Under the Cannabis Act, import and export are illegal unless otherwise authorized by regulation, exemption or permit. The Cannabis Regulations establish restrictions on the import and export of cannabis. Only holders of licenses under the Cannabis Regulations may import or export cannabis, and only for medical or scientific purposes. Under the Cannabis Act and its Regulations, the import and export of cannabis for any other purpose (such as distribution or sale for non-medical purposes) is strictly prohibited.
It's not legal, but all they'll do is confiscate your seeds. If you are entering Canada and carry cannabis in any form with you, you must declare it to the Canadian Border Services Agency. Like cannabis, industrial hemp seeds and grains, a cannabis plant or any part of that plant, with a THC concentration of 0.3 percent or less in flowering heads and leaves, requires a license issued by Health Canada. You could be charged with a criminal offence if you try to travel to other countries with any amount of cannabis in your possession.
Before importing or exporting a product that could be considered cannabis, industrial hemp, CBD, etc. Each import or export shipment requires a permit, which, in the case of exports, allows Health Canada to verify that the licensee has provided a valid import permit from the destination country and that the destination country has not exceeded any annual cannabis import limit. If you try to travel abroad with any amount of cannabis in your possession, you could face severe criminal penalties both at home and abroad. The import and export of cannabis can only be authorized for medical and scientific purposes and within the parameters established by international drug conventions.
It is your responsibility to know the laws, including the legal status of cannabis consumption and possession, in your destination country. In particular, industrial importers of hemp can only import pedigree seeds approved and recognized under the seed schemes of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or by the Association of Official Seed Certification Agencies (AOSCA), or grains from countries participating in The Seed Schemes of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or is a member of the AOSCA. Since legalization, imports and exports of cannabis into and out of Canada have been very small, but are increasing rapidly. While there has recently been interest in modifying drug control treaties, in particular to allow exemptions or to allow trade in recreational cannabis, the International Narcotics Control Board, the governing board of those treaties, has not supported these proposals to date.
Health Canada has an obligation to maintain control over the cannabis movement in a manner consistent with these international drug control conventions. While this Report provides an overview of the cannabis import and export regime, anyone considering trading cannabis should consider the wide variety of additional regulatory compliance issues related to cannabis treatment in Canada and abroad. Cannabis could also be subject to evaluation under the Seed Act and the Seed Regulations as a plant with novel traits, if a new trait were introduced into the crop. One of the important next steps in the globalization of the cannabis industry is international trade, which will allow cannabis companies to take advantage of the competitive advantage of different markets around the world.
In accordance with the UN drug control treaties, the Act specifies that licenses and permits that authorize the import and export of cannabis can only be issued with respect to cannabis for medical or scientific purposes. .
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