Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHAT ARE THESE TEMPLATES FOR?
These are standard operating procedure templates, providing everything you need to customize and improve the quality management of your cannabis manufacturing operation. All templates are professionally crafted using Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines, so they will serve as a great starting point help you get and maintain your cannabis license.
Quality management for marijuana businesses can be broken down into 3 basic questions.
- What are we doing?
- How are we doing it?
- How do we show proof of compliance?
As you begin reading and customizing templates to fit your needs, you will start to get familiar with the regulation relevant to your business. That familiarity will help you drive process improvement and efficiency while making interactions with regulators less stressful.
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Q: HOW ARE TEMPLATES STRUCTURED?
When you purchase a single template, or a template pack - you will receive a downloadable file consisting of 1 or more of the following documents:
“Policy” or “Requirements” document explains essential policies to be followed.
“Procedure” document outlines what steps need to be taken to maintain compliance
“Log” document provides a way to document and prove compliance
“Form” document collects important data related to completed tasks
Q: HOW DO I USE THESE TEMPLATES?
We have created a guide that provides step by step instructions, as well as tips on how to get the most out of your new standard operating procedure templates.
Q: TEMPLATES VS HIRING A CONSULTANT. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
You may find that you need or want help from a consultant. Consultants are knowledgable experts with the ability to develop every aspect of your compliance program from scratch, but hourly rates can range from $100/hr on the low end to $300/hr or more on the upper end. Hiring a consultant also does nothing to help you learn about your process, or the regulations they were created to comply with. In fact, in many ways it makes you reliant on the consultant.
Using templates to start developing your quality management compliance allows you to save money on fees and reduce your dependence on a consultant. Later, if you choose to hire a consultant, instead of drafting from scratch - they will be reviewing your compliance documentation. Feedback you receive will help improve your understanding of the regulations and while reducing billable hours. This way you are paying to be taught instead of paying an expensive contract employee.