In a continued crackdown on Health Canada's Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations, Cann Trust Holding was suspended in September 2019. Cann Trust is a provider of medical marijuana that found itself in trouble during the summer of 2019 when it was revealed that Cannabis Regulations had been breached.
On July 8 of 2019, Cann Trust shared that it had broken the regulations when it grew marijuana in areas that were not approved through licensure. Once that was found out, Health Canada took 5,200 kilograms of dried cannabis and put a hold on 7,500 kilograms as well.
After that debacle, Cann Trust lost its licence to produce and to sell medical marijuana, although it would be allowed to cultivate and harvest the plants that are already growing. The company will be focused on that, but the regulations do say that if they eliminate the reason for the suspension, they should be able to get their licence back and continue operations as normal.
Since cannabis was legalized in 2018, Health Canada is still working out the kinks and unknowns of the system, hoping to get the industry safe and streamlined. The reason Cann Trust lost its licence was an inspector found thousands of kilos of marijuana that had been grown within unlicensed rooms throughout their facility. This oversight can cause contaminated products.
For now, remediation efforts are in the works to get the suspension lifted. Health Canada is ensuring that while cannabis has been legalized, the means of acquiring it needs to be completely safe as well.24 days ago