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Six Companies Sign on With Quebec, Canada Government to Supply Adult-Use Cannabis Market

Six licensed medical cannabis companies have signed on with the province of Quebec, Canada to provide 60,000 kilograms (132,277 pounds) of cannabis for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market, the Globe and Mail reports. The provincial government expects to open 15 stores throughout Quebec and will allow online sales.

The companies include:

The Hydropothecary Corp. – which will provide 20,000 kilograms through a full range of products.

Aphria Inc. – which will provide 12,000 kilograms of cannabis oils and flower grown in Ontario and British Columbia.

Canopy Growth Corp. – which will provide 12,000 kilograms.

MedReleaf Corp. – which will provide 8,000 kilograms.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. – which will provide at least 5,000 kilograms but a maximum level has not been determined. Their products will come primarily from their Quebec sites.

Tilray – which will provide 5,000 kilograms through a variety of brands.

In November, Quebec officials called for a one-year extension to implement the reforms, which are expected to begin in July; however, Quebec’s Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living Lucie Charlebois said she does not expect the delay will be granted. That same month, the federal legalization measure passed the House of Commons and is now being considered by the Senate.

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