A federally licensed medical marijuana company whose products tested positive for a dangerous banned pesticide says it has determined the main source of the problem – an employee who sprayed the chemical on plants without authorization. The announcement by Hydropothecary Corp. comes after a month-long investigation that began when Health Canada conducted a random spot check at the company’s Gatineau facility and turned up evidence of myclobutanil.
At the end of the Monaco Grand Prix a few weeks ago, a Formula One commentator asked Lance Stroll if he had any messages for his fans back home. “Stay with me,” Stroll said, straining to mask the disappointment in his voice. “Keep your heads up and it’ll come – it’ll come.”The rookie Canadian driver, having struggled mightily this season, had just been forced to retire from the race with seven laps to go because of mechanical problems with his car.
Health Canada’s crackdown on banned pesticides in the medical marijuana industry is drawing praise from within the sector as the government introduces mandatory safety testing on all products to protect consumers. Aphria Inc., which has called on the government to introduce stricter safety standards in recent months, said on Thursday that Health Canada’s decision was a welcome move. The company’s chief executive officer, Vic Neufeld, called it “a positive step forward” for the industry.
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Selecting a term
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