An Act respecting the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Michelle Simson  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of June 15, 2010
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment requires the Governor in Council to amend the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations to provide that

(a) a person is not eligible to be issued a personal-use production licence if they have been convicted as an adult of a designated drug offence or its foreign equivalent in the previous 10 years;

(b) the proposed marihuana production site must be within 100 kilometres of the residence of the holder of a personal-use production licence;

(c) a licence to produce marihuana shall not be renewed until an inspection of the production area has taken place; and

(d) if a licence to produce is issued in connection with a production area that is located in or on the grounds of a residential or commercial building with more than one unit, the holder of the licence is required to notify the owner and all occupants of the building of the issuance of the licence within 30 days after its issuance.


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Marihuana Medical Access RegulationsRoutine Proceedings

June 15th, 2010 / 10:10 a.m.
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Michelle Simson Liberal Scarborough Southwest, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-539, An Act respecting the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Brossard—La Prairie for seconding my bill.

I am honoured to stand in the House today and introduce my private member's bill, an act respecting the marijuana medical access regulations. The bill would help ensure that marijuana, which is being produced for medical purposes, is being used only for medical purposes. It would require a background check for all individuals applying to grow medicinal marijuana for their own use, ensure the proposed production site is reasonably accessible by the individual holding the production licence, require an inspection of the production site before the licence can be renewed and require producers to notify other occupants when the production site is in a location with more than one commercial or residential unit.

This legislation would not limit anyone's ability to access medicinal marijuana under the current Health Canada program. It would simply close some loopholes in the production regulations and help prevent abuses in a very important program.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)