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Micro-Cultivation and Micro-Processing

TCSI is offering Micro-Cultivation & Processing Consulting Services with successful submissions/ licenses issued in every province.

TCSI is working with Health Canada to fully integrate Micro-Cultivation and Micro-Processing for our clients to become an authorized craft producer and to insure the process of our client’s application is a success.

TCSI track record of “compliant” successful Commercial applications is a testament to TCSI’s recognition as a leader in submitting successful applications with Health Canada and as a government Liaison for TCSI clients,

If you are interested in a micro license please contact us.

  • Micro-cultivation license would authorize the cultivation of a plant canopy area of no more than 200 square metres (approximately 2,150 square feet).
  • Micro-processing license would authorize the processing of no more than 600 kilograms of dried cannabis (or equivalent) per year, or the entire output of a single micro-cultivation license.
Note: Health Canada places constraints on the types of licence classes that can be applied for on a single site.
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MICRO-CULTIVATION

A micro-cultivation license would authorize the cultivation of cannabis plants and to produce cannabis seeds, cannabis plants, fresh cannabis and dried cannabis. A license for micro-cultivation would also authorize associated or supplemental activities related to these core activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage and destruction. The intra-industry sale of seeds, plants, and harvested materials (for example, fresh and dried cannabis) to other cultivators, processors, and holders of a research authorization would also be allowed.

Micro cultivators can be seen as mini standard cultivators. Holding a micro cultivation licence allows for the capability to perform all authorized activities specified by the licence, under the same regimen as a standard cultivator. Although, a micro cultivation licence comes with a single constraint.

Micro cultivation has a threshold under which harvestable classes of cannabis may be produced, namely ≤ 200 m2 (≤ 2,152 ft2) of canopy, including any surface area which consists of multiple surfaces (i.e., racking). Though this constraint limits the potential for growth and flexibility within the industry.

A licensed micro-cultivator has the ability to

(1) create a small family business;
(2) build a facility on a small plot of land;
(3) be operable with a decreased utility load;
(4) get small players into the market who wish to become a part of the market;
(5) benefit from decreased security requirements;
(6) bring in cannabis plants and cannabis plant seeds into the operation that have not been attained under the former or upcoming regulations;
(7) be able to tie into other licence classes on the same site, giving the holder flexibility, among other cultivators of this class, in the competitive market.1

MICRO-PROCESSING

This license category is to enable the participation of small-scale processors in the legal cannabis industry. A license for micro-processing would authorize the same activities as a license for standard processing, but on a smaller scale.

As with a license for standard processing, a license for micro-processing would authorize related activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage, destruction, and the intra-industry sale of products to other federal license holders or to provincially- or territorially-authorized sellers. A separate authorization would be required for sales directly to the public.

A micro processor is similar to a standard processor, being a micro-sized standard processing operation. This class of licence is directed to interested applicants who wish to manufacture cannabis products within a certain production limit. A Micro-processing licence allows you to possess, transport, research, develop, store and destruct, as well as allowing for the intra-industry sale of products to other federal licence holders, as well as provincially- and territorially-authorized sellers. These holders have the capability to perform all the authorized activities of a standard processor, although cannabis is obtained via synthesis and production limits associated with this licence class.

A micro processor has a certain threshold limit that constrains the holder to no more than 600 kg of dried cannabis or equivalent within a given calendar year. This limit applies to the cannabis that has been sold or distributed to them. This limit does not apply to a micro processor who also holds a licence for micro cultivation in relation to the same site, although the cannabis sold to the micro processor attains cannabis exclusively from that site.

A licensed micro processor has the ability to:

(1) create opportunities for individuals seeking scientific knowledge and applying that knowledge on a small scale;
(2) create a small family business;
(3) build a facility on a small plot of land;
(4) be operable with a decreased utility load;
(5) get small players into the market who wish to become a part of the market;
(6) be able to tie into other licence classes on the same site, giving the holder flexibility, among other processors of this class, in the competitive market1;
(7) benefit from decreased security requirements.


VIDEO ATTESTATION PACKAGES
  • Video Attestation Packages – TCSI offers complete Video Attestation services for our clients. The video component of your evidence package submission is one of the most important pieces in securing your  approved micro license.

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