VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (“Emerald”) (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) has completed planting at its indoor Québec facility, Verdélite, and expects to complete planting in the next days in the first of its two greenhouses in Metro Vancouver, allowing for transition into the commercial phase of these operations and a significant increase in quality cannabis production with approximately 7,500kg of product output targeted for these facilities in 2020.
The 88,000 square foot indoor Verdélite facility consists of 21 grow rooms with precision-controlled environments and 16 processing rooms, which became fully licensed in October. The growing area is equipped to produce 4,800 kg of high-quality craft cannabis annually, and Verdélite’s established packaging and processing lines are built to process the targeted production volume and a wide diversity of value-added products. Verdélite’s marketing strategy is focused on building differentiated brands with a unique Québec identity and targeting consumers seeking premium dried flower and other value-added cannabis products for both adult-use and health and wellness benefits.
Emerald’s Metro Vancouver operation encompasses 156,000 square feet in two greenhouses, and 12 acres of outdoor cultivation area that became licensed in the summer. The first of its two 78,000 square foot greenhouses received its full cultivation license in October and organic certification in November. This facility will organically grow multiple strains of unique high-THC and high-CBD cannabis to expand Emerald’s product line and will be particularly focused on serving medical customers and adult-use consumers seeking health and wellness benefits.
“Our strategy to have multiple complementary operations is maturing and we are transitioning into commercial production in all our facilities,” said Riaz Bandali, President & Chief Executive Officer of Emerald. “As we move into full production, and with our nationwide distribution network in place and international market opportunities such as our recently announced Danish sales agreement, we expect sales of our differentiated Emerald cannabis products from these expanded facilities to start in the first quarter of 2020 and ramp up significantly through the year.”
About Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (EHT) is committed to creating new consumer experiences with recreational and wellness-oriented cannabis products. With an emphasis on innovation and production excellence, Emerald has built a platform of distinct operating assets designed to uniquely serve the Canadian marketplace and international opportunities.
EHT’s 50%-owned Pure Sunfarms (PSF) in Delta, BC, focused on high quality, affordably priced products, is in full production in its first 1.1M s.f. greenhouse, with a second 1.1M s.f. greenhouse planned to be in full production by the end of 2020. Emerald’s Verdélite premium craft operation is fully licensed and in full production in its 88,000 s.f. indoor facility in Québec. Its Metro Vancouver health & wellness-oriented organic greenhouse and outdoor operation is expanding to full production in the first of two 78,000 s.f. buildings. Its Emerald Health Naturals joint venture is creating a completely new wellness product category with its non-cannabis endocannabinoid-supporting product line and is expanding distribution across Canada. The executive team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, and marketing.
Please visit www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
Jenn Hepburn, Chief Financial Officer
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Emerald Investor Relations
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