WeedMD to Supply Cannabis to the Private Retail Sector in Province of Saskatchewan
February 25, 2019 (Source) — 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 the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) has authorized the Company to supply cannabis directly to the province’s retail and wholesale markets.
“As our robust production platform continues to expand, we are excited to announce the further expansion of our distribution network along with it,” said Brett Moon, SVP, Sales and Marketing at WeedMD. “Saskatchewan represents the sixth province in which Canadians will be able to purchase WeedMD products and has a unique model that allows both the sale and distribution of cannabis by the private sector. We are thrilled to be creating partnerships directly within this market which forms another component of WeedMD’s diverse distribution network, providing premium-branded products to both the government and private sectors across Canada and further positioning the Company for emerging global markets.”
WeedMD’s expansion into its large-scale, fully-funded modern greenhouse will be the main supply base for its medical cannabis patients and rapidly-growing recreational market. The Company is on track to increase its cultivation platform to more than 550,000 sq. ft. in first half of 2019.
In addition to Saskatchewan, WeedMD’s premium-quality cannabis products are currently available in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia, and will be shortly available in Manitoba. With all six provinces, WeedMD is able to reach about 70% of Canada’s projected recreational market. The Company is in continued discussions with the remaining provinces, territories and private retail outlets. Recently, WeedMD completed the first shipment of medical cannabis products to Shoppers Drug Mart and our products are now available for sale on its newly-launched e-commerce site.
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 state-of-the-art greenhouse facility located in Strathroy, Ontario.
The greenhouse currently has 110,000 square feet of licensed space in production and is expected to have a total footprint of more than 550,000 square feet online in first half of 2019. 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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This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation which are based upon WeedMD’s current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs and views of future events. Forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “expect”, “likely”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “potential”, “proposed”, “estimate” and other similar words, including negative and grammatical variations thereof, or statements that certain events or conditions “may”, “would” or “will” happen, or by discussions of strategy.
The forward-looking information in this news release is based upon the expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and views of future events which management believes to be reasonable in the circumstances. Forward-looking information includes estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, targets, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact. Forward-looking information in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to internal expectations, expectations with respect to actual production volumes, expectations for future growing capacity and the completion of any capital project or expansions. Forward-looking information necessarily involve known and unknown risks, including, without limitation, risks associated with general economic conditions; adverse industry events; loss of markets; future legislative and regulatory developments; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on favourable terms; the cannabis industry in Canada generally; the ability of WeedMD to implement its business strategies; competition; crop failure; and other risks.
Any forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, WeedMD does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for WeedMD to predict all such factors. When considering this forward-looking information, readers should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in WeedMD’s Annual Information Form dated December 13, 2017 (the “AIF”) and other disclosure documents of WeedMD filed with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The risk factors and other factors noted in the AIF and other disclosure documents could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in any forward-looking information.
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