Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component of the cannabis plant that has therapeutic benefits. Since it is a component of the cannabis plant, it is controlled by The Cannabis Act. In order to make CBD products, you will need a cannabis processing license issued by Health Canada.
While CBD can be extracted from Hemp, processing of the flowering heads and leaves of a hemp plant is limited to those with a valid cannabis processing license. Contact us today to discuss Industrial Hemp Producers and the role they can play in supplying high-CBD strains to cannabis processors for high-CBD cannabis products.
It is prohibited to import cannabis products into Canada for the recreational market, including CBD products. Cannabis can only be imported for medical or research purposes. Importation for use as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) is a medical purpose.
Get in touch with us today to discuss the requirements for an import permit if your business goals are to import cannabis or isolated cannabinoids for medical and research purposes, or for use as an API in the formulation of a cannabis drug. See our Cannabis Drug License page for more information.