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Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis - BlissCo Ready to Bloom
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Vancouver, British Columbia – June 22, 2018 – On the heels of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization, the time has come at last for those companies flying under the radar that have quietly been preparing for this very moment. BlissCo (CSE: BLIS) (FRA: GQ4B) is one of those players, meticulously readying its facility and building its international ecosystem. Get ready, because this promising sector is ready to bloom and ready to boom.
Building The Ecosystem
BlissCo earned its ACMPR license in March 2018 and began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The company’s unique business model is focused on distribution, value added products and ultra-premium craft cannabis.
And people took notice. The Supreme Cannabis Company (TSX.V FIRE) embraced BlissCo’s holistic, distribution focus and in February 2018 invested $3M in BlissCo, giving Supreme a 10% ownership position in the company. To complement the strategic investment, Supreme and BlissCo cemented a two-year supply agreement for BlissCo to purchase 3,000 kilos of dried cannabis from Supreme.
The Right Stuff
BlissCo’s team thoughtfully selected specific cannabis cultivars that are in high demand from medical patients in Canada and abroad.
The team delivers diverse business backgrounds that has enabled BlissCo to push aggressively to meet operational milestones including starting cultivation at its own facility just 30 days after being licensed.
BlissCo submitted a license amendment to Health Canada to produce up to 420 kilos of cannabis oil annually and brought the first Midas Co2 extractor to Canada. The proprietary two-column design makes the Midas one of the only systems in the world with the ability to safely extract therapeutic cannabis terpenes along with the whole plant oils, offering a full spectrum of benefits to users.
This Co2 extraction machine gives BlissCo the engine to fuel medical cannabis oil production and manufacture value added products like medical cannabis oil tinctures and medical cannabis capsules. A wise investment, with cannabis oil set to dominate much of this market.
To complement the domestic medical market growth BlissCo has recently signed an LOI to export 720 kilos of medical cannabis to Germany which is the largest medical cannabis market in the world. As BlissCo’s first footprint into Europe, this will set the stage for aggressive growth plans and the further expansion of the BlissCo ecosystem.
The medical applications of cannabis are becoming increasingly recognized, and the Complementary and Alternative medicine market expected to generate $196.87 billion globally by 2025. BlissCo has fed its ecosystem again recently with the addition of advisor Dr. Byrn Hyndman who is a board-certified medical doctor with the Canadian College of Family Physicians and a naturopath. Dr. Hyndman will also assist BlissCo as the company designs its first medical trials to will explore how specific cannabis cultivars may be best suited to treat specific ailments.
The BlissCo Ecosystem
Keeping its head down to focus on building a strong foundation has worked in BlissCo’s favor. This germination period has enabled the company to secure a winning combination of strong leadership, strategic partnerships, value added products and international growth infrastructure. The BlissCo ecosystem is ready to Bloom, and the team is focused on building a global cannabis ecosystem that makes a positive impact on the global marketplace.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
BLISSCO CANNABIS CORP.
Damian Kettlewell, CEO, Founder & Chair
For further information please contact:
Ariel Jack Lewinski, Business Development & Investor Relations
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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
Sign agreement to export 720 kilograms of medical cannabis to Germany
ACMPR License to Sell application submitted
Sign supply agreement with GreenSeal Cannabis
Sign e-commerce and technology service agreement with Namaste Technologies (TSXV: N)
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