SMITHS FALLS, ON, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("Tweed" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the installation of a state-of-the-art aeroponic system developed by Texas-based Indoor Harvest Corp. (Indoor Harvest) has commenced at 1 Hershey Drive in Smiths Falls, Ontario. The system is the basis of a Cannabis Production Pilot Agreement between the two companies.
Cannabis-specific modifications will be implemented, tested and recorded. The companies will jointly own any resulting intellectual property, with Tweed obtaining exclusive licensing rights within Canada and all jurisdictions excluding the United States.
"The Tweed R&D team reviewed a number of potential aeroponic partners from around the globe and chose Indoor Harvest for their high pressure, large-scale aeroponic specialization and their leading edge involvement in this emerging sector," said Bruce Linton, CEO and Co-founder of Tweed. "Pushing boundaries is a part of Tweed's culture so the fit is ideal."
"We are extremely happy to be working with one of the largest medical cannabis producers in Canada," said Chad Sykes, CEO and founder of Indoor Harvest. "I feel Tweed has created a recognizable brand and we hope to establish a successful long-term partnership. The regulatory regime in Canada is much different and more reliable than in the States, conducting development in Canada makes the most sense and we are looking forward to designing a platform that will increase yields and lower production costs."
Aeroponics and vertical farming are currently gaining worldwide recognition, particularly through projects such as MIT City Farm, and this pilot will be the first of its kind for commercial production of cannabis. The method has commercial potential because it is an efficient, sustainable way to produce agricultural products. To learn more about aeroponics and this exciting project, you can follow our three-part Tweed Vault series at the www.tweed.com.
Here's to Future Growth.
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