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Bill C-539

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3rd Session, 40th Parliament,
59 Elizabeth II, 2010
house of commons of canada
BILL C-539
An Act respecting the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. Within one year after this Act comes into force, the Governor in Council shall make the following amendments to the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations:
(a) subsection 25(1) is replaced by the following:
25. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person is eligible to be issued a personal-use production licence only if the person is an individual who ordinarily resides in Canada and who
(a) has reached 18 years of age; and
(b) has not been found guilty, as an adult, within the 10 years preceding the application, of
(i) a designated drug offence, or
(ii) an offence committed outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would have constituted a designated drug offence.
(b) paragraph 28(1)(e) is replaced by the following:
(e) the full address of a site where the proposed production of marihuana is to be conducted that is located within 100 kilometres of the place referred to in paragraph (b);
(c) the following sections are added after section 45:
45.1 Notwithstanding section 44, the Minister shall not renew a licence to produce until an inspection of the production area has been conducted in accordance with section 57.
45.2 (1) 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 shall, using a form provided by the Minister, notify the owner and all occupants of the building of the issuance of the licence within 30 days after its issuance.
(2) Every owner that has been notified in accordance with subsection (1) shall subsequently notify all potential occupants of the building that there is a production area located in the building or on its grounds, as the case may be.
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