Aleafia aligns with CannTrust
TORONTO, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Aleafia Health Inc. (TSXV: ALEF; OTC: CAMDF) (“Aleafia“) or (the “Company“), is pleased to announce a formalized relationship with CannTrust Inc. (TSX: TRST) (“CannTrust“), which both companies feel will be of significant mutual benefit. The companies have entered into a strategic genetic supply agreement through which Aleafia will receive various strains of high-quality starter genetics for its first licensed production facility in Scugog, Ontario, and CannTrust taking the right of first refusal to purchase product from Aleafia.
CannTrust has provided starter genetics to Aleafia for cultivation, which is underway at the Aleafia Farms licensed facility. Aleafia is expecting to complete its first harvest in May and, once completed, Aleafia is expecting to receive its ACMPR sales and distribution license shortly thereafter, subject to a successful inspection by Health Canada.
CannTrust will also have the ability to purchase product from Aleafia’s harvest. This would support CannTrust’s patient base and provide Aleafia with revenue growth in the near term, augmenting the existing revenue derived from the nationwide Canabo clinic network.
Aleafia chose to work with CannTrust because of CannTrust’s demonstrably high-quality production standards and quality genetics. As part of the agreement, Aleafia will also refer a significant percentage of its growing patient base to CannTrust, in cases where patients require strains that Aleafia may not initially be able to supply out of the current facility. Notably, Aleafia has begun an expansion strategy to increase cultivation capacity from its current abilities. The initial-phase expansion of 150,000 square feet is fully funded with plans for future expansion on its 76-acre property in Scugog, Ontario.
“The entire Aleafia team is pleased with this exciting opportunity to work with CannTrust,” said Executive Director Julian Fantino. “Standardized repeatable product for our patients is something we feel strongly about at Aleafia and is a critical part of meeting the exacting standards required by our expanding network of more than 30,000 patients. CannTrust already does this very well, which made the decision to work together an easy one. We thank CannTrust for its continued support and look forward to working closely together in the future.”
“This relationship is strategic for us as the Aleafia model is complementary to ours on many levels,” said CannTrust President Brad Rogers. “Aleafia’s ability to meet our rigorous production-quality standards and deliver high-quality product is key, along with CannTrust being the preferred partner in Aleafia’s clinic business. This relationship is a real win-win for both organizations.”
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About Aleafia Health Inc.:
Aleafia is a leading, vertically integrated medical cannabis company with a unique focus on delivering quality patient care from “seed” to “sale.” Aleafia is uniquely positioned with a singular focus on the medical cannabis market. The company operates the largest brick and mortar medicinal cannabis clinic network in Canada under the Canabo Medical Clinic brand, which is staffed by licensed, practicing physicians. Aleafia has obtained over 50,000 unique patients and maintains the largest medical cannabis patient data set in Canada. Aleafia’s state of the art production facilities will allow for the production of high- quality strains at low cost. Aleafia’s production will focus on securing the highest- quality medicinal product for its growing patient base.
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