TCSI is offering “first to market” opportunity. We are offering clients to set up preliminary documentation to be First in Line for their application for Micro-Cultivation and Processing.
TCSI is working with Health Canada Review process to fully integrate Micro-Cultivation and Micro-Processing for our clients to become an authorized craft producer and to insure the process of our client’s application is a success.
TCSI track record of successful Commercial applications is testament to TCSI recognition as a leader in successful applications with Health Canada. In the last 4 months, 23 TCSI clients have received there ACMPR “preparedness to inspect” letters for there commercial application, plus four new LP Cultivation Licenses issued to TCSI clients.
If you are interested to be first in line for a craft license with the opportunity to be first to market, please contact us.
Below is a snapshot of the Micro-Cultivation and Micro-Processing under consideration with Health Canada to become a License Producer
Micro-cultivation and Micro-processing under considerations
Based on the government’s objectives, it will be proposed that the final regulations define micro-scale licenses as follows:
- Micro-cultivation license would authorize the cultivation of a plant canopy area of no more than 200 square metres (approximately 2,150 square feet). For a sense of scale and what 200 square metres represents, see Figure 1.
- Micro-processing license would authorize the processing of no more than 600 kilograms of dried cannabis (or equivalent) per year, or the entire output of a single micro-cultivation license.
Figure 1: Size of a 200 square metre plant canopy area relative to a standard North American sized hockey rink
Multiple licenses at a single site
Consideration is being given to how the final regulations would restrict the number of micro-cultivation or micro-processing licenses at a single site.
Cannabis Tracking System
Consideration will be given to minimizing the burden on those required to report, particularly micro-scale licensees and industrial hemp producers.
A micro-cultivation license would authorize the cultivation of cannabis plants and to produce cannabis seeds, cannabis plants, fresh cannabis and dried cannabis. A license for micro-cultivation would also authorize associated or supplemental activities related to these core activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage and destruction. The intra-industry sale of seeds, plants, and harvested materials (for example, fresh and dried cannabis) to other cultivators, processors, and holders of a research authorization would also be allowed. However, micro-cultivators would not be able to sell directly to the public or to federally-licensed or provincially- or territorially-authorized sellers.
The intent of this license category is to enable a legal source of starting materials (both for commercial and personal cultivation), and the development of new varieties of high quality cannabis. It is proposed that a license for a nursery would authorize the cultivation of any variety of cannabis plants (including industrial hemp), and to produce seeds and seedlings (including clones). A nursery license would also authorize related activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage, and destruction. Nurseries would be permitted to sell live plants and seeds to other licensed cultivators, licensed processors, and holders of a research authorization. However, they would not be able to sell directly to the public or to federally-licensed or provincially- or territorially-authorized sellers. The harvest of other plant material and production of any other class of cannabis would be prohibited under this class of license. This material would need to be destroyed.
The intent of this license category is to enable the participation of small-scale processors in the legal cannabis industry. It is proposed that a license for micro-processing would authorize the same activities as a license for standard processing, but on a smaller scale.
As with a license for standard processing, a license for micro-processing would authorize related activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage, destruction, and the intra-industry sale of products to other federal license holders or to provincially- or territorially-authorized sellers. A separate authorization would be required for sales directly to the public.
- Notice to Local Authorities
- Validity Period
- Physical Security
- Personnel Security
- Good Production Practices
- Record Keeping and Reporting
For micro-cultivation, nursery licenses, and micro-processing licenses, it is proposed that the regulations would require the following:
- That the perimeter be secured in a manner that prevents unauthorized access, including physical barriers.
- That indoor areas where cannabis is present be behind physical barriers that prevent unauthorized access.
- That access to areas where cannabis is present be restricted to persons whose presence in those areas is required by their work responsibilities.
The security plan would be required to include an organizational diagram that provides a description of the duties and responsibilities of senior positions within the organization. In particular, the security plan and organizational diagram would be required to designate the positions responsible for overall management and oversight, including the following (“key positions”): ie: individual responsible for the licensed activities conducted by the organization;
- chief of security;
- for processing licenses, a quality assurance person;
- for cultivation licenses, a master grower; and
- for licenses to sell to the public, the head of client services.
GOOD PRODUCTION PRACTICES
Meet specific requirements with respect to: ie: microbial and chemical contaminants (such as heavy metals);
- maximum allowed limits of THC in cannabis oil (30 milligrams per millilitre);
- the presence of solvents used during the preparation of cannabis products, or present in the final product;
- the disintegration of capsules or other dosage forms; and
- the presence of unauthorized pesticides.
RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING
Records required to demonstrate compliance with required good production practices. These records would include, for example: ie: documents demonstrating that each batch or lot of product sold was produced, packaged and labeled in accordance with the requirements of the proposed Act and its regulations;
- copies of standard operating procedures and the sanitation program;
- the results of any required analytical testing and the methods used in the testing;
- qualifications of the quality assurance person; or
- copies of complaints received, investigations undertaken and any resulting corrective action;