Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

Winnipeg Cannabis Producer Has Sales Suspended, Products Seized

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A cannabis plant is shown in southwest Quebec on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

A licensed Winnipeg-based cannabis producer has had their product pulled from the market after being accused of selling illegal marijuana to stores.

According to The Leaf News, Bonify allegedly “bought illegal marijuana, then sold it on the government-regulated market for recreational cannabis.”

The product allegedly made its way to three stores in Saskatchewan, which Bonify then voluntarily recalled 52 packages on December 7.

In a statement issued Thursday, the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation say they are aware that Health Canada is conducting an investigation of Bonify.

“We are in communication with Health Canada to ensure that any resulting issues for Manitobans are resolved,” the statement read.

LGCA and MBLL have suspended the sale and distribution of all Bonify products in Manitoba, and have delisted and removed from the current product catalogue.

The LGCA is also seizing all Bonify products from all licensed retailers in Manitoba.

Consumers should return Bonify cannabis products in their original package for a refund to the store where the products were purchased.

In response, Bonify issued the following statement on Twitter Thursday afternoon:

A thorough review by Health Canada and independent third-party consultant, RavenQuest Technologies Inc. (a subsidiary of RavenQuest BioMed Inc.) has revealed irregularities pertaining to the recalled product. An investigation into these irregularities is ongoing and Bonify’s board will be able to provide further comment at the appropriate time after the investigation reaches its conclusion.

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