Canada's Island Garden Joins Cannabis Canada Association - Medical Cannabis Industry Association Welcomes 17th Member

OTTAWA, July 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Cannabis Canada Association is pleased to announce Canada's Island Garden as the Association's newest member. Canada's Island Garden, based in Charlottetown is Prince Edward Island's first Licensed Producer under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

With the addition of Canada's Island Garden, Cannabis Canada now comprises 17 of the 28 companies that currently hold Health Canada licenses for the production of medical cannabis.

"We are very pleased to welcome Canada's Island Garden to Cannabis Canada," said Colette Rivet, the Association's Executive Director. "With the addition of Canada's Island Garden, Cannabis Canada's membership stretches from coast to coast, adding to our already strong capacity to provide secure and reliable access to legal, high-quality medical cannabis for Canada's patients. Canada's Island Garden is joining the Association at an important time, as the Government of Canada's Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation launches its consultation process on the framework for the legalization of consumer access to marijuana."

"As PEI's first Licensed Producer under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, it is important for us to be part of the united voice of Canada's legal, regulated producers and sellers of cannabis," said Edwin Jewell, President at Canada's Island Garden. "We look forward to working closely with our industry colleagues to help shape the future of the cannabis marketplace in Canada."

About Cannabis Canada Association

Cannabis Canada Association represents the majority of cannabis producers licensed under Health Canada's Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Cannabis Canada Association's mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards, and support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry. The Association serves as a trusted resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.

The Association shares a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and is committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and effective use of cannabis. www.cann-can.ca

 

SOURCE Cannabis Canada Association

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For further information: Colette Rivet, Executive Director, Cannabis Canada Association, colette.rivet@cann-can.ca, 613.407.1080

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