Although cannabis research is not the first thing that comes to mind when considering legalization, it can be one of the most important. Due to the worldwide legal status of cannabis, cannabis research has not been far and wide. Cannabis is still being added to Annex 2 of the Law on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act by 17 October this year, which means that it is still an illegal substance. Many researchers were not interested in working with a material that was not legal. However, all of this has changed, and an approach and openness to cannabis research are underway.
Types of cannabis licenses
One of the license classes (as of October 17) that many people may not know is the Research License class. This type of cannabis license allows individuals to conduct research and development that does not fall under any of the other license classes, such as cultivation license or processing of license classes. According to the Cannabis Health Canada Licensing Guide, a research license includes the following types of research: in vitro, in vivo studies (animal studies), clinical trials, plant genetics, development of cannabis products, and development of non-cannabis products. There are also many other types allowed. With the amount of uncharted territory that cannabis research offers, the possibilities for developing the next "wonder" drug in the world or the next cannabis-based product are endless.
The application process may seem daunting. However, Cannabis Consulting has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the regulatory environment so you can enter the exciting field of cannabis research. With our help, it is very likely that you are on the way to your cannabis license Ontario to conduct research that will affect the lives of people around the world. With this in mind, and with the legalization of cannabis in just a few months, you should contact us to get started today.