The Manitoba government has pulled cannabis from Dispensaries shelves after Health Canada started an investigation into Bonify – commercial cannabis producer and grower.
There were 52 units in total that were sold in 3-5 gram packages in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon at the end of November 2018.
On Thursday, December 20, 2018, the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority in Manitoba announced the suspension of the sale of Bonify products. They have seized all products made by the company from Manitoba retailers, over record- keeping issues and labelling errors.
Officials with LGCA say that anyone who purchased Bonify cannabis products should return them in their original packaging where they purchased them and will get a refund.
Other issue is that Bonify did not meet some of the microbial and chemical contamination limits as laid out by Health Canada regulations that growers are required to adhere to.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is unhappy with the way the province learned of the recall. He said they learned of the issue from the company and not Health Canada who had known about the recall for a week and a half.
Pallister said if the federal government doesn’t communicate on these issues his government won’t be able to protect cannabis users in the province.
Online sale of Bonify products were also stopped. A notice to customers was posted that said:
“Product ordering is temporarily on hold. An email notification will be sent to Members once resumed. We apologize for the inconvenience.”