CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) - Maple Leaf Green World (TSX VENTURE:MGW) ("Maple Leaf" or the "Company") announces that the Company has appointed Perry Lee as Vice President, Quality Assurance, effective immediately.
Mr. Lee is a Chemical and Biological Engineer from the University of British Columbia where he is currently a Ph. D. candidate. Mr. Lee's expertise in quality control will benefit Maple Leaf Green World in meeting the stringent requirements of Health Canada for production of medical marijuana.
Perry is the VP of Production for City-Farm Biofuel of Delta BC, an emerging renewable fuels company producing and marketing biodiesel fuel. Perry is experienced in process engineering in the development of large industrial complexes and will be instrumental in stream-lining the Company's development of efficient operations for growing medical marijuana. At City-Farm Biofuel Mr. Lee supervised the construction of a ramp-up to 25 million liters of biofuel per year and was responsible for overseeing operations, maintenance, laboratory, feedstock and biodiesel logistics at the highest level of competence, to meet exacting international standards.
Raymond Lai, Chairman, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Green World, commented, "We are pleased to have someone of Perry's abilities join our team. His credibility, education and practical experience will enhance our permitting process with Health Canada and aid in the successful development of our agricultural business, including for various medical marijuana products."
Maple Leaf has not yet submitted its application to Health Canada with respect to a license to produce medical marijuana. Maple Leaf anticipates that the application will be submitted to Health Canada in the 1st half of June, 2014.
There is no assurance that the Company will be qualified to obtain requisite licences and if so, will be able to obtain regulatory approvals for such licences. Additionally, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to acquire the required financing, assets or personnel to become a grower of medical marijuana, if licensed to do so.
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About Maple Leaf Green World Inc.
Maple Leaf is a Canadian company that focuses in the agricultural/environmental industry with two main areas of activity:
- Eco-Agriculture - it pursues several projects around the world. In China, it is focused on growing value-added tree seedlings and nursery products that assist with anti-desertification.
- Renewable Energy - it pursues various renewable energy projects around the world, including Yellowhorn in China which would provide valuable Yellowhorn seeds and ultimately oil from such seeds for the manufacture of bio-diesel fuel and premium healthy cooking oil.
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