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Food Safety Marijuana for Medical Purposes: Good Production Practices and HACCP NSF International

NSF offering course on Marijuana for medical purposes discussing good production practices and HACCP.

On April 10-11, 2017 in Guelph, Ont., NSF International is offering a learning opportunity: Marijuana for Medical Purposes: Good Production Practices and HACCP.

Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) came into force in April 2014. The medical marijuana market is estimated to be a $2.6 billion industry with an annual growth forecast of 20 per cent.

Several recalls for medical marijuana have been witnessed in the recent years due to product safety and quality issues.

There is a need to follow Good Production Practices and apply a preventive approach to provide a safe and high-quality product to people using the product for medical purposes.


This two-day program covers the essentials of setting up good production practices and applying a preventive control approach at the pre- and post-harvest stages for this product.
At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Discuss hazards and contamination routes during medical marijuana production;
  • Define Good Production Practices for marijuana production;
  • Discuss concepts of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) as applicable to marijuana production operations.

A second program will be offered in Vancouver on October 31 – November 1, 2017.

Program Cost in CDN $:
Member $699
Early Bird $735
Regular $775


Programs run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Lunch is 12-1PM, not provided.



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