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Recall of Cannabis for Medical Purposes - Emblem Cannabis Corp.

Starting date:
April 7, 2017
Type of communication:
Drug Recall
Hazard classification:
Type III
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Labelling and Packaging
General Public
Identification number:


On April 7, 2017, Emblem Cannabis Corp., a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes located in Ontario, began a voluntary recall of four lots of dried marijuana under a Type III recall. The affected lot numbers can be found below.


On April 7, 2017, Emblem Cannabis Corp. initiated a voluntary Type III recall for four lots of product due to the mislabelling of the cannabidiol (CBD) content of the products. The CBD content identified on the label was higher than the concentration present in the products:

  • For lot 6, the products were mislabelled as containing a CBD value of 11.445% instead of 0.585% CBD.
  • For lot 9, the products were mislabelled as containing a CBD value of 9.52% instead of 0.459% CBD.
  • For lot 53, the products were mislabelled as containing a CBD value of 0.05% instead of <0.05% CBD.
  • For lot 66(3), the products were mislabelled as containing a CBD value of 15.052% instead of 0.113% CBD.

A Type III recall refers to a situation in which the use of, or exposure to a product, is not likely to cause any adverse health consequences.

To date, Health Canada has not received any adverse reaction reports for products sold by Emblem Cannabis Corp. However, Health Canada recommends that any individual affected by the recall immediately stop using the recalled product and to contact Emblem Cannabis Corp. at the following number 1-844-546-3633.

Affected products

Dried marijuana

Not applicable
Dosage form

Not applicable



Lot or serial number

The following lots are classified under the Type III recall initiated on April 7, 2017.

  • 6
  • 9
  • 53
  • 66(3)
Product UPC

Not applicable

Recalling Firm
Emblem Cannabis Corp.
Tel: 1-844-546-3633
Marketing Authorization Holder
Not applicable

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983