Courtesy of Lift Magazine
With the introduction of the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) earlier this year, Health Canada now requests that all applicants complete an “abridged form” of their application to satisfy the new ACMPR requirements. At first glance, more forms are well, more forms. However, the chance to submit revisions as part of a new framework can actually be a great time to add any changes to your application that you might have been considering.
For example, if applicants would like to add any additional activities related to selling fresh cannabis, cannabis oil, plants, seeds or cannabis substances (cannabis for in vitro testing, THC, cannabidiol, or resin) to their application, now is a good time. If you are considering including these additional activities, Health Canada will require additional information.
Additional information Health Canada will require might include for example:
List of rooms where cannabis is present and associated activities Quantity of cannabis (e.g. fresh, oils) to be produced in a certain period Quantity of cannabis (e.g. dried, fresh, oils) to be sold in a certain period to LPs, registered clients, hospitals, Section 56 exemption holders, clients with certificate issued as per Part 2 of the ACMPR Updated ownership of property in reflection of added activities Updated security for additional activities Updated notice to local authorities (local government, police, fire department) to include the additional activities Updated quality assurance report Updated record keeping
As the addition of new activities can affect major parts of an application, now might be a good opportunity to send a generally updated application to Health Canada including changes you would like to make to the floor & security plan, quality assurance reports, and business plans. If you don’t plan to make any changes to your application, you still should submit the ACMPR abridged form, and indicate that you are not making changes.
If you have any questions about the new form and/or your application please feel free to contact us with any questions. Eurofins has completed more than one hundred applications and helped six licences be received. We’re happy to help in any way we can.
– Tegan Adams and Elfi Daniel-Ivad