February 14, 2018 10:36 am

Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis

Quebec expects to open 15 marijuana stores across the province this summer.

THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Six companies announced they have signed letters of intent with Quebec’s liquor board to supply cannabis and related products.

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The companies individually announced the deals with the Crown corporation, which is overseeing marijuana sales in the province through a subsidiary when it becomes legal later this year.

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The Hydropothecary Corp., which is based in Quebec, will provide 20,000 kilograms of cannabis products in the first year of legalized recreational cannabis use through a full range of products.

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Meanwhile, Aphria Inc. will provide up to 12,000 kilograms of products in the first year, including cannabis oils, other derivatives and several strains of high-quality dried cannabis flowers grown in Ontario and British Columbia.

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Canopy Growth Corp. also announced a deal to provide 12,000 cannabis plants a year.

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MedReleaf Corp. will supply the Quebec market with a minimum of 8,000 kilograms of cannabis products per year.

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. will provide 5,000 kilograms of cannabis per year, but no maximum limit has been set. The products will mainly come from its production sites in Quebec.

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Tilray will provide the province with 5,000 kilograms of cannabis per year across a variety of brands.

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Quebec expects to open 15 marijuana stores across the province this summer and will control sales online.

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