NMC members can participate in a technical briefing with Health Canada on cannabis issues

News Media Canada invites all members to participate in a webinar with Health Canada over the future promotion prohibitions on cannabis under the Cannabis Act.

The session will take place on Friday, September 14, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time via teleconference. At the conclusion of the presentation, departmental officials will allocate time to a Q & A session.

To participate, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1 - Join the teleconference - Audio :

  • Call-in toll-free number: 1-877-413-4815
  • Attendee access code: 1966873#

Step 2 - Join the Webinar:

  1. Go to https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=mf296fdf3a21ccd24429d18fc1f1d76fe
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: CbZ78MM3
  4. Click "Join".
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: services@newsmediacanada.ca

** UPDATE SEPTEMBER 12 **

In anticipation of the September 14, 2018 information session hosted by Health Canada with respect to the prohibitions surrounding the promotion of cannabis, cannabis accessories and services related to cannabis contained in the Cannabis Act and its Regulations, please find attached background information on the Act.

The presentation entitled “Canada’s Public Health Approach to the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis” provides information about how the legislation aims to protect public health and public safety, including protecting the health of young persons by restricting their access to cannabis, protecting young persons and others from inducements to use cannabis and enhancing public awareness of the health risks associated with cannabis use.

The Fact Sheet on Cannabis Act Promotion Prohibitions and accompanying deck provides information on a number of prohibitions related to the promotion of cannabis, cannabis accessories and services related to cannabis, as well as some exceptions for limited promotion.

If you have any questions, please contact cannabis@canada.ca.