INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP.’s (“Invictus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: IMH; OTC: IVITF; FRA: 8IS1) AB Laboratories Inc. (“AB Labs”) is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of the land and building (the “Property”) next door for $5.2 million for its Phase 2 expansion. The address of the Property has been consolidated with AB Labs existing address to allow the existing cultivation and sales license to extend to the Property. The milestone allows AB Labs to continue moving ahead with its aggressive cannabis production capacity, as Canada marches towards full legalization during 2018.
“Acquiring and consolidating these facilities at AB Labs has been of keen importance and we are delighted to formally secure the merging of the facilities and to begin the next steps towards delivering AB Labs to full production,” said Dan Kriznic, Chairman and CEO of Invictus.
The Phase 2 construction adds 40,000 square feet to AB Labs existing 15,600 square feet of cultivation space and is on track for a mid June 2018 completion. The combined 55,600 square feet facility contains multiple rooms for cultivation, trimming and drying in a controlled and regulated environment, and plays a critical role in Invictus’ strong production profile.
At the same time, construction planning moves ahead at AB Ventures Inc. (AB Ventures), located on a 100-acre property near Hamilton. The building team at AB Ventures is now completing all conditions required by the municipality, including a hydrological survey. Immediately following the completion of all of the required documentation, AB Ventures will submit building permit requests.
Once AB Ventures receives its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR) license, the entire property will have the potential for cannabis cultivation. Invictus has committed $5.5 million in funding to build out the first 21,000 square foot building on property.
About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.
Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the Canadian cannabis sector, namely the Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, being its 100% investment in Acreage Pharms Ltd., located in West-Central Alberta, and 50% investment in AB Laboratories Inc., located near Hamilton, Ontario which has both its cultivation and sales license under ACMPR. In addition to ACMPR licenses the Company has an 82.5% investment in Future Harvest Development Ltd. a Fertilizer and Nutrients manufacturer based in Kelowna, British Columbia.
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Chairman & CEO
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
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