Forward Regulatory Plan 2021-2023: Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts for Inhalation)

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Amendments to the Cannabis Regulations (Flavours in Cannabis Extracts for Inhalation)

Enabling Act

Cannabis Act


The purpose of the proposed amendments would be to protect public health and safety, in particular by protecting young persons and others from inducements to use cannabis extracts for inhalation. The proposed amendments would set restrictions on flavours in cannabis extracts for inhalation, including cannabis vaping products.

The proposed amendments would also restrict promoting, packaging, or labelling a cannabis extract for inhalation with certain flavours.

The proposed regulatory amendments would align with proposed restrictions on flavours in vaping products under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Not applicable

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed amendments would have an impact on licensed processors and retailers/medical sellers. They would require that licence holders produce and sell cannabis products that comply with the new requirements.


Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments on the regulatory proposal during the Canada Gazette, Part I, public comment period, which is expected to take place in spring 2021 and last 75 days.

Further information

Additional information can be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Andrea Budgell
Regulatory, Legislative and Economic Affairs Division
Strategic Policy (Cannabis)
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-302-6228

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory

February 2021

Consult Health Canada's acts and regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: