Many of Canada’s medical cannabis producers are ready to release marijuana oils for patients who are permitted to use the weed but not comfortable with smoking or taking it in vaporized form to relieve their symptoms. It was in July that Health Canada gave cultivators the permission to start producing the plant-based extracts. Around 12 of the country’s 25 medicinal marijuana growers sought expanded licences to cultivate and market cannabis oils and/or fresh marijuana buds and leaves under the new federal regulations. The names from Ontario include Tweed and Bedrocan Canada Inc., and B.C.’s Tilray.