– cultivation, processing, distribution, storage and sale
Danish cultivation of cannabis was approved along with the trial scheme, as we might as well cultivate cannabis for ordination ourselves, which would provide both high quality cannabis, more affordable products and Danish jobs.
It also makes it far easier to get varied available high quality cannabis for a research in Denmark.
There are two different schemes, the Development scheme and the Trial scheme. It is relatively easy to obtain a license for the Development Scheme. However, getting the license to develop is only the beginning.
After getting the license, you have to build your facilities and practice the cultivation. When you think you are ready, you have to prove that you can produce standardized cannabis, meaning three batches that are exactly the same. This has to be tested at an individual test center.
Once all the paperwork and testing is done, you can apply for an inspection of your facilities by the Drug Administration Agency. When the inspection comes, they make sure that you comply wth all rules an regulations – and there are many. If you pass the inspection, then you can be approved to market in relation to the Order on Processing, Distribution and Sales.
It’s not an easy business to start up and several of the cultivators who have obtained a development license have a collaboration with foreign manufacturers or investors.
The high demands require both hard work, sleepless nights and a big investment. You start a business as an enterprise in an unknown world. There are procedures for all links in the chain, and you can take care of the entire chain or parts of the chain as an enterprise.
A law on the export of cannabis bulk and products has recently come into effect that allows licensed companies to export. This is brand new law and we will update the website accordingly as soon as possible. No companies have been licensed yet (Jan. 22-2019).
Companies that have been approved for the Development scheme so far are listed here.