Processing license permits Richmond site to process consumer products and vertically integrate into potential product segments
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 13, 2020) - Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH) (OTCQX: EMHTF) ("Emerald") has received a newly issued Standard Processing License (the "Processing License") from Health Canada for its 78,000 square foot organic-certified greenhouse facility in Richmond, BC.
The Processing License expands on the site's existing cultivation licence to grow and produce bulk dried cannabis to now also permit the processing of consumer-ready dried product formats in its purpose-built cannabis production facility. It also provides the opportunity to manufacture and package products derived from cannabis, including concentrates and other products that advance through its new product development efforts.
The additional license provides an opportunity to improve cost efficiencies related to manufacturing and distributing dried formats, as well as to increase the company's "just-in-time" manufacturing efficiency so consumers can experience the highest quality and freshest cannabis possible.
"With our primary focus going forward being on utilizing science-based innovation to develop unique, high margin products for our customer base, this new license adds to the flexibility and opportunity we have to enhance and/or streamline various manufacturing activities in our own facilities to capture additional margin and cost efficiencies," said Riaz Bandali, President and CEO of Emerald.
About Emerald Health Therapeutics
Emerald is committed to creating new consumer experiences with distinct recreational, medical and wellness-oriented cannabis and non-cannabis products, with an emphasis on life science-based innovation and production excellence. Emerald's operating assets are designed to uniquely serve the Canadian marketplace and targeted international opportunities.
Please visit www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
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