Announcing it was “reprioritizing” resources “to higher risk areas” during COVID-19s, Health Canada announced it has relaxed its demands for those wishing to make “low risk changes” to licensed sites.
- License holders planning changes or additions to operations areas in already-licensed buildings (save modifications to Organizational Security Plans) no longer need submit amendments for review.
- Additionally, producers no longer have to file a 60-day Notices of New Cannabis Products for every container size–a single NNCP will now suffice for the same product in different containers. NNCPs may also be submitted before a product is packaged or labelled.
- Compliance expert Ivy Zmuda broke the changes down in a in a Twitter thread.
Good news for legacy growers: if someone with as long a history in the unlicensed market as Vancouver Island grower Travis Lane can get a Health Canada security clearance, you probably can too.