Under the MMPR Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations governed by Health Canada, there have been many companies already approved and given a license to grow marijuana for medical purposes. The application process to obtain a license to produce marijuana takes about ten weeks once a completed application is provided to Health Canada.
In order to apply and become a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, the applicant must demonstrate compliance with the requirements outlined in the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
Any individual or corporation can apply for a license, the following application form to become a licensed producer under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMRP) must be completed in full and forwarded to Health Canada.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed marijuana producer and need assistance completing the application, Health Canada has developed a guidance document. This reference document is based on requirements to apply and become a licensed producer under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMRP).
As you can imagine, security around growing marijuana for medical purposes for a licensed producer is taken very seriously by Health Canada and the federal government. As part of the application process, individuals of key positions in the company applying for a production license will be required to seek a security clearance as specified in the regulations. If you are concerned about the security check, we suggest you fill the form out first before you apply for the license. The following forms will need to be completed to facilitate the security clearance process:
Security Clearance Application Form: Security Clearance Application Form under the Marihuana for Medical Purposed Regulations
Third Party Security Clearance Consent Form: Security Clearance Fingerprint - Third Party Consent to Release Personal Information under the Marihuana for Medical Purposed Regulations
For additional information, please refer to the Additional Information for Licensed Producers under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations web page or the Frequently Asked Questions web page on Health Canada’s website.
Additional Resource about Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR):
Update: January 14, 2015... Health Canada has updated the application process for becoming a LP.
See: Application Process Steps for Becoming a Licensed Producer