1. Listen, Strategize & Advice
There are unprecedented opportunities in this legal cannabis market, from growing; to manufacturing, selling, testing, and research and development. Figuring out which path to take first can be daunting. Fortunately, our in-house cannabis experts have experienced firsthand what it takes to license and operate a ACMPR cannabis facility.
We first learn and understand your short and long term goals. We will devise a cannabis license plan that first, ensures you are compliant and second, determines what additional resources beyond the license you’ll need to meet your goals and grow your cannabis business.
2. CTLS Account, Information Collection & Security Clearance
Once onboard with CLE, we’ll collect key personnel information, organizational chart, complete security clearance documentation to set up your staff on the cannabis tracking and licensing System (CTLS). Depending on the license, certain personnel and their alternative counterparts are mandatory on the application.
In addition, site clearance and information will be collected, including zoning, notice to local authorities and other related information. Security details, depending on the license, may include an organization security plan, a threat risk assessment, a security system and a master plan.
Documentation including standard operating procedures that comply with good production practices (GPP); and record keeping reports will be prepared. We continuously stay engaged with you through the process, keeping you up to date on progress and deliverable timelines.
3. Submit Cannabis License Application, RMI Handling
When all required information is collected we will screen the application, conduct a two-level quality assurance check with two staff members who have not worked on the application so there is a fresh set of eyes.
Thereafter, the application will be submitted through the CTLS. In approximately 30 days Health Canada will screen your application and if it is satisfactory, submit an acknowledgement that the application has been received and a tracking number will be issued.
Health Canada will subsequently conduct a detailed review, and may request more information to clarify points in the application. Upon this conclusion, a confirmation of readiness email will be sent. Note that this is NOT the final license issuance stage.
4. License Issuance
A video and photo walkthrough of the exterior and interior of the site where the License will be held will need to be prepared. This is known as a site evidence package showing proof the site is built, completed and ready to conduct the respective activity.
Thereafter, Health Canada may conduct an on-site pre-license inspection to make a nal decision on licensing. It is highly recommended that CLE conduct a pre-audit inspection and be on site during Health Canada’s inspection to ensure the discussion remains within the scope of the inspection. License will be issued with a hard copy mailed to the license holder. A teleconference with Health Canada will be conducted to discuss any conditions that may apply. Your license will be valid for 5 years.
CLE will discuss post-license opportunities and connect you with our business development partners.