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  • Writer's pictureTed Ohashi

9 new Licensed Cannabis Producers approved by Health Canada

It was a big week for Health Canada as nine new Licensed Producers were approved that past week. 0989561 B.C. Ltd was approved in British Columbia for Cultivation, AAA Heidelberg in Ontario for Cultivation and Production, Atlas Growers in Alberta for Cultivation and Production, Cannacure in ON for Cultivation and Production, Emerald Plant Health Source in Quebec for Cultivation and Production, Good & Green in ON for Cultivation and Production, MEDISUN in ON for Cultivation and Production, Royalmax Biotechnology Canada in QC for Cultivation, and Valens Agritech in BC for Cultivation and Production.

There are now 129. There have been fifty LP approvals in 2018. In the past 69 weeks there have been 87 new Licensed Producer approvals. Of the 129 LPs: 38 are Cultivation & Sale, 86 are Cultivation and 5 are Sale Only. On the list of Fresh Marijuana & Oil producers, there are 42 LPs approved: 21 as Production & Sale, 18 approved for Production and 3 approved as Sale Only. In the category “Sale of Starting Materials,” 10 LPs are approved to sell starting materials: 8 approved to sell plants and 2 approved to sell seeds.

There are 40 public companies that are LPs or own an interest in one or more LPs and more are on the way.

Licensed producers by province are Ontario (67 or 52%), British Columbia (26 or 20%), Quebec (11 or 9%) Alberta (8 or 6%), Saskatchewan (4 or 3%), New Brunswick (3 or 2%), Nova Scotia (3 or 2%), Manitoba (2 or 2%) and Prince Edward Island (1 or 1%). Percent totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

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