Organigram aims to be recertified as organic MMJ producer

Less than a year after Organigram had its organic certification suspended following a product recall, the Moncton, N.B.-based company started the process to be recertified as an organic producer of medical cannabis.

Organigram said in a news release it submitted an “action” plan to Ecocert Canada, an organic certification body recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The recertification process involves a series of onsite inspections, and Organigram aims to complete the process before next July, when recreational cannabis is expected to be legalized in Canada.

Organigram, whose product had been marketed as “100% organic cannabis,” was rocked earlier this year when the discovery of unauthorized pesticides prompted a recall.

The recall also prompted the filing of proposed class-action lawsuits.

CBC News reported that the recall impacted 3,895 customers, involving 392 kilograms of dried marijuana and 33 liters of cannabis oil.

OrganiGram was the first medical marijuana producer in Canada to be recognized as an organic grower by Ecocert in October 2014.

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