January 20th, 2020 – Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd. (“Adastra” or the “Company”) announces the completion of a $3.9 million renovation on its Cannabis Standard Processing and Analytical testing facility in the Township of Langley, BC (the “Facility”).
.In July 2019, the Company commenced a complete renovation of its 13,035 square foot former food-processing Facility. The renovation was designed with a view to optimize material handling, production efficiency, strict sanitation and compatibility with security protocols required by Health Canada and international regulators. As renovated, the Facility now features 2,600 cubic feet of concrete, over 200 gallons of epoxy, 176 LED lights, 621 panels of FRP, 49 security cameras, 8 new roof top HVAC units and 2 air handling units. The Facility is also flexible by design, permitting rapid expansion of production capacity as necessary to accommodate Company growth.
The Company submitted its Site-Evidence Package which was received by Health Canada on December 4th, 2019. “The submission of the site-evidence package represented a significant licensing milestone for the Company,” said Andrew Hale, CEO “we are confident that Health Canada will be pleased with our application.” In anticipation of Health Canada’s approval of Adastra’s application, extraction equipment has started arriving at the Facility.
The issuance of a Standard Processing Licence from Health Canada would add to its already licensed analytical testing lab and permit Adastra to execute its plan to produce cannabis extract products and formulations. Adastra plans to create high-value cannabis extracts by supercritical CO2 extraction and secondary distillation. These extracts can be incorporated into a variety of value-added products such as, edibles, beverages, topicals, tinctures and vape cartridges to serve the rapidly growing Canadian market once Adastra has received its license.
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Andy Hale, CEO
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 is licensed as an 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 has developed its 13,035 square feet facility to be fully devoted to standard processing and laboratory testing by early 2020, 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 careful development of its 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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