A micro-processor is similar to a standard processor, being a micro-sized standard processing operation. This class of licence is directed to interested applicants who wish to manufacture cannabis products within a certain production limit. A Micro-processing licence allows you to possess, transport, research, develop, store and destruct, as well as allowing for the intra-industry sale of products to other federal licence holders, as well as provincially- and territorially-authorized sellers. These holders have the capability to perform all the authorized activities of a standard processor, although cannabis is obtained via synthesis and production limits associated with this licence class.
A micro-processor has a certain threshold limit that constrains the holder to no more than 600 kg of dried cannabis or equivalent within a given calendar year. This limit applies to the cannabis that has been sold or distributed to them. This limit does not apply to a micro-processor who also holds a licence for micro-cultivation in relation to the same site, although the cannabis sold to the micro-processor attains cannabis exclusively from that site.
A licensed micro-processor has the ability to:(1) create opportunities for individuals seeking scientific knowledge and applying that knowledge on a small scale;
(2) create a small family business;
(3) build a facility on a small plot of land;
(4) be operable with a decreased utility load;
(5) get small players into the market who wish to become a part of the market;
(6) be able to tie into other licence classes on the same site, giving the holder flexibility, among other processors of this class, in the competitive market1;
(7) benefit from decreased security requirements.