Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis

Loyalist College’s Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis is an innovation hub helping industry collaborate with academia to transform the results of research into high-quality, consistent, and safe products.  

We specialize in working with start-ups and small and medium enterprises, to help them develop, scale-up and commercialize their ideas, products, and processes.


We are supported by industry partners and governed by an Advisory Board of industry experts. Click here to meet the Board.




As Canada’s only National Technology Access Centre for Natural Products and Cannabis, we are uniquely positioned to help our clients leverage government funding programs and supports for our services. Click here to see our funding history.

Loyalist College was the first college in Canada to have a laboratory licensed by Health Canada to conduct cannabis research and analytical testing, and the first college in Ontario to have a research license renewed for five years and analytical license renewed for three years. 

NOW OPEN: Our laboratory space has expanded to 5,100 square feet and we are finishing installing $1.5M of new equipment.


On March 29, 2022, the latest webinar from the Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis focused on why one of the critical first steps to commercialization is understanding not only the target market for your product, but also the regulatory environment and how it impacts your commercialization strategy. Kyley Paul of NaturalSci Regulatory Consulting Corp. chatted with Dr. Kari Kramp of Loyalist College, sharing her expertise on addressing regulatory issues in your commercialization strategy. Click here to view the recording of the webinar.

On November 9, 2021, the latest webinar from the Centre focused on How a Circular Economy Can Benefit Companies in the Natural Products and Cannabis Sectors. Moderated by Board member Colin Garrioch, the webinar featured presentations from experts Gwen Cottle from the Provision Coalition and Fatme Dahcheh from GreenCentre Canada, followed by first-hand accounts from entrepreneurs on how to generate revenue and avoid the pitfalls in contributing to a circular economy: Akeem Gardner, CEO, Atlas 365; Jarrod Goldin, Founder & VP, Innovation/Research, Entomo Farms; John Vidmar, COO, Canna Stream Solutions. Click here to view the recording of the webinar.



Contact us

Dr. Kari Kramp 
Senior Scientific Manager, Applied Research & Innovation Office

Carly Kelly
Manager, Centre for Natural Products & Medical Cannabis