|We are now at the “PRE-LICENSING APPROVAL PROCESS” Stage. |
Once an application is submitted in the CTLS, there are a series of steps Health Canada undertakes to review and issue the licence as outlined below. It is important to note that in accordance with 62(5) of the Cannabis Act, the Minister may request the submission of any additional information that pertains to the information contained in the application and that is necessary for the Minister to consider the application. This would be in the form of a request for more information as outlined in section 7.3.1 of this guide.
7.2.1 APPLICATION SCREENING
- During screening, the application and attached documents are assessed for completeness, legibility and ability to be further assessed.
7.2.2 REVIEW AND SECURITY CLEARANCE
- Once an application has passed the screening stage, and security clearance applications are being processed, the application will undergo a detailed review to verify that the requirements are met. Health Canada will work with the RCMP on security clearance applications.
7.2.3 PRE-LICENSING AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Once Health Canada completes the detailed review of the submitted application, Health Canada provides the applicant with a confirmation of readiness email. This email will prompt the applicant for information to demonstrate that there is a functioning facility/building at the site address. The applicant will be required to provide a site evidence package with documentation including, but not limited to, detailed video walk throughs of both the interior and exterior of the site, and site and building plans including descriptions and photographs that clearly detail facility completion.
Following the review of this information, an on-site pre-licence inspection by Health Canada inspectors may be deemed necessary prior to further licensing decisions. If an inspection is required, the inspection team will contact the applicant to schedule the pre-licence inspection. In the case where an on-site pre-licence inspection is not required, the licence issuance will be based on the thoroughness of information found in the site evidence package.