Federal Government Approves Medicinal Cannabis Exports
Federal Government Approves Medicinal Cannabis Exports
Perth, Jan 5, 2018 AEST (ABN Newswire) - MMJ PhytoTech Limited (ASX:MMJ) ("MMJ" or "the Company") is pleased to advise shareholders that the Company welcomes the recent announcement (4 January 2018) made by Federal Government Health Minister Mr. Greg Hunt outlining the Government's plans to allow the export of medicinal cannabis products from Australia.

Importantly, MMJ can advise that it is actively assessing a number of Australian-based strategic investment opportunities in the medicinal cannabis sector, aimed at further leveraging the Company's global distribution networks and cannabis cultivation expertise.

Further details will be provided on these potential strategic investment opportunities in the near-term.

In addition, MMJ through its 59%-ownership in TSX-V listed Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (CVE:HVST) ("Harvest One"), has commenced the supply of its Satipharm CBD capsules to approved patients in Australia, via a strategic distribution agreement with Melbourne-based HL Pharma Pty Ltd ("HL Pharma").

Satipharm CBD capsules are manufactured by Satipharm AG (wholly-owned by Harvest One) and are currently sold throughout key regulated cannabis markets globally.

Commenting on the Federal Government's decision, MMJ's Managing Director, Andreas Gedeon, said:

"We are very encouraged by the Federal Government's plans to fast-track the growth of the Australian medicinal cannabis sector, with this latest development providing local cannabis producers with the required framework to compete on a global scale.

"Prior to this development, the Board had been actively assessing a number of Australianbased investment opportunities to complement MMJ's existing asset base, and this latest legislative decision has provided the Company with a great deal of confidence to deploy additional capital into the Australian sector."

About Harvest One Cannabis Inc.

Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (CVE:HVST) controls operations across the entire cannabis value chain through three business units, with Harvest One serving as the umbrella company over horticultural arm United Greeneries and medical arm Satipharm AG. Each business is strategically located in favourable jurisdictions with supportive regulatory frameworks in place. United Greeneries has received a Canadian medicinal cannabis cultivation licence, making Harvest One one of only a few companies globally with the capacity to commercially cultivate cannabis in a federally regulated environment.

About MMJ PhytoTech Ltd

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In October 2017, MMJ PhytoTech Limited (ASX:MMJ) announced its strategy to become an incubator for strategic investments across regulated jurisdictions globally covering the entire cannabis value chain.

Following the successful listing of United Greeneries Holdings Ltd ("United Greeneries") and Satipharm AG ("Satipharm") on the TSX-V through Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (CVE:HVT), MMJ has focused on the identification of a number of independent strategic investment opportunities that have the potential to deliver significant value to the Company's shareholders.

MMJ is actively pursuing early stage opportunities with the ability to deliver significant future revenue and the opportunity to provide dramatic global synergistic value as regulatory frameworks in key international markets continue to evolve. MMJ is targeting the full range of emerging cannabis-related sectors including healthcare products, technology, infrastructure, logistics, processing, cultivation, equipment, R&D, hemp food products and retail.

MMJ currently holds an equity stake of 53,333,333 shares in Harvest One, 100% ownership of Israeli-based R&D division PhytoTech Therapeutics Limited ("PTL") and strategic holdings in e-Sense Lab Limited (ASX:ESE) and private Canadian-based company WeedMe Inc.



Andreas Gedeon
Managing Director
Phone: +1-250-713-6302
Email: agedeon@mmj.ca

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