Toronto, Ontario, May 9, 2016 – Mettrum Health Corp. (“Mettrum” or the “Company”) (TSXV:MT), a fully integrated provider of cannabis products, is pleased to announce that the Company has received an amendment to its license to include both the production and sale of medical cannabis and extracts from Health Canada under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) (“MMPR”) at its 60,000 square foot production and distribution facility located in Bowmanville, Ontario (“Bowmanville South”).
Under the MMPR, the license was upgraded from production only and provides Mettrum with the ability to produce and sell dried medical cannabis as well as cannabis extracts from the Bowmanville South facility. This provides the company with total licensed production capacity of 3,500 kg and licensed sales capacity of 3,550 kg of dried cannabis and production and sales capacity of 1,906 kg of cannabis extracts. The Bowmanville South facility has total production capacity on a fully built out basis of 8,000 kg of cannabis representing $60 million in sales plus potential extracts.
“This latest milestone is significant as we can now transition our distribution hub from our original facility at Bennett Road North, to our largest facility down the road. We continue to advance our business plan,” said Michael Haines, CEO of Mettrum. “These latest amendments will contribute to our continually improving operational efficiency and margins.”
Mettrum has three fully licensed facilities to produce and sell dried cannabis and cannabis extracts, with a production capacity on a fully built out basis of 12,000 kg per year. As one of Canada’s largest producers and sellers of medical cannabis, Mettrum is exceptionally well-positioned to serve the needs of a growing and regulated market.
About Mettrum Health Corp
Mettrum Health Corp. is a Tier 1 Industry Issuer listed on TSX Venture Exchange. Mettrum Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a Toronto-based company and a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the MMPR, which came into effect on October 1, 2013. Mettrum received its first license from Health Canada under the MMPR on November 1, 2013 and began production of medical cannabis at its first production facility in Bowmanville, Ontario. Mettrum received its second license from Health Canada under the MMPR on December 11, 2014 for its Mettrum Creemore facility in Clearview, Ontario. Mettrum received its third license from Health Canada under the MMPR on December 17, 2015 for its new 60,000 square foot production and distribution facility in Bowmanville, Ontario. With the Company's three licenses, Mettrum is a leading producer and vendor of medical cannabis under the MMPR system. In addition, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mettrum Hempworks, Mettrum also is a licensed producer and distribution of industrial cannabis (hemp) products, including Mettrum’s functional food line, Mettrum Originals, under the Industrial Hemp Regulations (Canada) issued pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada). For more information, visit: www.mettrumoriginals.com and www.mettrum.com
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