Cannabis capsules make it simple for patients to self-administer accurate doses
VAUGHAN, ON, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - CannTrust Holdings Inc. ("CannTrust" or the "Company",TSX: TRST), one of Canada's leading licensed producers of cannabis, announced that it is expanding its product offerings to include a range of new cannabis oil vegan-based hard shell capsules. CannTrust now offers the widest variety of cannabis products of any licensed producer in Canada.
The Company's cannabis capsules are being launched in three different formats: CBD 10 mg; 1:1 CBD 5 mg + THC 5 mg; and THC 10 mg. The standardized encapsulated cannabis oil is produced using our state-of-the-art extraction technology. Each format will be sold in a 60-capsule bottle and will be available to CannTrust customers and physicians as of April 24, 2018.
The CannTrust cannabis oil capsules are being produced at the Company's 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art processing, manufacturing and distribution facility in Vaughan, Ontario. The introduction of the new vegan-based hard shell product line reinforces the Company's commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, quality, patient education and customer service.
"We are excited to be moving into this new category of the medicinal cannabis market, one that makes it safe and easy for patients to self-administer the correct dosage in a familiar format. CannTrust opted for the newest encapsulation technology so that we can use vegan-based capsules rather than an animal by-product gelatin capsule. In addition, our capsules are colour coded for ease of use and patient safety." said Eric Paul CEO.
Since its inception in 2014, CannTrust has led the Canadian market in producing pharmaceutically standardized product.
As a federally regulated licensed producer, CannTrust™ brings more than 40 years of pharmacy and healthcare experience to the medical cannabis industry. CannTrust currently operates a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art hydroponic facility in Vaughan, Ontario, as well as the recently completed 250,000 square foot Phase 1 redevelopment of its 430,000 square foot Niagara Greenhouse Facility. The Phase 2 expansion is underway and is anticipated to be completed and in cultivation towards the middle of 2018.
CannTrust™ is committed to research and innovation, as well as contributing to the growing body of evidence-based research regarding the use and efficacy of cannabis. Our product development teams along with our exclusive global pharma partner, Apotex Inc., are diligently innovating and developing products that will make it easier for patients to use medical cannabis. We support ongoing patient education about medical cannabis and have a compassionate use program to support patients with financial needs.
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SOURCE CannTrust Holdings Inc.
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