The Green Organic Dutchman Receives Organic Certification From Internationally Recognized Ecocert Canada
TORONTO, May 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) is pleased to announce that on May 9, 2018 its facility based in Ancaster, Ontario received organic certification from Ecocert Canada, an internationally recognized world-leading organization in organic certification.
“This is another step in TGOD’s planned expansion to be the world’s largest branded organic cannabis company. Consumers world-wide are interested in quality products and TGOD will continue to strive to provide the highest quality organic product that complements the natural product preferences of today’s consumer,” said Mr. Robert Anderson, Co-Chairman and CEO.
Ecocert Canada provides inspection and certification for sustainable development and works to maintain rigorous respect of organic standards on products, systems and services. The certification process includes validation of inputs, production methods and preparation procedures according to Canadian organic product regulation. Organic certification aims to guarantee the organic integrity of products throughout the entire production chain.
TGOD is committed to producing only premium quality organic cannabis products, free from any synthetic nutrients, pesticides or herbicides. We are proud to have met the rigorous standards for organic certification by Ecocert Canada and are excited to offer consumers an organic product range that is held to the highest standards.
Mr. David Bernard-Perron, Vice President, Growing Operations
ABOUT THE GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS LTD.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. is a research & development company licensed under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”) to cultivate medical cannabis. The Company carries out its principal activities producing cannabis from its facilities in Ancaster, Ont., pursuant to the provisions of the ACMPR and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) and its regulations.
The Company grows high quality, organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. TGOD’s products are laboratory tested to ensure patients have access to a standardized, safe and consistent product. TGOD has a funded capacity of 116,000 kg and is building 970,000 sq. ft. of cultivation facilities in Ontario and Quebec.
The Company has developed a strategic partnership with Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) whereby Aurora has invested approximately C$78.1 million for an approximate 17.5% stake in TGOD. To date, the Company has raised approximately C$290 million dollars and has over 5,000 shareholders.
TGOD’s Common Shares and warrants issued under the indenture dated November 1, 2017 trade on the TSX under the symbol “TGOD” and “TGOD.WT”, respectively.