Press Release

Aleafia Health Enters Definitive Supply Agreement with European Pharmaceutical Producer Apipharm

  • New international agreement strengthens Aleafia Health’s global distribution network
  • Initial purchase order for 1,000 kg of dried cannabis flower, with fulfilment of order underway
  • Apipharm a leading European natural pharmaceutical company with distribution in nine countries

TORONTO, January 8, 2020 – Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: AH, OTC: ALEAF) (“Aleafia Health” or the “Company”) has entered into a definitive three-year cannabis supply agreement (the “Supply Agreement”) with Apipharm Veletrgovina d.o.o. (“Apipharm”) a leading European pharmaceutical producer and distributor.

Apipharm specializes in the distribution of active pharmaceutical ingredients of plant origin including semi-synthetic cannabinoid isolates, along with the development of advanced pharmaceutical formulations.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aleafia Health will supply Apipharm with dried cannabis flower grown at its Niagara greenhouse facility. Apipharm has also submitted an initial purchase order to Aleafia Health, for 1,000 kg of premium dried flower. The initial purchase order is expected to ship as early as the end of Q1 2021, dependent on the timing of necessary import and export permits.

“It is our great pleasure that we have entered into a partnership agreement with Aleafia which will strengthen our market position in the development of advanced pharmaceutical formulations,” said Dr. Matevz Pompe, CEO of Apiharm.

“We are delighted to open a new international sales channel leveraging the well-established distribution network and expertise of Apipharm,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic. “Building on our best results to date in the most recent quarter, we will continue to execute on near-term international sales opportunities, fully leveraging our world class Canadian cannabis production assets.”

Aleafia Health Contact:

Nicholas Bergamini, VP Investor Relations

Apipharm Contact:

Dr. Matevz Pompe, CEO
+386 51 618 182

About Aleafia Health:

Aleafia Health is a vertically integrated and federally licensed Canadian cannabis company offering cannabis health and wellness services and products in Canada and in international markets. The Company operates medical clinics, education centres and production facilities for the production and sale of cannabis.

Aleafia Health owns three significant licensed cannabis production facilities, including the first large-scale, legal outdoor cultivation facility in Canadian history. The Company produces a diverse portfolio of commercially proven, high-margin derivative products including oils, capsules and sprays. Aleafia Health operates the largest national network of medical cannabis clinics and education centres staffed by MDs, nurse practitioners and educators and operates internationally in three continents.

Innovation, the heart of Aleafia Health’s competitive advantage, has led to the Company maintaining a medical cannabis dataset with over 10 million data points to inform proprietary illness-specific product development and its highly differentiated education platform FoliEdge Academy. The Company is committed to creating sustainable shareholder value; the TSX Venture Exchange named Aleafia the 2019 top performing company prior to its graduation to the TSX.

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