Types of Licences

Types of Licences

The 2015 amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act allows you to handle ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes under a licensing regime. The Regulations therefore allow for the ability to cultivate, transport, process, and sell ganja and ganja products under a regulated licensing regime that includes licences across several categories and types.

It should be noted that the current Regulations do not cover  licenses pertaining to Import and Export.

Type of Licence

In keeping with the Regulations, this licence allows you to . . .

Cultivator’s Licence ? 

Tier 1

Cultivate up to 1 acre (4,047 square metres) of land with ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

Tier 2

Cultivate between 1 and 5 acres (4,047 – 20, 235 square metres) of land with ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

Tier 3

Cultivate over 5 acres (20,235 square metres) of land with ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

Processing Licence

Tier 1

Process ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes, including the manufacturing of ganja based products, in a space of up to 200 square metres.

Tier 2

Process ganja for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes, including the manufacturing of ganja based products, in a space of over 200 square metres.

Transport Licence

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Transport ganja between two licensed premises in an approved motor vehicle.

Retail Licence

Pharmacy or Dispensary*

Sell ganja products for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

Herb House

Sell ganja products for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes, with a space for immediate consumption by consumers.

Therapeutic

Provide therapeutic or spa services utilising ganja products

Research and Development Licence

Experimental ? 

Undertakes all activities involved in the assessment, study, research, development and testing of products derived from all or any part of the cannabis plant, including the analytical services for own use.

Analytical Services

Provide commercial services exclusively for the determination of any or all of the constituents, characteristics, quality or safety parameters of cannabis or cannabis products by accepted and/or accredited methods.