A new national cannabis reporting and tracking system will launch on October 17, 2018 concurrently with the coming into force of the Cannabis Act. The Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS) applies to public and private parties that are authorized to sell cannabis under provincial legislation, as well as to holders of federally issued licences for cultivation, processing and sale for medical purposes.

The purpose of the CTLS is to allow the government to verify compliance with the Cannabis Act by tracking the movement of cannabis from cultivator to processor, from processor to province or retailer, and through to sales and to help detect and prevent the diversion of licit cannabis to the black market and illicit cannabis into the legal market.