CannTrust says goods returned by Alta. government cannabis firm worth $1.3M
A man holds holds a handful of cannabis buds at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility, in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:34AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:14AM EDT
VAUGHAN, Ont. -- CannTrust Holdings Inc. said Thursday that about $1.3 million worth of its products will be returned by the Alberta government's cannabis wholesaler and online retailer.
The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis agency announced the returns on Wednesday after Health Canada suspended CannTrust's licences to produce and sell pot.
CannTrust noted Thursday that Health Canada has not ordered a recall in respect of any of the company's products.
But it said that under the terms of its agreement, the goods may be returned for any reason and it will be responsible for the cost of the goods and all expenses related to the return.
Meanwhile, PEI Cannabis said Thursday it will not consider re-stocking CannTrust products until the supplier's license suspension is lifted.
That follows a decision by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp., announced Wednesday, to stop selling CannTrust products and to return the product it is holding at its distribution centre.
The Ontario government's cannabis wholesaler and retailer said in August it was returning products valued at roughly $2.9 million to CannTrust.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 19, 2019