15 Oct Experion Receives License to Sell Starter Material
October 15, 2018 — Viridium Pacific Group Ltd. (“Viridium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: VIR) (OTCPink: VIRFF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Experion Biotechnologies Inc. (“Experion”), has received an amended license from Health Canada allowing for the sale of cannabis starter material, including cannabis seeds and live plants. This license permits Experion to distribute starter material to other Licensed Producers and medical patients with personal cultivation licenses under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”).
Experion currently propagates all starter material at its indoor facility in Mission, British Columbia, which will serve as the initial source of commercially available product for Experion. British Columbia currently has a large industry of “personal use” or “designated use” licensed cultivators for medical reasons under the ACMPR. With Experion’s cultivation facility located centrally in the Fraser Valley, it is uniquely positioned to become a major supplier of starter material for the region. As well, with the Cannabis Act becoming law on October 17, 2018, personal cultivation will be allowed and the license amendment opens the door for Experion to become a potential supplier for this market segment.
Mr. Jarrett Malnarich, Viridium’s COO, commented, “The market potential for quality starter material will continue after the Cannabis Act becomes law. From commercial micro-cultivators, to LPs needing specific genetics, to personal home growers, the demand for starter material should be well supported for growth. We aim to make Experion a leader in bringing high quality genetics to the broadening group of cultivators in Canada.”
In addition, the Company issued stock options to its officer that will be exercisable to acquire 561,797 common shares at $0.89 per share until October 11, 2021, vesting immediately.
Viridium Pacific Group Ltd. is the parent company of operating subsidiaries involved in horticultural production, (Experion Biotechologies Inc.) property development (Fish Trap Ventures Ltd.), and human resource management (Stave Lake Services Ltd.) Experion Biotechnologies Inc., is a Health Canada licensed producer of cannabis, which operates in an 8,300 square-foot indoor facility outside of Mission, BC.
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