– cultivation, processing, distribution, storage and sale
Danish cultivation of cannabis was approved along with the Trial program through which Danish patients can obtain medical cannabis legally. This is to insure 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 programs, the Development program and the Trial program. It is relatively easy to obtain a license for the Development program. It is less easy to get a license for the Trial program. And, 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 are 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 with all rules and regulations – and there are many.
It’s not an easy business to start up and several of the cultivators who have obtained a license have a collaboration with foreign manufacturers or investors.
The high demands require both hard work 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. No companies have been licensed yet (March. 15-2019).
Companies that have been approved for the Development program so far are listed here.