About the standard processing license
The standard processing license authorized activities would include manufacturing and processing of cannabis oil and derivatives. There is no limitation on processing capacity.
A license for standard processing would also authorize related activities including possession, transportation, research and development, storage, destruction, and the intra-industry sale of cannabis to other federal license holders or provincially or territorially authorized sellers.
Existing License holders can amend their license in the future to include edibles, extracts and topical. New License applications filed after October 17, 2019 will be able to file for these activities on date of filing with Health Canada.
Cannabis 2.0 : Edibles Extracts and Cannabis Tropicals
Health Canada amended schedule 4 to the Cannabis Act on October 17, 2019, to add 3 new classes of cannabis:
- Edible cannabis: products containing cannabis that are intended to be consumed in the same manner as food.
- Cannabis extracts: products that are produced using extraction processing methods or by synthesising Phyto cannbiniods (concentrates and tincture).
- Cannabis topicals: products that include cannabis as an ingredient and that are intended to be used on external body surfaces).
How to obtain a standard cannabis processing license
What we need from you
Identify a physical site for the standard cultivation license
Inquire from local and/or provincial government if there are any bylaws or other laws that will prevent cannabis operations under the Cannabis Regulations
Ensure that all senior personnel, such as the Quality Assurance Person and Directors, can pass security clearance
What we do for you
Work with your construction project manager to ensure no wasted building costs and that the internal build out is completed according to the developed floor plan in compliance with Health Canada's requirements
Drafting the Quality Assurance Report Part 5 (Good Production Practices) of the Cannabis Regulations, as well as assist in the selection of the extraction technology.
Advice on the record keeping package with screenshots for use in the license application and for later use when operational
Constructing of the Organizational Chart for outlining the relationships of directors and officers as well as those entitles or individuals that directly control the license
Analysis of corporate information such as articles of association, shareholders and supply agreements and writing the Health Canada’s Key Investors Report defined in the Cannabis Regulations
Constructing the Site Organizational Chart, with the Security audit and security report that describes the security information and security standard operating procedures (20) detailing the security mitigation measures to potential security threats
Formal notifications according to s.7 (1) of the Cannabis Regulations to local government, RCMP, fire department, and local government.
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