Canada’s federal cannabis industry regulator has launched a two-year pilot project exploring virtual inspections of marijuana production sites. The goal of these virtual inspections is to reduce carbon emissions. The project, called “Eagle Eye,” has received 151,753 Canadian dollars ($115,000) in funding over two years from Canada’s Greening Government Fund. “If successful, the program’s carbon footprint will be reduced while still maintaining – and perhaps augmenting or enhancing – regulatory oversight,” a government summary noted about the pilot program. Health Canada is still “in the early stages” of identifying exactly what types of inspections may be suitable for the project, department spokeswoman Tammy Jarbeau wrote.
Marijuana Business Daily, 10/26/2020 15:30:33