The international cannabis market is expanding, and countless countries are on the path to legalizing cannabis for medical and recreational purposes.
As the Canadian cannabis market gets saturated and as recreational use cannabis sales growth begins to plateau, it’s a good opportunity for producers such as yourself to start thinking about scaling your business to increase your total addressable market.
To export cannabis, the product must meet the quality requirements of the country where you intend to sell it. For many countries, cannabis imported into the country needs to meet Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
In Canada, to sell cannabis to medical or recreational national markets, cannabis needs to meet Good Production Practices. Countries like Australia, Germany, Israel, and the UK require that cannabis imports meet GMP requirements.
Read GPP vs GMP: The differences and why they’re important.
If your cannabis business is in production, you’ll need to ensure that you keep excellent records to document and guide each step of the manufacturing process. The batch production record, or BPR, is one of the most important forms that your facility workers will need to fill out. They are the crux of any quality assurance system and are necessary to abide by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and also GPP as set by Health Canada for Cannabis Production.
How do you scale your business internationally?
If you’re a cannabis producer, you’ll need to ensure that you keep excellent records to document and guide each step of the manufacturing process. The batch production record is a collection of some of the most important forms your facility workers will need to fill out.
Batch records are the crux of any quality assurance system and are necessary to abide by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and GPP as set by Health Canada for cannabis production.
Good Documentation Practice is an essential component of your overall quality management systems (QMS) and risk management strategies (QRM). It’s a good business practice, no matter what you service, produce, or sell in your organization.
Although the quality principles of GPP and GMP are similar, there are differences between the two.
If you’re looking to scale up your business internationally, or are planning on becoming GMP certified in the future, we’ve created a free resource to help you do a quick Gap Analysis at your facility to see if you would be ready.
Read: EU GMP: A Roadmap to Global Cannabis Selling Webinar
Can software help with GMP compliance?
Elevated Signals streamlines the documentation process for you by removing all of the paperwork from the manufacturing floor and putting it into an electronic system. From there, you can automatically compile batch production records by linking all of the manufacturing work associated with producing a batch/lot. These records are downloadable and auditable at any point in time with one click.
Get in touch if you’d like to hear more about how Elevated Signals can help streamline the documentation process.