CannTrust Announces Partnership with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation

Published: August 22, 2018

CannTrust Announces Partnership with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation

CannTrust Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement with the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC), operating as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS), to supply a broad range of adult-use products from all three of the Company’s new recreational cannabis brands – liiv, Xscape and Synr.g. The Company brings more than 40 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience to the cannabis industry and is applying this knowledge to its recreational cannabis products.

Beginning October 17, 2018, consumers will be able to purchase CannTrust’s quality, standardized cannabis via an online retail platform provided by the OCS in a variety of formats. The agreement positions the company for rapid growth in the largest consumer market in Canada and expands on the Company’s existing partnerships with provinces across the country, with more being finalized.

“We are thrilled that CannTrust has been selected as a trusted retail partner by the Ontario Cannabis Store, as a supplier of quality, standardized cannabis,” said Brad Rogers, President of CannTrust, “The product variety in the agreement confirm that CannTrust is a key player in the recreational cannabis market. Our top-of-the-line greenhouse facility, processing operations and distribution network, all based in Ontario, ideally position us to grow rapidly to meet the demand within the province and across the country.”

CannTrust’s agreement with the OCS features a wide range of products specifically developed for a variety of consumer preferences, including:

  • liiv: Popular strains designed for the experienced customer and available in dried flower, pre-rolled joints, oils and vegan capsules.
  • Xscape: Strains curated and named for specific experiences, like Flix ‘N Chill, available in dried flower and pre-rolled joints.
  • Synr.g: Flavour-packed strains made for social moments and available in dried flower and pre-rolled joints.

All inventory will be grown at CannTrust’s first-of-its-kind, perpetual harvest greenhouse facility in Niagara, Ontario. The facility is currently operating at an annualized output estimated at 50,000 kilograms and to meet projected demand, a new 600,000 sq. ft. expansion is already funded and underway. Once the Niagara facility is fully operational, output will more than double to in excess of 100,000 kilograms and will set new standards for cost effectiveness in the marketplace.