Invictus MD (TSXV:IMH) is pleased to provide an update that its licensed production facility under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), AB Laboratories Inc. (“AB Labs”) located in Hamilton, Ontario, utilizing a multi-room indoor perpetual growing methodology, completed its first harvest four weeks ago, with the second harvest occurring this week. The company anticipates a harvest to take place approximately monthly going forward. The first two crops consisted of a number of batches of strain offerings with varying THC/CBD concentrations.
AB Ventures Inc. (“AB Ventures”), an incorporated company formed to develop a second licensed expansion facility through its common ownership with AB Labs, is forging ahead with planning its Phase 1 expansion which initially includes the development of two 21,000 square foot, multiple room production facilities. AB Ventures is planning to construct additional production facilities on its 100 acres of land totaling 100,000 square feet. Building plans have been completed and a development advisor has been engaged to provide guidance at the pre-consultation stage towards its site plan approval.
Invictus MD has committed to invest $5.5 million, which will be used to fund the costs of licensing approval under the ACMPR, and constructing the initial 42,000 square foot production facilities. Plans to construct production facilities totaling 100,000 square feet are anticipated to be completed by 2019. Assuming AB Ventures obtains a license to produce the proposed facility, this will provide additional production capacity for the growing medical and future recreational demand. If market demand necessitates further production capacity and additional cultivation space is needed, the company has 100 acres on the current property where multiple 21,000 square-foot additions can be made.
Dan Kriznic, currently Executive Chairman will assume responsibilities as Chairman and CEO for Invictus MD and Trevor Dixon will assume responsibilities as President and CEO of Acreage Pharms Ltd. to facilitate the further expansion of that production site while achieving increased operational efficiencies.
About Invictus MD Strategies Corp.
Invictus MD Strategies Corp. is focused on two main verticals within the burgeoning Canadian cannabis sector: Licensed Producers under the ACMPR, including its wholly owned subsidiary Acreage Pharms Ltd., as well as its investment in the fully licensed facility AB Laboratories Inc.; and Fertilizer and Nutrients through Future Harvest Development Ltd.
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