Liberty Health Sciences (CNQ: LHS) has received a GMP (good manufacturing practices) certificate for its Florida facility. The cannabis company announced the award last Friday, adding that the certificate is issued by the British Standards Institution and that it indicates that the facility meets all of the requirements established by the Florida Department of Health as they relate to the processing, extraction and production of medical cannabis.
According to George Scorsis, the CEO of Liberty Health, “Receiving GMP certification at an additional facility is a major milestone for Liberty Health Sciences and it demonstrates our commitment to producing the highest quality and safest products possible for our customers throughout the state of Florida. This achievement reflects the incredibly high standards we expect of ourselves and that our clients expect as a patient provider. We will continue to produce the highest quality products and exceed production standards that surpass even the most stringent regulatory requirements.”
The certification covers the 10,000-square-foot Liberty 360 Innovation Campus and its processing capabilities. Liberty Health also operates a cultivation space measuring 20,000 square feet at the same facility, as well as another 40,000 square feet of cultivation space at its original Alachua property. The large spaces are needed to support Liberty Health’s growing product demands. Before the year is over, the company expects to add another 160,000 square feet of cultivation space.
On the GMP award, Liberty Health Director of Regulatory Compliance Jessica Engle stated that the company has implemented a “fully-operational HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plan” in order to produce safe products. She points out that HACCP is a “scientific approach to preventative risk analysis,” and adds, “Every time a process changes, equipment changes, or raw material changes, our HACCP team meets to identify potential physical, chemical, and microbiological risks. Preventative measures are then put into place to help reduce the likelihood of the contamination hazard from ever occurring.”
Liberty Health is expanding its portfolio of products and is targeting the edibles market in Florida, as well as the rest of the country. Engle explains, “In anticipation of expected state approval of edibles, we have built an all-encompassing food safety plan which goes above and beyond regulatory requirements. We want to give our consumers 100% confidence that the products they purchase are guaranteed safe and this certification reinforces that promise.”