VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 20, 2019 — Rubicon Organics Inc. (CSE:ROMJ) (OTCQX:ROMJF) (“Rubicon Organics” or the “Company”) has commenced commercial cultivation of super-premium organic cannabis using selected strains from its genetic library at its 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse facility in Delta, British Columbia. The Company expects its first harvest in September for sale in the Canadian market in the fourth quarter of 2019.
“We are excited to have selected our first commercial crop for cultivation based on the results of extensive R&D work and pilot harvests, which tested the expression of our unique genetic library when grown in combination with our organic fertilization and integrated pest management systems,” stated Jesse McConnell, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rubicon Organics. “We look forward to announcing our brand portfolio, innovation pipeline and launch strains in the near future and to launching our super-premium organic brands to Canadian consumers this fall.”
Rubicon Organics expects to produce approximately 11,000 kilograms per year of super-premium organic cannabis from the Delta facility in 2020. All crops are being grown using the Company’s proprietary cultivation methods and will produce super-premium organic cannabis consistent with that demonstrated at the Company’s Washington facility, which successfully completed its first harvest in April 2019.
ABOUT RUBICON ORGANICS INC.
Rubicon Organics Inc. is a Licensed Producer focused on building super-premium organic cannabis brands* with operations in Canada, Washington and California. Rubicon Organics’ flagship Canadian facility is a 125,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse with industry-leading LED lighting and is located on a 20-acre property in Delta, British Columbia. The Company’s Washington facility is a newly constructed 40,000 square-foot high-tech hybrid greenhouse. Rubicon Organics has commenced production in both facilities with a combined Phase I capacity of 15,500 kg per year, including 4,500 kg leased to a Washington State licensed operator applying Rubicon Organics’ proprietary organic cultivation methods. The Company owns two award-winning U.S. cannabis brands: 1964 Supply Co.TM in California and Doctor & Crook Co.TM in Washington; and has exclusive licensing rights in Washington for iconic lifestyle and cannabis brand, Cookies.
* Organic certification pending from FVOPA
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