CBC News highlights the plight of Vert Médica, one of many applicants under Health Canada’s MMPR program that has been waiting for inspection.
Dany Lefebvre has a sleek, modern production facility set up near Drummondville, Que. with a state-of-the art ventilation system, heat lamps and high security.
All he needs now is the green light from the new Liberal government to grow marijuana in it.
Lefebvre mortgaged one of his restaurants to invest a few hundred thousand dollars of his own money in his operation, and he has financial backing from PharmaCan Capital.
Lefebvre said he is not upset to have to wait for a license, because he believes Health Canada is right to regulate the industry closely – citing the danger of producing cannabis with mould or bacteria.
Despite the delay, Lefebvre says:
It’s the best medical cannabis regulation around the world. And I think Canada will launch, in my personal opinion, the best recreational regulations for cannabis worldwide, as well.
When PharmaCan Capital invested in the company in early 2014, CEO Paul Rosen said:
“VMGM’s facility is very impressive and ideally suited to meet the needs of patients under Health Canada’s MMPR program. We are thrilled to be associated with VMGM and are hopeful that VMGM will be granted a license by Health Canada for the commercial production and distribution of medical marihuana and become one of the country’s most respected suppliers of this medicine in the near future.”
Read Benjamin Shingler’s”Quebec entrepreneur hoping for high times with Liberals’ marijuana pledge”: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-marijuana-liberal-government-trudeau-1.3286227