NAPANEE, ON, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ – VIVO Cannabis Inc. (TSX-V: VIVO, OTCQX: VVCIF) (“VIVO” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ABcann Medicinals Inc., has received notification that its Kimmetts project has now advanced to the second phase of Health Canada’s review and approval process. Kimmetts is being developed as a hybrid outdoor cultivation site, which currently houses four Airstream InnovationsTM environmental control shelters with 86,000 square feet of cultivation space.
VIVO is the only Canadian LP employing this innovative technology, which has been incorporated in several US states to produce high-quality cannabis at low cost, without the capital investment required to build traditional greenhouses or indoor grows.
“Our airhouses are expected to capitalize on all the benefits and opportunities associated with growing outdoors (low capital and production costs, environmentally sustainable) with the added benefit of mitigating against the known challenges of producing high-quality cannabis outdoors,” said Greg Yuristy, Director of Production for Napanee Operations. “The airhouses are intended to provide protection from the elements and a more consistent cultivation environment, and are expected to result in greater yields and more consistent high quality product than can be produced via outdoor growing. In addition, positive pressure keeps insects and weeds out, eliminating the need for pesticides.”
Subject to receipt of our license for the airhouses from Health Canada, we expect these initial four airhouses to provide annual production capacity of approximately 4,000 kilograms of cannabis, which we expect will be primarily used for VIVO’s concentrated products, which includes our premium cannabis brands of Canna Farms, Fireside, Lumina and Beacon, all of which are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our customers.
Gary McMullen, VP Napanee Operations
Although our development plans are still being finalized, the Kimmetts site in Napanee has the potential to accommodate an additional 10 airhouses should cultivation results prove to be successful.
About VIVO Cannabis™
VIVO, based in Napanee, Ontario, is recognized for trusted, premium cannabis products and services. It holds production and sales licences from Health Canada and operates world-class indoor cultivation facilities with proprietary plant-growing technology at its Canna Farms facility in Hope, B.C., and at its Vanluven facility in Napanee, Ontario. VIVO has a collection of premium brands targeting unique customer segments, including Beacon Medical™, Fireside™, Canna Farms™ and Lumina™. The Company is significantly expanding its production capacity and distribution channels; growing its domestic medical cannabis platform, including Harvest Medicine, its patient-centric, highly scalable network of specialty medical cannabis clinics and services; promoting production and cultivation innovation and pursuing partnership and product development opportunities; and actively focusing on growth in select international markets, including Germany and Australia. VIVO has a healthy balance sheet and is well-positioned to accelerate its growth in Canada and internationally. For more information visit: www.vivocannabis.com.