Local Pot Company Calls Expansion into Cannabis Oil a ‘Game Changer’

A little over a year after becoming one of Canada’s first licensed producers and sellers of medical marijuana, Aphria Inc. is doubling its size, going on a hiring spree and expanding from dried bud sales into cannabis oils.

“It’s a real game changer for us,” said company president and CEO Vic Neufeld.

Not every medical marijuana user wants to inhale the product or is comfortable rolling and then puffing on a joint or inhaling a vapour. Oils not only allow the active ingredients THC and CBD to be ingested with food, but Aphria says it allows for more precise and controlled dosing and the effects are longer-lasting.

The federal agency gave Aphria the green light last August to produce cannabis oil, and sales are expected to begin in May. After getting Health Canada approval Feb. 12 for the expansion, workers began moving potted marijuana plants into the 22,000-square-foot greenhouse addition last week.

– Read the entire article at Windsor Star.