TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 17, 2016) - Mettrum Health Corp. ("Mettrum" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MT), a vertically integrated provider of cannabis products, is pleased to announce that through one of its wholly owned entities, Agripharm Corp. (the "Tenant") has entered into a lease agreement (the "Agreement") with Miller Agriculture Ltd. (the "Landlord") to increase land available for growth from one acre to twenty acres.
"Given the continued and rapid increase in demand for our products, which has resulted in Mettrum's significant revenue and patient growth over the past number of quarters, we are always planning forward and ensuring to have ample growth capacity for the future," said Michael Haines, CEO of Mettrum Health Corp. "By increasing the availability of land at Agripharm by twenty times, combined with the availability of production capacity at our state-of-the-art production facility in Bowmanville, we are on track to achieve our objective of 50,000 Kilogram capacity by 2019 and well positioned to service the rapidly growing and evolving cannabis market." Because the leased property is contiguous with the existing Agripharm facility, Mettrum will not need to apply for a new, separate license to expand its production on this new property.
About Mettrum Health Corp.
Mettrum Health Corp. is a Tier 1 Industry Issuer listed on TSX Venture Exchange. Mettrum Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a Toronto-based company and a licensed producer of medical cannabis under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (formerly the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) issued pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) (the "ACMPR"). Mettrum received its first license from Health Canada on November 1, 2013 and began production of medical cannabis at its first production facility in Bowmanville, Ontario. Mettrum received its second license from Health Canada on December 11, 2014 for its other wholly-owned subsidiary, Agripharm Corp., at the Mettrum Creemore facility in Clearview, Ontario. Mettrum received its third license from Health Canada on December 17, 2015 for Mettrum Ltd. at its new 60,000 square foot production and distribution facility in Bowmanville, Ontario. With the Company's three licenses, Mettrum is a leading producer and vendor of medical cannabis under the ACMPR system. In addition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Mettrum Hempworks, Mettrum also is a licensed producer and distribution of industrial cannabis (hemp) products, including Mettrum's functional food line, Mettrum Originals™, under the Industrial Hemp Regulations (Canada) issued pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada).
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