Forces & Families Announces a New Partnership with CannTrust Inc.

Partnership to provide enhanced support to the health and wellness of Canadian veterans and the men and women of the Canadian forces and their families

TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Forces & Families today announced a new partnership with CannTrust, the only pharmacist-controlled and operated producer of medical cannabis in Canada. 

Created in 2007, Forces & Families is a Canadian volunteer organization that provides support to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families.  Under the leadership of founder and chairman John Randolph, Forces & Families has helped raise charitable monies in support of the Military Families Fund and also involve CAF men and women, their families and veterans to connect with Canadians to help build mutual understanding, awareness and respect.  

"Today's partnership announcement with CannTrust adds to our growing list of significant corporate supporters from across Canada," states Randolph.  "Support comes in many shapes whether it's special events for members of the Canadian Armed Forces, their families and veterans or fundraising for the Military Families Fund.  This new relationship with CannTrust will assist us not only in these areas but will also offer education, awareness and support to help address some of the critical health and wellness issues faced by the CAF, Veterans and their families."

Throughout 2015, Forces & Families will continue to increase the awareness of CAF members and their families and also provide a series of visible support mechanisms aimed at fighting illnesses such as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) with a goal of helping its members achieve mental wellness.

Federally licensed and regulated, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the newly licensed Canadian medical cannabis industry.

"At CannTrust we create and deliver ongoing education and awareness about medical cannabis to the medical community, patient groups, patients and other stakeholders" says CannTrust chairman Norman Paul, "We believe our innovative and informative educational programs along with access to our credited and licensed front line health consultants will be embraced by the military community and Canadian civilians in need too."

About CannTrust Inc.
CannTrust Inc. is Canada's only pharmacist-controlled and operated producer of medical cannabis. Federally licensed and regulated, CannTrust brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry.

Based in Vaughan, Ontario, CannTrust's 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic facility employs strict quality control procedures allowing for the continuous production and harvest of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis for patients in need.

CannTrust is committed to research and innovation and to contributing to the growing body of evidence-based research for the use and efficacy of medical cannabis.

The company supports ongoing patient education about medical cannabis across Canada through partnerships with a variety of patient and physician-based organizations, and provides an assistance program to support patients with financial needs.

For more information call 1-855-RX4-CANN (794-2266) or visit http://www.canntrust.ca.

About Forces & Families
Forces & Families is committed to supporting the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families by raising awareness, morale and funds in affiliation with the Department of National Defence, through the Military Families Fund, and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Visit the Forces & Families website at http://www.forcesandfamilies.ca.

SOURCE CannTrust Inc.

For further information: John Randolph, Forces & Families, john@forcesandfamilies.ca, 416-410-0185; Tova Manett, CannTrust Inc., tmanett@canntrust.ca, 647-872-2305

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