Spanish EU GMP Facility now has licences to cultivate, extract and manufacture cannabis extract
EMMAC now licensed to cultivate medical cannabis in Portugal and Spain
LONDON, July 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EMMAC Life Sciences Group, Europe’s largest independent cannabis company, is pleased to announce that Medalchemy, the Group’s Good Manufacturing Practice (“GMP”) certified manufacturing site in Alicante, Spain has secured approval from the Spanish Health Authorities (“AEMPS”) to cultivate medical cannabis. Medalchemy now has fully integrated cannabis supply facilities, with a licence to grow medical cannabis commercially as well as extract and manufacture cannabis extract as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”).
EMMAC holds two medical cannabis cultivation licences, one in Spain, at Medalchemy, and the second in Portugal, at its primary cultivation site Terra Verde, which in 2020 has produced and exported c.2 tonnes of medical cannabis flower. EMMAC now holds multiple medical cannabis licences in 4 countries across Europe.
Antonio Costanzo, CEO of EMMAC, said: “This latest licence to cultivate medical cannabis at our EU-GMP Facility in Alicante strengthens EMMAC’s position as the leading European independent cannabis company with two culitivation facilities and an alternative point of supply for our business. With full control of our supply chain we are able to ensure a consistent, reliable and high-quality product that our growing customer base can trust. As European legislation quickly evolves to reflect the growing body of medical evidence regarding the benefits of medical cannabis, EMMAC’s integrated business model positions it well to capitalise on the high-growth potential of this valuable market.”
Last week, EMMAC announced that the Company signed a non-binding letter of intent related to a business combination with Andina Acquisition Corp. III (NASDAQ: ANDA, ANDAW, and ANDAU) (“Andina”), pursuant to which EMMAC would become a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ Stock Market with EMMAC’s shareholders rolling over all of their equity in EMMAC into the combined public company. As consideration for the transaction, it is anticipated that the current EMMAC shareholders would collectively own a majority of the equity of the combined public company.
About EMMAC Life Sciences Group
EMMAC Life Sciences Group is Europe’s largest independent cannabis company, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production. With a unique supply and distribution network throughout Europe, EMMAC’s vision is to bring the life-enhancing potential of cannabis to the people who need it. For more information about EMMAC, please visit https://www.emmac.com/
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