regulatory reporting.

The letter from Health Canada to license holders, which was viewed by Marijuana Business Daily, offers advice and instructions to Canadian cannabis producers facing uncertainty as they navigate the pandemic. It’s guidance the nation’s cannabis companies have wanted.

The letter stresses that Health Canada is prioritizing critical services to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


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