TORONTO – March 5, 2019 -- The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has received organic certification from Pro-cert Organic Systems Ltd. (“Pro-cert”). This is the second certification body to endorse TGOD’s organic process at its Hamilton facility.
The Company is committed to the highest standards of organic cultivation of cannabis. TGOD cannabis is grown in soil, without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, and is never irradiated. Canadian consumers have stated that they prefer organic cannabis. In a recent study conducted by Hill & Knowlton, over 50% of recreational consumers stated it was important that their cannabis was organic. When the same question was posed of medical patients, that number increased to 63%.
“Certified-organic provides consumers with the best cannabis experience, and the entire TGOD organization is committed to that standard,” said Brian Athaide, Director and CEO of TGOD. “The certification from Pro-Cert, along with the earlier certification from ECOCERT means that both leading organic certification bodies have approved our process. This is testimony to the work of David Bernard-Perron, Vice President, Growing Operations, and the entire cultivation and Operations team in Hamilton.”
Pro-Cert is one of North America’s foremost certification bodies, with a client base including producers, processors and traders from across Canada and the United States. Pro-Cert’s certification programs are ISO 17065 compliant and accredited, providing global recognition and international access to the products that are certified. TGOD packaging will include the Pro-cert logo to convey the organic point of difference to consumers.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd.
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ABOUT THE GREEN ORGANIC DUTCHMAN HOLDINGS LTD.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX:TGOD) is a publicly traded, premium global organic cannabis company, with operations focused on medical cannabis markets in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as the Canadian adult-use market. The Company grows high quality, organic cannabis with sustainable, all-natural principles. TGOD's products are laboratory tested to ensure patients have access to a standardized, safe and consistent product. TGOD has a planned capacity of 219,000 kgs and is building 1,643,600 sq. ft. of cultivation and processing facilities across Ontario, Quebec, Jamaica and Denmark.
TGOD’s Common Shares and warrants issued under the indenture dated November 1, 2017 trade on the TSX under the symbol “TGOD” and “TGOD.WT”, respectively.
For more information on The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., please visit www.tgod.ca.
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