VANCOUVER, Nov. 20, 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 the Company has launched commissioned based sales personnel and an influencer strategy for it's Sollievo CBD line in Southern California. In addition, the Heritage CSE: CANN previously announced proposed joint venture initiative, is proceeding forward as planned with the definitive agreement drafting taking place and facility and equipment procurement plans underway.
The California population is 39,557,045 people according to the US Census Bureau's 2018 Population Estimates Program making it the most populated state in the U.S. Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura County have a combined population of 14,149,511 consumers making it one of the most densely populated regions of the entire country.
The California Cannabis Portal indicates there are over 170 dispensaries in Los Angeles County that our sales agents are canvassing and bringing Sollievo product samples too. They are also talking to various smoke shops, vape stores and a variety of retail locations that carry CBD products or have expressed an interest to sell CBD products.
"Establishing a retail presence in this area for our Sollievo CBD product lines gives us significant volume potential, but also provides crucial market feedback about branding, product quality and consumer adoption." said Steven McAuley, Empowers Chairman and CEO. "Gaining direct market feedback, by having our own sales agents on the ground is already proving beneficial."
Heritage Cannabis JV Update
- The previously announced Empower Clinics and Heritage Cannabis JV announcement from September 17th, 2019 is continuing forward as planned with a variety of actions being completed by both Parties.
- Documentation of the Definitive Agreement for the joint venture is underway, and progress is expected to be reported by the Companies in the near future.
- Graeme Staley, the CEO of Purefarma and Board of Directors member for Heritage Cannabis, completed a site visit of the Sandy, OR facility located on the SE side of Portland, Oregon with Empowers Chairman & CEO Steven McAuley.
- The site visit solidified the importance of the new 5,000 sq. ft. facility secured by Empower, and the fact that the Oregon Department of Agriculture Hemp Handlers Licence has been issued.
- Both Empower and Heritage believe operating in a low-cost region like Oregon provides a competitive advantage with direct access to the farming supply chain for the some of the best hemp biomass in the entire country.
- Local facility and labor costs are competitive on a national scale, and with a skilled and passionate local workforce, the joint venture has the opportunity to provide high quality long-term jobs for the local economy of Sandy, OR, Clackamas County and surrounding regions.
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 Sollievo 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.
The Company is 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.
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For further information: CONTACTS: Investors: Steve Low, Boom Capital Markets, [email protected], 647-620-5101; Investors: Steven McAuley, CEO, [email protected], 604-789-2146; For French inquiries: Remy Scalabrini, Maricom Inc., E: [email protected], T: (888) 585-MARI