Georgine Rodriguez

Georgina Rodriguez

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Georgina Rodriguez

Consultant, Quality and Regulatory

Cannabis Compliance Inc.


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TOPIC:

"Cultivation and Quality, a Regulatory Approach".

Health Canada is responsible for controlling cannabis quality in Canada and they have a number of methods that they use in order to mandate that control including regulations, licence conditions and inspections. A company that holds a Cultivation Licence and does not have a Processing Licence does not require a Quality Assurance Person, therefore identifying who can identify and implement requirements is challenging. The first place to start is identifying what the quality requirements are and how they are enforced. From records, to testing, batch control, etc. these are all things that should be understood in order to operate within the quality definition mandated by Health Canada.

Gina comes to CCI having worked as a QA Manager and QA consultant in the cannabis industry.


Prior to working in the cannabis industry, she worked in various areas of greenhouse food crop production. She worked with companies and government conducting research and advising on changes to best production practices, in an effort to maximize production while meeting or exceeding government regulatory requirements both in Canada and the USA. She has also worked in the regulatory branch as an inspector at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. She has a B.Sc. in biology and a M.Sc. in plant pathology and biotechnology.