Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd. (CSE:XTRX)(FRANKFURT:D2EP) (“Adastra”) a provider of same-site Health Canada Licensed cannabis processing and analytical testing services, is pleased to announce the completion of Commissioning and Commencement of Operations.
“We are pleased to announce the completion of an extensive and rigorous commissioning program that has proven our processes and culminated in the commencement of initial processing operations. We have been taking every precaution possible to safeguard our employees, partners and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adastra diligently adhered to Provincial and Federal guidance to ensure we implemented all necessary protocols to maintain our schedule for initial equipment commissioning and operational commencement. We remain committed to our first priority – the health and safety of our employees and community.” – Andy Hale, CEO
The Adastra commissioning program required extensive retooling due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and utilized remote video conferencing coupled with on-site subject matter expert consultants to ensure the best possible start to initial operations. Adastra is extremely pleased with the successful demonstration of all facets of its process from biomass intake through to the production of high-quality cannabis distillate.
Adastra was issued a Standard Processing Licence from Health Canada on March 13, 2020. Under the terms of Adastra’s Standard Processing Licence, Adastra will be able to possess and produce cannabis, by means other than cultivating it, and will sell cannabis in accordance with the Cannabis Regulations. The issuance of a Standard Processor Licence will permit Adastra to execute its business plan and produce cannabis extracts and formulated products. Adastra is initially capable of processing approximately 10,000 grams of dried cannabis every hour into cannabis extract. Adastra’s process will create high-value cannabis extracts by supercritical CO2 extraction and secondary distillation, which will be easily incorporated into a variety of value-added products such as; edibles, beverages, topicals, tinctures and vape cartridges that will serve the Canadian medical and adult-use cannabis markets.
About Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd.
Adastra Labs Holdings Ltd. is a Langley, BC-based cannabis company and through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Adastra Labs Inc. and Chemia Analytics Inc., is a licensed Standard Processor and licensed Analytical Testing Laboratory under the Cannabis Act administered by Health Canada, with licences to produce cannabis extracts and provide third party analytical testing services. These licences enable the Company’s subsidiaries to produce, package, sell (wholesale), and export medically focused and recreational cannabis extract and concentrate products in Canada to other licensed entities, and internationally in jurisdictions where medical cannabis extraction products are legal.
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CanBud Distribution Corporation Closes 2M Second and Final Tranche of its Oversubscribed Private Placement Offering
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The Corporation issued a combined total of 39,409,346 units (each a “Unit“) at price of $0.12 per Unit, with each Unit comprised of one common share in the capital of the Corporation (each a “Common Share“) and one common share purchase warrant (each a “Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.22 within 24 months of the closing of the Offering (the “Warrant Term“), provided, however that if the closing price of the Common Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE“) (or any such other stock exchange in Canada as the Common Shares may trade at the applicable time) is $0.25 or greater per Common Share for a period of five (5) consecutive trading days at any time after the closing date of the Offering, the Corporation may accelerate the Warrant Term such that the Warrants shall expire on the date which is 30 days following the date a press release is issued by the Corporation announcing the reduced warrant terms.
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In connection with termination of the merger transaction with FCC, the Company has agreed to pay FCC $100,000 in cash and to issue FCC 5,000,000 common shares of the Company at a deemed value of $0.05 per share. The common shares will be subject to a four-month-and-one-day statutory hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws.
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