License To Thrive
July 31, 2019 | Custom Cannabis
The smiles on our faces say it all. On Friday July 19th, we reached a historic milestone in the journey of Custom Cannabis – we were granted our cultivation license and our federal medical sales license! Our cultivation license allows us to start growing plants and our sales license allows us to sell plants and seeds directly to medical patients. We could not be more ecstatic. It’s a huge step forward in our journey to delivering high-quality medical cannabis to patients.
Health Canada requires that all cannabis growers must obtain a license before they can start growing plants. It’s a painstaking application process that involves extensive legal paperwork and an evidence package detailing standard operating procedures, record keeping procedures, good production practices and security compliance. For Custom Cannabis, the application process was a determined and tireless push up a large regulatory mountain, but we had a strategy in place that allowed us to make adjustments while still providing a solid foothold each step of the way.
Our journey started more than five years ago when we purchased 4.5 acres of rural property in Claresholm, Alberta and submitted our application to Health Canada. We constructed the first phase of our 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art greenhouse and processing facility. Now with our first set of mother plants under our roof, we are primed and ready to begin the next phase – cultivating our first crop. We can’t wait for our smiles to get even bigger.