BlissCo Cannabis Corp Receives its Cultivars at its Langley Facility
Vancouver, British Columbia – May 7, 2018– BlissCo Cannabis Corp. (CSE: BLIS) is pleased to announce that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bliss Co Holdings Ltd. (“BlissCo”), has received its order of cuttings at its facility in Langley. BlissCo received the cuttings on May 2, 2018, from 7ACRES which is a Licensed Producer and wholly owned subsidiary of The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE).
“The cuttings from 7ACRES are doing well in their new environment. We are thrilled that the plants arrived so quickly, just 34 days after BlissCo was licensed on March 29, 2018. This will enable the team to start the process to earn our sales license in an expedient manner.” said Damian Kettlewell, BlissCo CEO.
Statistics Canada estimates that Canadians spent about $5.7 billion on cannabis in 2017, despite the substance’s pending legal status.
“BlissCo has strategically acquired a range of proven CBD strains that vary from high to low CBD levels, including a 1:1 THC:CBD profile to add to our genetic library. The cannabis cultivars received by BlissCo stay true to BlissCo’s brand promise of high quality, clean and nutrient-rich dried medicinal cannabis crafted for the experience that our patients are looking for. ” added Kettlewell.
The Hemp Business Journal estimated that the global market for CBD will grow to $2.1 billion by 2020.
These cuttings will complement the four premium strains with high THC profiles which the company intends to purchase from its strategic partner The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc . as part of a two-year, 3,000 kilogram supply agreement.
“We are seeing incredible momentum within the BlissCo team and are beginning to attract an increasing number of world-class partners and advisors who will play a key role in helping us to serve our unique customer segment. The arrival of these cultivars is just one more critical step on the way to realizing our grand vision.” added Kettlewell.
BlissCo (CSE: BLIS) earned its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation ACMPR License to Cultivate on Thursday, March 29, 2018. BlissCo’s ACMPR facility in Langley, B.C. is designed to be a high-volume packager, processor and distributor of medical cannabis and
adult use cannabis when it is legal in Canada, which is currently anticipated to be by August 2018 at the earliest. BlissCo has a two - year supply agreement with The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX.V: FIRE) to purchase 3,000 kilograms of premium dried cannabis.
BlissCo will apply to expand its license to cannabis oil production in Q2 2018 and will apply for its cannabis sales license at the earliest appropriate time. BlissCo will focus on high volume sales opportunities in the regulated medical use and adult use cannabis market in Canada when it is legal and is pursuing expansion opportunities in international markets.
On Behalf of the Board of Director
BLISSCO CANNABIS CORP.
Damian Kettlewell, CEO, Founder & Chair
For further information please contact:
Damian Kettlewell, CEO
(604) 484 9119, ext. 3
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As Canada is primed as a global leader and first mover in the cannabis industry, BlissCo is uniquely poised in the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar market and in various international markets as cannabis regulations progress.
BlissCo, founded in 2013, is a Canadian vertically integrated cultivation, extraction and distribution focused cannabis brand that earned its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) license to cultivate from Health Canada on March 29, 2018.
BlissCo's state-of-the-art production facility, located in Metro Vancouver, is purposefully designed as a hub for research, cultivation, processing, extraction, packaging and distribution.
Now with the ACMPR license to cultivate, BlissCo will commence its operation to harvest premium cannabis within its' urban facility in Metro Vancouver. BlissCo also has a multi-year supply agreement in place with a Canadian Licensed Producer of characteristically sun-grown premium medicinal cannabis to purchase supply in large volumes (news release). This premium bulk cannabis will be brought to our secure and pristine facility in British Columbia for processing and then be packaged for sale and distribution to our growing patient list when BlissCo has appropriately received its license for sale.
BlissCo was founded with the assistance of a team of advisors, including medical and naturopathic doctors, has intentionally engaged with the medical community to understand how to contribute to improved patient health with medicinal cannabis products. A large part of our strategy for growth centres on how to securely integrate and collaborate with the healthcare system.
The BlissCo team has deep domain expertise in the critical category success areas:
- Multi-province controlled substance distribution (BC and Alberta)
- Cultivation and product safety, consistency and security
- Indoor cultivation, controlled environments ensuring high standards & consistent products.
- Quality assurance, product safety, 3rd Party GMP Audits & Certifications.
Strategic partnership with the Supreme Cannabis Company
Trading on Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE:BLIS)
ACMPR License to Produce earned
Cannabis plant starting material to arrive at BlissCo's facility and growing commences.
ACMPR Cannabis Oil Extraction License application submitted
ACMPR License to Sell application submitted
Confirmation of Readiness for Inspection received from Health Canada
Confirmation of Readiness for License from Health Canada
Close on purchasing facility for $2.4m
Earn Building Permit from Township of Langley
ACMPR Licensed Submitted
Damian Kettlewell, CEO & Founder
11+ years of experience as an entrepreneur in a licensed retail sector with a previous decade of experience in media, branding, public relations and stakeholder engagement.
Rob Kang, CFO
Corporate finance professional experienced in all aspects of Exchange policy, corporate governance and public company obligations. Director of Listed Issuer Services and held other positions with TMX Group from March 1992 to March 2015
Shawn McDougall, Production Manager
10+ years experience. Certified cultivator under the MMAR since 2007 and been providing solutions to MMAR facilities with HVAC & Indoor Controls.
Vipin Vikraman, Quality Assurance Manager
10+ years experience as a Quality Assurance Manager in packaged food, poultry and dairy industry. Extensive experience leading quality assurance, sanitation, product development teams and leading communication with federal agency inspectors.
Sean Ty, Controller
Over 7 years of experience in the accounting field. Articled at a medium-sized accounting firm in Vancouver. Joined a Big 4 accounting firm where he was an Assurance Manager.
Has extensive experience in both publicly and privately-owned companies in the resource, technology, real estate sectors.