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May 17, 2017 09:00 ET

WeedMD Gains Traction After Going Public -- CFN Media

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) -  CFN Media Group ("CFN Media"), the leading agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, today announced publication of an article covering WeedMD Inc. (TSX VENTURE: WMD) following its going-public transaction.

WeedMD Inc. (TSX VENTURE: WMD) soared from less than C$0.30 to more than C$1.00 after going public through a reverse merger transaction (raised capital last at C$0.60). After securing a sales license from Health Canada, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on Canada's burgeoning cannabis industry as recreational legalization is poised to go into effect early next year. Still, the stock has a market capitalization of just C$60 million, which makes it inexpensive compared to many other LPs.

Unique Approach

WeedMD aims to capitalize on the senior care segment of the cannabis industry through its outreach into long-term care and assisted living facilities. There are more than 460,000 Canadian residents living in these facilities, while that figure is expected to double by 2031 as the population ages. In fact, the senior population grew by 3.5% last year, which is four times faster than the general population, which makes for a compelling end market.

About 60% of seniors in long-term care facilities take more than ten medications per day, with 16% of them taking pain medications known as opioids. Opioids are closely associated with addiction and other adverse health effects, while medical cannabis has been shown to treat many of these conditions and dramatically improve quality of life. Cannabis is also much more cost-effective than prescription pharmaceuticals like opioids.

WeedMD's management team has over 100 years of combined experience in public, senior management, and ownership roles within the senior care industry. With a deep understanding of the industry's challenges, the company aims to position itself as a key strategic partner and help improve the quality of life of these patients. The patient population is also very 'sticky' with regular consumption, which offers cost and operational efficiencies.

Growing Cultivation Footprint

WeedMD has a license to cultivate within its 26,000 square foot former Imperial Tobacco facility and already has 14,000 square feet under lights. In the future, the company plans to expand to over 220,000 square feet that will include grow rooms and an extraction lab. The existing facility also sits on over four acres of land in Ontario with an option to acquire another four, and further potential for expansion on a nearby 100-acre parcel.

On April 28, the company secured a sales license from Health Canada for dried cannabis products from its Ontario facility. In addition, the company was licensed to start selling materials to patients that wish to grow their own medicine under the ACMPR, a practice that the company strongly supports. These products will appear on the company's website as soon as they are available, which means revenue generation in the near-term.

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