Health Canada reinstates CannTrust’s Vaughan licences
CannTrust Holdings says Health Canada has reinstated the pot producer’s licences at its Vaughan, Ont. manufacturing facility. Last August, the regulator found CannTrust broke several rules, including insufficient security controls and areas constructed without regulatory approval. "Our licence reinstatement is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by the CannTrust team," CEO Greg Guyatt said in a release Thursday. "Today marks the beginning of the next chapter in CannTrust's history.” The company said it will restart manufacturing at its Vaughan facility imminently and that it expects to have products available in the fourth-quarter of this year. In May, Health Canada reinstated the licence for its Fenwick, Ont. facility, nearly a year after inspectors first discovered marijuana grown in unlicensed rooms.
Cronos reports Q2 loss, officially enters Israeli market
Toronto-based cannabis producer Cronos Group announced a second-quarter loss of $3 million on Thursday, hampered by a $3.1-million inventory writedown it blamed on industry price compression. Net revenue checked in at $9.9 million, a $2.2-million bump from the same period in 2019. Cronos also announced that it has launched a medical line of dried flower in Israel under the name Peace Naturals. The company also issued an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted business, stating that while it has ‘sufficient inventory,’ unplanned closures at the manufacturing or vendor level could cause a supply-chain disruption.
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