Supply chains can be categorized into upstream, midstream, and downstream components. Canada’s cannabis industry is made up of: Growers, cultivators, and producers (upstream) Distributors (midstream) Retailers (downstream) To protect consumers, the cannabis supply chain is carefully regulated at every stage, so those working within it need to be aware of stringent rules and standards. The supply chain for cannabis is made up of stages where the product is: Grown and cultivated Processed: trimmed, dried, cured, extracted Tested Distributed Sold These stages prepare product for consumption and when each step is carefully tended to, quality and safety is preserved. Read on.. READ MORE »
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is the regulator for private retail of cannabis in the province. Minimizing public risk and ensuring safety are priorities in the regulation of cannabis. According to the AGCO, all cannabis “must be stored securely at all times” and can only be accessed by staff from the time it is received until the time it is sold. Keeping products stored securely in retail locations is part of controlling who can access them, as they aren’t appropriate for children. In addition, standards can also be followed to preserve quality and freshness, making sure that.. READ MORE »
Keeping on top of regulatory changes related to cannabis is important if you want a career in the industry. If you enroll in our Cannabis Certificate program, you’ll learn about cannabis regulations related to both production and retail. Recently, Health Canada, which regulates cannabis producers, announced a major change to its approval process for cultivation licences. The changes could significantly impact the supply of cannabis available to cannabis stores. As a result, whether you’re considering a career in either the production or the retail side of the cannabis industry, the change is significant. What Has Changed with the Health Canada.. READ MORE »
If you want to apply for an AGCO cannabis retail licence, you’ll need to make sure you understand marketing rules for cannabis. Here’s what you need to know.
If you’ve been following Canada’s cannabis legalization, you might have heard about issues that stores have been having with shortages. In fact, you may even be considering applying for a cannabis dispensary licence but are waiting until these shortages subside before taking the leap. That hesitation is understandable, but the good news is that there is reason to believe that cannabis shortages may soon be a thing of the past. With companies ramping up production, new opportunities could become available. Increase in Production Capacity Could Help Address Supply Issues Legal cannabis is still a very new industry, so it’s not.. READ MORE »