#Cannabisstocks: Aphria's (TSX: APHA and NYSE: $APHA) Colombian Subsidiary, Colcanna, Inks Exclusive Agreement with #Colombian Medical Federation
LEAMINGTON, ON - January 2, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) today announced that its Colombian subsidiary, Colcanna SAS ("Colcanna") has signed an exclusive agreement (the "Agreement") with the Federación Médica Colombiana ("FMC"), a national guild that oversees the ethical exercise of the medical profession in Colombia, to jointly develop an academic curriculum on the medicinal use of cannabis.
"Education in the medical community is critical for sustaining the advancement of medical cannabis in Colombia" said Gabriel Meneses, Vice President, LATAM & Caribbean at Aphria. "Colcanna is proud to make this exclusive arrangement with Federación Médica Colombiana, which will offer doctors and medical professionals across the country a credible and trusted source of information and training on medical cannabis."
The FMC has nearly 2,000 affiliated doctors and a database of more than 70,000 medical professionals that access the organization for research and educational resources, including through a virtual platform that offers certified courses on a range of subjects. The medical cannabis curriculum developed by Colcanna and FMC will be made accessible on this platform and will be supported by scientific events for the medical community.
"As a leading global cannabis company, Aphria is committed to the long-term advancement of medical cannabis in every market in which we operate, through our diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnership and expansion," said Jakob Ripshtein, President of Aphria. "Partnerships like this between Colcanna and FMC are a direct result of our comprehensive approach to establishing a leading foothold in Colombia, throughout Latin America and in markets around the world."
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Aphria is a leading global cannabis company driven by an unrelenting commitment to our people, product quality and innovation. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of safe, clean and pure pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company's portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly-researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders' multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion, with a presence in more than 10 countries across 5 continents.
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