Vertically Integrated Client with Cultivation, Processing and Dispensary Operations

Calyx King Consulting was engaged as part of a multi-functional team to support the diverse needs of our client in Pennsylvania. For this engagement, we provided the following consulting services:

  • Regulatory Analysis
  • End to End Application Project Management
  • Application Content Development
  • Cultivation, Processing and Security Subject Matter Expertise
  • Cultivation and Processing Facilities Design


Pennsylvania passed a measure to legalize medical marijuana in 2016. Regulations supporting the newly created program allowed for the establishment of Cultivators, Processors and Dispensaries. In addition, a new class of operator was established – Clinical Registrants (CR’s). CR’s would be the first entities in the nation to partner with licensed medical facilities in order to conduct research trials on the efficacy of medical marijuana.

The Project

Our client was a successful capital management firm with a diverse portfolio of investments. While business savvy, this was their first foray into the cannabis industry.

In order to secure a Clinical Registrant license, the client required support in all aspects of the business across Cultivation, Processing, and Dispensary Management domains. In addition, Functional Design and Security expertise was required to compile their application in a well-rounded manner.

The Solution

CKC was engaged to drive the client’s application process from end to end. This included the detailed analysis of all Department of Health regulations which continued to evolve throughout the project.

CKC managed the development of application content and provided deep subject matter expertise in the areas of Cultivation, Processing, Dispensary Management and Security.

In addition, CKC’s Functional Design practice led the development of Cultivation and Processing facility programmatic and system layouts. This enabled our client to have a basis for future construction once license approval was granted.