Cannabis Research Services Now Available at Vineland

Published: November 19, 2021

Cannabis Research Services Now Available at Vineland

Vineland continues to add to its research services portfolio with a newly acquired Cannabis Research Licence under Health Canada’s Cannabis Act. The licence allows Vineland to conduct research, analysis and trials in a number of disciplines including biochemical studies, plant production, genetic diversity and the development of elite cannabis varieties along with integrated pest management solutions to support and advance the industry. Vineland’s trait development and genomics services spin-off company Platform  Genetics Inc. will also play a role in offering services under licence provisions.

“The cannabis licence allows us to expand our services to clients in the horticulture  sector, providing licensed producers and technology providers results-based  solutions for cannabis production,” says Tania Humphrey, PhD, Vineland’s Vice  President, Research & Development.

Since its legalization in 2018, cannabis has become the most valuable crop in  horticulture with an estimated annual market value of $5.7 billion, according to  Statistics Canada. Investment into the Vineland campus to support the cannabis licence was made  possible with the assistance of Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) and  Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

For more information, please contact:
Tania Humphrey, PhD., Vice President, Research & Development