TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com ("Liberty" or the "Company"), a provider of high quality cannabis, is pleased to announce that it successfully launched sales of its whole flower smokeable products as well as its pre-rolled cannabis cigarette products this past weekend. Liberty is also pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Chan, Liberty's Vice President, Finance will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer following the previously announced resignation of Mr. Rene Gulliver as Chief Financial Officer effective April 14, 2019.
Launch of Whole Flower Smokeable Products
On April 19, 2019, Liberty officially launched sales of its whole flower smokeable products and pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes in selected dispensaries across the state, under its Liberty Health Sciences house brand. This resulted in Liberty's highest grossing weekend in its operational history.
"Our sales results from our first weekend of flower sales went beyond expectations," said Victor Mancebo, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Liberty. "This justifies our investment into our massive Liberty 360 facility, in which we expect to continue to increase our production capability and thereby better serve all patients across Florida."
As discussed above, Mr. Jeff Chan, Liberty's Vice President, Finance was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer effective April 14, 2019. Mr. Chan joined Liberty as Vice President, Finance in May 2018. He was previously employed by several publicly traded companies, most recently serving as Vice President, Finance at Orvana Minerals Corp. from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Chan earned his CPA, CA while employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Liberty continues its search for a permanent US-based Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Scott Meyers, previously announced to be serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, will remain as Liberty's Director of Finance.
About Liberty Health Sciences Inc.
Liberty is the cannabis provider committed to providing a trusted, high quality cannabis experience based on our genuine care for all cannabis users and a focus on operational excellence from seed to sale and beyond. Liberty's measured approach to expansion opportunities maximizes returns to shareholders, while keeping consumers' well-being at the forefront of what we do. For more information, please visit: www.libertyhealthsciences.com.
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