MONCTON, New Brunswick--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis, today announced that it has sent its first shipment of bulk dried flower to Canndoc Ltd. (“Canndoc”), one of Israel’s largest and most established medical cannabis producers, and a subsidiary of InterCure Ltd. (TASE: INCR). The shipment is part of Organigram’s multi-year deal with Canndoc and is estimated to be worth approximately $2.4M CDN.
Canndoc has been a pioneer in pharmaceutical-grade cannabis for more than 12 years. Its GMP-approved medical cannabis products are sold in pharmacies in Israel, and it holds international cultivation and distribution agreements in the European Union and Canada.
As previously disclosed, Organigram will provide a guaranteed 3,000 kg of high quality, indoor-grown dried flower product to Canndoc by December 31, 2021 for processing and distribution into the Israeli medical market, and may provide an additional 3,000 kg during the same time period at Canndoc’s option, subject to certain conditions.
Canndoc will source indoor-grown dried flower from Organigram.
“We are proud to offer clients like Canndoc the quality of indoor-grown cannabis,” says Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram. “Our agreement with Canndoc reflects the value of our ongoing investment in state-of-the-art growing technology, and our stalwart commitment to consistency and quality.”
About InterCure and Canndoc
InterCure is the first public company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to hold a valid and permanent license for the entire medical cannabis value chain through its 100% ownership in Canndoc. Canndoc is an Israeli medical cannabis producer, licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Health since 2008. Canndoc is a leading pioneer in the research, cultivation, processing and distribution of pharma-grade cannabis-based products to licensed patients, hospitals, physicians, research and governmental organizations. Canndoc is focused on pharmaceutical-grade cannabis and is conducting R&D programs and clinical trials in its genetics. Canndoc is experienced in climatized greenhouse cultivation and has developed a unique production method for pharma-grade cannabis which is scalable and profitable, with expertise in all links of the value chain to the end-products. Canndoc operates two sites in Northern and Southern Israel, as well as joint ventures for cultivation and distribution in European Union and Canada. Visit https://www.canndoc-pharma.com/
In addition, to its 100% ownership of Canndoc, InterCure holds two other biotech investments: i) 12.27% stake in Regenera, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing a novel drug for neurological disorders currently at Phase 3 clinical trial in NAION after receiving FDA Fast Track designation and ii) 8.88% stake in Novellus, a Jerusalem based company, developing a novel technology for precision oncology therapies.
About Organigram Holdings Inc.
Organigram Holdings Inc. is a NASDAQ Global Select and TSX listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Organigram Inc., is a licensed producer of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing high-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company's global footprint. Organigram has also developed a portfolio of legal adult use recreational cannabis brands including The Edison Cannabis Company, Trailer Park Buds, Ankr Organics and Trailblazer. Organigram's facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).
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