VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (“Emerald”) (TSXV:EMH; OTCQX:EMHTF) has completed its first shipments of adult-use cannabis, fulfilling its initial supply scheduling, product, and volume commitments in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador – an important milestone for the Company as it significantly ramps up production and sourcing of cannabis and cannabinoid products. Emerald products have been available in these provinces since October 31st.
“It has always been important to us to ensure we fulfill the supply commitments we made to our provincial cannabis distribution customers. We are pleased that our initial deliveries have met this obligation and that we have the ability to provide consistent and increasing contracted shipments of Emerald products,” said Paul Dillman, Emerald’s Executive VP, Global Sales & Marketing. “With proprietary market research, differentiated products based on unique plant genetics, a recognizable, trusted brand, significant marketing expertise and bandwidth, and a growing sales team across Canada, we are aiming for a significant ramp-up in sales every quarter from these initial deliveries forward.”
“Emerald aims to assure its customers a secure supply of an array of products by establishing significant, diverse sources of indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor-grown cannabis and cannabinoid products. We have a strong and building foundation to achieve this goal,” said Chris Wagner, CEO at Emerald. “Our products are now available in stores and online in BC as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. Emerald is in negotiations with cannabis distribution authorities in several provinces as we continue to scale our production and sourcing efforts.”
About Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF; Frankfurt: TBD) is a Canadian licensed producer of cannabis. Its 50%-owned Pure Sunfarms joint venture in BC is completing a sophisticated 1.1 million square feet greenhouse; its Agro-Biotech operation in Québec is completing a 75,000 square feet indoor facility. Portions of both facilities are in commercial production. It has also contracted for approximately 500 acres of hemp harvest in 2018 and 1000 acres in 2019 to 2022 with the goal of extracting low-cost cannabidiol (CBD). Emerald’s team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, and marketing, and is focused on developing proprietary, value-added cannabis products for medical and adult-use customers. Emerald is part of the Emerald Health group, which is broadly focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.
Please visit www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
Rob Hill, Chief Financial Officer
(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5
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(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions, both general and specific, which give rise to the possibility that actual results or events could differ materially from our expectations expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include ramping up production and sourcing of cannabis and cannabinoid products; future deliveries of Emerald products; availability of Emerald products in other provinces; production capacity of various facilities; expansion of facilities; anticipated production costs; and receipt of hemp deliveries.
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