WeedMD Shareholders Approve the $25 Million Strategic Equity Investment, Subscription Receipts Exercise from LiUNA Pension Fund

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, Feb. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WeedMD Inc. (TSX-V:WMD) (OTCQX:WDDMF) (FSE:4WE) (“WeedMD” or the “Company”), a federally-licensed producer and distributor of medical-grade cannabis, is pleased to announce that its shareholders voted in favour of the  resolutions (“Shareholder Resolutions”) approving; 1) the private placement and exercise of subscription receipts (the “Subscription Receipts”) with the LiUNA Pension of Central and Eastern Canada (“LPF”) for gross proceeds of $25 million, which was completed as part of WeedMD's acquisition of Starseed Holdings Inc. ("Starseed"); and 2) the board nomination rights and voting covenants with certain shareholders of the Company. With the approvals, the Subscription Receipts automatically convert into 23,079,763 WeedMD common shares and results in the creation of a new control person as defined under the applicable policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”).

The two WeedMD Shareholder Resolutions were approved by 99.3% and 99.1% respectively, by votes cast by eligible shareholders either in person or represented by proxy at the meeting in accordance with the requirements of the TSX-V.

“The overwhelming vote in favour of this transaction and the $25 million equity investment has fortified WeedMD’s balance sheet and provides accretive capital to execute growth initiatives for the Company’s long-term success,” said George Scorsis, Executive Chairman of WeedMD. “On behalf of WeedMD and Starseed, I’d like to thank our shareholders, employees, customers and patients for their confidence in the newly-integrated Company and in our partner, LiUNA Pension Fund. Together we will build continued value and stability for all our stakeholders.”

Access WeedMD’s investor presentation here.

About WeedMD Inc.

WeedMD Inc. is the publicly-traded parent company of WeedMD Rx Inc., a federally-licensed producer of cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. The Company owns and operates a 158-acre state-of-the-art greenhouse, outdoor and processing facility located in Strathroy, Ontario. WeedMD also operates CX Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WeedMD Inc., from the Company’s fully-licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, Ontario production facility which specializes in cannabis extraction and processing. With the recent acquisition of Starseed Medicinal Inc., a medical-centric licensed holder with operations in Bowmanville, Ontario, WeedMD has expanded its multi-channeled distribution strategy. Starseed’s industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, along with other employers and union groups complements WeedMD’s direct sales to medical patients. The Company maintains strategic relationships across the seniors’ market and supply agreements with Shoppers Drug Mart as well as six provincial distribution agencies where its adult-use brands Color Cannabis and Saturday are sold.

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For further information, please contact:

For Investor Enquiries:
Stephen Ng
Chief Strategy Officer
Email: investor@weedmd.com

For Media Enquiries:
Marianella delaBarrera
VP, Communications & Corporate Affairs
Tel: 416-897-6644
Email: marianella@weedmd.com

To learn more, visit us at www.weedmd.com

Forward Looking Information

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