Health Canada Approves First Product Line of Medical Cannabis Oils

Peace Naturals Project Inc. is the first licensed medical cannabis producer in Canada to receive approval from Health Canada to begin distributing medicinal cannabis oils under the country’s federal medical marijuana program.

In a press release issued Monday, Peace Naturals Project announced it had completed the manufacturing and testing of its first two batches of cannabis oil, named Cerene and Omega. “The first oil products to be made available for sale will be for oral consumption using organic, high quality functional food oils as the carrier agents,” reads the press release.

As of the time of the announcement, registered Canadian medical marijuana patients could begin ordering the new, oil-based products.

Peace Naturals Project was the first federally licensed medical cannabis producer in Canada, and offers a wide range of conventional and organic cannabis flower solutions.

Canada’s federal medical marijuana program, the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), hinges on the delivery of cannabis products via the federal mail system. Selling cannabis in any form through a storefront is still federally illegal, but local authorities in Vancouver, B.C. have allowed the development of a quasi grey market, with unlicensed dispensaries selling medicine to patients.

Meanwhile, the newly-elected Liberal Party of Canada has formally announced plans to enact full legalization and is working to establish federal regulations that would end cannabis prohibition nationwide.

Photo Credit: Don Goofy

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