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Processing licenses are ideal for anyone who desires to work with cannabis and its derivatives, such as oil, wax, hash, butter, and other extracts. Working with extracts, packaging or labeling cannabis products are all activities that are covered under a cannabis processing licence. Under the Cannabis Act, companies who manufacture cannabis-based products are required to hold one of two licenses: Micro Processing or Standard Processing. While the former is best for smaller outfits, the latter is ideal for larger growing companies. These licenses do not authorize the holder to distribute cannabis products, or cannabis materials, to the general public and the cultivation of cannabis is not allowed.
Processors are permitted to possess cannabis and produce cannabis, other than obtaining it by propagating, cultivating, or harvesting. For micro-processing, cannabis cannot be obtained by synthesis.
Processors can sell and distribute cannabis to other licence holders (processors, analytical testers, researchers, cannabis drug licence holders) and can manufacture/package/label cannabis-based products such as edibles, topicals and extracts for sale to other licence holders or to provincial and territorial retailers.
Edibles Safety Plans – Do you want to start a cannabis edibles business? If so, you need to get over a few hurdles before getting the right license. If you already manufacture non-cannabis food products, you can process cannabis at the same site if production, labelling, packaging and storage of cannabis products and food products are conducted in separate buildings.
How CLE Can Help You – At Cannabis License Experts, our edibles compliance division can guide you on how to plan your cannabis business, acquire funding, navigate the legal requirements, and acquire the appropriate licence for your operations. We offer support from day one of starting your cannabis business, including strategic planning, floor plan preparation, site audits, SOPs, Preventive Control Plans (PCPs) and more. You’ll also get a solid plan for your edibles business to get your products on store shelves.
Produce dried or fresh cannabis, plants and seeds.
Sell recreational cannabis to consumers over
the age of 18.
Trim, cut, dry, extract, manufacture, package, label cannabis products.
Conduct analytical testing for purity, potency, identity.
Sell cannabis as medicine for registered users.
Develop new cannabis products or set up a clinical study.