Can’t Trust CannTrust: Health Canada Seizes Illegally-Grown Cannabis
Health Canada has found that CannTrust was producing cannabis in un-licensed rooms for six months between October 2018 and March 2019.
The rooms are part of CannTrust’s Perpetual Harvest Facility in Pelham, Ontario. That facility was first opened in June 2018 and an expansion to the facility (“Phase 2”) received Health Canada certification to produce and cultivate cannabis in April 2019. After that certification, the facility has twelve rooms with each room fully licensed to cultivate cannabis.
However, an audit by Health Canada has found that CannTrust was growing cannabis in five of these twelve rooms for six months prior to its April 2019 certification. That is, CannTrust was growing cannabis in nearly half of its facility without a license for six months. Some of that illegally-grown cannabis