Expects first sales of Aphria-branded cannabis
in Germany in Q2 FY2021
LEAMINGTON, ON, Oct. 7, 2020 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc.
("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APHA)
and (Nasdaq: APHA), a leading global cannabis company
inspiring and empowering the worldwide community to live their very
best life, today announced it has completed its first certified
European Union Good Manufacturing Practices ("EU GMP") shipment of
dried flower from its Aphria One EU GMP facility to its
wholly-owned German subsidiary, CC Pharma GmbH ("CC
Pharma"), a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products to
more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany.
"Our first EU GMP shipment into Germany represents another significant
milestone for Aphria Inc., one that strengthens our position as a
leading cannabis company in Germany and in the European Union," said
Irwin D. Simon, Chief Executive
Officer, Aphria Inc. "We are leveraging our strong medical platform
and multi-faceted German strategy, which combines domestic
cultivation, import licenses and large distribution infrastructure,
to increase access to high-quality medical cannabis for patients
worldwide. We remain excited about future milestones, including the
completion of our cultivation facility in Neumünster, Germany, which we expect will be completed in
The German market is considered to be one of the most highly
sought-after developed medical cannabis markets in the
world. Aphria's German operations have been preparing for the
importation of EU-GMP certified cannabis from Canada, allowing for shipments to CC Pharma in
order to leverage CC Pharma's expansive in-country distribution
In addition to today's announcement, other previously
announced strategic milestones for Aphria and its
wholly-owned subsidiaries in Germany include:
- Germany launched several
CBD-based wellness brands in Q1 FY2021, including:
- CannRelief brand, a line of cosmetic oils and creams as well as
supplements, that seek to deliver "the best from the cannabis plant
to impact the lives of our consumers for the better".
- Evoque brand, a line of natural sustainable products that help
optimize skin, which includes face creams and serums.
- CannaPet brand, a line of products that bring relaxation,
relief or recovery to pets.
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Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company striving to
inspire and empower the worldwide community to live their very best
life. Headquartered in Leamington,
Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria Inc. has been setting the
standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at
scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on
untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies,
Aphria Inc. is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the
global cannabis market. The Company's portfolio of brands is
grounded in expertly-researched consumer insights designed to meet
the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders'
multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria Inc.
drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a
diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and
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not limited to, statements with respect to the effects or
efficacy of medical cannabis products, timing of sales of
Aphria-branded cannabis in Germany
and the completion of the construction of Aphria's cultivation
facility in Neumünster, Germany.
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risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic; general economic
conditions; adverse industry events; marketing costs; loss of
markets; future legislative and regulatory developments involving
cannabis; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and
external sources, and/or inability to access sufficient capital on
favorable terms; the cannabis industry in Canada generally, income tax and regulatory
matters, including delays in the issuance of licenses, the sale and
distribution of vapes; the ability of Aphria to meet its liquidity
requirements to fund ongoing operations; the ability of Aphria to
implement its business strategies; competition; crop failure;
safety of derivative cannabis products; currency and interest rate
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