SASKATOON, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - For the Canadians who have come to rely
on medical marijuana for symptom management due to chronic disabilities
and terminal illnesses, Prairie Plant Systems has been the sole
supplier to Health Canada for the last 13 years, and has been producing
safe and consistent medical marijuana for thousands of Canadian
With today's official release of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, the Harper Government has introduced revised regulations that will
effectively create a new commercial industry responsible for providing
access to quality controlled marijuana that is produced under the
strictest of rules to ensure patient and public safety.
Prairie Plant Systems has already been operating under these strict
manufacturing and quality controlled regulations and will continue to
be Canada's leading provider of marijuana for medical purposes.
"These new regulations allow us the flexibility to clinically study and
introduce several additional product types (strains or varieties),
allowing us to customize different tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and
cannabidiol (CBD) levels, providing better symptom relief targeted to
specific patient needs," said Brent Zettl, CEO, Prairie Plant Systems.
"We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with the medical community
and use our sophisticated research and development division to tailor
personalized medicine for people with chronic disabilities and terminal
illnesses, in an effort to improve quality of life."
About Prairie Plant Systems and CanniMed®
At Prairie Plant Systems we always put the safety of patients first by
offering consistent and tested medical marijuana they can rely on for
effective pain relief. Prairie Plant Systems' CanniMed® medical
marijuana is developed through rigorous health and safety standards. At
Prairie Plant Systems, medical marijuana is produced under Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations, the criteria used to
manufacture all pharmaceuticals in Canada.
What sets Prairie Plant Systems apart is our clinical trial program
where we are making a concerted effort to close the gap between
anecdotal benefit and evidence based medicine in order to standardize
care. To date, the pharmaceutical grade cannabis produced by Prairie
Plant Systems has been used in published clinical trial results
demonstrating the efficacy of smoked cannabis for chronic pain.1 Additional clinical trials are currently underway using different
medical marijuana varieties, in controlled medical conditions.
1 Ware, M. A., Wang, T., Shapiro, S., Robinson, A. and others. (2010) Smoked Cannabis for Chronic Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). 182:E694-E701.
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SOURCE: Prairie Plant Systems Inc.
For further information:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Prairie Plant Systems Inc.
Dara Willis Communications