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Helping businesses grow and navigate the landscape

About CCI Deloitte

We are a globally recognized operations, compliance, and regulatory consulting firm with subject matter proficiency in cannabis and other regulated consumer product industries. As part of our comprehensive service offering, we have over 75 professionals who are deeply knowledgeable about Canadian and international regulatory requirements. We have the experience and capability to support our clients with their biggest business challenges concerning growth, commercial strategy, cost efficiencies, and compliance. Our team has proudly provided services to over 300 clients around the world.

Market entry and commercial planning

CCI Deloitte provides vital cannabis market entry and commercial strategy advisory. This includes business planning, cannabis innovation, cannabis growth strategy, market research, data analytics, and CBD consumer insights. We work with new and established cannabis businesses seeking consultation on financing, policy, growth strategy, human capital requirements, product selection, market analysis, CBD and THC distribution, import/export for international expansion, innovation pipelines, capacity and production planning, capital expense and operating expense requirements, and taxation. Our advisors develop customized strategies for materials ranging from consumer data, hemp biomass, and synthetic cannabis to active cannabis pharmaceutical ingredients and cannabis pharma.

Regulatory and compliance

Our team of experienced cannabis compliance, cannabis production, pharmaceutical, natural health, cosmetic, and food advisors creates operational solutions and standard operating procedures to help clients navigate through complex regulatory landscapes. We ensure your business meets the latest in governing compliance requirements, including cannabis industry regulations (e.g., Cannabis Act), CBD and THC regulations, GACP, GMP, GPP, and EU-GMP. As part of our comprehensive strategic planning, we also offer best-in-class cannabis licensing and application support, allowing us to establish and amend any of the following licences: standard or micro cultivation, nursery, standard or micro processor, federal medical sales possession, non-possession, research and development, analytical testing, industrial hemp, cannabis drug, and provincial retail and warehouse.

International consulting

CCI Deloitte is a global leader on the international cannabis landscape. Our team of highly specialized practitioners come from various disciplines and industries, allowing for tailor-made solutions across multiple segments and focus areas. We can advise licensed producers in startup mode, help companies obtain certifications in good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) and European Union’s Good Manufacturing Practices (EU-GMP), support the import/export of materials, assist with commercial cannabis distribution, and even help multinational organizations interested in adding cannabis to their product mix. With broad experience working in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, our international consulting unit is designed for companies seeking to grow their business globally.

Operational advisory

Through process improvement, supply chain management, and risk-mitigating disciplinary practices, our team of cultivation and security consultants has the ability to assist with designing, building, expanding, and optimizing cannabis facilities and production operations. By combining cannabis industry best practices with proven success developing customized business solutions for a wide range of horticultural organizations, we can help our clients: secure licensing, develop product packaging, efficiently initiate and run extraction and processing operations, and implement a first-class growth strategy.

Risk management

Risk management in cannabis is an integral part of strategic decision making. Our experience in this sector can help organizations identify, monitor, and control associated risks encountered throughout various areas of business function. Our programs are scalable and flexible, and range from full enterprise risk management programs through to point-in-time facility audits to identify operational and licensing risks. CCI Deloitte uses a proven approach to managing risk in today’s new and rapidly evolving cannabis industry.

Workforce training and education

Designed to increase competency and consistency at all employee levels, CCI Deloitte provides the latest in cannabis industry-specific staff training to address requirements in cannabis, compliance, and quality assurance. We produce high-quality, accessible, and innovative employee training solutions that focus on leading practices, reducing risk, maintaining compliance, and building efficiencies for a wide range of cannabis operations. From role-specific training programs, like Master Grower and retail consultant, to mandatory programs for security awareness and educational programs for board members, our customizable online or in-person service offerings help equip employees with the cannabis industry knowledge required to succeed.

Key CCI Deloitte contacts

Dale Hooper

Karina Lahnakoski

Sid Hathiramani

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