Pubdate: Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Page: A4
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 press release states that Greenleaf is voluntarily
recalling one batch of marijuana ( Purple Kush, Batch PK- 10- 20- 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've purchased the product should not smoke

"Greenleaf Medicinals is instructing clients to immediately
discontinue use of any marijuana from this shipment which they may
still have remaining in their possession," reads the release.

"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," reads the release. "They must meet strict
security, control and reporting requirements, and they are regularly

"Dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada," reads
the press release's final paragraph. "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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