Delta, BC cannabis growers entering Canada gummies market

Pure Sunfarms says it plans to expand its gummy line with various flavours and potency

A large-scale East Ladner greenhouse, that’s made the switch to cannabis, this week unveiled its first cannabis-infused edible products.

Owned by Village Farms, Pure Sunfarms announced the launch of Real Fruit Gummies featuring such flavours as sour black cherry and sour raspberry.

They will be launched in B.C. first, with the full range of flavours and potencies expected to be available in other markets in the months ahead.

The company says its infused gummies are expected to be one of the only in Canada made using real fruit.

On another front, another cannabis company that has a partnership with the large-scale Houweling Nurseries greenhouse in East Ladner will also soon launch a line of edibles.

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Edibles & Infusions, completed the first phase of research and development trials at its licensed 51,000-Square-foot fully-automated manufacturing facility in Winnipeg.

With the development phase now complete, the company says it has created efficient processes for desired formulations and product varieties, and expects to enter the edibles market early this year.

The edibles facility will utilize its current state-of-the-art laboratory set up to produce approximately 60,000 pieces per eight-hour shift and can manage a variety of brands, according to AgraFlora.

Another Delta greenhouse operation on 104th Street in East Ladner, Rubicon Organics, announced it received a Health Canada license sales amendment which will allow the direct sale of cannabis edibles, topical and concentrate products to provincially authorized distributors/retailers and registered patients, in addition to its dried and fresh cannabis product.

Meanwhile, Health Canada last week announced a recall of gummies produced elsewhere which may contain mould.

The recall involves 33 lots of two edible cannabis products produced by TerrAscend Canada.

According to Health Canada, the products were sold through provincially- authorized retailers in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland.

Health Canada notes 330,927 units of recalled product were sold from September 2020 to January 2021.

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