On October 17, 2018, Canadians from Alberta and the Northwest Territories to Quebec and Newfoundland celebrated the legalization of the little green plant called marijuana, while members of the pro-cannabis community finally experienced a little taste of freedom. Although our neighbor to the north has succeeded in implementing federal control of this herb, though, Canada has still faced a number of internal problems due to Sovereign Law, low product inventory, and breaches of consumer privacy. Now, just to make things worse, a Winnipeg-based marijuana producer has been charged with dealing in the black market. As a result, their activity has been suspended until further notice. So, what has transpired in the Province of Manitoba? Let’s take a closer look and find out more information about this latest pot scandal.
Seize All the Products!
Recently, regulators from Manitoba seized a string of cannabis products from Bonify, on the allegations that this store was selling black market pot products to a string of licensed marijuana retail stores. As a result of this illicit activity, the Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Authority (LGCA) and the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation have announced that all products produced by the Winnipeg-based store will be completely restricted due to poor quality control measures.
In the meantime, the Winnipeg Free Press confirmed that Health Canada received a report from a whistleblower about a 200-kilogram purchase of illegal marijuana. Since that time, the organization has ordered a recall of Bonify products, which had been distributed and sold in three dispensaries across Saskatchewan.
More Microbes for Marijuana
According to the report from Health Canada, the Bonify products contained traces of microbes and contaminants that did not meet the standards of program regulations. Meanwhile, officials have ordered all customers who have purchased marijuana (or related materials) from Bonify to return these products immediately and to ask for a refund.
Keep in mind that Manitoba was initially alerted to this marijuana problem, but the federal government of Canada has yet to respond to the matter. Ultimately, Brian Pallister (Manitoba Premier) has regarded this incident as a dark time for Canada.
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Dependency or Abuse
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