VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wildflower Brands Inc. (CSE: SUN, OTC: WLDFF) is excited to announce that a cannabis store application in Comox has been granted Approval In Principle (AIP) by the Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Wildflower recently announced a letter of intent to acquire City Cannabis Co.

With the AIP from the Province and the City of Comox’s Letter of Recommendation to the Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, all City Cannabis needs to be fully licensed is a final inspection. City Cannabis is on track for the opening of its fourth BC location with a target opening in Summer 2019. This announcement solidifies City Cannabis as the largest legal cannabis retailer in the province.

Located in the heart of Downtown Comox, this location will be the first licensed store to support the whole Comox Valley area that holds a population of 68,000 residents with an average household income of $86,328. In the summer this population grows significantly with Vancouver Island being named a top North American vacation destination. This sector is supported by businesses providing accommodation, food services, transportation, retail, arts and culture as well as recreation. This significant local and transient population represents a substantial retail trade opportunity in BC.

William MacLean, CEO of Wildflower Brands, says, “City Cannabis is no doubt the fastest growing multiple location cannabis retailer in BC. The team has demonstrated their ability to find the best locations, but more importantly, the knowledge and ability to work with regulators at all levels has meant success in licensing that is unmatched. We look forward to completing the acquisition and bringing together two phenomenal companies.”

ABOUT CITY CANNABIS CO.

City Cannabis is a cannabis retailer holding two of the three City of Vancouver licenses to sell cannabis and the only company with multiple licenses in the Province of B.C. City Cannabis has been profitably operating various dispensaries in Vancouver since Vancouver commenced licensing cannabis retailers.

ABOUT WILDFLOWER BRANDS INC.

Wildflower Brands is a Vancouver-based company developing and designing brands that focus on plant-based health and wellness products. All of our brands work in synergy, toward becoming a global wellness leader.

Featured image courtesy of Georgia Straight.