Thieves steal undisclosed amount of legal cannabis from shipping facility

Dec 22 2019, 11:34 am

A Canadian medical cannabis producer is reporting a shipment of an undisclosed amount of cannabis intended for sale was stolen from the carrier company they hired to deliver it.

Aleafia Health Inc, based in Concord, Ontario, said in a release on Friday that it had “received an update from a third-party transportation company regarding a shipment of Aleafia Health’s packaged, finished cannabis products intended for the adult-use market.”

According to Aleafia, their authorized carrier had been contracted to deliver the shipment of products to a provincial wholesale facility.

“On December 20, 2019 the Carrier notified Aleafia Health that the transportation vehicle containing the shipment had been reported stolen from the Carrier’s facility,” Aleafia said in a statement. “The third-party Carrier has filed a police report, and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.”

According to the company, the value of the shipment is not material and they have not released any information about the quantity.

Aleafia says it has informed Health Canada of the situation.