Canadian retailer pulls CannTrust’s recreational marijuana goods from shelves

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Embattled Canadian cannabis cultivator CannTrust was dealt another blow after its recreational products were yanked from the shelves of Canada’s largest marijuana retailer.

Daffyd Roderick, director of communications for the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the province’s online retailer and wholesale distributor, confirmed to BNN Bloomberg that CannTrust’s products weren’t available for sale.

“Due to the Health Canada temporary hold on certain CannTrust cannabis products, OCS has voluntarily removed all affected products from distribution pending the outcome of the investigation,” Roderick wrote in an email to the news outlet.

Ontario-based CannTrust on Monday was sanctioned by Health Canada for conducting unlicensed cultivation for six months and providing inaccurate information to the federal regulator.

CannTrust’s greenhouse facility in Pelham, Ontario, received a “noncompliant” rating from Health Canada for operating five unlicensed rooms.

Soon after, CannTrust disclosed it had shipped some unlicensed medical marijuana overseas, adding an international dimension to the company’s regulatory woes.

The Ontario Cannabis Store’s Roderick declined to detail which CannTrust products were removed from the retailer’s shelves or how much was yanked.

But Roderick did confirm that the agency stopped distributing CannTrust products to authorized retailers in Ontario.