AUGUST 24, 2016 marked an exciting turning point for Canadian medical cannabis patients and craft growers, as Health Canada introduced new regulations governing its use and production. Following the groundbreaking Allard v. Canada decision by the the Federal Court of Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) adopted the older Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) system and combined it with the Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (the MMPR), allowing licensed patients to either grow for themselves, or designate another person to grow on their behalf, in addition to large-scale commercial production.
Onward we Grow! GrowLegally is committed to our patients’ right to access strain specifc medicine of the highest quality, tailored to their condition, at rates they can afford. Having the option of personal production benefits medical cannabis patients in many ways, particularly in terms of access and cost effciency. Personal production costs are typically an affordable 10% – 20% of the average cost to patients when purchasing at standard market rates. As a personal producer, you also have access to the additional therapeutic benefits of constant access to natural and organically grown alternative medicine, and the satisfaction one gains from self-suffcient and autonomous self-care.
With the legal uncertainties of medical cannabis production finally being lifted, GrowLegally is at the forefront of innovating current practices in the Canadian medical cannabis industry, for patients and growers alike. For ‘craft growers’ interested in growing for licensed medical cannabis patients who are seeking alternative ways of obtaining their medicine, GrowLegally recently introduced its unprecedented GrowCo program and is offering all growers the opportunity to operate as a part of a larger collective ‘growing ecosystem’, and to enjoy the supports of a much larger growing operation. As a GrowCo Designated Grower, you can choose to grow in a single or multiunit growing facility that houses a collective of smaller growing operations for individual patients.
GrowLegally will help your firm obtain a Producer’s License for the production of medical marihuana and will ensure your application is complete and accurate upon submission to avoid costly delays. We liaise continuously with Health Canada on your behalf for your application and we represent you in audits.
GrowLegally can write all of the required SOPs that cover facility, equipment, and production processes and will help you set up a facility that is clean and controlled for sanitation and environmental conditions. We will also assist in setting up an effective and monitored security system, which is a requirement. We will advise you on what is required to create a comprehensive inventory control system, as well as provide packaging advice based on labeling regulations. Once established, we will continue to provide on-going regulatory and assistance with quality assurance, including initial testing and ongoing testing for product integrity.