WeedMD Secures Cannabis Sales Licence for its Large Scale State-of-the-Art Greenhouse
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has secured a licence from Health Canada to sell cannabis cultivated at its greenhouse facility in Strathroy, Ontario. The original licence, issued under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), was successfully migrated to a licence under the Cannabis Act and its regulations. The sales licence allows the Company to transport cannabis from its Strathroy greenhouse to its nearby indoor facility in Aylmer, Ontario for packaging and distribution to its medical and adult-use customers.
“We are thrilled to secure approval to begin selling the medical-grade cannabis that we’ve been cultivating at our production facility in Strathroy,” said Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD. “The Company continues to meet its production milestones on schedule and on budget. We brought the initial 44,000 square feet of our Strathroy platform online in record time and have a further 60,000 square feet completed and just awaiting Health Canada approval. Beyond that, we are on track to have more than 500,000 square feet of cultivation online by 2019.”
About WeedMD’s Sustainable Greenhouse
- with features including full climate-control, supplemental lighting and black-out curtains, WeedMD has adopted the best cultivation infrastructure to create a true “hybrid” greenhouse
- equipped with an on-site supply of natural clean water
- modern fertigation system runs on full-recirculation loop which provides an accurate, innovative computerized method of monitoring plant nutrients and water – ensuring that water is recycled and reused rather than leaching into the surrounding area
- boiler exhaust is scrubbed for CO2 which is then utilized for production, providing significant cost savings and ensuring optimal plant growth
With a true-hybrid greenhouse, WeedMD is able to produce indoor quality cannabis, with maximum efficiency.
About WeedMD Inc.
WeedMD Inc. is the publicly-traded parent company of WeedMD Rx Inc., a federally-licensed producer and distributor of cannabis and cannabis oil for both the medical and adult-use markets under the Cannabis Act. The Company operates two facilities: a 26,000 sq. ft. indoor facility in Aylmer, Ontario and a large-scale state-of-the-art greenhouse facility located in Strathroy, Ontario.
The greenhouse currently has 44,000 square feet of licensed space in production and is expected to have a total footprint of more than 500,000 square feet online by year-end 2018. WeedMD has a multi-channeled distribution strategy that includes supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart and provincial distribution agencies, as well as through strategic relationships across the seniors’ market in Canada.
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