Canadian licensed producer Aleafia Health Inc. lost a shipment of cannabis of unspecified value on Friday, according to a press release.
The Toronto-based company was informed by its unnamed third-party transporter that a vehicle containing a shipment of cannabis bound for wholesale facilities in Ontario was stolen from the carrier’s facility. The cannabis was bound for the adult-use, as opposed to the medical, market.
The company says that the transporter has filed a report with the police and is “cooperating with the ongoing investigation,” and it has also notified both its insurance provider and Health Canada of the theft, “in accordance with the Company’s standard operating procedures.”
Aleafia seems unruffled by the incident, dismissing the value of the shipment as “not material” and saying that they are working to complete outstanding purchase orders “with existing inventory.”
The pot producer was in the news recently when it announced that it was joining forces with the Serruya family to open OnePlant dispensary in Kensington Market. The announcement raised the ire of both locals and the cannabis community for several reasons — the first being its close association with former Toronto Police Chief and current Aleafia board member Julian Fantino, who oversaw many cannabis-related arrests in his time as police chief.
The chain store is also set to open across the street from the iconic Hotbox Café, which has been in the market for more than 20 years and hopes to gain a retail licence to sell cannabis when the lottery system ends in January 2020.
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Written by Emma Spears