DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exactus, Inc. (OTCQB:EXDI) (the “Company”), an industrial hemp farm operator and manufacturer of hemp-derived phytocannabinoid products, today announced that it has entered into a supply and distribution agreement with Canntab Therapeutics Limited (CSE:PILL.CN) (OTCQX:CTABF) (FRA:TBF1.F) to produce immediate and extended release tablets.
Exactus will provide Canntab a subleased space in their facility in Florida to equip for the purpose of manufacturing advanced hemp derived cannabinoid tablets. These hard pill formulations will include a variety of hemp derived cannabinoids for precise delivery in instant release, extended release and oral disintegrating tablet solutions, to be distributed throughout the United States.
A study by a Penn Medicine researcher, published in JAMA, found that nearly 70 percent of all cannabidiol products sold online are either over or under labeled, causing potential serious harm to its consumers.
Emiliano Aloi, President and CEO of Exactus states, “We have been searching for a precision delivery system that matches the quality of our farming and supply chain, and we are pleased to have found a perfect fit. This will facilitate the launch of our medical practitioner distribution channel with a differentiated product that separates us from our competitors, providing consumers with a precise dose of hemp derivates in instant release as well as time release delivery systems that they know.”
Jeff Renwick, Chief Executive Officer of Canntab said, “The logic of combining our delivery systems with Exactus’ fully traceable supply chain was compelling. Our goal has been to develop a relationship with a trusted partner in the United States, one that allows us to bring our unique products to market in the US, and for our shareholders to benefit from that opportunity. I can confidently say that we have successfully achieved that goal as our agreement with Exactus opens the door to the growing CBD market in the United States, one in which our unique product is perfectly positioned to thrive in. Our hard pill formulations will be the most advanced CBD solutions available, with extremely precise dosing, high bioavailability, timed release, and long shelf life. Features that Doctors, retailers and the end consumer are searching for, all covered by 13 patents pending in the United States, and Canada.”
The supply agreement states that Canntab will purchase ingredients from Exactus to be used in Canntab’s proprietary formulations.
The distribution agreement calls for the sharing of gross profits in a variety of ways dependent on how the sale is made and distributed.
Canntab Therapeutics is the only company in North America to have developed a product line of solid oral dose formulations for a variety of cannabis cannabinoid (THC & CBD) and terpenoid blends in exacting dosages. A clear and sustainable competitive advantage with 13 patents pending in Canada and the United States covering proprietary processes and solid oral dose formulations for extended release, immediate release, flash melt and bi-layered medications.
Canntab’s proprietary cannabinoid formulations are intended to provide doctors, patients and the general consumer with a medical grade solution with all the features you would expect from any prescription or over the counter medication, including accurate dosing, high bioavailability and timed release in a solid oral dosage form.
Exactus expects to be distributing the specialized product line within the first quarter of 2020.
To learn more about Exactus, Inc., visit the website at www.exactushemp.com.
Exactus Inc. is dedicated to introducing hemp-derived phytocannabinoid products that meet the highest standards of quality and traceability into mainstream consumer markets. The Company has made investments in farming and has over 200 acres of CBD-rich hemp in Southwest Oregon. The Company is introducing a range of consumer brands, such as Green Goddess Extracts™, Levor Collection, Phenologie, Paradise CBD and Exactus.
Hemp is a federally legal type of cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. After over 40 years of prohibition, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, known as the 2018 Farm Bill, legalized hemp at the federal level. Hemp production will be regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the States. As a result, in 2019 hemp was generally removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and enforcement by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
About Canntab Therapeutics
Canntab Therapeutics Ltd. is a Canadian company engaged in the research and development of advanced, pharmaceutical-grade formulations of cannabinoids and terpenes. In doing so, Canntab has developed a suite of precision oral dose products that are unavailable elsewhere in the marketplace, formulated in multiple doses and time release combinations. Canntab’s proprietary hard pill cannabinoid formulations will provide doctors, patients and the general consumer with a medical grade solution with all the features you would expect from any prescription or over the counter medication.
Canntab is a late stage applicant to Health Canada to be granted its Licensed Producer status: Cannabis (Processing-Standard), and Federal Sales (Medical). The Company intends to submit the final evidence package to Health Canada at the end of November 2019, and expects receipt of Licensed Producer Status in approximately 10 weeks thereafter.
Canntab is positioned to maintain high gross profit margins, due to its extensive inventory of machinery and equipment, some of which will be used for manufacturing in Florida. Canntab trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol PILL, on the OTCQB under the symbol CTABF, and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol TBF1.
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Released November 20, 2019