GTEC Holdings Receives Health Canada Approval to Expand Scope of Dealer's License to Include Extraction of Cannabis Oil
KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - GTEC Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: GTEC) ("GTEC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Zenalytic Laboratories ("Zen Labs") received an approval from Health Canada expanding the scope of its Dealers License effective September 6, 2018.
The Dealers License was issued pursuant to the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its Regulations on July 20, 2018. This provided the Company with approval to perform analytical testing on cannabis and specific cannabinoids. The Company subsequently applied to expand the scope of its license to include authorization to process cannabis flower into cannabis oil. Health Canada approved this request effective September 6, 2018.
"Given the recent surge of interest in our industry from global alcoholic beverage companies, we are very excited to now be licensed to produce cannabis oils and expand our own value add product offerings. Furthermore, the amendments to the Dealers License illustrate successful execution of GTEC's vertical integration strategy", said Norton Singhavon, Chairman & CEO of GTEC Holdings. "This development improves GTEC's ability to capitalize on opportunities associated with cannabis oil, and the down stream products derived from it."
Mr. Singhavon further commented, "The receipt of the amended Dealers License is a significant milestone in GTEC's development as it, together with the Company's many other initiatives within the cannabis vertical supply chain, will support revenue generation as early as Q4-2018 or Q1-2019. The Company will continue to provide updates as we get closer to a definitive on-line date".
About Zen Labs
Zen Labs is a full-service chemical and microbiological diagnostics laboratory for soil, water, and cannabis. Zen Labs will analyze cannabinoid profiles, moisture content, heavy metals, microbials, aflatoxins, pesticides and other contaminants as per the regulations set out by Health Canada's ACMPR, for Licensed Producers, Production for Own Medical Purposes, Production by a Designated Person, and individuals who are authorized for personal medical consumption. Zen Labs also intends to conduct full analytical testing on terpene profiling and residual solvents for authorized clients.
GTEC was founded in 2017 to capitalize on opportunities in the nascent and rapidly growing legal cannabis industry. GTEC is focused on growing premium quality craft cannabis in purpose-built indoor facilities. The Company also has a number of retail cannabis initiatives in Western Canada. GTEC currently holds a 100% interest in GreenTec Bio-Pharmaceuticals Corp., Tumbleweed Farms Corp., Falcon Ridge Naturals Ltd., Alberta Craft Cannabis Inc., Grey Bruce Farms Inc., Zenalytic Laboratories Ltd. and Spectre Labs Inc. GTEC is a publicly-traded corporation based in Kelowna, British Columbia. The Company's shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and OTC Pink Sheets.