Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

Ontario Bill 174 – Receives Royal Assent

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent today in Queen’s Park. Third Reading was…

ECTA Label Policy

ECTA Label Policy

Updated: December 4, 2017 As we have seen by the introduction of Bill S-5, an Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which will soon be the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) upon Royal Assent, the Government will begin to regulate vaping…

Won’t someone PLEASE, think of the bottles?

Won’t someone PLEASE, think of the bottles?

Yes, Bottles matter too. And no, we’re not just being funny. Everyone is scrambling to get e-liquid labels into compliance with Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR), 2001 (and hopefully preparing for the application of the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) which is coming soon) but they seem to be forgetting about their bottles. Perhaps…

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

Ontario Bill 174 – Committee Presentation

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy held Committee on the omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters on November 29th…

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

Ontario Bill 174 – Referred to Committee

The omnibus Ontario bill, Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters has been referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. Several…

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

Ontario Bill 174 – Summary

On November 1, 2017, Attorney General (Government House Leader) Hon. Yasir Naqvi introduced Bill 174, An Act to enact the Cannabis Act, 2017, the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, to repeal two Acts and to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act respecting alcohol, drugs and other matters for first reading.…

The Standard – October 2017

The Standard – October 2017

Episode 1 A lot has happened since our last issue was released. Because of that, we’ve been very busy trying to tackle different things as they occurred. Special points of interest in this issue: We’ve decided to try something a bit different with the newsletter this time by presenting it in Video format. Depending on…

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

Notice to Industry from Health Canada RE: Upon Royal Assent of Bill S-5

On September 27th, Health Canada drafted and has just released a Notice to Industry which announces the intent for portions of Bill S-5 (an Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) that pertain to Vaping Products that are marketed WITHOUT health or therapeutic…

Health Canada Approved Lab…

Health Canada Approved Lab…

We are getting reports of distributors contacting retailers and stating/implying that their e-liquid is produced in a “Health Canada approved lab” or have test results from the “only Health Canada approved e-liquid testing facility”. We get it, you want them to buy your product, but let’s be clear… Regulations for manufacturing or testing e-liquid do…