Pubdate: Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Postmedia Network Inc.
Author: Ian Austin


In what's believed to be the first pot recall in Canada, Greenleaf
Medicinals of Nanaimo is telling its clients not to smoke the Purple

A Health Canada news release states Greenleaf is voluntarily recalling
one batch of marijuana (Purple Kush, Batch PK-1020-13) produced for
medical purposes.

"The recall is due to issues with the company's production practices
which were identified during an inspection by Health Canada and may
impact the product."

Customers who bought the product should not smoke it.

"Greenleaf Medicinals is instructing clients to immediately
discontinue use of any marijuana from this shipment which they may
still have remaining in their possession," the release reads. "The
company has also informed Health Canada that they are presently
working with other licensed producers to find a supply of marijuana
for the impacted clients."

Health Canada oversees the medical marijuana industry - in
consultation with physicians or nurses - which is a controlled, legal
business operating while the government in Ottawa opposes moves to
decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

"Producers of marijuana for medical purposes are subject to compliance
and enforcement measures similar to those in place for other producers
of controlled substances," the release reads. "They must meet strict
security, control and reporting requirements, and they are regularly

"Dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada," the
final paragraph reads. "Possession and use of marijuana remains
illegal in Canada unless authorized under the regulations with the
support of a doctor or nurse practitioner."  
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