January 12, 2016 7:22 pm
Updated: January 13, 2016 3:11 pm

CanniMed receives approval from Health Canada to sell cannabis oil

Health Canada gives CanniMed official approval to begin selling edible cannabis oil.

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SASKATOON – CanniMed Ltd. announces Tuesday that Health Canada has given it the go ahead to begin selling edible cannabis oil. Registered patients can already start placing orders.

The company, just east of Saskatoon, said it has successfully fulfilled all of Health Canada’s requirements and has been granted a licence under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

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CanniMed has developed three oil products using dried cannabis flowers and manufactured using a food-grade alcohol process.

“Cannabis oils are gaining in awareness, and will be a welcome change for patients with chronic or acute respiratory related conditions or those who prefer to manage their symptoms through an oral or edible dose delivery system,” said CanniMed president and CEO Brent Zettl.

According to CanniMed, the edible marijuana derivative is growing in popularity and will be a welcome change from vapor or smoke in patients with chronic breathing problems.

CanniMed Ltd. was the first producer to be licensed under the MMPR and has the longest growing history as a result of the parent company, Prairie Plant Systems Inc., which is the sole supplier for Health Canada’s former medical marijuana system.

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