Cannabis Business Plans

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Health Canada Changes The License Approval Procedure As Of May 2019

This amendment (see below) directly impacts on the funding requirements for filing an application for a Cannabis License; the applicant has to fund the entire build-out of the premises before filing the license application.

This amendment has the effect of substituting the Certificate of Readiness ("COR") with a filing of an evidence package (pse see below)  within 10 days of filing the application on the cannabis tracking licensing system (“CTLS”). The evidence package comprises a video walkthrough of the fully built out premises using the floor plan as a point of reference. This video evidence is then sent to Health Canada using a USB memory device.

A Business Plan is Now required with a License Application

Health Canada requires a business plan for the Cannabis Commercial Producer’s License Application to rationalize the applicant’s business models and its sales and marketing strategy with forwarding pro forma financials. Numerical quantification of Marijuana, or cannabis, markets in Canada are estimated to be a total of over $13 Billion. The recent Dundee report estimates the market at $3 Billion of the Medical Market with the Recreation Market at over $10 Billion. These numbers have been confirmed by the Parliamentary Budget Office analysis. Further confirmation of these market quantification by the Deloitte’s survey using the Colorado data to extrapolate the Canadian Cannabis Recreational Market at $10 Billion. There is further market quantification undertaken by Health Canada which is accurate for the medical marijuana markets with an analysis of the use of cannabis for medical purposes with patient numbers and patients.

Cannabis Business Plan For Operations

Our 35 years of finely honed business planning and operations experience, including the medical and recreational cannabis industry, will assist your team in: 


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  • Selection of the optimum physical site for the premises to assist in negotiating the land transaction
  • Preparing the business case prior to filing for the cannabis license
  • Quantifying the production capacity 
  • Assisting in initial funding
  • Filing for the producer's license
  • Understanding the proposed operations

Cannabis Business Plan For Funding

Our Cannabis Business Plan will assist you in funding the buildout and working capital


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  • We will help you to execute on the business plan that we develop for you and assist you in finding the funding you need as outlined in your business plan

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To begin your cannabis project before filing the Cannabis license you will need to choose the location and size of the physical site for the proposed operations. The site location impacts directly on the security and other critical Health Canada requirements as well as power and water requirements. The business plan will help you to not only identify the physical site of the property to match your production requirements but also to assist in the funding of the fixed property lease or purchase.

Also, one of the mainsprings of the application is the require consents from the municipality and local government, local fire department and law enforcement, not to mention the site cannot be near schools and residential.

It is recommended that you have a Cannabis business plan for operations before filing the License application with Health Canada. This gives you the advantage of understanding right from the beginning what your new business will comprise in terms of revenues, costs, and production capacity, and will also will help you finance the costs of the build out and equipment purchase and other associated costs.

What else can our cannabis business plan provide?

Determine where the proposed site will be

Negotiate the commercial lease or purchase of fixed property

Determine the true extent of the marijuana production premises (Floor Plan)

Accurately calculate medical cannabis production capacity in terms of floor plan (for use in the License Application)

Identify the medical cannabis growing technologies to be used in a processing License Application

Identify the extraction technology to be used and the associated costs such as HVAC and electrical

Quantify the growing costs of cannabis per gram

Quantify Capital Expenditure Costs

Five Year forward pro forma revenues and EBITDA profits and break evens

Form your marketing and marketing communication strategy

Described Further Cannabis growing Expansion Plans

Company Valuation relative to cross section of existing medical Cannabis Licensed Producers

Analysis of adult use market and its revenue model

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business plan for funding

This is a Business Plan to help fund the building of the Production Facility in anticipation of the Health Canada license filed. This will also include the funding of fixtures such as security vault, lights, cannabis extraction technology, machinery and equipment and working capital to fund the final stages of the Licensing Process.

We will ensure that the Business Plan for funding the medical marijuana operations is crafted, and packaged for presentation to investors, to ensure a clear value proposition that investors will want to buy into your future cannabis business.

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