Centre for Natural Products & Medical Cannabis (NPMC)


The Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis offers companies a platform from which to enhance productivity, expand reach and augment competitiveness in the global market. With applications in the natural health products, cannabis, and the food and beverage industries, the Centre uses research and collaboration to help clients solve everyday problems.

Clients come to us for product development and testing new ideas, analytical testing and validation, equipment demonstration and testing, compliance and documentation expertise, and skilled workforce training.

The Loyalist College Centre is well known for its cannabis expertise and its expertise in green extraction methods. Loyalist 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 to have a research license renewed for five years and analytical testing license renewed for three years.

In addition to providing an environment for College-cannabis industry partnerships to thrive, the Centre also supports employers in building skilled workforces. Loyalist’s Cannabis Applied Science students gain exceptional experiential learning opportunities through their work on real-world projects with both academic and industry personnel.