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October 31, 2019

Cannabis Solid Waste – a problem that’s growing like a weed

As we pass the one-year anniversary of Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis (happy Cannaversary!), the demand for cannabis in Canada continues to rise.  Cannabis cultivators and processors have been navigating licensing hurdles in an effort to increase production and profit from rising demand.  But not without challenges.  CannTrust, a federally licensed and regulated cannabis producer operating a harvesting facility in Ontario, had its license suspended by Health Canada for growing Cannabis in five unlicensed rooms at its facility.

CannTrust is now faced with the dilemma of how to destroy approximately $77 million worth of its inventory and biological assets.  The magnitude of CannTrust’s dilemma is not an issue cannabis cultivators and producers in Ontario deal with every day.  However, this situation raises questions about cannabis waste in general.  How is cannabis solid waste regulated in Ontario?

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