Provinces now stocking WeedMD-branded products in advance of legalization
Toronto, Canada, September 28, 2018 – WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTC:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first shipments of WeedMD-branded cannabis to contracted provinces ahead of the landmark date of October 17, 2018 – an important milestone for the Company as it successfully ramps up production from its best-in-class cultivation facilities.
“We’re on the cusp of making history in Canada as the adult-use cannabis market opens up in the coming weeks. I’m proud of the dedication and hard work the WeedMD team has put into ensuring that our branded medical-grade cannabis is made available and accessible to all of our market channels,” said Keith Merker, CEO of WeedMD. “With the continued production ramp-up of both our large-scale, state-of-the-art greenhouse and our premium indoor growing facility, our team is executing to plan and delivering on all fronts to meet our supply commitments to the provinces, Shoppers Drug Mart and our medical markets. We’re looking forward to these long-term partnerships and the expansion opportunities that they bring.”
WeedMD has signed five cannabis supply and purchase agreements including with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC), the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BC LDB), the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC), the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) and Shoppers Drug Mart. Additionally, WeedMD continues to be engaged in discussions with other provincial liquor boards and emerging private retail operators.
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 under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The Company operates two facilities: a 26,000 sq. ft. indoor facility in Aylmer, Ontario and a 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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