• About

    Organigram

    Cannabis Canada Association, collectively, represents the majority of Licensed Producers of cannabis for medical purposes as licensed and regulated by the Office of Medical Cannabis and the Controlled Substance and Tobacco Branch, under the Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), in force as of April 1, 2014, recently modified on August 24, 2016 and renamed Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

    Our members have been working in the area of medical cannabis for many years. During this time, significant knowledge and expertise in the field of medical cannabis has been developed within the Association. First and foremost our commitment is to our patients. We are able to serve the needs of our patients, work with key stakeholders, and grow the industry to meet the demand for safe product across the country.


    What We Do

    Cannabis Canada Association’s mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards, and support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry. The Association serves as a trusted resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes. The Association shares a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and is committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and effective use of cannabis.

    Our Commitment to Members

    Cannabis Canada Association provides advice on key areas and issues that will impact all Licensed Producers:

    Cannabis Canada builds the organization to better serve our members. Cannabis Canada is a trusted resource for:

    Our Commitment to Patients

    Our members have significant knowledge and expertise in the therapeutic use of medical cannabis. We share a philosophy of patient-centred care and improved public health, and are committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access for qualified patients, and promotion of the safe and effective use of medical cannabis.

    Our Commitment to the Community

    We are committed to working collaboratively with our patients, government, educational institutions, health care providers and law enforcement agencies on issues related to the access and regulation of cannabis.


    Our Code

    Cannabis Canada Association has the longest-standing, public, transparent code of conduct for Licensed Producers operating in the Canadian cannabis industry – established in 2014. Abiding by Cannabis Canada Association’s strict and public code of conduct is a mandatory condition of membership and gives industry partners and key stakeholders the confidence that Cannabis Canada Association member Licensed Producers have committed to act with integrity, honesty, and in accordance with all professional standards, laws, and legislation. Cannabis Canada Association members are required to abide by the code, which ensures the safety and protection of patients and the Canadian public, respect for professional medical practice, support for industry partners, and the avoidance of conflicts of interest.

    The core principals of Cannabis Canada Association code are based on CARE:

    Collaboration

    Members of Cannabis Canada Association work collaboratively with one another to promote national standards and best practices that support the development, growth, and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry. In a nascent industry, more can be accomplished by working together with integrity and transparency, while taking steps to avoid anti-competitive behaviours.

    Accountability

    Strict observance of the Cannabis Canada Association Code of Conduct is fundamental to the code. Cannabis Canada Association members are accountable and conduct themselves in ways that foster our burgeoning industry. A violation of the code may be grounds for termination as a member.

    Respect

    Each member of the Cannabis Canada Association demonstrates the utmost level of professionalism and respect in dealing with the public, other members, and all industry stakeholder organizations.

    Engagement

    Cannabis Canada Association and its members recognize that the cannabis industry operates in a highly-regulated industry with diverse stakeholders. Cannabis Canada Association is committed to creating a collaborative environment where the needs of all people across Canada are met. To read the full code of conduct, click here:

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    Governance

    Cannabis Canada Association is committed to conducting its activities with integrity and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Cannabis Canada Association Board of Directors, as voting members, conducts business through regular meetings of the full Board as well as those of the Advocacy Committee, and the Committee on Regulations. The Board of Directors ensures that all activities conducted by Cannabis Canada Association are in full compliance with the terms of the Association, respecting the Health Canada ACMPR guidelines. Currently, eight Cannabis Canada Association members/licensed producers, including the Chairman (elected by Cannabis Canada Association members), Past-Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer sit on the Board of Directors. The Executive Director sits as the Secretary. Elections for the Board of Directors take place annually at Cannabis Canada Association Annual General Meeting. All other committee membership is open to only Cannabis Canada Association Full Members (Licensed Producers). Please make any governance enquiries to: executivedirector@cann-can.ca.

    Board of Directors

    Committee Chair

    Committee on Regulations

    Become a Member

    All Licensed Producers under the ACMPR by Health Canada, who are authorized to produce and/or sell to the public, are eligible to become Full Members.

    We are also accepting applications for General Membership.

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