- ICC Labs enters into its first CBD/THC presale agreement in Colombia.
- Colombia is the third country in the Latin American market where ICC Labs has now taken steps to commence sales, after México and Brazil, opening up large potential markets with a total population of approximately 380 million people.
- Construction continues as planned for our 124,000 sq. ft. Colombian cannabis cultivation greenhouse, which is expected to be completed by the end of June 2018.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ICC Labs Inc. (“ICC Labs” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ICC) (Frankfurt:2Q9) is pleased to announce it has entered into a presale agreement with a Colombia based company, Hlessing Industries (“Hlessing”) to supply cannabidiol (“CBD”) and tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) derivatives for medicinal purposes in Colombia.
Hlessing supplies customers in diverse global industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetics, nutraceuticals, personal care, high purity products, food and beverage. Hlessing utilizes Good Distribution Practices (GDP) as outlined by The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC).
In July 2017, Hlessing expanded its business by acquiring the American Health Institute, which is also based in Colombia. Hlessing’ major customers are Cruz Verde, Eticos Serrano Gómez, Salud Market, Cafam Droguerías, among others.
Through its first presale agreement, ICC Labs will sell the following products and quantities:
- 42,000 grams of THC extract
- 11,000 grams of CBD extract
- 118,000 millilitres of THC oil
- 30,000 millilitres of CBD oil
The transactions contemplated by the presale agreement remain subject to the parties negotiating a definitive agreement to determine, among other things, the price and concentrations of the products to be sold, and receipt of requisite regulatory approvals, including that of the TSXV.
Alejandro Antalich, Chief Executive Officer of ICC Labs, commented, “By taking steps to gain access to the domestic medicinal cannabis market of Colombia, we are very excited to be continuing our expansion plans for Latin America. We view the Colombian market has having good potential, given that in the last ten years, its gross domestic product has averaged 4.7% and it has a population of approximately 48 million people. As we are fully licensed for both CBD and THC production within Colombia, we expect to operate within both segments of the domestic medicinal market.
As an integrated Latin American cannabis producer with a leading position in Uruguay, we are expanding our leadership to the Colombian market. We now have a total of five sites to be used for cultivation spanning more than 840 acres over the two countries and are continuing to build Latin America’s first C02 CBD extraction laboratory.”
ABOUT ICC LABS INC.
ICC Labs is a fully licensed producer and distributor of medicinal cannabinoid extracts, recreational cannabis and industrial hemp products in Uruguay as well as a fully licensed producer of medicinal cannabis in Colombia. The Company has active operations in Uruguay, and is focused on becoming the worldwide leading producer of cannabinoid extracts, giving support and promoting responsible use for medicinal purposes, backed by scientific research and innovation, while following strict compliance with standards for quality and safety.
For more information, please visit www.icclabs.com.
ICC Labs Inc.
Alejandro Antalich, Chief Executive Officer
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