Canopy Rivers Portfolio Company Herbert Works Awarded R&D Licence from Health Canada to Develop Cannabis-Infused Beverages

Published: September 11, 2019

Canopy Rivers Portfolio Company Herbert Works Awarded R&D Licence from Health Canada to Develop Cannabis-Infused Beverages

Canopy Rivers Inc., a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, is pleased to share that its portfolio company Herbert Works Ltd. has received its research and development (R&D) licence from Health Canada to develop branded cannabis-infused beverages.

“This announcement represents a significant milestone for Herbert Works as the company continues to move quickly toward the development of exceptional and widely appealing THC-infused beverages,” said Narbe Alexandrian, President and CEO of Canopy Rivers. “It’s a timely achievement, as the next wave of cannabis legalization in Canada will unlock these new product offerings in a matter of months. We believe that Herbert Works is in a prime position to capitalize on the growth opportunities that ‘Cannabis 2.0’ presents for consumers that are eager to try cannabis in different formats.”

Herbert Works’ mission is to combine advanced technology with its knowledge and appreciation of the experience-enhancing properties of cannabis to create products specifically designed around consumers’ many lifestyle needs. Canopy Rivers currently holds 23% of the equity of Herbert Works on a fully diluted basis (excluding a control warrant). For more information regarding Canopy Rivers’ investment in Herbert Works, please refer to the Company’s annual information form dated July 15, 2019 (“AIF”) filed with the Canadian securities regulators and available on the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers identifies strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector.