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USE THIS CANNABIS NNCP PREP TOOL TO MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION BULLETPROOF

Overview
The Notice of New Cannabis Product (NNCP) for Health Canada sounds pretty easy, right? Well, can be, if you take the time to do it right. Behave as you wish to be perceived. A sloppy submission suggests sloppy work.

This submission starts the 60-day countdown until a Canadian cannabis product can be released into the market. It’s a 60-day window for Health Canada to review a product’s name, formulation and package to ensure it hits all the marks a compliant product must meet to sell in the legal Canadian cannabis market.

60 days is an eternity. It is also an instant. A successful NNCP submission only requires a whiteboard or a pad of post-it notes to keep track of your checklist. 

Remember that this is only a notice to Health Canada that you intend to sell this product. This is not an approval process. This means that the more effort you put into demonstrating that the cannabis product you are submitting meets all the regulations and guidelines set out in the Cannabis Act, the better. Health Canada is unlikely to contact you about your submission unless they need clarification/more information or to inform you that your product may be out of bounds on compliance. Depending on the severity, it may reset the clock if resubmission is required. Why risk it? Measure twice and cut once!

NNCP content planner
This is the run down of what you need to submit a Notice of New Cannabis Product to Health Canada. 

This is a simple CTLS upload but we recommend using a document template to contain the information that you can then copy and place in the fields required. This document can then be filed and accessed anytime you need it. We’ve done you a solid here and built you out a template. Just choose from the drop-downs as well as insert content and save. Cut and paste into the CTLS form when the time comes. This is SUPER HANDY because you can have collaborators working on the file versus just you, grabbing submission fragments from multiple sources as you upload. Have fun!

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