- Source : PR Newswire
- Date : 2020-12-07
- Companies : Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.
Statement From Neptune Wellness Chief Executive Officer Michael Cammarata on Successful U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana
LAVAL, QC, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. ("Neptune" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company focused on natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, made the following statement regarding the More Act, that was passed today by the U.S. Congress.
This legislation marks the first time either chamber of Congress in the United States has voted to federally decriminalize cannabis. Michael Cammarata, Neptune Wellness Chief Executive Officer, said:
"We salute the United States government as they embrace the innovation that companies such as Neptune are accomplishing daily. We are readying the Company for future expansion in adult use-cannabis and global hemp, beginning in the United States with the potential for legalization of cannabis under President-Elect Joe Biden."
"We believe the future of creating health and wellness benefits for consumers across North America and worldwide will be found in plant-based solutions such as those being developed by Neptune Wellness. Our diversified and fully integrated business model focuses on natural, plant-based, sustainable, and purpose-driven lifestyle brands and the use of cannabinoids in household products to make them safer, healthier, and more effective."
"If and when legalization occurs, we intend to bring our Mood Ring product to the United States. This cannabis innovation follows Neptune's first commercial production of hashish (or hash) — comprised of extracted cannabis trichomes utilizing its proprietary technologies at the Company's purpose-built facility in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In the U.S., Neptune believes our unique product offerings will likewise position the Company to enter what will be a highly lucrative market and to meet consumer demand with market-leading, dependable and responsible 'Made in the USA' brands."
Neptune has announced it is opening a Florida-based office in 2021 to focus on U.S. legislation matters in cannabis and global growth opportunities. This office will lead the Company's international institutional advocacy program to drive the conversion of cannabis from an illicit to the regulated market.
The Company already has a 24,000-square-foot facility in Conover, North Carolina, for the production of branded product.
ABOUT NEPTUNE WELLNESS SOLUTIONS INC.:
Neptune Wellness Solutions is a unique global health and wellness company that is changing consumer habits by creating and distributing environmentally friendly, ethical, and innovative consumer product goods. Neptune's simultaneous focus on B2C and B2B customer-oriented brand development provides the Company with international reach and scale from its owned and operated facilities that extract and create product formulation, all the way to the sales floor at top global retailers. Underpinned by a disruptive spirit, Neptune's diversified and fully integrated business model focuses on natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands and the use of cannabinoids in household products to make them safer, healthier, and more effective. Its portfolio includes emerging brands such as Forest Remedies™, Ocean Remedies™, Neptune Wellness™, Mood Ring™, and OCEANO3™, poised for rapid growth and expansion. Backed with a cost-efficient manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure that can be scaled up and down or into adjacent product categories to identify innovation opportunities, Neptune quickly adapts to consumer preferences and demand and is bringing its products as well as other Fortune 100 brands to market through strategic distribution partnerships, mass retail partners and e-commerce channels. Neptune is committed to its core mission of redefining health and wellness and helping humanity thrive by providing sustainable consumer-focused solutions. For additional information, please visit: https://neptunecorp.com/.
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