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DORADO, Puerto Rico, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSRX Industries Inc. (OTCQB: GSRX) (“GSRX” or, the “Company”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Point Arena Manufacturing, LLC (“Point Arena Manufacturing”), has received its Provisional Manufacturing License for Adult and Medicinal Cannabis Products from the California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch.
The Provisional License replaces the Temporary License granted to Point Arena Manufacturing in April and allows for the commencement of operations at the Company’s new adult and medicinal cannabis products manufacturing business in Point Arena, California. The Type 6 license allows the Company to engage in extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter), for infusions and for packaging and labeling.
Point Arena Manufacturing will engage primarily in the manufacture of cannabis concentrate products related to vape cartridge filling and fulfillment, and in the manufacture of Dragonglass, the Company’s proprietary edible THC formulation. According to cannabis investment and market research firm Arcview, vaping accounted for 4.2% of the total legal cannabis market in 2015, capturing just $200 million in sales, yet grew to 12.9% of total legal cannabis sales in 2017 ($1.1 billion). By 2021, Arcview predicts that vape sales will surge to a total of $5.3 billion and will account for 25% of all legal cannabis sales.
The Company has signed a long-term lease for a building in Point Arena which will serve as Point Arena Manufacturing, LLC headquarters. Operations will commence at the location upon completion of facility buildout.
About GSRX Industries Inc.
GSRX Industries Inc. (OTCQB: GSRX), through its subsidiaries, is in the business of acquiring, developing, and operating retail cannabis dispensaries and non-THC CBD retail stores. GSRX also is in the process of expanding its business to include distribution, extraction and light manufacturing, and delivery of cannabis and cannabinoid products. Currently, GSRX operates five cannabis dispensaries in Puerto Rico under the name Green Spirit RX, one dispensary in California under the name The Green Room, and has five additional pre-qualified locations in Puerto Rico, all of which are in various phases of development and construction. GSRX also owns and operates the e-commerce site GetPureAndNatural.com, which offers a broad range of premium hemp extract products.
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