Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and Regulations – Auckland


Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation and Regulations – Auckland

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  • Cultivation & Regs (AKL-19/20-Nov-19)
    19/11/2019 - 20/11/2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1 – Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation (MCC)

This Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Course focuses on the cultivation, production and manufacture of Medicinal Cannabis, the practical questions around the most efficient facility design, your design choices within the design constraints of the regulators. In addition as you design, build, validate and operate your Medicinal Cannabis facility, you will bump into a host of additional red tape and practical cultivation problems. To solve this challenge we are offering Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training Courses.

Cultivation and Regulations

  • licencing, permits and regulatory requirements
  • overview of industry-specific regulations and guidelines in medicinal cannabis cultivation and production

Cultivation systems and practical crop care requirements

  • irrigation, nutrition, climate controls
  • heating, cooling, ventilation
  • propagation (cloning, grow systems), indoor, greenhouse and outdoor

Cannabis varieties, phenotype, chemotype

  • seeds, tissue culture, clones
  • growth stages
  • pre-harvest and post-harvest

Common plant diseases and pests

  • identification
  • management

Day 2: GACP/GMP Regulations

GACP (Good Agricultural and Collection Practices) and EU GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)

Introduction to regulations and compliance in the medicinal cannabis industry.

Discussion of quality management systems (QMS), including hygiene, what makes a batch, batch traceability, basic record keeping (Good Documentation Practices or GDocP), quality risk management and Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)

Good Agricultural Practice GAP (pre-harvest)

  • EU Good Agricultural Practice – GAP guidance
  • WHO Good Agricultural & Collection Practice – GACP guidance

Part 1 – Good Manufacturing Practice (final dosage forms) and Part 2 – Good Manufacturing Practice (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients)

Understand the common GMP requirements for both APIs and final dosage forms.

Global regulatory landscape

GMP main requirements including:

  • Pharmaceutical Quality System
  • Personnel requirements
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Documentation (Data Integrity)
  • Production
  • Quality control (inc. Trending and Out of Specifications (OOS)
  • Outsourced activities
  • Complaints and recalls
  • Internal audits

Annex 7 – Herbal medicinal products (flower products)


Venue Website:

Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022, New Zealand


Novotel Auckland Airport

The 4-star plus comfort of the Novotel Auckland Airport hotel is conveniently located outside the international terminal and is a 30 minute drive from the CBD.

Internet Access

All communal areas have wireless internet access.

Car parking

The Novotel Auckland Airport has public car parking available.


All rooms are fitted with full-length soundproof windows. The on-site restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The greenery of the bar’s “living wall” is a great place to relax.

City information: Auckland, New Zealand


Central Auckland is home to world-class shopping, buzzing waterfront precincts lined with restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene and harbour adventures.

The wider region has restaurants, bars and galleries encircled by wine regions, stunning beaches, pristine rainforest and the magnificient Hauraki Gulf.