Your Guide to Choosing a Cannabis Consulting Compliance Firm in 2022
As a cannabis lawyer and consultant, I will share with you some best practices in finding a consultant to help you for the Health Canada cannabis licensing process or the AGCO Cannabis Dispensary Application Process in 2022.
There are many cannabis consultants that are out there that can assist you with your Health Canada production licence or cannabis retail application.
Here are some of the best questions that someone can ask their prospective cannabis consultant.
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If you are looking for information specific to the federal cannabis cultivation or production licence application process, click here to learn more.
If you are looking for information specific to the Ontario storefront cannabis retail application process, click here to learn more.
Depending on the class of licence you apply for, a Health Canada licence may authorize you to:
• Cultivate cannabis, including harvesting, curing, and drying
• Process cannabis into consumer products, such as edibles, beverages, topicals, tinctures, extracts / concentrates
• Sell cannabis products to provincially-authorized cannabis retailers (Recreational Cannabis)
• Sell cannabis directly to clients with authorization from their medical doctor (Medical Cannabis)
Note that if you want to sell cannabis from a storefront, you must apply for a licence issued by your province. In the case of Ontario, you would need to apply for a Retail Operator Licence and a Retail Store Authorization from the AGCO.
You should hire someone who has the requisite experience to jump through all of the hoops that Health Canada or the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario places in your way.
Here are some questions you should ask your prospective cannabis consultant.
Have the cannabis consultants successfully obtained licences for their clients?
In this case, we have assisted a number of successful stores and applicants. A selection of retailers I have assisted: Cannaco in Milton, The Green Closet in Toronto, The Hi Class in Toronto, Good Cookie in Scarborough, and tens of other applicants. We’re proud of our work of successfully obtaining licences for our clients. In addition, we have assisted in the application process for producers, assisting them in obtaining their Health Canada cultivation licences.
Does the consultant provide staff training and SOPs (standard operating procedures) for cannabis retail stores?
I have a comprehensive set of 60 Standard Operating Procedures that I have developed that are specifically for Ontario retail cannabis stores. It references Dutchie, Cova, Greenline, and OnFleet, which is the technology stack used by many retail cannabis stores in Toronto & Ontario. That is combined with a day of training of you and your staff! If you are applying for an AGCO retail store licence, you will want to get in touch.
Can the consultant provide legal advice or interpretation of cannabis law?
Only a lawyer is authorized to provide legal advice on your particular matters. Ensure that if you need interpretation of the cannabis law you are going to a licensed lawyer. That is the one big difference difference between consultants and lawyers. The good news: I am both a lawyer and a consultant, and can guide you through the licensing process while
Harrison Jordan Law Professional Corporation is a Cannabis Consulting and Law Firm assisting cannabis licensing applicants across the Greater Toronto Area (G.T.A.) & Ontario, from start to Inspection to OPEN. He has successfully assisted stores from incorporation to operation. Call him at at 647-371-0032 or visit his website at https://substancelaw.com