Matt Maurer’s Article Regarding Cannabis Health Products Published by Canadian Security

Matt Maurer, Co-chair of our Cannabis Law Group and Chair of our Franchise Law Group, wrote an article regarding cannabis health products which was published by Canadian Security magazine.

Legal Matters: The path forward

Health Canada efforts signal progress on cannabis health products

Last June, Health Canada launched a consultation to seek feedback regarding the kinds of products stakeholders would be interested in purchasing, manufacturing or selling, should a legal pathway to market for cannabis health products (CHP) be established.

The results of the consultation are highly encouraging and Health Canada has indicated that it intends to create a scientific advisory committee before the end of the year to seek advice on the appropriate safety, efficacy and quality standards for health products containing cannabis that would be safe for use without practitioner oversight.

More than 1,100 respondents completed the online consultation. Among them, 62 per cent are consumers, 23 per cent are industry representatives and 15 per cent are other interested parties.

All of the findings can be found in Health Canada’s summary report, however we have identified below some findings of particular interest.


To read the full article, please visit the Canadian Security website.

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