Our Successes

  • IFCHA incorporated with 23 confirmed members
  • Association passes 100 member and partner milestone
  • Launch of our Careers section, featuring the latest job vacancies in the industry
  • Redesign of our website
  • Participation of the cannabis industry at the Salon de l'emploi et de la formation continue de Montréal
  • Organization of two events with the SQDC
  • Launch of the AQIC application so that our members can have all their tools at their fingertips


  • Submission to Health Canada of a brief entitled "A Sustainable and Responsible Industry: Key Success Factor in the Legalization of Cannabis", as part of the legislative review of the Cannabis Act:
    • 30 recommendations ++
  • Implementation of various measures with the SQDC including:
    • Integration of category management  ++
    • Publication of matrices  ++
    • Valorization of products
    • The "Petits lots"  ++
  • Annual General Meeting ++
    • By-laws amemdements
    • Adoption of a Code of ethics
    • Adoption of a Governance policy
    • Presentation of our Stregic plan
    • Presence of Mr. Jacques Farcy as guest of honour 
  • Participation in 5 major events so far:
    • Canadian Conference on Cannabis ++
    • Cannabis Scientific Symposium: From Plants to People ++
    • Forum Cannabis Québec: Towards a Global Approach to Public Health ++
    • Canadian Chamber of Commerce Hill Day ++
    • Cannabis Council of Cacada Grass on the Hill ++
  • Expo Cannabis at the Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • Creation of the first information, exchange and B2B purchases of cannabis products secured website in Canada (AQIC's members area)
  • Creation of a new federal government cannabis strategy table led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to develop the legal cannabis sector in Canada
  • Changes to the excise tax on cannabis products
  • Over 20 meetings with provincial and federal government departments and agencies.
  • Recognition of AQIC as the industry's spokesperson by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)
  • Meeting with the cabinets of the main ministers of the Quebec and Canadian governments
  • Participation in the development and modification of cannabis regulations in Canada as the voice of the industry
  • Agreements with insurers Aon    AGA
  • Member of the horticultural table of the UPA
  • Participation in Health Canada's Cannabis Regulations Consultation: Cannabis Research and Other Regulatory Issues
  • Publication of the ’ABC du cannabis : un petit guide essentiel to raise awareness and promote responsible consumption
  • Creation of a scientific committee to advance the science of medical cannabis / CBD in Quebec
  • Meeting with the provincial cabinets of Health, Finance and Economy and Innovation
  • Deposed memoire: Health Canada Public Consultation on providing financial assistance to the cannabis industry in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Submissions to the 2020-2021 provincial and federal government pre-budget consultations
  • Meeting with the cabinet of the Economy and Innovation
  • Deposed Memoire on edibles 
  • April creation of the Quebec Cannabis Industry Association (AQIC) 
Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis