SMITHS FALLS, ON and VICTORIA, BC, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) and HollyWeed Manufacturing & Extracts Inc. are pleased to announce they have entered into a multi-year processing and extraction agreement.
HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc., the parent company of HollyWeed Manufacturing & Extracts Inc., is a female-led, LGBTQ2-positive company based in British Columbia that operates several subsidiaries specializing in the growth, manufacturing, licensing, and production of cannabis and other pharmaceutical grade products.
Under the terms of the two-year agreement, HollyWeed Manufacturing & Extracts Inc. will process dried cannabis provided by Canopy Growth, in their advanced manufacturing facility in Victoria and will return the high-quality oil and resin back to the Company. The increased supply of this contracted extraction throughput adds to the Company’s in-house capacity and supports Canopy Growth with additional throughput as it brings a suite of new products to the market later this calendar year. The extraction services provided by HollyWeed will build on the Company’s own in-house manufacturing and production based in Smiths Falls, Ontario and will extend Canopy Growth’s production commitment in British Columbia, where it currently has more than three million square feet of fully operational grow space located in Delta and Aldergrove.
“This is an opportunity for Canopy Growth to build a strong partnership with another high-quality Canadian company. The cannabis resin we get from HollyWeed will be used for our current offering of oils and softgels, as well as our future advanced manufacturing products,” said Bruce Linton, Chairman and co-CEO of Canopy Growth. “Ensuring we continue to offer the highest quality cannabis oil and resin will be essential for our entry into the edibles market and supports our overall goal of making a wide variety of high-quality products available to our customers.”
“We are very excited to provide extraction services to Canopy Growth, a global leader in cannabis production,” remarked Renée Gagnon, CEO of HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc. “We are incredibly proud that the quality of our proprietary extraction process caught the eye of an industry leader like Canopy Growth and will amplify their own world-leading extraction abilities. This is definitely a new and exciting chapter for HollyWeed.”
HollyWeed and Canopy Growth expect the first shipment of product for extraction will occur in fall 2019 and anticipate being able to leverage the resin shortly thereafter.
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About HollyWeed North Cannabis Inc. 87
HollyWeed North is a private Canadian company incorporated in British Columbia, established in 2016, with operating subsidiaries specializing in the growth, manufacturing, licensing and production of cannabis and other pharma grade products. HollyWeed North’s subsidiaries include HollyWeed Manufacturing and Extracts Inc., a Standard Processing licensed company incorporated in British Columbia specializing in cannabis extraction and product manufacturing; HollyWeed Grow Inc., a late stage federal ACMPR applicant, also a private company incorporated in British Columbia specializing in the growth of medical cannabis and cannabis products; HollyWeed Retail Inc., a retail strategies provider and supply chain management company incorporated in British Columbia; HollyWeed Bakery Inc., a developer and manufacturer of unique cannabis baked goods and edibles incorporated in British Columbia; and TerraCube International Inc., a manufacturer and developer of proprietary scalable, sanitary grow facilities incorporated in British Columbia. HollyWeed North is currently restructuring its capital such that, upon execution of the Definitive Agreement, all the subsidiaries will be wholly-owned by HollyWeed North.
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. Canopy Growth offers medically approved vaporizers through the Company’s subsidiary, Storz & Bickel GMbH & Co. KG. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time. The Company has operations in over a dozen countries across five continents.