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Valens strengthens board with addition of leading cannabis expert

Deepak Anand is the co-founder and CEO of Materia Ventures, a European-focused supply and distribution company for medical cannabis and CBD products
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Deepak Anand (pictured) is widely recognized as a thought leader in the cannabis industry

Valens GroWorks Corp (CSE:VGW) (OTCMKTS:VGWCF) announced Monday that it has added leading cannabis expert Deepak Anand to its board of directors.

Anand is the co-founder and CEO of Materia Ventures, a European-focused supply and distribution company for medical cannabis and CBD products. He also has experience as a board member for a number of pharmaceutical associations across Canada, the US and Europe.

READ: Canadians turn to cannabis not just for fun, but to relieve stress, beat insomnia, finds study by Valens GroWorks, Insights West

"Over the last decade I have had the honor of working with many licensed producers, doctors, patients, policy makers and senior government officials in the cannabis industry," Anand said in a statement. "I look forward to leveraging the knowledge and expertise I gained in the industry to guide Valens as they enter an exciting new chapter of rapid domestic and international growth."

"We are extremely excited to announce the joining of Mr. Anand to our board," said Tyler Robson, CEO of Valens GroWorks. "No stranger to the international cannabis sector, his regulatory expertise and global cannabis network is unparalleled. Bringing this international industry specific knowledge to our board will be extremely valuable as we continue to execute on our growth strategies."

Kelowna, BC-based Valens is a cannabis company that specializes in the research, development, production, and testing of high-quality cannabis extracts and oils.

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