Organigram Receives Permit to Export Medical Cannabis to Australia

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK – May 17, 2018/CNW/ ‐ Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI) (OTCQB:OGRMF) (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of medical marijuana based in Moncton, New Brunswick today announces that it has received a “Permit to Export Cannabis” from Health Canada that will allow the Company to begin its first international shipments.

Organigram will now be able to ship dried cannabis products to Cannatrek Medical PTY Ltd (“Cannatrek”), a licenced Australian medical cannabis enterprise with operations in Melbourne, Victoria through its broker Cannada Management Group Global Inc. (“CMG”), a leading global cannabis and hemp brokerage firm for import/export, procurement and logistics of cannabis and hemp related products.

“Today we are proud to announce our ability to commence international sales through the receipt of a Permit to Export Cannabis from Health Canada,” says Greg Engel, CEO, Organigram. “This is only the beginning. Last week we announced our intentions to invest in and sell to a German distributor. Today we announce our ability to sell into Australia. We continue to strive towards becoming a global leader in the medical cannabis trade.”

Cannatrek CEO, Tommy Huppert, commented, “We are very excited to have established a relationship with Organigram. The import of medical cannabis products from a leading Canadian licensed producer strongly positions Cannatrek to capitalise on the rapidly evolving medical cannabis industry in Australia and increase patient access.”

"CMG" is a leading global cannabis and hemp brokerage firm dealing in product procurement, importing and exporting, logistics, warehousing, distribution, sales and e‐commerce. CMG is currently working with global partners to establish a gold standard for global distribution of medical grade cannabis and hemp products in legalized markets. CMG has signed international broker agreements for product, as well as successfully received government permits to import product into Canada and export product internationally for their clients
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Organigram Holdings Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Organigram Inc., is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada. Organigram is focused on producing the highest quality, condition specific medical marijuana for patients in Canada. Organigram’s facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Company is regulated by the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”).

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