High standards behind medical marijuana production
Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018 5:05PM MST
After two banned pestices were found in both dried marijuana and cannabis oil, Organigram, a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, took part in two voluntary recalls of almost all of their products sold in 2016. If heated, the banned pesticides can emit hydrogen cyanide.
The prohibited pesticides were discovered by Aurora Cannabis, headquarterd outside of Edmonton. The results from testing by the local company prompted Health Canada to issue the recals.
More than a year after the recall, Organigram says they are still going though a recertification process to produce organic cannabis. They've also been named in a class action lawsuit.
With legalization on the horizon, Aurora Cannabis CCO Cam Battley, stresses the importance of delivering a safe product and welcomes Health Canada's high standards and testing for contaminates in medical marijuana at licensed sites.