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#Cannabisstocks: Aurora Cannabis (TSX: $ACB.TO) (OTCQB: $ACBFF) Employee Benefits Plan Now Reimburses Medical Cannabis

Leading Benefit Providers Increasingly Offer Medical Cannabis Coverage

 

EDMONTON - July 23, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora" or the "Company") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) is proud to announce that effective August 1, 2018, the company will offer a new employee benefits plan that will include coverage for medical cannabis authorized by a physician or nurse practitioner.

The new benefits plan, administered by Sun Life Financial, will allow employees and their dependants to receive coverage for medical cannabis under the Extended Health Care plan.

"The speed with which Canada's largest insurers are moving to cover the costs of medical cannabis reflects the increasing recognition of cannabis-based therapies, and marks a significant milestone for patients across the country, said Debra Wilson, Senior VP of Human Resources. "Including medical cannabis in the Company's benefits plan reflects our position as one of the leading advocates for the availability of medical cannabis, as well as employee health and wellness being major pillars in Aurora's mission to be the employer of choice in the sector."

Jonathan Zaid, Director of Advocacy and Corporate Social Responsibility, added, "Offering insurance coverage for medical cannabis, and making the reimbursement process easy, is the right thing to do, and Aurora is proud to be a leader in this area. At the same time, we recognize there is still more work to be done to ensure patients across Canada receive coverage for medical cannabis, and we intend to continue supporting advocacy initiatives in this area."

About Aurora

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, with funded capacity in excess of 430,000 kg per year and sales and operations in 14 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the world's largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.

Highly differentiated from its peers, Aurora has established a uniquely advanced, consistent and efficient production strategy, based on purpose-built facilities that integrate leading-edge technologies across all processes, defined by extensive automation and customization, resulting in the massive scale production of high quality product at ultra-low costs. Intended to be replicable and scalable globally, these production facilities are designed to produce cannabis of significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and ultra-low per gram production costs. Each of Aurora's facilities is built to meet European Union (EU) GMP standards, and both its first production facility and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Pedanios have achieved this level of certification.

In addition to the Company's rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes nine companies acquired - CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Pedanios, H2 Biopharma, Urban Cultivator, BC Northern Lights, Larssen, CanniMed Therapeutics, and Anandia Labs - Aurora is distinguished by its reputation as a partner of choice and employer of choice in the global cannabis sector, having invested in and established strategic partnerships with a range of leading innovators, including: The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD), Radient Technologies Inc. (TSXV: RTI), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N), Evio Beauty Group (private), Wagner Dimas (private), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), and Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ).

Aurora's Common Shares trade on the TSX under the symbol "ACB", and are a constituent of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

For more information about Aurora, please visit our investor website investor.auroramj.com.

Forward looking statements

This news release includes statements containing certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law ("forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. These statements are only predictions. Various assumptions were used in drawing the conclusions or making the projections contained in the forward-looking statements throughout this news release. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of Toronto Stock Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Terry Booth, CEO
Aurora Cannabis Inc.

SOURCE: Aurora Cannabis Inc.

For further information:

For media:

Heather MacGregor, +1.365.338.1565, heather.macgregor@auroramj.com, www.auroramj.com;

For Investors:

Marc Lakmaaker, +1.647.269.5523, marc.lakmaaker@auroramj.com, https://investor.auroramj.com;

Rob Kelly +1.647.331.7228, rob.kelly@auroramj.com, https://investor.auroramj.com;

U.S. investors:

Phil Carlson / Elizabeth Barker, KCSA Strategic Communications, Phone: (212) 896-1233 / (212) 896-1203, Email: pcarlson@kcsa.com / ebarker@kcsa.com



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