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Health Canada’s Operational Changes to Cannabis Program Requirements

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On May 12, 2020, Health Canada issued an email notice to federal cannabis licence holders announcing several operational changes being made to cannabis program requirements. It was noted that these changes are permanent, taking effect immediately and are to be followed with online guidance in the near future. The changes implemented by Health Canada stem

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Understanding the Role of a QAP in Your Processing Business

The success of a Cannabis Processor relies heavily on their Quality Assurance Person (QAP). Under the Cannabis Act & Regulations, a holder of a licence for processing must retain the services of one individual as a Quality Assurance Person who has the training, experience and technical knowledge related to the requirements of Part 5 of

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Top 5 Tips to Help Avoid Your Application Being Rejected

Guide for cannabis licensing

Under the Cannabis Act & Regulations, applicants are required to obtain a licence issued by Health Canada in order to conduct various activities with cannabis. These licences include Cultivation (micro, standard, and nursery), Processing (micro and standard) and Sale for Medical Purposes. Research and Analytical Testing licences are also available. Applicants and licence holders are

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How to Decide Between Standard and Micro Processing Licences

Before the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations came into play, all businesses (small or large) were required to meet the operational and security requirements of large-scale facilities. This made it extremely difficult for smaller facilities to thrive, due to the expensive start up costs and stringent application requirements. By offering the standard and micro subclasses

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What to Expect Once You Receive Your Cannabis Licence

A cannabis grow operation greenhouse

You did it! After months of hard work, undergoing a pre-licence inspection by Health Canada (if needed) and patiently waiting, you’ve finally received your cannabis licence! But wait – a more thorough look at your licence shows there are some conditions which limit the activities you’re permitted to perform. While you have achieved a major

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Is a Pre-Audit Inspection Right for Your Cannabis Business?

Cannabis routine inspection in canada

So, your goal to start a cannabis business is reaching completion. You’ve gone through all the application requirements, hired the necessary personnel, finished building out your facility, and made sure all the required equipment and physical security measures are in place. All that’s left to do is film your video attestation (aka your site evidence

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