June 2, 2017 – Vancouver, B.C. – Alliance Growers Corp. (CSE: ACG; FWB: 1LA; WKN: A2DFYX) (“Alliance Growers” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that the Company is diligently moving forward with its application to become a Licensed Producer of medical marijuana under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”). The application is in process through subsidiary BC Maramed Production Ltd. (“BCMM”).
Health Canada has streamlined the application, effective May 26, 2017. The application process for becoming a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes is now as follows:
“We are thrilled by the streamlined application process that has been implemented by Health Canada and continue to be very optimistic on successfully completing the process. We believe that the new ACMPR procedures announced by Health Canada on May 26, 2017 will improve the Company’s prospect of obtaining a Cultivation License. We are committed to ensuring BCMM becomes a Licensed Producer and we are looking forward to getting positive, forward-moving updates from Health Canada,” said Dennis Petke, Alliance Growers’ President and CEO.
Alliance Growers currently holds a 50% interest in BCMM, which owns a leasehold interest and equipment for an 11,000-square foot production facility in Kelowna, British Columbia. One significant advantage of the BCMM site is that it already has a secured perimeter in place. Pictures of the facility will be posted on the Alliance website in the next few days.
Alliance Growers is working with other shareholders of BCMM to ensure the site is secured and the ACMPR Application moves forward. Part of the process will include engaging an external specialist to assist in successfully completing the application process. The Company is confident that once it controls the application process, utilizing specialists with the required industry expertise combined with the high commercial standards of the production facility, the application will be in full compliance with Department of Health requirements for a full commercial ACMPR license.
Since filing its application to become a licensed producer in August 2014, BCMM has been diligently responding to numerous additional information requests by Health Canada.
As at October 9, 2015, Health Canada informed BCMM that its application was at Security Clearance Stage. During 2016, BCMM sought updates from Health Canada, as late as December 2016, and again in 2017. BCMM will continue to seek updates from Health Canada regarding the status of its application and will update shareholders accordingly. We expect that with the assistance of a specialist and the new streamlined rules, BCMM will be in a better position than ever before to be granted a license.
About Alliance Growers Corp.
Alliance Growers Corp is a diversified cannabis company driven by the Company’s ‘Four Pillars’ Organization Plan – Cannabis Botany Centre, Strategic MMPR Investments, CBD Oil Supply and Distribution, and Research and Development.
Alliance Growers has executed an agreement with Botanical Research In Motion International Inc., for a Canada Exclusive License to jointly develop and operate a 40,000 square foot facility to be the first of its kind in Western Canada to house a DNA Botany lab, extraction facility and Tissue Culture Plantlet Production facility to service the Cannabis market and agriculture market in general. The proposed Cannabis Botany Centre will grow Cannabis plantlets using proprietary tissue culture propagation, specifically the “Chibafreen Invitro Plant Production System”, which assures consistent composition and purity of each plantlet for the growers.
Further, Alliance Growers has been negotiating to obtain other exclusive Canadian distribution agreements for certain proprietary products for support of the Cannabis growing industry in addition to possible partnerships with Licensed Producer Applicants at various stages in the Health Canada License process.
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