The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd (TSX:TGOD) (OTCQX:TGODF) announced Tuesday that its Kelowna-based extraction processing services provider, Valens GroWorks Corp (CSE:VGW) (OTCMKTS:VGWCF), has obtained its organic certification from Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
Valens announced Monday that it has earned organic oil certification for cannabis oil production. This means Valens can now produce certified organic cannabis oil from hemp and cannabis biomass that is organically cultivated and certified.
Valens is the first third-party cannabis extraction company in Canada to receive organic certification for cannabis oil production from Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd for its proprietary CO2 and ethanol extraction processing methods, in accordance with the Canadian Organic Standards, which are a detailed set of standards used in the organic certification process.
"TGOD has been committed to organic since day one. Working with service providers who embrace organic as much as we do is paramount. I want to congratulate the team at Valens for obtaining their organic certification," CEO Brian Athaide said in a statement. "We look forward to delivering certified organic oils of the highest standards to our patients and customers."
The Green Organic Dutchman collaborated with Valens to facilitate the organic certification of their organic processing methodologies.
Valens announced that it will immediately begin offering certified organic cannabis oil processing to the Green Organic Dutchman from their certified organic cannabis and hemp under the multi-year extraction agreement between the two companies, announced March 11, 2019.
Canada’s Organic Standards are recognized as equivalent to the standards created by the EU and the US.
Kelowna-based Valens is a multi-licensed provider of cannabis products and its services are focused on various proprietary extraction methodologies, distillation, cannabinoid isolation and purification, as well as associated quality testing. Valens has extraction processing and supply agreements with a number of leading producers across Canada.
The Green Organic Dutchman boasts operations focused on medical cannabis in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as the Canadian recreational market.
TGOD just received its oil sales licence from Health Canada. Athaide said the move will allow the company to transform its “premium quality organic raw material” into a variety of “higher-margin” cannabis products which is core to its business plan.
Established by Dutch founders, the company grows organic cannabis in high-technology, eco-friendly and sustainable facilities. The cannabis is grown naturally in Canadian soil without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and wrapped in eco-friendly packaging.
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