Shoppers Drug Mart has received Health Canada’s approval to be a licensed medical marijuana producer, opening the door for the pharmacy giant to dispense medical cannabis to patients.
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Review will be done within 5 years after legalization on Oct. 17.
One of Canada’s largest cannabis companies announced Wednesday it has received Health Canada approval for clinical trials of the effectiveness of cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol as a treatment for anxiety in animals.
Licensed marijuana producers in Canada are throwing out thousands of kilograms of plant waste each year in what some of them say is a missed opportunity to find other uses for the byproduct.
Health Canada has granted a cultivation licence to Aqualitas Inc., the 3rd N.S. company to receive one.
A Health Canada spokesperson said that as of Dec. 1, 208 applicants were in the final stages of the approval process.
Plumbers and piperfitters union fought against the facility all the way to Canada’s Court of Appeal.
P.E.I.’s only licensed medical marijuana grower and seller, Canada’s Island Garden
Canada’s medical marijuana growers will have to start testing all their products for unauthorized pesticides, says Health Canada, stepping up the government’s response to concerns about tainted marijuana.
There is mounting evidence of the efficacy of medical cannabis for a wide range of conditions, yet regulators – as well as physicians and patients – call for assurances that safe, consistent and well-quantified products can be delivered.