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VANCOUVER, Aug. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE: CBDT) (Frankfurt 8EC) (OTC: EPWCF) ("Empower" or the "Company"), a vertically integrated and growth-oriented CBD life sciences company, and a multi-state operator of medical health & wellness clinics in the U.S., is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Endocanna Health Inc.("Endocanna"), a research and development biotechnology company specializing in endocannabinioid DNA testing, and a partly owned subsidiary of Heritage Cannabis (CSE: CANN)
Endocanna will manufacture its patent-pending Endocannabinoid DNA Test Kits for and license its proprietary DNA technology to Empower. Empower will immediately make the Endocanna kits available to its corporate owned medical clinics that include 165,000 patients in Oregon, Arizona, Washington State and Nevada. The Company plans to include the DNA Test Kits as a standard offering in the Sun Valley Health franchise program, and has commenced it's roll-out in the United States.
"We continue to focus our initiatives on patient care and wellbeing, ensuring we have the ability to provide best-in-class care and advice using the most advanced technology available." said Steven McAuley, Empowers Chairman & CEO. "The Endocanna DNA Test Kit can give our physicians the potential to have even greater insight into each individual patient's propensity for success, on how CBD based therapies may interact with their individual regulatory system."
The Kits are designed to provide consumers with personalized data about how cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids may interact with their body, plus the technology may allow the company to provide patients with science-backed cannabis product suggestions based on their specific DNA.
"Using Endocanna Health's proprietary DNA report, we can personalize and provide a cannabinoid wellness protocol tailored to an individual's needs." said Len May, CEO & Co-Founder of Endocanna Health. "Empower and their Sun Valley Health clinic network, provides an immediate opportunity for us to work with physicians and patients to develop advanced science surrounding the endocannabinioid system and CBD based therapies."
About Endocanna Health Inc.
Endocanna is a company based in Los Angeles, CA that has developed Endocannabinoid DNA testing to assist individuals in taking control of their own health, by utilizing cannabis products specifically suited for themselves. The recently expanded database of genetic markers now allows for a thorough review of potential products, which are helpful to address the needs of patients. EndoDNA testing packages are currently available in the United States, and will shortly be introduced to Canada and other select cannabis-forward countries. For more information visit www.endocannahealth.com
About Heritage Cannabis Holdings Corp.
The Company is focused on becoming a vertically integrated cannabis provider that currently has two Health Canada approved licenced producers, through its subsidiaries Voyage Cannabis Corp. and CannaCure Corp. both regulated under the Cannabis Act Regulations. Working under these two licences, Heritage has two additional subsidiaries, Purefarma Solutions, which provides extraction services, and BriteLife Sciences that is focused on cannabis based medical solutions. Heritage as the parent Company, is focused on providing resources for its subsidiaries to advance their products or services to compete both domestically and internationally.
Empower is a vertically integrated and growth-oriented CBD life sciences company, and a multi-state operator of medical health & wellness clinics, operating the Sun Valley Health clinic brand www.sunvalleyhealth.com, for its nine corporate locations and for franchises in the United States. As a CBD product manufacturer under the Solievo brand, the company distributes its lines through clinics, online and through retail partners. Extraction operations are currently being developed in the Company's new extraction facility in Oregon.
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SOURCE Empower Clinics Inc.
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