Licensed medical cannabis producer could be coming to Pointe-Claire

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WATCH ABOVE: A licensed Alberta-based medical marijuana company is hoping to soon begin production in Pointe-Claire. Global's Matt Grillo reports – Mar 10, 2017

An industrial stretch along Hymus Boulevard in Pointe-Claire may be a new location for Aurora Cannabis.

The Alberta-based company is a licensed medical cannabis producer and they are in the process of acquiring Pointe-Claire company Peloton Pharmaceuticals.

A license and building inspection is first needed from Health Canada.

“It’s a long and arduous one – it can take quite a while; there are many steps to follow,” said Adam Greenblatt, head of Quebec engagement for Tweed, a medical cannabis company.

Pointe-Claire residents don’t appear concerned about the development.

Chef Marlene Hale says she uses a cream and oil that contain cannabis to help treat her arthritis.

“It doesn’t have a lot of it,” Hale said. “You could say, ‘Oh, this is going to make me high.’ It’s not. It’s medicinal.”

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Other Point-Claire residents Global News spoke with agree.

“It relieves pain – someone needs to do it,” one resident said. “If it’s not done by organized crime and it’s done by legal companies, I’m fine with that.”

Global News requested comment from the mayor of Pointe-Claire, but he wasn’t available.

“People [have] to be more educated in knowing what they are doing and what [cannabis] can do for you,” Hale said.

Aurora Cannabis’ new facility is expected to be ready for inspection by later this summer.


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