Effective immediately, Health Canada will require new applicants for cultivation, processing or sale for medical purposes licences to have a fully built site that meets all the requirements of the Cannabis Regulations at the time of their application, as well as satisfying other application criteria.
With respect to existing applicants who have not yet received confirmation of readiness letter, Health Canada will complete a preliminary and high-level review of the application. If the application passes this review, the Department will provide a status update letter to the applicant, indicating that, based on a preliminary and high-level review, it has no critical concerns with what is proposed in the application. This letter is not, and should not be viewed as an indication that the application is fully compliant, or that a licence will be issued. Once the applicant has a completed site that meets the regulatory requirements, the Department will review the application in detail, in priority based on the original application date.
Although the time at which you can apply for a cannabis license has changed the elements of a successful application have not. Also, it is important to bear in mind that you will require many of the elements of an application before you can start building. These include the following items, which we can provide:
You will require more capital upfront as opposed to later on to start construction. In order to raise funds we can also provide you with:
Once your building is ready we can prepare your Site Evidence Package and submit your application.