Almost six months after our first article on the Promotion of Cannabis on Social Media was originally published, federal licence holders have now received further guidance from Health Canada regarding the regulatory prohibitions on the promotion of cannabis, cannabis accessories, and cannabis-related services in an online context.
On January 21, 2016, various hospitals, natural health product manufacturers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies found themselves specifically named by Health Canada in a published list of health product advertising complaints. Health Canada provided details of over 152 advertising infractions investigated between October, 2014 and September, 2015.
The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) announced that the Canada Revenue Agency, in a letter dated August 24, 2015, officially confirmed that medical cannabis purchased by an individual from a licensed producer under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) would be an allowable medical expense under the Income Tax Act.
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