VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V - XLY) ("Auxly" or the "Company") today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dosecann Inc. (“Dosecann”) and Kolab Project Inc. (“Kolab”) have both been authorized by Health Canada to sell cannabis oil under the Cannabis Regulations. The issuance of these sales licences marks a significant milestone for Auxly in furthering its strategy to deliver branded derivative cannabis products to market when such products become legal later this year. The licences enable each of Dosecann and Kolab to commence initial sales of cannabis oil products to provincial and territorial purchasers; through Kolab’s flagship retail store in Saskatchewan; and to registered medical patients across the country through Kolab’s online portal at kolabproject.com.
Dosecann is Auxly’s state-of-the-art processing facility located in Prince Edward Island, which houses extraction, research and development, product formulation, in-house analytical testing and commercial manufacturing lines. Dosecann’s team consists of leading experts that are dedicated to the development and manufacturing of innovative derivative cannabis products. Dosecann serves as Auxly’s manufacturing hub for all the Company’s branded derivative products.
In addition to being Auxly’s home for derivative product development, Dosecann is also one of Auxly’s cornerstone brands. Dosecann is a clinical wellness brand built on pillars of quality, efficacy and safety. Backed by science and advanced research and development, Dosecann products are driving today's innovation and establishing tomorrow's standards.
In anticipation of the receipt of its sales licence, Dosecann has been accumulating inventory of oil-based cannabis products in bottles, sprays and capsule formats. With the sales licence now in hand, Dosecann intends to commence delivery of such oil-based products in the coming weeks, beginning with several provinces in Atlantic Canada.
Dosecann is also pleased to announce that it has submitted its attestations to Health Canada requesting an amendment to its oil sales licence to add the sale of cannabis extracts, edible cannabis, and cannabis topicals upon their legalization later this year. Dosecann has successfully completed the development process for its derivative product portfolio, which will be expanded to include new classes of cannabis such as cannabis vaporizers, various edible formats and cannabis topicals later this year, upon receipt of necessary regulatory authorizations. Dosecann’s derivative products will be sold under Auxly’s suite of proprietary brands, including Dosecann and Kolab.
“We continue our commitment to provide innovative cannabis-based products to consumers across Canada,” said Greg Boone, CEO of Dosecann. “We’ve spent the last year researching and developing a world class product portfolio and our incredible science team has been dedicated to ensuring that our products meet the Dosecann pillars of quality, safety and efficacy as we continue to drive wellness down to a science. We are deeply committed to Atlantic Canada and could not be more excited to launch our products and introduce consumers in Atlantic Canada and across Canada to our incredible suite of products.”
Kolab is Auxly’s craft cultivation facility located in Carleton Place, Ontario which is focused on providing high quality cannabis flower, pre-rolls and derivative products to its registered medical patients.
Kolab is also one of Auxly’s cornerstone brands. Kolab is committed to supporting the arts, culture and design communities. Its mission is to provide Canadians with a carefully curated selection of exceptional cannabis products, while championing high quality, purposeful goods produced in collaboration with culturally relevant creators.
The issuance of the oil sales licence permits Kolab to expand its current product offering from dried flower to include various Kolab branded oil-based products, to be manufactured by Dosecann. Kolab intends to provide its registered patients with access to such oil-based products in the coming weeks. Kolab branded oil-based products will also be available in Kolab’s flagship store in Saskatchewan in the near term.
Kolab has also submitted its attestations to Health Canada requesting an amendment to its oil sales licence to add the sale of cannabis extracts, edible cannabis, and cannabis topicals upon their legalization later this year. Once legally permitted to sell derivative products, Kolab will further expand its product offering to include cannabis extracts including vapes and various edible cannabis products.
“We could not be more excited about receiving our oil sales license,” said Andrew Rock, Chief Operating Officer of Kolab. “Being able to expand on our product offering to now include oil-based products as well as our superior pre-rolls (always whole flower, never shake) and high quality flower will ensure our registered patients get the full spectrum of cannabis-based products, while maintaining the consistent modern formats they have come to expect from Kolab.”
Hugo Alves, CEO of Auxly, commented: “These sales licences are key regulatory milestone for Auxly in executing our business plan of launching derivative products later this year. I applaud the tremendous efforts of our teams at Kolab, Dosecann and Auxly’s regulatory affairs department in securing these critical licences. We are firmly on track for our broader derivative product launch and look forward to bringing our portfolio of innovative derivative products to Canadian consumers later this year.”
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Auxly is an international cannabis company dedicated to bringing innovative, effective, and high-quality cannabis products to the medical, wellness and adult-use markets. Auxly's experienced team of industry first-movers and enterprising visionaries has secured a diversified supply of raw cannabis, strong clinical, scientific and operating capabilities and leading product research and development infrastructure in order to create trusted products and brands in an expanding global market.
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