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VIVO Cannabis (TSX.V: VIVO) (OTCQX: VVCIF) on Friday announced receipt of approval from Health Canada for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canna Farms Ltd., to begin cultivation in the expansion of its Yale Road facility in Hope, BC, resulting in its doubled cultivation capacity in the province. According to the update, production, product development space and automated packaging equipment is included in the expansion that is expected to be incorporated into the facility and brought on-line in mid 2019. The company expects to commence cultivation in the expanded area in May 2019. “Today’s approval of the Hope, British Columbia expansion is in addition to the Napanee, Ontario capacity increase approved by Health Canada yesterday,” VIVO Chief Executive Officer Barry Fishman said in the news release. “With the additional cultivation from Hope, VIVO’s current annual production capacity is now more than 8,000 kilograms with a goal to reach 11,000 kilograms later in 2019.”
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About VIVO Cannabis(TM)
VIVO Cannabis(TM), based in Napanee, Ontario, is recognized for trusted, high-quality products and services. It holds production and sales licenses from Health Canada and operates world-class indoor cultivation facilities with proprietary plant-growing technology. VIVO has a collection of premium brands targeting unique customer segments, including Beacon Medical(TM), FIRESIDE(TM), Canna Farms(TM) and Lumina(TM). In August 2018, VIVO acquired Canna Farms, a premium cannabis company based in Hope, British Columbia. Canna Farms was B.C.’s first Licensed Producer and has several years of craft cultivation experience and expertise, as well as a significant patient base and positive cash flow. The Company is significantly expanding its production capacity and pursuing partnership and product development opportunities domestically, as well as in select international markets, including Germany and Australia. VIVO also operates Harvest Medicine, a patient-centric and highly scalable network of specialty medical cannabis clinics as well as a free telemedicine app. VIVO has a healthy balance sheet and is well-positioned to accelerate its growth in Canada and internationally. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.VivoCannabis.com.
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