Mr. Correia will be the Responsible Person In Charge (RPIC) as defined by the MMPR. Mr. Correia is 35 years old. He has firsthand production experience and since the beginning of 2013 has been producing as a “designated grower” for multiple patients under the MMAR regime. He is a meticulous producer who focuses on quality and safety and has operated his previous facility with many of the production and security practices of the new MMPR regime.
Mr. Correia is currently enrolled in and completing courses offered by KPU Polytechnic University for “Professional Management of Medical Marijuana for Medical Purposes in Canada”. This course covers Marketing, Sales and Drug Development and Plant Production and Facility Management. Over the past year and a half, Mr. Correia has received certification in “Fundamentals of Quality Assurance for Medical Marihuana – Good Production Practices” from the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences and additional certification for “Security Considerations for Licensing and Operating Commercial Medical Marihuana Facilities” from Experchem Laboratories. He has also attended many seminars, conferences and meetings with industry experts which have provided him with a very broad understanding of this exciting industry.
Mr. Correia has also run a successful electrical contracting company for the past 12 years. He was attending courses to become a mechanical engineer, though this project has put those plans on hold. A large number of electrical equipment is required to produce medical marijuana and electrical contractors are a necessary part of the process. Mr. Correia’s experience in the electrical industry has given him direct access and experience in facility design, generally and specifically, and has also given him access to many MMAR operations where he has observed both production processes and facility design.
Mr. Correia has a passion to help advance this industry by efficiently and effectively bringing safe, quality medical marihuana to registered patients in need.