Police in Terrebonne, Quebec confirm that they have opened an investigation into a licensed commercial cannabis producer in Quebec who allegedly sold product into the illicit market.
Initially reported in the Quebec press, a representative with Terrebonne Police confirmed with StratCann via email that the company in question was licensed by Health Canada for commercial production. No information on the name of the company was available because the case has not been submitted to the DPCP (Directeur des poursuites criminelles & pénales).
A representative from Rose LifeScience, a processor in Quebec, says they were recently made aware of a police investigation into one of the companies they process for, Hydrocanna, and has terminated the relationship with the company. Hydrocanna is a micro cultivator in Quebec.
“ROSE was made aware that a police investigation in connection with Hydrocanna’s activities was underway,” a representative for Rose Life Sciences told StratCann via email. “We made the decision to terminate our business relationship immediately and a termination notice was sent to Hydrocanna. As Hydrocanna was a producer licensed by Health Canada, we were confident that this producer was operating in accordance with laws and regulations. Trust and ethics are at the heart of ROSE LifeScience values and any situation going against them cannot be tolerated.”
A representative for the SQDC says they cannot comment on the matter because of an ongoing police investigation. Attempts to contact Hydrocanna were unsuccessful.