If Yellowknife’s Jason Harker is successful in his quest to get a licence to produce cannabis, he’ll become one of the first people to enter the industry in the Northwest Territories, if not the entire North.
CBC News looked into what exactly a person needs to do in order to receive approval to run a grow-op in Canada.
What do I need to do to get licensed?
Shirley Toms, a regulatory consultant who works for Cannabis Compliance Inc., compares the process to a “4D matrix.” Here’s what’s in that matrix:
- Health Canada needs security clearance for key staff members, including the master grower, head of security, quality-control, and somebody named as the “responsible person” — essentially, a CEO.
- RCMP will take a deep dive into five years of their history: past addresses, international travel and a criminal record check, including fingerprints.
- The proposed facility will also be scrutinized, including its floor plan and security details that outline camera