Manitoba Licensed Producer Bonify hit with another investigation and recall

A Winnipeg-based Licensed Marijuana Producer has been hit with yet another round of recalls in the new, legal, marijuana market.

According to Health Canada, 14 lots of dried cannabis produced by Bonify are part of the latest recall due to either record-keeping or labelling issues.

Eight of Bonify’s lots had the cannabinoid values, and totals listed in reverse.

Between Oct. 22 and Dec. 20, 2018, 5883 units were recalled.

Prior to this infraction, Health Canada initiated a recall of two strains of Bonify cannabis products that were being sold in three stores. All three of those stores were in Saskatchewan.

As a result, regulators in Manitoba seized all distributed Bonify products. Further stretching the legal market further and enhancing the success of online dispensaries.

Health Canada says the record-keeping issues with some of the latest recall involve production documents that may not meet the requirements under the Cannabis Regulations.

Products were distributed through Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, along with New Leaf Emporium and Spiritleaf, both of which are located in Moose Jaw, Sask.

Consumers are instructed to immediately stop using the product, and to contact the provincial retailer from whom they purchased the product, the statement says. While asking for a full refund.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said “after Manitoba suspended Bonify’s sales last week that he believed illegal cannabis entered the legal distribution system.”

Pallister was upset with the lack of communication from Health Canada about that recall, and called it a “black day” for the legal cannabis system.

Bonify’s board of directors issued a statement last week saying irregularities in its recalled products at the time were revealed in “a thorough review by Health Canada and independent third-party consultant, RavenQuest Technologies Inc.”

“An investigation into these irregularities is ongoing and Bonify’s board will be able to provide further comment at the appropriate time after the investigation reaches its conclusion,” the company said.

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