B.C. Cannabis Company Gets Approval To Make Cocaine From Health Canada

By Louis Pavlakos, Complex on March 4, 2023

Adastra Labs, a cannabis company based in Langley, British Columbia, announced that it had received approval from Health Canada to include cocaine as a substance that it can legally process, sell, and distribute.

B.C. Premier David Eby said he was “astonished” when he became aware of the news, according to CTV News.

“The short answer is I was astonished by this announcement. I understand that this company says Health Canada has given them some sort of authorization. It is not part of our provincial plan,” he said when asked about his reaction to Adastra Labs’ release. “If Health Canada did in fact do this, they did it not only without engaging with the province but without notice to us.”

– Read the entire article at Complex.