Article by Nicole Williams, CBC News
P.E.I.’s medical marijuana factory is officially licensed to sell its product by Health Canada, says the company’s co-owner.
“We’ve had a production licence to cultivate cannabis for few months now. We’ve had several crops that we’ve been able to harvest,” said Edwin Jewell, president and co-owner of Canada’s Island Garden — the only licensed facility for medical marijuana in Prince Edward Island.
“Of course the whole objective is not just to grow crops but to be able to sell it and to be where we are right now is very, very encouraging.”
Islanders can receive a prescription for medical marijuana from their doctor or health care practitioner.
As part of the licence, once the prescription has been authenticated by Canada’s Island Garden, patients can be registered and have their prescription sent to them in the mail.
The company’s initial products include three different strains of dried bud, at three different strengths. The product itself sells for about $9 a gram.
Jewell said the company chose Island names for the products because, “we want people to know it comes from P.E.I.”