The Pittsburg City Council has approved a commercial cannabis permit, one of the first issued in Contra Costa County since commercial sales of recreational marijuana became legal in California earlier this year.
The council voted on Monday night 4-1 to allow Canyon Laboratories to use cannabis oil to manufacture medical and non-medical cannabis products out of a new facility at 780 Clark Avenue.
Currently, Canyon Laboratories manufacturers a wide range of products such as topical creams, dietary supplements and medical foods. Now, it will be able to add raw cannabis extracts in many of its products and create recreational ingestible products such as gummies.
Canyon Laboratories will be purchasing the raw cannabis extract and will not be growing marijuana in their labs.
“We are very committed to the science of what cannabis offers in different product formats," said Richard Fischler, CEO of Canyon Laboratories. "There’s a lot of functional benefits of cannabis extract both as CBD and THC form that we plan to produce products for."