A cannabis producer that has a large-scale greenhouse operation in East Delta is entering the Danish market.
Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. this week announced it has signed an agreement to become a new supplier to STENOCARE A/S of medical cannabis for Denmark and STENOCARE’s international markets.
Emerald notes that since this September the two have worked closely together to pre-qualify Emerald’s products and production methods.
STENOCARE and Emerald will now commence the work with the Danish Medicines Agency to have Emerald’s products ready and approved for the Danish Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.
The companies are aiming for product approval for CBD oil, THC oil and CBD /THC oil.
The partnership is also intended to extend to STENOCARE’s Irish subsidiary and to additional markets which are being evaluated.
“STENOCARE has carefully evaluated potential new suppliers of medical cannabis in order to supply products suitable for Danish patients according to the strict requirements of the Danish Medicines Agency. We selected Emerald because of their strong capabilities across cultivation, processing, formulation and testing,” said Thomas Skovlund Schnegelsberg, CEO of STENOCARE, in a news release. “We have previously been supplying medical cannabis to hospitals and pharmacies and have a ready customer base awaiting a new supply of products. We expect our partnership with Emerald to help us meet this demand and support STENOCARE’s vision of supplying medical cannabis that helps patients to achieve a better quality of life.”
Last year medical cannabis was legalized in Denmark under a four-year trial-program, enabling all Danish physicians to prescribe cannabis for medical use. This program also allows vendors that have been licensed by the Danish Medicines Agency to cultivate, produce, import and distribute medical cannabis.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. has a partnership with the huge Village Farms greenhouse, a joint venture called Pure Sunfarms.
Emerald also recently announced it has begun shipping branded, packaged dried cannabis products to the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, which acts as the provincial wholesaler of non-medical cannabis, supplying licensed private retailers and the government-run online store and stand-alone B.C. Cannabis Stores.