FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm already open and operating. What do you offer for existing businesses?
What types of establishments and topics do documents cover?
Documents to include policies, plans, and procedures for cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, processors, distributors, and dispensaries, as well as vertically integrated operators. All documents are designed to meet general state regulatory requirements and provide operators with a comprehensive procedural and operational framework. Available materials cover topics such as:
- security and safety
- quality assurance and control
- inventory control
- transportation and distribution
- complaints, returns, adverse events and recalls
- employee expectations
- training and education
- community and environmental impact
- patient care
- cultivation techniques and equipment
- manufacturing techniques and equipment
Please contact us for a full list of documents and included topics.
Does staff speak another language? Are documents available in another language?
Yes, staff can provide Spanish consultations.
Do I need to customize the documents?
GLD documents are compliant with the legal requirements most common in the regulated cannabis industry; however, each state or local jurisdiction has slightly different requirements. Customization is highly recommended for any operator submitting a merit-based application.
Greenlight Drafts documents can be customized along three tiers.
In the first tier, GLD documents are changed to reflect the operator’s preferred practices and to reflect, or at least not conflict with, state and local regulations.
In the second tier, GLD documents are changed to reflect the operator’s preferred practices and content is added to demonstrate compliance with state and local regulations.
In the third tier, GLD documents are changed to reflect the operator’s preferred practices, content is added to demonstrate compliance with state and local regulations, and legal references and compliance checklists are included for the best chance of winning an application in a competitive market.
We suggests Tier 3 customization for licensing even in non-competitive jurisdictions in order to demonstrate ongoing compliance and use of best practices to regulators.
Do GLD Documents encompass different extraction and production methods (CO2, BHO, Rosin, etc.)?
How much does customization cost?
The cost of customization varies depending on the number of documents and the Customization Tier chosen. Contact us for more information about customizing GLD documents.
What about adult-use, CBD, and hemp?
What are operations plans, and why do I need them?
What are best practices, and why are they important?
Best practices are methods or techniques that have been generally accepted within an industry as superior, or that have become a standard way of doing things. As the cannabis industry emerges from an underground to a highly-regulated market, best practices are constantly evolving along with legal requirements and new technology. GLD operations plans are based on our extensive knowledge of cannabis compliance issues and industry best practices. The team has deep roots in the cannabis industry, including collaboration with experts from diverse backgrounds, and is always tracking the changing legal landscape and industry trends.
Are documents compliant with state and local laws?
GLD operations plans were written based on the most common state statutory requirements for regulated cannabis businesses. Customization of GLD documents to be compliant with your specific state and local jurisdiction(s) is recommended. Contact us for customization and pricing options.
What is your application success rate?
Will other applicants have the same documents as I do?
GLD policies, plans and procedures are customizable documents that were created based on industry best practices and common statutory requirements across a variety of jurisdictions. We recommends that documents be customized for any competitive licensing process in order to fit your unique business plan or competitive licensing approach.