Alberta producer making cannabis oil for ‘green’ beer hitting regulatory roadblocks

An Alberta-based cannabis producer is hoping to grease the wheels of the liquor industry with a little marijuana oil.

Element GP, based in Clearwater County, plans to provide the key ingredient for a non-alcoholic beer that is brewed from cannabis oil.

The producer has joined forces with Toronto-based Province Brands of Canada to create the concoction, which they describe as a safer alternative to alcohol. 

Under the new business alliance, Element GP will produce custom marijuana oil for a new line of barley brews.

Province Brands heralded the cannabis-based beer — which is still in development with patent pending — as the first of its kind. They say cracking open one of their cold ones would provide a short-lived buzz similar to an alcoholic beer.

Researchers at Toronto’s Loyalist College have been working on the

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