VANCOUVER, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: LIB) (OTCQB: LIBFF) (FSE: HN3P) (the "Company) is pleased to announce that work at Just Kush is nearly complete on their "Phase I" cultivation production facility, situated on 13 acres in the Okanagan Valley of BC.
"The work will be finished in time for an Affirmation of Readiness ("AOR") evidence package submission to Health Canada by mid-August and is a major step towards obtaining an ACMPR "license to produce" (pending Cannabis Act "Cultivation License") status by Just Kush," says Will Rascan, President and CEO of Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd.
The AOR means the Just Kush facility complies with all Health Canada requirements for medicinal cannabis cultivation and will trigger a review by Health Canada as the final step before granting a Cultivation License. To ensure the AOR proceeds efficiently, the Company has contracted the entire phase to Cannabis Compliance Inc. ("CCI") to liaise directly with Health Canada on its behalf.
Production Facility Buildout Includes State-of-the-Art Security, Aeroponic Grow Systems, and More
According to Quality Manager of the facility, Robert Jackman, a key part of the buildout is the installation of a new security system by Paladin Security.
"We chose Paladin because of their excellent reputation," says Jackman. "They are putting in high-tech quality components, and will be providing us with comprehensive, ongoing service and support.
"Something else we are doing is implementing an enterprise-wide quality management system that complements our ability to conduct thorough tracking and compliance reporting – right down to every single seed or clone Just Kush grows and harvests."
Another advanced feature being installed by Just Kush is a state-of-the-art, proprietary aeroponic grow system. This system has numerous advantages over other cultivation methods, including:
- cleaner and more sanitary growing conditions
- a faster cultivation cycle from seed/clone to harvest
- healthier crops with fewer losses from diseases and pests
- easier maintenance and more efficient harvesting
The Just Kush facility will also deploy full-spectrum LED lights that use 40+% less energy than conventional grow lights. As well, use of tissue culture technology will enable Just Kush to preserve the genetic purity, quality and consistency of newly developed or acquired strains of cannabis through to finished products that meet the highest-standard medicinal use specifications.
Jackman adds: "We are tremendously excited by the advanced features being implemented by Just Kush, as these will allow us to achieve industry-leading production efficiencies and production of the highest quality cannabis products for our customers."
South Okanagan Offers Exceptional Growing Conditions
The Just Kush facility sits on 13 acres of prime land and is situated in the heart of British Columbia's famed wine country in the South Okanagan Valley.
"The property offers the ideal combination of climate and soil for growing cannabis outdoors," says Jackman. "And that's important for us because Health Canada has announced that it will allow outdoor cannabis cultivation."
Rascan notes: "This investment perfectly illustrates Liberty Leaf's mission and purpose in the cannabis space. Our objective from the beginning has been to be a vertically integrated, seed-to-sale enterprise and leader in the cannabis industry. Completion of the state-of-the-art Just Kush facility buildout is just the beginning for us."
"We find businesses with revenue-generating potential and accelerate their growth by providing the management, marketing and technological expertise and investment they need to flourish."
About Liberty Leaf
Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. is a Canadian-based, public company whose focus is to build and support a diversified portfolio of cannabis-sector businesses, including cultivation, processing, value-added CBD/THC pet products and supply-chain products within this dynamic and fast-growing sector.
Liberty Leaf's late-stage ACMPR portfolio consists of a 60% interest in Just Kush and 100% of North Road Ventures.
On Behalf of the Board
Will Rascan, President & CEO
Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd.
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