Get answers to frequently asked questions about Canada’s licensed producer system.

The Health Canada Licensed Producer system is perhaps the strictest screening process in the world for cannabis producers. The system helps ensure public safety and to prevent illegal sales by closely screening all cannabis producers and resellers in Canada. Read More
The Health Canada Licensed Producer system, perhaps the strictest regulation system for cannabis producers in the world, helps ensure a safe, high-quality product. Health Canada has reported that no products grown by Licensed Producers has been sold on the illegal black market. This type of regulated system also helps restrict access & reduce consumption by minors. Read More
Both. Regulations within Canada such as controlling distribution channels, taxation levels, and marketing restrictions could affect sales within the country. However, the system is great for investors and international buyers because it helps ensure a safe, quality product. Read More
Becoming a Licensed Producer of cannabis for medical or adult use is a rigorous process including several steps to ensure a safe, secure product. These include security checks of directors/owners, inspections, and other steps. Read More
Yes, though changes can dramatically slow down the application process. Read More
When it comes to creating a whole new industry – especially an industry that produces a product for human consumption – it all comes down to trust. Canada is developing what will be the Gold Standard in the world for cannabis licensing, production, and sales. Licensed Producers do have to go through a rigorous process – but for good reason. Read More
Cannabis was legalized for adult use on October 17, 2018. Read More
In Canada, cannabis was listed in Schedule II of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of 1996. However, there was more and more evidence available to indicate that cannabis products could be a very effective treatment for certain medical conditions. The Government of Canada introduced the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) in 2001 to legalize cannabis for medical use. Read More
In June 2013, the federal government replaced the MMAR with the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), essentially setting up the guidelines for a commercial Licensed Producer system. Read More
In July 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada found that restricting legal access to only dried cannabis was unconstitutional. In response, a new system was put into place called the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) in August 2016, the system that is in place today. Read More
The Canadian Cannabis Act of 2018 is a historic piece of legislation that, among other things, allows Licensed Producers in Canada to cultivate and process cannabis for recreational use instead of for medical use only. The act also defines new sub-classes including micro-cultivation and micro-processing, essentially opening the doors to legalized craft cannabis growers. Despite the limitations in terms of marketing and direct-to-consumer sales, craft cannabis operators do have an opportunity to produce a quality product at a price point consumers will accept. Read More