If you are planning to grow marijuana in Canada, you need to get a cannabis cultivation licence. Cannabis cultivation is legal throughout Canada, and there are several types of licences you can apply for. You will need a minimum of 15,000 square feet of grow space. You will also need to meet certain criteria set by the Department, such as meeting the licensing requirements in Public Act 21-1 (June Sp. Sess.), as well as all relevant state and local laws and policies. Then, you’ll need to get a backer’s application to submit your cultivation application. If you don’t get approved in the first round, you can try again later and hope you’ve got a higher chance.
You’ll Need To Know Exactly What Activities You’ll Be Conducting
Before applying for a cannabis cultivation licence, you’ll need to know exactly what activities you’ll be conducting. Then you’ll need to understand which licence class you need. Different classes have different requirements. Check out Appendix B – Cannabis Classes and Subclasses of Licences – for more information. You can also refer to Figure 2 for a general overview of the different licence classes. If you’re applying for a cultivation licence, you’ll need to know which category you’re applying for.
Once you have your cannabis cultivation licence, you’ll need to find a Responsible Person. A Responsible Person is an individual who holds the authority to bind the license holder. This person must have a cannabis cultivation licence and have the appropriate security clearance. If your business is small, you’ll also need to get a micro licence. These are intended for cultivators and processors with less than 200 square meters of cultivation space or 600 kilograms dry equivalent. This licence type also has less stringent physical security requirements, but still requires the approval of local governments and the Canada Revenue Agency.