Invictus Provides Update On Oil Extraction Program
Vancouver, BC, February 25, 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 successfully completed testing on two batches of oil and is working to finalize its application to Health Canada to allow for the sale of bottled cannabis oil and cannabis resin.
Acreage Pharms' closed-loop CO2
system performs Subcritical and Supercritical Fluid Extraction utilizing high-pressure carbon dioxide to extract essential oils from botanicals, using specific temperatures and pressures to withdraw different components from plants. The system is operating at full capacity to build inventory in anticipation of Acreage Pharms receiving Health Canada approval. The new product line is expected to include a 1-to-1 ratio of CBD to THC oil, high CBD oil, and high THC oil for both the medial and recreational markets.
"We are expanding our portfolio to satisfy consumer demand, adding oils and concentrates to our line-up of premium flower products," said George E. Kveton, CEO of Invictus. " Research shows oils are increasing in popularity and we need to remain nimble to keep abreast of market trends.”
Separately, Invictus has also granted 150,000 stock options to a certain advisor of the Company. Each stock option has an exercise price of $0.98 and is exercisable into one common share of the Company. The options vest immediately and are exercisable over a period of five years. The stock options were granted subject to the terms and conditions of the Company's Stock Option Plan.
For more information, please visit www.invictus-md.com
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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