MONCTON, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI) (OTCQB:OGRMF) (the "Company" or "Organigram"), a leading licensed producer of medical marijuana based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is pleased to announce its support for the first-ever World Cannabis Congress. The event, happening in Saint John, New Brunswick from June 10 – 12, 2018, will connect cannabis industry leaders from around the globe, to share insights and foster relationships that may help shape and advance the rapidly growing industry.
The event, organized by cannabis culture media and lifestyle brand, Civilized, is expected to draw 350-plus VIP attendees, including cannabis experts, policymakers, government officials, leading scientists and researchers, celebrity speakers and delegates from countries including Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Spain, South Africa and Uruguay. The event is supported by Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), the province's lead business development organization driving economic growth and job creation.
Organigram will play a platinum-level sponsorship role in the congress, and Company officials are eager to highlight New Brunswick's progressive cannabis industry culture and to welcome some of the most respected global thinkers in the cannabis space to its home province.
"We are thrilled to invest in and support this new, exciting event right in our own backyard," says Organigram Chief Commercial Officer, Ray Gracewood. "We're privileged to operate in New Brunswick and help promote the province as a leader in the cannabis industry, not just in Canada, but around the globe. Other nations are looking to Canada right now – especially New Brunswick – as the example for recreational legalization and a progressive medical cannabis system. This summit will provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our culture of innovation on a world stage."
The World Cannabis Conference will be held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre (1 Market Square, Saint John, NB). Speaker opportunities are available, and attendees have options to attend sessions, panels and workshops included in the three-day event. For additional information on the World Cannabis Congress, visit www.worldcannabiscongress.com.
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Organigram Inc., is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada. Organigram is focused on producing the highest quality, condition specific medical marijuana for patients in Canada. Organigram's facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Company is regulated by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR").
Organigram has been ranked in the top ten Clean Technology & Life Sciences Sector on the TSX Venture Exchange 50.
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