Invictus MD's Acreage Pharms Begins Cultivation with Commitment to Produce High Quality Cannabis
VANCOUVER, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ("Invictus MD" or the "Company") (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS) announces that Acreage Pharms Ltd. ("Acreage Pharms") which Invictus MD has the option to now acquire 100 percent and expect to exercise in short order, begins their new cultivation cycle, having received their license to cultivate under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"), they are firmly committed to patient safety and the quality of their cannabis.
"Since being founded, we have established and emphasized a strict culture of regulatory compliance and have committed to enforcing a rigorous Quality Management Program and closely monitoring all our suppliers to ensure that any products used meet or exceed the minimum standards set to comply with Health Canada's regulations," said Trevor Dixon, Founder and CEO of Acreage Pharms. "Our best-in-class Quality Assurance and testing protocols, will give our future clients additional certainty regarding the purity and safety of the medical cannabis we produce. When we set out on this exciting new endeavour we planned on achieving the highest standards when it came to the cultivation and production of medical cannabis. As part of this, we made an important investment in our state-of-the-art, purpose built growth facility near Edson, Alberta, that enables us to produce medical cannabis that meets our exacting standards of quality, consistency, and safety."
Dixon further stated, "additionally, to ensure product integrity through every step of the growing process, we will utilize fertilizer from Future Harvest Development Ltd. ("Future Harvest"), of which Invictus MD currently owns 82.5%, which significantly reduces the risk of unwanted chemicals that might be found in other fertilizers." Chris Pearson, Chief Revenue Officer of Future Harvest commented that, "We're committed to our customers' quality outcomes. At Future Harvest we're highly dedicated to consistently producing the highest quality nutrient formulations. This is achieved through our Standard Operating Procedures including closely monitoring and having regular detailed dialogues with our global supply partners to ensure product consistency, a five times cleaning protocol for all batch and formulation tanks, and an independent detailed analysis sample procedure."
"We're very proud that Acreage Pharm's management team has taken steps to implement quality assurance practices and operational controls at the very beginning in order to ensure operations are at a world class standard level," stated Dan Kriznic, Chairman and CEO of Invictus MD. "We're all steadfast in out commitment to lead with practices that meet or exceed the regulatory standard for safety and quality in the Canadian cannabis industry. We are Canada's Cannabis Company™."
About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.
Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on three main verticals within the burgeoning Canadian cannabis sector: Licensed Producers under the ACMPR including an investment in a fully licensed facility, AB Laboratories Inc. as well as the option to now acquire 100% of Acreage Pharms Ltd.; Fertilizer and Nutrients through Future Harvest Development Ltd.; and Cannabis Data and Delivery, with its wholly owned subsidiary Poda Technologies Ltd.
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