Health Canada has ruled a greenhouse operated by CannTrust Holdings non-compliant, pushing the company to hold more than 12,000 kilograms of inventory, according to a Canadian Press report.
The agency determined that the company had provided inaccurate information about its Pelham, Ontario greenhouse and placed an inventory hold on about 5,200 kilograms of cannabis flower harvested in the rooms in question. CannTrust placed its own voluntary hold on 7,500 kilograms of equivalent flower products at its Vaughan, Ontario facility that had been produced using flower from the Pelham greenhouse.
The rooms received a license in April, but the company said the flower was grown at the facility from October 2018 to March while it had applications pending for the rooms with Health Canada.
According to a Financial Post report, Health Canada is performing quality inspections on the products at the Pelham facility and those results are expected in 10 to 12 business days. CannTrust indicated there would be a shortage of its products while the agency performs its checks.
Peter Aceto, CEO of CannTrust, told the Financial Post that the company was working with Health Canada “to make this right.”
“We made errors in judgement, but the lessons we have learned here will serve us well moving forward,” he said in the report.
CannTrust is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and fell 22.47 percent at the end of trading on Monday. The overall financial losses will not be known until regulators complete their investigation.
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TG is a journalist by trade and has covered cannabis industry news for Ganjapreneur.com since 2014. He teaches media studies at an upstate New York university and is also the host of the Ganjapreneur Podcast.
加拿大一家媒体报道称，加拿大卫生部裁定 CannTrust Holdings 运营的温室不符合规定，导致该公司持有逾1.2万公斤库存。
该机构认定，该公司提供了关于其安大略省佩勒姆温室的不准确信息，并对在有关房间收获的大约5200公斤大麻花卉进行了库存控制。CannTrust 在其安大略省沃恩的工厂自愿持有7500公斤的同类花卉产品，这些产品是利用 Pelham 温室的花卉生产的。
根据《金融时报》的一份报告，加拿大卫生部正在对 Pelham 工厂的产品进行质量检查，这些结果预计在10至12个工作日内完成。佳能信托表示，在该机构进行检查时，其产品将出现短缺。
CannTrust 首席执行官彼得•亚齐托( Peter Acto )对英国《金融时报》表示，该公司正与加拿大卫生部( Health Canada )合作，“以求做到这一点。”
TG 是一名贸易记者，为 Ganjaprender 报道了大麻行业的新闻。自2014年以来。他在纽约北部的一所大学教授媒体研究，也是甘贾丁·庞德斯特的主持人。