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PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2019

AAPS is pleased to announce that our services have been retained for consulting and application support related to the cannabis retail lottery held by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. As only 1 of 5 lottery winners here in the Toronto region, AAPS is thrilled to assist our client with this unique application.

AAPS provided full support throughout the application process to ensure our client will successfully obtain their cannabis retail operator licence and store authorization, as well as assistance with management, compliance and regulatory support in relation to the retail operation.

AAPS has established a risk-based approach to cannabis retail application support, with a dedication towards compliance and working with clients to develop a deep and thorough understanding of the regulations.

AAPS helps businesses establish best practices and ensure that our clients stores complies with the Registrar’s Standards for Cannabis Retail Stores, as well as all applicable laws and regulations, including the Cannabis Act, Cannabis Control Act, 2017 (CCA), the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (CLA), and Ontario Regulation 468/18.

Since 2014 AAPS has been helped numerous clients obtain their standard cultivation/processing license through Health Canada. As a continuation of that work, AAPS is excited to begin this new journey working with our clients on licensing and application support for cannabis retail stores across the country.

We are only just beginning to scratch the surface of the vast opportunities in the retail cannabis space. AAPS is looking forward to being at the forefront of helping entrepreneurs realize their goals of owning and operating their own cannabis retail business.

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About AAPS

AAPS is a leader in training and professional development for the Food, Nutrition, Healthcare, Cosmetics, Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Cannabis, and Medical Device Industries. Our faculty is comprised of industry experts administering the latest curricula in modern classrooms and fully equipped laboratories.

AAPS Consulting was developed to help business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the complicated and heavily regulated Canadian Cannabis Industry. We offer full application support, guiding clients through the entire application process with the sole objective of positioning businesses for success in the cannabis space.

AAPS has developed and hosted a number of workshops and seminars focused on cannabis retail regulations, quality assurance and cannabis production management.


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In-class & online Cannabis - Management, Quality and Laboratory Certificate Program

The first in-class & online Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Certificate Program in Ontario was launched by AAPS College on September 11th 2017.

AAPS College – Toronto, is celebrating 15-years as a technical College of Pharmaceutical, Food, Clinical, and Nutrition Health & Sports Science. With the launch of the first Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Certificate Program in Ontario, available both in-class and online, our first group of enrolled students scheduled to graduate in January 2018. This new program adds to AAPS College’s current portfolio of more than 10 niche diploma and advanced level certificate programs.

AAPS College is offering this brand new program at the Toronto Campus, conveniently located on the TTC network, near to Don Mills station.

The new Cannabis – Management, Quality and Laboratory Certificate Program is 16-weeks in duration and open to all students, including those without a scientific or business background.

“As of today, the labour market demand for staff who are technically trained in ACMPR – Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations has never been greater; with only 62 Licensed Producers approved for Canada and almost 1700 currently being processed by the government, the time has never been better to get involved – Cannabis, right now, is the 3rd largest economy sector of our country’s GDP by size” says Laleh Bighash, Dean of AAPS College, as she discussed how AAPS College has historically been driven by legislative changes in Pharmaceutical, Food, Clinical and now Cannabis.

This program, like the others, will produce graduates who are job-ready for working in the cannabis industry – whether it be Production, Quality Control or Quality Assurance careers, this course includes an overview of the regulations, Quality Assurance concepts such as GPP – Good Production Practices, record keeping, managing recalls, complaint handling, Quality Control and laboratory techniques – including High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), wet and bench chemistry techniques, sanitation requirements, food processing, clinical research concepts, tissue culture, growing techniques and business management.

AAPS College has a track record of understanding the complexities, the regulations and industry expectations for this new and emerging market.

Visit our website today www.aaps.ca or call us at 416-502-2277 or email: info@aaps.ca to find out more about AAPS College. You may also qualify for financial aid.

AAPS is a registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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