The production and use of derivative products in the cannabis industry is set to increase drastically with the passing of the Cannabis Act.
The diverse range of cannabis-derived products is promising for both medical and recreational users, and multiple types of products can ensure accurate treatment for desired results.
To meet the demand for derivative products, producers must generate the raw stuff – cannabis extracts and oils – in order to be transformed into consumable products. This is handled by two major licenses, the Standard Processor Licence and the Micro Processor Licence. These licenses utilize specialized equipment, methods and techniques to extract and isolate the active compounds of the cannabis and hemp plants including tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, and terpenes.
Cannabinoids and their related compounds may be isolated in a multitude of ways; some of which require special room design and training. CCI’s Extraction program offers the following services to existing and prospective licensees with extraction-specific goals:
Floorplan design: we can design a floorplan that meets Good Production Practices & Good Manufacturing Practices, and also provide floorplan information compliant with Provincial Health & Safety , National Fire Protection Association safety codes in order to ensure compliance with safety guidelines and to ensure profitable and uninterrupted production.
Production integration: we can integrate an extraction and processing pathway into existing LPs according to the above, can also provide production analysis and capacity based on current and prospective material production for both micro and full scale processing licenses, and recommend storage containers and packaging materials.
Product Development: Provide consultation on new product development, QC testing and product release.
Inventory control: Provide consultation on inventory control and tracking to meet the requirements of regulatory bodies.
Equipment sourcing (production and ancillary): we can source equipment tailored to the needs of a client, considering novel extraction and processing methods and technology from bench to industrial scale material processing.
Cost analysis: we can comprehensively asses projected the Capital and Operating expenditures for the implementation of extraction equipment, including consumables, maintenance and labor.
Licence amendment: we can provide license amendment applications to include extraction production and sale as part of our services.
Personnel qualification/recruitment: consultants in this department are qualified to assess the suitability of onboarded operational personnel to the duties involved in performing the procedures necessary to provide a steady supply of quality products to the medical and recreational cannabis industries.
Auditing: we can perform operational, QA, and inventory auditing relevant to keeping these departments compliant with the ACMPR and new regulations as they are brought into force
Optimization practices: Our consultants have intimate knowledge in diverse equipment, procedural, and floor plan optimization to reduce unnecessary costs.
Cannabis Compliance is the largest cannabis consulting firm globally, with over 60 full time salary employees across Canada. Our extraction programs are designed to minimize error and maximize results. Contact us today to start a conversation around our extraction programs.