Invictus Secures Supply Agreement With The Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation
Vancouver, BC, February 13, 2019 - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ("Invictus" or the "Company") (TSXV: GENE; OTCQX: IVITF; FRA: 8IS1)
is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Acreage Pharms Ltd. ("Acreage Pharms"), has signed an agreement to supply the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (“OCRC”), through the Ontario Cannabis Store (“OCS”), with a selection of premium cannabis products for the adult recreational market.
Acreage Pharms, located in Edson, Alberta, is Invictus’ largest purpose-built indoor facility fully licensed under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations. The Company’s portfolio of Licensed Producers also includes 0989561 B.C. Ltd. (“Canandia”) in Delta, British Columbia, and AB Laboratories Inc. ("AB Labs") in Hamilton, Ontario.
"We are thrilled to bring our premium cannabis products to Canada’s largest market through the OCS,” said George E. Kveton, President and CEO of Invictus. “Since the legalization of adult recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, we have been supplying consumers in Alberta and BC. Now, for the first time, consumers in Ontario will have an opportunity to experience what we have to offer.”
Invictus’ product portfolio is expected to expand in 2019 with a variety of new strains, oils and concentrates, as regulations permit. In August 2018, Acreage Pharms received its extraction license for the production of oil and is continuing to work with Health Canada to obtain its sales license for oil products. Looking ahead, Invictus is actively participating in consultations with the Government of Canada on the proposed regulatory framework governing edibles, which are expected to become legal in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The Ontario supply agreement for adult recreational cannabis is the Company’s fourth in Canada, following Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Invictus has also signed its first international supply and distribution agreement for medical cannabis with Deutsche Medizinalcannabis GmbH in Germany.
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On Behalf of the Board,
George E. Kveton
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Vice President, Public Relations and Regulatory Affairs
Invictus is a global cannabis company offering a selection of products under a wide range of brands. Our integrated sales approach is defined by five pillars of distribution including medical, adult-use, international, Licensed Producer to Licensed Producer and retail stores.
Invictus has partnered with business leaders to convey our corporate vision, including KISS music legend and business mogul Gene Simmons as our Chief Evangelist Officer. To meet growing demand, Invictus is expanding its cultivation footprint, with three cannabis production facilities licensed under the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations in Canada. To accommodate international sales, Invictus’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Acreage Pharms Ltd., has designed and is currently building its Phase 3 purpose-built cultivation facility to be European Union Good Manufacturing Practices compliant. The Company is targeting for up to 50 percent of its production to comprise medical cannabis. To ensure consistency in quality and supply, Invictus maintains all aspects of the growing process through its subsidiary, Future Harvest Development Ltd., a high-quality fertilizer and nutrients manufacturer. Invictus drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified product portfolio with over 70 Health Canada approved strains and a multifaceted distribution strategy including medical, adult-use, international, Licensed Producer to Licensed Producer and retail stores. For more information visit www.invictus-md.com
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