—INNOVATIVE CANNABIS PRODUCTS DEVELOPED IN QUEBEC EXTEND THEIR FOOTPRINT TO OVER 700 RETAIL STORES ACROSS THE ONTARIO AND BRITISH COLUMBIA MARKETS—
LAVAL, QC, Feb. 22, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Neptune Wellness Solutions, Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company focused on natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, announced today that their cannabis brand Mood Ring™ is now available through the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), the wholesaler and online retailer of non-medical cannabis throughout the province.
The initial portfolio consists of non-GMO and environmentally friendly packaged products: High CBD Oil, Legacy Hashish, and High CBD Capsules. Mood Ring™ High CBD Oil and High CBD Capsules benefit from a patented cold ethanol extraction process, which creates a full spectrum concentrate that preserves terpenes to retain its earthy aroma and flavour. Aligned with Neptune's commitment to sustainability, the methodology requires significantly less energy than CO2 extraction, empowering Neptune to minimize its carbon footprint.
"This is an exciting next step for Mood Ring™. The initial launch was a great success and we're ecstatic to bring the range of cannabis extracts to Ontario. At Neptune we recognize the immense potential of cannabinoids and have put our decades of experience in health and wellness to develop responsibly crafted products. We want to enable Canadians nationwide to benefit from legalization in innovative ways and our partnerships with provincial wholesalers supports this accessibility," said Michael Cammarata, Chief Executive Officer and President of Neptune.
The brand's Legacy Hashish is produced from the trichomes of carefully curated cannabis strains to reveal the crop's complex cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Resin glands are separated in water, without solvents, and are then pressed to form a firm, sticky block of old-world style hashish.
Neptune's Mood Ring™ products are available now to over 400 licensed retailers through the OCS, which also supplies consumers in Ontario directly. All cannabis-extracts are manufactured at the Company's purpose-built facility in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Dr. Toni Rinow, Neptune's Chief Financial Officer and Global Operating Officer, added: "We are driven to create products that support our customers' ever changing needs. Our goal is to be innovative and to harness the super ingredients that are cannabinoids."
ABOUT NEPTUNE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS INC.:
Neptune Wellness Solutions is a unique global health and wellness company that is changing consumer habits through the creation and distribution of environmentally friendly, ethical and innovative consumer product goods. Neptune's simultaneous focus on B2C and B2B customer-oriented brand development provides the Company with international reach and scale from its owned and operated facilities that extract and create product formulation, all the way to the sales floor at top global retailers. Underpinned by a disruptive spirit, Neptune's diversified, and fully integrated business model focuses on natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands and the use of cannabinoids in household products to make them safer, healthier and more effective. Its portfolio includes emerging brands such as Forest Remedies™, Ocean Remedies™, Neptune Wellness™, Mood Ring™, and OCEANO3™, which are poised for rapid growth and expansion. Backed with a cost-efficient manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure that can be scaled up and down or into adjacent product categories to identify new innovation opportunities, Neptune quickly adapts to consumer preferences and demand, and is bringing its products as well as other Fortune 100 brands to market through strategic distribution partnerships, mass retail partners and e-commerce channels. Neptune is committed to its core mission of redefining health and wellness and helping humanity thrive by providing sustainable consumer focused solutions. For additional information, please visit: https://www.neptunecorp.com/
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