Gatineau Company Gets OK to Produce Medical Cannabis Oil

Hydropothecary, the Gatineau-based medical marijuana producer, has received a licence from Health Canada to produce cannabis oil.

It can’t sell the oil yet. For now, the company can only do research and produce oil, but it hopes to get permission to sell it through a series of approvals that Health Canada requires.

Hydropothecary already sells dried medical marijuana, but wants to sell edible cannabis oil for people who can’t tolerate smoking marijuana, or who simply prefer to swallow an oil.

The company says its extraction process eliminates the use of solvents and other harsh chemicals that leave a residue in the final product. Company spokesperson Julie Beun says the extraction machine “is basically a giant pressure cooker.”

– Read the entire article at Ottawa Citizen.