London's first medical grade cannabis producer, INDIVA, has received its federal licence to sell cannabis across Canada but the company doesn't know yet whether it will be part of Ontario's new online sales portal. 

Ottawa gave the company the green light Friday, with the provincial government announcing Monday it will start cannabis sales online before opening physical retail stores run privately in April 2019. 

"It's very positive," said Niel Marotta, CEO of INDIVA. "It gives INDIVA an opportunity to extend its brand to the retail experience — beyond the product experience."