Invictus MD Updates Shareholders on Cannabis Legalization Process

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Vancouver, BC, October 17, 2017 – INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. (“Invictus MD” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS1) Today, Invictus MD updated shareholders that it is taking steps to monitor the government policy development process in advance of the legalization of recreational cannabis that is expected in July 2018.

“There are a number of authorities across the country that are developing policies and regulations to support the successful legalization of recreational cannabis. Invictus MD is monitoring these jurisdictions and will engage officials when necessary,” stated Dan Kriznic, Chairman and CEO of Invictus MD.

Invictus MD in Ontario

Invictus MD has been closely monitoring the recreational cannabis framework released by the Ontario government. Some highlights of Ontario’s proposed cannabis framework are:

  • Ontario will mirror the Liquor Control Board of Ontario model for retail sales
  • Purchase and consumption age will be 19 years old
  • Cannabis will not be sold alongside alcohol or in the same location
  • Current private dispensaries are illegal and will be shut down
  • Recreational cannabis use will be permitted in private residences only for now
  • Ontario will operate a scale up approach to storefront retail locations with 40 stores initially, 80 stores by the end of the first year and 120 stores by 2020
  • Online access will be available at the outset
  • Retail locations will resemble the early days of LCBO locations where product is not displayed and kept behind the counter for ordering
  • The new entity will only purchase from federally licensed producers within Canada
  • The government is not speculating on supply and possible increases in demand at the moment
  • The government is only permitting the smoking and ‘vaping’ of cannabis, no edibles at this time

Invictus MD in Alberta

Representatives from Invictus MD attended the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat’s Framework session in Edmonton last week where we were able to monitor stakeholder reaction to Alberta’s framework, including:

  • Oversight and enforcement of regulations will be carried out by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
  • The government plans to act as the wholesaler and clearinghouse for all cannabis sales through the AGLC using a “postage stamp” model for wholesaling the product – the wholesale price would be identical throughout the province.
  • The government wishes to ensure that both large and small producers can compete to supply the market with the AGLC by acting as a single buyer.
  • There has not been a decision as to whether the sale of cannabis should be made by government-owned stores, or by private retailers.
  • Purchase and consumption age will be 18 years old and will initially only be available in physical stores, not through online sales.
  • Use of the product will not be permitted at retail locations and are not planning to permit lounges and cafes.

Legislative Update on Bill C-45 (Federal Cannabis Act)

Currently, Bill C-45, an Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, passed second reading in June 2017 and was referred to the Standing Committee on Health where they are reporting on the Bill with amendments.

IR Agreement

The Company has entered into an investor relation’s agreement (the “IR Agreement”) with Gold Standard Media LLC, a limited liability company existing under the laws of the State of Texas with an office at 1102 S. Austin Ave, #110-283, Georgetown, Texas, USA. The term of the IR Agreement is for a three-month public awareness campaign. In connection with the IR Agreement, the Company will be compensated one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Options Granted

The Company also reports that it has granted 1,535,000 incentive stock options to directors and consultants of the Company. The stock options are exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $1.34 per share. The options were granted under and are subject to the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Option Plan.

About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the Canadian cannabis sector, namely the Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, being its wholly owned subsidiary Acreage Pharms and its non-wholly owned affiliate AB Laboratories Inc.; along with Fertilizer and Nutrients through its non-wholly owned subsidiary Future Harvest Development Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.invictus-md.com.

On Behalf of the Board,
Dan Kriznic
Chairman & CEO

Larry Heinzlmeir
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
604-537-8676

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Invictus MD Provides an Update on Construction of Phase 2 at Acreage Pharms Ltd.

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Vancouver, BC, September 25, 2017 – INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. (“Invictus MD” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS1) is pleased to announce that construction of the Phase 2 development, a purpose built, multiple room production facility, is well underway at its wholly owned subsidiary, Acreage Pharms Ltd. (“Acreage Pharms”), a licensed producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”).

The foundation for the Phase 2 facility has been poured and the exterior is expected to be completed by the first part of November 2017. By the end of January 2018, the interior fit-out is expected.

While the facility was originally planned for 27,800 square feet, utilizing best practices learned from previous developments, the design was optimized to increase it to 32,000 square feet. The additional space will provide added capacity to accommodate administrative and production staff. The new facility will house nine, 1,600 square foot flowering rooms, maximizing available floor space and allowing for a fully controlled and optimized environment facilitating a harvest every two weeks and enabling the grow teams to complete all their procedures in the same day. Additionally, a second level 8 vault will be constructed giving Acreage Pharms the ability to store some $60 million of cannabis product at a given time.

Commencing February 2018 Acreage Pharms will have a production run rate of approximately 5,000 kgs of cannabis per annum based on the improvements realized from Phase 1 plus the construction of the Phase 2 facility. Given the location of Acreage Pharms in West-Central Alberta, electricity for the facility is being achieved at 2.8 cents per kW, which is one of the lowest rates in Canada. Additionally, there are no fees related to the disposal of water at the facility given it will be processed utilizing a septic tank and drain field method. These factors among others will allow Acreage Pharms to be very competitive while producing high-quality cannabis at one of the lowest cost per gram in the industry.

The capital costs of constructing the Phase 2 facility continue to remain within the $6 million that was initially budgeted.

Initial harvests in the existing state-of-the-art production facility, using pesticide free growing systems and Good Production Practices, has resulted in high quality, non-irradiated medical cannabis. Currently Acreage Pharms has 80,000 grams of dried cannabis in its vault, ready for sale once it receives its sales license.

“Invictus MD currently has $27 million in cash in the treasury. This cash has been earmarked for expanding square footage to meet the significant demand that is not only currently existing as part of the medical market but also to accommodate the recreational market that will commence mid next year. Invictus MD has enough cash in the treasury to expand its canopy footprint on its 250 acres of property and produce 15,000 kg’s per annum making it one of the top producers under the ACMPR.” said Dan Kriznic, Chairman & CEO, of Invictus MD. “The construction plans at Acreage Pharms has been our corporate strategy to take advantage of the current and future demand for a high quality standardized pesticide free product, in this emerging market.”

About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the Canadian cannabis sector, namely the Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, being its wholly owned subsidiary Acreage Pharms and its non-wholly owned affiliate AB Laboratories Inc.; along with Fertilizer and Nutrients through its non-wholly owned subsidiary Future Harvest Development Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.invictus-md.com.

On Behalf of the Board,
Dan Kriznic
Chairman & CEO

Larry Heinzlmeir
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
604-537-8676

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “Forward-Looking Information”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward Looking Information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or financial performance that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action; and the plans for completion of the Offering, expected use of proceeds and business objectives. In certain cases, Forward-Looking Information can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “anticipates”, “expects”, “understanding”, “has agreed to” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “would”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Although Invictus has attempted to identify important factors that could affect Invictus and may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward-Looking Information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties related to the Offering not being completed in the event that the conditions precedent thereto are not satisfied. In making the forward-looking statements in this news release, Invictus has applied several material assumptions, including the assumptions that (1) the conditions precedent to completion of the Offering will be fulfilled so as to permit the Offering to be completed on or about June 1, 2017; (2) all necessary approvals will be obtained in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; and (3) general business and economic conditions will not change in a materially adverse manner. There can be no assurance that Forward-Looking Information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Information. Except as required by law, Invictus does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to Forward-Looking Information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Invictus MD Provides an Update on Harvest by Acreage Pharms Ltd.

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Vancouver, BC, August 10, 2017 – INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. (“Invictus MD” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Acreage Pharms Ltd. (“Acreage Pharms”), a licensed producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), completed its first two successful harvests earlier this month. Acreage Pharms, utilizing its pesticide free growing systems, anticipates two harvests to take place the first week of September.

Trevor Dixon, CEO of Acreage Pharms commented “The yields from both of the first two harvests exceeded expectations. The additional two harvests in the first week of September will utilize the entire grow space which will maximize yields and generate sufficient data to determine anticipated annual production rates. Acreage Pharms will be in a position to receive the license to sell once the QA team has analyzed the results of the third-party lab tests. This will be a significant milestone for Acreage Pharms.”

The initial harvests in this purpose built, state-of-the-art production facility along with the highly capable, cultivation team that uses Good Production Practices, has resulted in high quality, non-irradiated medical cannabis.

The company is also pleased to report that Phase 2, a 27,800 square foot purpose built, multiple room production facility, is well under construction with scheduled completion by the end of January 2018.  Given the production improvements realized from Phase 1, the new facility is projected to produce up to 4,200 kgs per annum. That represents a 800% increase in production over the existing production facility. The capital costs of constructing the Phase 2 production facility is within the $6 million that was initially budgeted.

Dan Kriznic, Chairman & CEO, Invictus MD commented “Invictus MD is well capitalized for expansion with approximately $28.5 million in cash and is prepared for an exciting year of growth. We have one of the industry’s most experienced teams and our focus remains on building our shareholder value with significant expansion plans as the demand for cannabis increases.”

About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the Canadian cannabis sector, namely the Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, being its wholly owned subsidiary Acreage Pharms and its non-wholly owned affiliate AB Laboratories Inc.; along with Fertilizer and Nutrients through its non-wholly owned subsidiary Future Harvest Development Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.invictus-md.com.

On Behalf of the Board,
Dan Kriznic
Chairman & CEO

Larry Heinzlmeir
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
604-537-8676

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “Forward-Looking Information”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward Looking Information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or financial performance that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action; and the plans for completion of the Offering, expected use of proceeds and business objectives. In certain cases, Forward-Looking Information can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “anticipates”, “expects”, “understanding”, “has agreed to” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “would”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Although Invictus has attempted to identify important factors that could affect Invictus and may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward-Looking Information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties related to the Offering not being completed in the event that the conditions precedent thereto are not satisfied. In making the forward-looking statements in this news release, Invictus has applied several material assumptions, including the assumptions that (1) the conditions precedent to completion of the Offering will be fulfilled so as to permit the Offering to be completed on or about June 1, 2017; (2) all necessary approvals will be obtained in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; and (3) general business and economic conditions will not change in a materially adverse manner. There can be no assurance that Forward-Looking Information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Information. Except as required by law, Invictus does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to Forward-Looking Information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Invictus MD’s Acreage Pharms Ltd. Receives Development Permit for Phase 2 and Provides Update

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Vancouver, BC, July 14, 2017 – INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. (“Invictus MD” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS) is pleased to announce that its licensed production facility under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), Acreage Pharms Ltd. (“Acreage Pharms”) located near Edson, Alberta, utilizing a multi-room indoor perpetual growing methodology, will begin its first harvest the first week of August, with the second harvest occurring the following week. The company anticipates a harvest to take place approximately monthly going forward.

Invictus MD is further pleased to announce that Acreage Pharms has received its development permit for Phase 2 and has broken ground initiating construction on its 27,800 square foot purpose built, multiple room production facility. All contractors and suppliers necessary for the project have been scheduled. Invictus MD has committed to investing $6.0 million, which will be used to fund the costs of constructing the production facility.

“Following our successful harvest at the AB Laboratories production facility as announced earlier, and by securing the development permit for our Alberta production facility, with $30 million cash available and the majority earmarked for building production capacity, Invictus MD is prepared for an exciting year of growth,” said Dan Kriznic, Executive Chairman and CEO, Invictus MD. “Led by one of the industry’s most experienced teams, we are strongly focused on building our shareholder value. With 250 acres of cultivation space that stretches from Alberta to Ontario, allowing for purpose built production facilities rather than retrofitting existing buildings, our large land package allows for building cultivation facilities as demand increases and we will continue the disciplined but agile execution of our business strategy, and further establishing our leadership position as Canada’s cannabis company” added Kriznic.

Invictus MD also announced that Mr Paul Sparkes and Mr. Josef W. Hocher have been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Paul Sparkes is an accomplished business leader with over twenty five years’ experience in media, public affairs, venture capital, and Canada’s political arena. He is Currently President of Otterbury Holdings Inc., a corporation advising growth companies in the private and public markets.  Most recently Mr. Sparkes was Executive Vice Chair, Director and co-founder of Difference Capital Financial, a TSX-listed specialty finance company. Previously, Mr. Sparkes was Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs for CTVglobemedia (now Bellmedia). Prior to joining Bell Globemedia in 2001 as Group Vice-President, Public Affairs, Mr. Sparkes held senior positions in public service, including with the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1996 to 2001, he served in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada as Director of Operations, and Special Assistant for Atlantic Canada. Mr. Sparkes also served as Executive Assistant to two Premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Sparkes sits on several public and private boards including Thunderbird Entertainment (private), Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSXV: BPL), Antler Gold Inc ( TSXV:ANTL.V) BlastGard International Inc (BLGA-US) and is a former board member of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario ( LCBO).

Mr. Josef W. Hocher was a founder of Buried Hill Energy, an international oil and gas company, where he acted as co-chief executive in creating, developing and implementing the organization’s strategic direction. He continues to serve as the Senior Independent Director and is also either a Chair or a member of various committees. Mr. Hocher also founded Hitic Energy Ltd., and was a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He currently serves as Chairman of Orthoshop Geomatics Ltd., a geomatics services company; holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Field Upgrading Limited and Western Hydrogen Limited and since 2016, has been a Partner at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP. 

About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.

Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the burgeoning Canadian cannabis sector: Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, including its wholly owned subsidiary Acreage Pharms Ltd., as well as its investment in the fully licensed facility AB Laboratories Inc.; and Fertilizer and Nutrients through Future Harvest Development Ltd.

For more information, please visit www.invictus-md.com.

On Behalf of the Board,
Dan Kriznic
Executive Chairman & CEO

Larry Heinzlmeir
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
604-537-8676

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “Forward-Looking Information”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward Looking Information includes, but is not limited to, disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or financial performance that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action; and the plans for completion of the Offering, expected use of proceeds and business objectives. In certain cases, Forward-Looking Information can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “anticipates”, “expects”, “understanding”, “has agreed to” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “would”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Although Invictus has attempted to identify important factors that could affect Invictus and may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward-Looking Information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, without limitation, the risks and uncertainties related to the Offering not being completed in the event that the conditions precedent thereto are not satisfied. In making the forward-looking statements in this news release, Invictus has applied several material assumptions, including the assumptions that (1) the conditions precedent to completion of the Offering will be fulfilled so as to permit the Offering to be completed on or about June 1, 2017; (2) all necessary approvals will be obtained in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; and (3) general business and economic conditions will not change in a materially adverse manner. There can be no assurance that Forward-Looking Information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on Forward-Looking Information. Except as required by law, Invictus does not assume any obligation to release publicly any revisions to Forward-Looking Information contained in this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.