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Understanding Health Canada Cannabis License Classes

Navigating which Health Canada licenses you will need is crucial to the application process, but searching through verbiage to find the differences can be tricky. That’s where we come in. If you’re looking for guidance on what you will need going forward don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Types of Cannabis Licenses

Nursery Cultivation License

You May:
  • Possess cannabis
  • Obtain cannabis plants or plant seeds by propagating, cultivating, harvesting
  • For the purpose of testing, alter the chemical or physical properties of the cannabis
  • Sell and distribute cannabis plants or seeds to other licence holders (cultivators, processors, analytical testers, researchers, cannabis drug licence holders)
  • Sell and distribute cannabis products that are plants or seeds to a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Send and deliver cannabis products that are plants or seeds to the purchaser at the request of a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Conduct ancillary activities (e.g., drying)
Restrictions:
  • For seed production, total surface area of no more than 50m2 must contain all the parts of budding or flowering plants
  • Maximum of 5kg of flowering heads harvested from plants with the exception of seeds
  • Must destroy the flowering heads (with the exception of the cannabis plant seeds), leaves and branches of the plants within 30 days of harvesting them

Micro Cultivation License

You May:

  • Plant surface area cannot exceed 200m2 (includes multiple surfaces such as surfaces vertically arranged)
  • No maximum annual production
    Possess cannabis
  • Obtain dried or fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis seeds by propagating, cultivating, harvesting
  • For the purpose of testing, alter the chemical or physical properties of the cannabis
  • Sell and distribute dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or seeds to other licence holders (cultivators, processors, analytical testers, researchers, cannabis drug licence holders), with the exception that dried cannabis or fresh cannabis cannot be sold to the holder of a nursery licence
  • Sell and distribute cannabis plants or seeds to a licensed nursery
  • Sell and distribute cannabis products that are plants or seeds to a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Send and deliver cannabis products that are plants or seeds to the purchaser at the request of a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Conduct ancillary activities (e.g., drying, trimming, milling, etc.)

Source Article Here

Standard Cultivation License

There is no restriction on Canopy Size for Starndard Cultivators. You May:
  • Possess cannabis
  • Obtain dried or fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or cannabis seeds by propagating, cultivating, harvesting
  • For the purpose of testing, alter the chemical or physical properties of the cannabis
  • Sell and distribute dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants or seeds to other licence holders (cultivators, processors, analytical testers, researchers, cannabis drug licence holders), with the exception that dried cannabis or fresh cannabis cannot be sold to the holder of a nursery licence
  • Sell and distribute cannabis plants or seeds to a licensed nursery
  • Sell and distribute cannabis products that are plants or seeds to a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Send and deliver cannabis products that are plants or seeds to the purchaser at the request of a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
  • Conduct ancillary activities (e.g., drying, trimming, milling, etc.)
Health Canada Application Screening Fee
  • $ 3,277 per application
CTLS Security Clearance Application Fee
  • $ 1,654 per person
Source Article Here

Mico Processing License

Micro Processors are allowed a maximum of 600kg of dried cannabis (or equivalent) in 1 calendar year.

You May:

    • Possess cannabis
    • Produce cannabis, other than obtaining it by propagating, cultivating, or harvesting
    • For micro-processing, the cannabis cannot be obtained by synthesis.
    • Sell and distribute cannabis to other licence holders (processors, analytical testers, researchers, cannabis drug licence holders)
      • Sell and distribute to licenced micro-cultivators or standard cultivators: dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis plants, or cannabis seeds cannabis produced for the purposes of testing that is necessary to determine the chemical characterization of cannabis, such as a reference standard
    • Sell and distribute to licensed nursery:
      • cannabis plants or seeds
      • cannabis produced for the purposes of testing that is necessary to determine the chemical characterization of cannabis, such as a reference standard
    • Send and deliver cannabis products to a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
    • Send and deliver cannabis products that are plants or seeds to the purchaser at the request of a licence holder that is authorized to sell cannabis for medical purposes or to a person authorized to sell cannabis under a provincial or territorial Act
    • All activities must be conducted indoors.

Health Canada Application Screening Fee:

  • $1,638 per application

CTLS Security Clearance Application Fee:

  • $1,654 per persion

Source Article Here

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