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Charlottetown company signs agreement with province for supply of cannabis

Edwin Jewell, owner of Canada’s Island Garden, is expanding his Charlottetown facility next year to meet the demand for medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana once it is legalized. TERRENCE MCEACHERN/THE GUARDIAN
FILE PHOTO: Edwin Jewell, owner of Canada’s Island Garden, is expanding his Charlottetown facility next year to meet the demand for medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana once it is legalized. ©THE GUARDIAN - Terrence McEachern

A Charlottetown-based company is promising to deliver recreational cannabis to Islanders in a safe and strictly controlled manner.

Canada’s Island Garden is one of three companies that have entered into an agreement to supply the P.E.I. government with legal and regulated marijuana.

Edwin Jewell, president of Canada’s Island Garden, said in a press release Tuesday that the company has recently had its licence amended in order to allow for the production of cannabis oil.

The company has purchased and installed an oil extraction lab from Advanced Extraction Systems, an Island-based subsidiary of Diversified Metal Engineering.

“This is a huge step for our company, and it has been great to work alongside another Island-based company to follow this process through to completion,’’ Jewell said.

“Oil extracts are a very important component of the cannabis market. Our current clients are patiently waiting for our oil products to become available, and we look forward to providing them with an alternative to flowered product soon.’’

Along with this, Jewell said that for the upcoming recreational market, it will provide customers who wish to stay away from smoking a viable alternative for consuming cannabis.

He said there are also many other oil-based product alternatives that they are excited to explore down the road as the recreational industry progresses.

“As we move ahead, we will continue to improve our company in order to meet the demands of our existing clients as well as the incoming recreational market.’’

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