CannTrust says Health Canada rated Vaughan cannabis facility non-compliant


General Manufacturing cannabis CannTrust greenhouse Health Canada

Decision based on an inspection in July following revelations a greenhouse in Pelham was non-compliant.

Pot decriminalized on Oct. 17. PHOTO: FOTOLIA

TORONTO — Cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ont., has been rated non-compliant by Health Canada.

The company says it was notified by Health Canada on Aug. 9 and added that remedial actions were underway.

The decision by the regulator was based on an inspection in July following revelations that Health Canada had found the company’s greenhouse in Pelham, Ont., to be non-compliant.

The scandal has led to the ousting of the company’s chief executive and the chairman of its board of directors.


The company had already implemented a voluntary hold on the sale and shipment of all cannabis products while Health Canada reviewed its Vaughan manufacturing facility.

It says it continues to work with Health Canada and will provide further details of the hold and other developments as they become available.

“We have retained independent consultants who have already started addressing some of the deficiencies noted in Health Canada’s report,” CannTrust CEO Robert Marcovitch said in a statement.

“We are looking at the root causes of these issues and will take whatever remedial steps are necessary to bring the Company into full regulatory compliance as quickly as possible.”



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