Canada House Announces Agreement to Focus on Canadian Extraction Market
Canada House Wellness Group wholly owned subsidiary Abba Medix Corp. and Nutritional High International have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture to manufacture cannabis oil extracts and cannabis-infused products in Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.
Abba, a subsidiary of Canada House, and Nutritional High have agreed to form a Joint Venture company which will initially focus on building out an approximate 2,000 square foot area at Abba’s Pickering cannabis grow facility, to house a cannabis oil extraction operation focused on producing the oils and extracts currently permitted under ACMPR. As the Health Canada regulations continue to evolve, the Joint Venture will introduce additional products, all produced in accordance with Good Pharmacoepidemiology Practice guidelines so it can sell internationally.
Abba and Nutritional High expect the Joint Venture to open up new avenues of enterprise for both companies combining Canada House’s Canadian Licensing, its ability to supply trim and shake at a low cost, and introducing its burgeoning patient base to Nutritional High’s proven ability to extract top quality, high potency cannabis oil on a cost competitive basis.
Larry Bortles, Chairman of Canada House commented: “The Joint Venture provides us with an opportunity to partner with experts in the extracts field and help Abba establish a strong market position in the highest margin segment of the industry. In addition to allowing Abba to provide high-quality cannabis oil products to our patients, the relationship with Nutritional High will allow Canada House to share in what we believe will be a burgeoning adult extracts business as the recreational market opens up next Canada Day. We believe that Nutritional High’s FLI brand will be well received in Canada and we look forward to working with Nutritional High to offer a wide range of high quality and reasonably priced cannabis oil extract products, and down the road when permitted, edible products as well.”
David Posner, Chairman and co-founder of Nutritional High commented: “We are very excited to partner with Canada House to enter the Canadian market. When we started Nutritional High in Colorado, we always looked to the day that we would have an opportunity to offer our oil extract and edible products in Canada. Consequently, we are delighted to partner with Canada House to do so. Once operational, we will offer products to their growing medical cannabis patient base and will be ready by Canada Day 2018 to offer an expanded menu of FLI cannabis extract products to the recreational market.”
Since its inception, Nutritional High has been focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing products and brands in the marijuana-infused products industries in the states in the USA which have legalized cannabis for medical or adult recreational use. Nutritional High’s focus has been on the cannabis oil extracts and cannabis-infused products, with its flagship project being the manufacturing facility in Pueblo, CO, which houses a high-technology oil extraction operation that operates on a semi-automated basis. Nutritional High has developed intellectual property relating to various extraction processes to produce high-quality cannabis oil with high THC-content and manufacturing processes to provide for reliable and consistent dosing.
Nutritional High had been evaluating a number of strategies to enter the Canadian market and determined that a partnership with Abba, as a Licensed Producer was the best way to leverage its expertise and IP for the benefit of its shareholders, without requiring that it become a fully-integrated Licensed Producer.
Canada House was formed in November 2016 by the merger of three entities: Marijuana for Trauma Inc. with more than 7,000 active clients and a chain of 11 medical cannabis wellness clinics throughout Canada; Knalysis Technologies, with a massive and growing database on the efficacy of cannabis: how people are using cannabis and what is working to improve their health; and Abba Medix Corp., a licensed producer under ACMPR, which has received a license to cultivate cannabis on September 1, 2017. Abba’s facility is located in Pickering, ON, which has a total footprint of approximately 50,000 square feet, of which approximately 22,000 is currently occupied by Abba under a long-term lease. It is expected that Abba’s facility will have an annual production capacity of over 13,000 kg of cannabis annually. Abba is currently finalizing the build-out of its facility and expects to commence the cultivation of cannabis by the end of the calendar 2017.