As a keynote speaker at a number of events each year, I was introduced to a Director of NextGen Pharma following my talk on “5 Key Factors for Cultivation Start-ups” in San Juan. In subsequent discussions we established that, if NextGen Pharma were to acquire a license and begin selling by year’s end, they would need some seasoned advice and an accelerated start-up schedule.
At the end of our project, NextGen Pharma successfully met their year-end timeline and became among the distinguished few on the island to sell medical cannabis. Throughout these crucial 6 months, I facilitated the following key items:
• Selected existing production site and designed the retrofit of the building.
• Provided required equipment lists to outfit the facility.
• Created comprehensive cultivation SOPs for application submission.
• Hired and trained a Cultivation Manager and cultivation team.