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MMPR Consulting – 12 Steps to Become a Licensed Producer and Beyond

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Are you trying to tap into the one billion dollar market in Canada? If so here is a list of things you might want to consider and how Quantum 9 can help.

1. Talent Acquisition

Quantum 9 evaluates your talent to ensure your staff has the background and knowledge to meet your revenue goals.

2. Site Planning

If you have a site planned or not, there are additional planning requirements that need to be address like proper utilities like ample electricity.

3. Production Planning

Once the preferred method is determined, together with your Master Gardener, we can enumerate what that approach requires for start-up, quarterly consumables, staffing, and genetics.

4. Facility Planning

With a production plan, we can determine the environmental assets needed and how best to source those. The production plan will also determine the room layout, space optimization, and HVAC needs.

5. Security Plan

Internal and external security needs are considered as well as your facility location to plan pragmatically.

6. Technology Plan

We can ensure a data-driven, continuous improvement process with reverse traceability through our standard software. With direct fulfillment via bonded courier, there should be a compelling eCommerce component to your operations. We have extensive custom application and web development experience to support you.

7. Detailed Budget

While each step of the plan is focused on cost containment, a detailed budget isn’t practical until we make decisions on method, facility assets, security and technology which drive those numbers.

8. Facility Build Out

With a proper plan and understanding of asset and utility needs, we can get blue prints, and the right general contractor for build out.

9. Application Submission

The obvious constraint to beginning operations is obtaining the license. Early discussions with Health Canada indicate that as long as the application is complete and valid, a license shouldn’t be turned down, but we do expect there to be a flood of applicants. To stand out from the crowd, the Quantum 9 staff can document every aspect of your cultivation facility including GMPs, SOPs and all documentation that will give Health Canada visibility into your operations and how they will be run.

10. Staff Training

Quantum 9 consultants can support your Master Gardener with work aids and periodic checklists for quality practices. Training on technology is also important as familiarity affects performance.

11. Operations Commencement

With the facility prepared and the staff trained, you will be ready to shift from spending money to making money.

12. Continuous Improvement

Quality and yield can always be improved, and we strive to tweak operations in a manner that is easily digested. Unforeseen pests or pathogen problems will arise, but we will be available to lend our expertise to address issues accordingly.


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About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.


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