Origin of Bonify’s Unlicensed Pot Still Unknown, But Companies Working on Ways to Track Cannabis

Article by Sean Kavanagh, CBC News

Origin of Bonify's unlicensed pot still unknown, but companies working on ways to track cannabis Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn New technology could track cannabis from seed to sale, companies say as Health Canada reviews Bonify Sean Kavanagh · CBC News Some in the industry say cannabis needs to to be tracked from seed to consumer to curb the movement of illicit marijuana. In December, a contractor hired to investigate operations at Bonify said they did not know the source of 200 kilograms of unlicensed cannabis that arrived at its Winnipeg cannabis-production facility. (Matilde Campodonico/Associated Press)

Health Canada is continuing its review into how 200 kilograms of unlicensed cannabis found its way into Bonify’s vaults, and the RCMP say they’re “assessing” the situation.

Meanwhile, some in the cannabis industry believe if the government is serious about stamping out illicit, unauthorized or illegal marijuana, it has to be tracked from seed to consumer — and they’re working on technology to do that.

In December, Bonify — a Winnipeg-based cannabis producer — said three of its executives had been dismissed, and it had hired RavenQuest BioMed to take over operations on a temporary basis.

That announcement followed two Health Canada recalls of Bonify products in December. The province of Manitoba also suspended the sale and distribution of all Bonify products last month.

Bonify voluntarily chose to suspend all retail sales in Saskatchewan and is no longer selling medicinal cannabis, as the company tries to restore regulators’ confidence, said RavenQuest CEO George Robinson in December.

A number of front-line staff tried to speak out about 200 kilograms of unlicensed cannabis that arrived at Bonify’s Winnipeg production facility, he said, but were pressured to look the other way.

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