ACCRES Publications

Reports, Letters and Submissions

Federal Government:

BC Cannabis Election Platform Analysis

Inclusion of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in the Regulatory Framework: Submission of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries on the Amendments to Health Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, July 2011

ACCRES Comments on Proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, 2013

Cannabis Dispensaries and Patient Access in the Legal Regime for Cannabis in Canada: Submission of ACCRES to the Legalization Taskforce, August 2016

Transitioning Canada’s Cannabis Industry: Submission of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to the Standing Committee on Health, August 2017

ACCRES Response to the Proposes Approach to Cannabis Regulation, January 2018


Provincial Government:

A “Made in BC” Solution for Cannabis Regulation: Submission of ACCRES Provincial Submission to the BC Legalization and Regulation Secretariat, November 2017

ACCRES Response to the BC Cannabis Private Retail Licensing Guide, February 2018


Municipal Government:

Letter to BC Municipalities: Private Cannabis Retailers and BC Municipalities_August,  2018


Certification Standards

The ACCRES Standards were developed in consultation with key stakeholders, and are the leading industry standards for cannabis retailers.

The ACCRES Standards represent the foundational policies and practices of dispensary operations. ACCRES has released its Standards to the public with the goal of increasing the transparency, awareness, and credibility of cannabis dispensaries, and to support retailers to provide the highest level of service to their clients.