EDMONTON, AB, Feb. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NASDAQ: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company opening the world to cannabis, and MedReleaf Australia today announced the launch of CraftPlant, a new medical cannabis brand for patients in the Australian market.
The CraftPlant brand includes three new products available for doctors to prescribe – Greendae, Navana and HiVolt. All three are developed from ultra-premium cultivars and are THC-dominant with high percentages of terpenes. The cultivars were developed by Occo, Aurora’s leading science and genetics business. The new range is produced under strict EU-GMP certified conditions and will be available in 10g containers.
“Through our partnership with MedReleaf Australia, we are proud to continue to lead the way in the Australian market with the addition of new and innovative products for patients,” says Miguel Martin, CEO of Aurora Cannabis. “As we build on our strategic international growth plans, Australia has proven to be a very promising and sustainable cannabis market that we are committed to.”
Aurora currently holds a 10% ownership stake in MedReleaf Australia, a fully licensed, private company. Together, they provide Australian patients with several Aurora-branded products, including dried flower, oils and soft gels.
Russell Harding, CEO of MedReleaf Australia says, “These new products are the result of dedicated hard work by the teams in both Canada and Australia, providing the most unique cannabis cultivars available in the Australian medical market. With CraftPlant, doctors now have 27 MedReleaf products available for their patients, providing a wide range of possible solutions for patients unable to obtain relief from their prior medications or treatment, and produced under the strictest guidelines.”
For further information about CraftPlant, doctors and health care professionals can contact MedReleaf’s clinical support team or visit their website: www.medreleafaustralia.com.au.
Aurora is opening the world to cannabis, serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis, dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company’s adult-use brand portfolio includes Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Daily Special, Whistler, Being and Greybeard, as well as CBD brands, Reliva and KG7. Medical cannabis brands include MedReleaf, CanniMed, Aurora and Whistler Medical Marijuana Co. Aurora also has a controlling interest in Bevo Farms Ltd., North America’s leading supplier of propagated agricultural plants. Driven by science and innovation, and with a focus on high-quality cannabis products, Aurora’s brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and adult recreational markets wherever they are launched. Learn more at www.auroramj.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Aurora’s common shares trade on the NASDAQ and TSX under the symbol “ACB”.
MedReleaf Australia is a private company established in 2016. MedReleaf is licensed by the Australian Federal Government’s Office of Drug Control (ODC) to cultivate and manufacture medical cannabis. MedReleaf also has licences to import, export and wholesale medical cannabis. Its wholly owned subsidiary, MedReleaf NZ, also has a Medicinal Cannabis Supply Licence issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
MedReleaf Australia is backed by more than 50 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare expertise, is driven by Research and Development, and has an exclusive strategic partnership with Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Enterprises.
An asset-lean distinct business positioned to take advantage of a rapidly growing markets built to service the Australian and New Zealand medical industries including doctors, pharmacists, and patients.
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