May 10th, 2019 – Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd. (“Adastra” or the “Company”) announces receipt of Health Canada endorsement of its licence application. Adastra CEO Andy Hale stated, “In the wake of the recent change to Health Canada ‘s licencing policy, Adastra is pleased to announce we received a report from Health Canada that our cannabis standard processing licence application had no critical concerns and we should submit our evidence package as soon as we are complete with our renovation.”
In early May, Health Canada changed its licence application review policy to require all facilities to be completely built-out prior to their detailed review of licence applications for all classes of licence. This policy change is apparently designed to allow Health Canada to focus its limited resources on the more limited number of applicants who are able to get to this advanced stage. “We believe this new policy change puts Adastra in a great position, with our licence applications in front of Health Canada since mid-October 2018 and our security clearances well-underway. Adastra will be able to be fully renovated by early Q4 2019 pending re-zoning of which we are extremely confident will be successful,” continued Hale.
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About Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd.
In Canada, Adastra (through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Adastra Labs Inc. and Chemia Analytics Inc.) is in the application process to become a Standard Processor and Analytical Testing Laboratory under the Cannabis Act administered by Health Canada, with licences to produce cannabis extracts and provide third party analytical testing services. These licences will further enable Adastra and its subsidiaries to produce, package, sell (wholesale), and export medically focused and recreational cannabis extract and concentrate products in Canada to other licensed entities and internationally in jurisdictions where medical cannabis extraction products are legal.
The Company’s operations include a facility in British Columbia, Canada. The Company is developing its 13,035 square feet facility to be fully devoted to standard processing and laboratory testing by late 2019, from which it expects to produce significant amounts of cannabis oil and/or hemp oil for the Canadian wholesale medical and recreational markets.
The Company will offer a suite of unique products under several existing consumer-focused brands, including tinctures, medicinal oils, concentrates, and when legalized, gel capsules and vaporizer pens. Through acquisition of existing cannabis extraction brands and careful development of its new brands, Adastra will be positioned to be a leader in branded, commercialized products in both the medical and adult-use markets across North America and internationally.
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