TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 — /D.M.O. Newswire/ — Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CRON) (TSX:CRON) ("Cronos Group" or the "Company"), a geographically diversified and vertically integrated cannabis group, is proud to announce its initial supply agreements for retail distribution, both government-operated and private, across Canada for the upcoming launch of the recreational market in October 2018.
Cronos Group has secured listings and signed binding master supply agreements with both the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation and the BC Liquor Distribution Branch. In combination, these provinces encompass over 50% of the Canadian population and hence the potential customer base which the Company is prepared to serve.
The Company has also secured listings and has accepted supplier terms with the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation and Prince Edward Island Liquor Corporation. Cronos Group will be offering Dried Flower, Pre-Rolls and its highly rated Oils through both government-operated retail stores and online platforms across its three recreational brands.
Cronos Group plans to serve the Canadian recreational market through its bi-coastal production platform which includes facilities in British Columbia and Ontario. In combination, these facilities are expected to comprise 355,500 square feet of premium growing space. With access to over 1.2 million square feet of domestic capacity that is both actively licensed and committed facilities with production and sales licenses expected in the near future, Cronos Group is prepared to ensure premium quality product supply across the Canadian market.
"Cronos is excited to provide our premium quality products to Canadian consumers for the upcoming legalization and launch of the recreational market," said Mike Gorenstein, CEO of Cronos Group. "Day one we are ready to build and establish our brand through our premium products and we are committed to building strong relationships with the provinces and our customers."
About Cronos Group
Cronos Group is a globally diversified and vertically integrated cannabis company with a presence across four continents. The Company operates two wholly-owned Canadian licensed producers regulated under Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations: Peace Naturals Project Inc., which was the first non-incumbent medical cannabis license granted by Health Canada, and Original BC Ltd., which is based in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. The Company has multiple international production and distribution platforms including in Germany, Poland, Israel and Australia. The Company intends to continue to rapidly expand its global footprint as it focuses on building an international iconic brand portfolio and develop disruptive intellectual property. Cronos Group is committed to building industry leading companies that transform the perception of cannabis and responsibly elevate the consumer experience.
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