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Medical Marijuana Quarterly Compliance and Enforcement Report
Inspection Data Summary

Background

The Office of Medical Cannabis is responsible for implementing the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) and the related policies and operational requirements.

Compliance and enforcement activities include an inspection program that has been successful at protecting client safety and reducing the risk of diversion by identifying deficiencies and implementing corrective measures. Health Canada uses a risk-based approach to monitor licenced producers to ensure they meet the good production practices, security directives and other requirements of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the Food and Drugs Act (FDA).

Inspections

Health Canada conducts four types of inspections to assess and monitor compliance with the MMPR, CDSA and FDA.

  • Pre-licence inspection is conducted to verify that the information submitted to Health Canada in a licence application or amendment is accurate prior to licence approval.
  • Initial inspection is conducted when marijuana is ready for sale and testing is completed to verify that the facilities, activities, and products are in compliance with the good production practices and record keeping requirements.
  • Targeted inspection is conducted to verify compliance with particular areas of the MMPR.
  • Regular inspection is conducted to monitor and verify compliance with all the requirements MMPR and CDSA prior to licence renewal. 

Observations

An observation is a deficiency or deviation from legislative or regulatory requirements noted by an inspector during an inspection and is classified as critical or non-critical.

  • Critical observations are non-compliances that may pose a risk: of diversion; to the health and safety of medical users; security of the site, and/or confidence of Canadians in the marijuana product or the MMPR program.
  • Non-critical observations are less likely to have a serious impact on the critical risks for marijuana production.

The scope and severity of the deficiency or deviation from the requirements of the CDSA or the MMPR will be assessed by the inspector in the context of the inspection being conducted and may result in significant compliance actions where necessary.

  • Significant compliance actions are classified as warning letters, detention, seizure, licence suspension or revocations.

Report

The Office of Medical Cannabis has moved to a new inspection rating system as of  April 1st, 2016. Therefore, the data presented for fiscal year 2015-2016 may differ from the data presented in 2016-2017.

Inspection Data

The following table presents inspection data by the month in which they were conducted.

Critical observations do not always initiate a significant compliance action. In the 2015-2016 inspection system, significant compliance actions are undertaken based on the compliance history of the licensed producer, and the severity and number of observations present during a given inspection. For example, an inspector notes that there is an instance when there is no Responsible Person In Charge in an area where cannabis is present. This would be cited in the inspection report as a critical observation. The licensed producer may advise Health Canada that they will address this citation by ensuring that all staff follow the required standard operating procedures. As the critical observation has been addressed by the licensed producer through a proposed corrective action plan, no significant compliance actions by Health Canada will be taken.

  Licensed Producer / Applicant Inspection Type Observations Significant Compliance Actions
Critical Non-Critical
Apr-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes No None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted No No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Initial N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
Maricann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes No Seizure of unauthorized material
Organigram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes No None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes No None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No No None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes No None
May-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No No None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted No No None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted No No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted No No None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted No No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
Maricann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Organigram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted No No None
Tilray Targeted No No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted No No None
Jun-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No No None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Initial N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Agripharm Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No  Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted No Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes Yes None
Maricann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Organigram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Regular Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Jul-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Initial N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
KindCann Limited Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Maricann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Regular Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Aug-2015 Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aphria Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aphria Regular Yes No None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted No No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Regular Yes No None
In the Zone Produce Ltd. Targeted No No None
Maricann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
Organigram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Organigram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes Yes None
THC Medical Systems Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Farms Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted No  Yes None
Tweed Inc. Pre-licence N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Sep-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Regular Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Regular Yes No None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Regular Yes No None
Organigram Inc. Targeted No No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Regular Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No  Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Oct-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Aphria Targeted Yes No Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CanniMed Ltd. Regular Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Regular Yes Yes Seizure of products due to Good Production Practices non-compliance
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes No None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes No None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Initial N/A N/A None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes No None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Nov-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Targeted No Yes None
ABcann Medicinals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
Aphria Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Regular Yes Yes None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Green Relief Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted Yes Yes None
In The Zone Produce Ltd. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes No None
MedReleaf Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Mettrum Ltd. (2nd site) Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No No None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
Prairie Plant Systems Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No Yes None
Tilray Targeted Yes No None
Tweed Farms Inc. Regular Yes Yes None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None
Dec-2015 ABcann Medicinals Inc. Initial N/A N/A None
Advanced Medical Marihuana Canada Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Agripharm Corp. Initial N/A N/A None
Aphria Targeted No Yes None
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Bedrocan Canada Inc. (2nd site) Regular Yes Yes None
Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd. Targeted No Yes None
Canna Farms Ltd. Targeted Yes Yes None
CanniMed Ltd. Initial N/A N/A None
CannTrust Inc. Targeted Yes Yes Warning letter for contravention of Physical Security Directive
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Targeted Yes No None
Emerald Health Botanicals Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Hydropothicaire / Hydropothecary Targeted No Yes None
KindCann Ltd. Targeted Yes No None
MariCann Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Regular Yes Yes None
MedReleaf Corp. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Mettrum Ltd. Initial N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
OrganiGram Inc. Targeted No Yes None
Peace Naturals Project Inc Targeted Yes Yes None
RedeCan Pharm Targeted Yes No Warning letter for contravention of Physical Security Directive
RedeCan Pharm Targeted No No None
Tilray Pre-Licence N/A N/A None
Tilray Initial N/A N/A None
Tweed Inc. Targeted Yes Yes None
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. Targeted Yes Yes None