Pubdate: Sun, 27 Apr 2014
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2014 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Dale Carruthers
Page: 6
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


London, Ont.-dozens of medical marijuana users have been left in 
limbo after a B.C.-based producer recalled a batch of pot.

Greenleaf Medicinals issued a voluntary recall of its purple Kush 
strain April 18 following a Health Canada inspection that found 
problems with the company's control, production and oversight procedures.

Though Greenleaf has promised to help its client find new suppliers, 
that hasn't happened yet,leaving the 63 users affected by the recall 
with the possibility of being without prescription pot for weeks.

One local Greenleaf client says Health Canada has hung him out to dry.

The man, who only wanted to be identified as Jay, registered with 
Greenleaf by sending the original copy of his authorization to 
possess - the document required to be supplied with medicinal 
marijuana - as required by Health Canada.

Without a new supplier or authorization papers and dwindling 
supplies,Jay is worried some users might be forced to buy marijuana illegally.

"I don't want to have to go back to having to score it on the 
street," said Jay, 39, who smokes marijuana to treat an anxiety disorder.

Health Canada says Greenleaf clients have two options.

"Greenleaf is presently working with other licensed producers to find 
a supply of marijuana for their clients, or clients may register with 
another licensed producer by contacting their health-care 
practitioner to obtain a new medical document," Health Canada 
spokesman Sean Upton said in an e-mail.

The Greenleaf recall is the first recall of prescription pot in Canada.

Greenleaf no longer appears on the government's list of approved 
marijuana producers, and the company's website has been taken down.

"Greenleaf has agreed to voluntarily stop sale of marijuana until the 
issues have been corrected at their site," Upton said.
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