TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to welcome Aphria Inc. to the Association. Aphria, based in Leamington, Ontario, is licensed to produce and sell medical cannabis under Health Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
With the addition of Aphria, CMCIA now encompasses 14 Licensed Producer (LP) member companies, representing the majority of the cultivation and sale licenses approved by Health Canada.
"We are delighted to welcome Aphria to the Association," said Colette Rivet, Executive Director of CMCIA. "Canada's national medical cannabis system is expanding rapidly, and we now have a new partner in maintaining ethical practices, protecting patients' interests, and ensuring the safe, legal, and appropriate use of cannabis for medical purposes."
"Aphria is excited to join CMCIA and support the collective efforts of Canada's Licensed Producers to maintain and strengthen our relationships with Health Canada, the medical community, patient organizations and other stakeholders," said Vic Neufeld, CEO of Aphria.
The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is Canada's leading member-driven association for Licensed Producers (LPs) of medical cannabis. The Association represent the majority of producers currently licensed under Health Canada's Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
CMCIA's mission is to promote national standards and best practices by supporting the development, growth and integrity of the medical cannabis industry. The Association acts as the national voice for Canada's LPs, and serves as a credible and trusted resource on issues related to medical cannabis industry.
The Association shares a philosophy of patient-centric care and improved public health, and is committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access for registered patients, and the promotion of the safe and effective use of cannabis for medical purposes. www.cmcia.ca
SOURCE Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association
For further information: Cam Battley, Chair, Communications Committee, CMCIA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905.864.5525