VANCOUVER, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - A crusader in medical marijuana in
Vancouver and Toronto is taking the first step in becoming one of
Canada's first licensed medical marijuana providers under new Health
Canada regulations, announced last month.
Today, Sam Mellace, and his lawyer, began Health Canada's formal
application process. Mellace is seeking government approval to
distribute medical marijuana across Canada.
"I'm hopeful my application will be approved by the end of the summer,"
said Sam Mellace, Operations Manager of New Age Medical Solutions Inc.,
in Vancouver and Toronto. "When it is, Canadians will have access to
medical marijuana that meets stringent requirements, at less cost."
Under Health Canada's new regulations, licensed producers will be the
only source for approximately 30,000 Canadians who currently
participate in Health Canada's Medical Marijuana Access Program.
"We applaud Health Canada's new regulations," said Stacey Nichols, of
Neuberger Rose, LLP, the lawyer representing Mellace in his formal
application process. "The new regulations and licensing go a long way
in ensuring quality control and better access for Canadians who benefit
from medical marijuana."
Mellace's licensed growing operation in British Columbia has the
capacity to produce up to 50 kilograms of medical marijuana per month.
Mellace has been licensed by Health Canada as both a patient, and
grower since 2003, and has been active in lobbying for better access to
medical marijuana for many years.
Mellace has been featured in National Geographic, as one of the most
sophisticated medical marijuana growers in the world.
SOURCE: Newage Medical Solutions Inc.
For further information:
Danna O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org 416-500-0699
Sam Mellace, 778-552-1730