Pelham cannabis producer faces Health Canada compliance problems

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Customers are being warned of potential pot shortages after Health Canada seized thousands of kilograms of cannabis from a producer in Pelham.

Officials for Health Canada say cannabis was being grown in five rooms at a greenhouse before the company, CannTrust, had the official go ahead from the government.

The company did eventually get approval for the rooms in April, but Health Canada representatives also cite problems with inadequate record keeping and accuse CannTrust employees of providing false and misleading information to inspectors.

For now, BNN Bloomberg reports Health Canada has put more than five thousand kilograms of cannabis on hold while CannTrust is voluntarily holding another 7,500 kilograms.

Representatives for the company say they are working to correct mistakes and are trying to find alternative product sources to fill the potential supply gap for their customers.

On the company's official Twitter account, they urge patients with questions to call their Customer Care team at 1-855-794-2266 or email customerservice@canntrust.ca.