Loyalist becomes first college in Canada to have laboratory approved for cannabis research

January 26, 2017

Health Canada has recently approved Loyalist College for a Controlled Drugs and Substances License for the purpose of research and analysis using medical cannabis, which Loyalist says makes it the only college in Canada and the only Ontario academic institution with this laboratory approval. Future cannabis testing will be undertaken at Loyalist’s Supercritical CO2 Extraction Applied Research Laboratory. “In partnership with Health Canada and industry leaders, we will help to inform related decision making, continuous quality improvement and sustainable practices,” said Loyalist President Ann Marie Vaughan. “Increased R&D in this area is timely and essential moving forward.” Loyalist