Medicinal Cannabis Agency - Licence activities

Activities related to the cultivation, manufacture or supply of medicinal cannabis products must be carried out in accordance with a medicinal cannabis licence issued by the Medicinal Cannabis Agency under the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations 2019.

The licence will specify the types of 'activity' that can be carried out by the licence holder and the people working under their authority. A licence holder may need more than one activity specified on their licence to cover the full scope of their business operations.

The specified activities are discussed in the pages below.

In this section

  • A cultivation activity is required to: cultivate cannabis for use in a medicinal cannabis product, cultivate and supply seeds, plants or plant material to another cultivator or appropriate medicinal cannabis licence holder Read more
  • A ‘nursery’ activity may be appropriate if you intend to act as a ‘seed merchant’ only. A nursery activity does not allow cultivation or supply of cannabis plants or plant material Read more
  • You must hold a licence with a ‘research’ activity if you intend to supply or administer a medicinal cannabis product that is not a CBD product to a person who is a research subject in a clinical trial. Clinical trials involving CBD products do not require a Medicinal Cannabis licence Read more
  •  You will need a ‘possession for manufacture’ activity specified on your licence if you intend to process dried cannabis, extract a cannabis-based ingredient, manufacture a medicinal cannabis product, develop test methods, perform laboratory testing or engage in product development of medicinal cannabis products. Read more
  • You will need a ‘supply’ activity specified on your licence if you intend to supply or export starting material, cannabis-based ingredients, or medicinal cannabis products Read more
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