March 9, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Cannabis Canada Association, the leading organization of Health Canada Licensed Producers of cannabis, will soon roll out new guidelines and standards aimed at enhancing consumer safety and increasing transparency within the medical cannabis sector in Canada.
Elements of the guidelines and standards will include that Licensed Producer members of the Association must provide, as a requirement of membership, confirmation that their product testing protocols include bacteria, microbial, aflatoxins, heavy metals and pesticides and it is recommended that the results will be published online so these are readily available for consumers.
“Cannabis Canada is committed to working in close collaboration with Health Canada to ensure the safety, efficacy and continuous improvement of the legal medical cannabis industry,” said Colette Rivet, Executive Director of Cannabis Canada Association. “Our association has been discussing and working to develop industry-wide guidelines and standards for some time now, so we are in a position to act swiftly to ensure that consumer confidence is restored following recent incidents. The Board of Directors unanimously agreed today that the new standards should be a requirement for 2017-2018 membership. This will be voted on at the April 10th Annual General Meeting.
Cannabis Canada is the leading organization of Canada’s Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
The Association’s mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards; support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry; and serve as a trusted resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.
Members of Cannabis Canada share a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and are committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and effective use of cannabis. For more information, visit www.cann-can.ca.