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Aleafia Added to Leading Cannabis ETF After Surge in Business Performance
Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF has $1.1B Invested in Cannabis Sector
TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aleafia Health Inc. (TSXV: ALEF; OTCQX: ALEAF, FRA: ARAH) (“Aleafia“) or (the “Company“), one of Canada’s leading, vertically integrated cannabis companies, is announcing that it has been added to the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ:TSX).
HMMJ is the world's first and largest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) offering direct exposure to North American publicly listed life sciences companies with significant business activities in the marijuana industry.
With net assets in excess of $1.1 billion, HMMJ will allow for increased exposure to investors for Aleafia.
Aleafia Operational Update:
- 160,000 sq. ft. Niagara greenhouse retrofitting on schedule and expected to be complete in late 2018
- Fully funded annual growing capacity of 38,000 kg of cannabis flower to be reached in 2019
- Reached milestone of 50,000 individual medical cannabis patients under the Canabo Medical Clinic network
- Planning of Aleafia’s 150,000 sq. ft. Port Perry expansion underway, with all production options on the table, including an innovative, ultra low-cost outdoor grow
- Secured first medical cannabis sale in company’s history, only days after securing Sales Licence from Health Canada
- Partnered with Cronos Group on joint medical cannabis study to treat insomnia
“Aleafia’s inclusion in the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF is a significant milestone for Aleafia, which has been made possible by the rapid progress made by our team,” said Aleafia Chairman Julian Fantino. “We welcome the increased exposure to the investment community that this will bring to Aleafia.”
“Aleafia now boasts two modern cannabis production facilities, along with a medical cannabis clinic network that has attained 50,000 unique patients,” said Aleafia CEO Geoffrey Benic. “Our team has worked diligently to execute our successful business strategy, and we are very pleased to see those efforts result in Aleafia now qualifying for inclusion in the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF.”
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About Aleafia Health Inc.:
Aleafia is a leading, vertically integrated cannabis company with a unique focus on delivering quality patient care from “seed” to “sale.” The company operates the largest brick and mortar medicinal cannabis clinic network in Canada under the Canabo Medical Clinic brand, which is staffed by licensed, practicing physicians. Aleafia has obtained over 50,000 unique patients and maintains the largest medical cannabis patient data set in Canada. Aleafia’s state of the art production facilities will allow for the production of high- quality strains at low cost. Aleafia’s production will focus on securing the highest- quality medicinal product for its growing patient base.
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