What is a Licensed Producer (LP) ?
A licensed producer is a generic term for a company licensed by Health Canada to grow, process, sell for medical purposes, test, and/or research cannabis.
The Health Canada Licensed Producer system was designed to be a safe, secure production system for growing, processing, and selling cannabis for medical purposes. That system expanded and changed once Canada legalized cannabis for adult recreational use on October 17, 2018. However, many industry organizations including Licensed Producers Canada use the term “Health Canada Licensed Producer” to refer to any licensed company in the Canadian cannabis industry.
The only legal way to obtaining medical cannabis is through a licensed producer. Please see table below comparing a licensed producer and a dispensary.