VICTORIA, British Columbia, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (“Emerald”) (TSXV:EMH; OTCQX:EMHTF) (“Emerald”) today announced that Northern Vine Canada Inc. (Northern Vine), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald, will participate in an educational series  of seminars regarding cannabis testing solutions hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Jaclyn Thomson, PhD, Director of R&D at Northern Vine, will provide a presentation on pesticide residue and terpenes analysis methods for the series, called: “Cannabis Testing One-Stop Analytical Solutions Seminar Series,” across Canada during October 9-18.

The seminar series will provide information to scientists establishing new cannabis testing laboratory or scaling-up operations. The series includes four stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver. Each seminar will cover: Health Canada regulation updates, targeted and non-targeted pesticide analysis, sample preparation tips for improving results, fast and accurate heavy metal analysis to ppb levels, rapid mycotoxin analysis, and cannabis potency testing.

“With nationwide legalization on the horizon, I’m honored to participate in this seminar series to share insights into how to comply with updated testing regulations for the Canadian cannabis market,” said Dr. Thomson. “The upcoming legal marketplace will create new opportunities for laboratories, licensed producers, and start-ups. Through this series, we hope to support and prepare these organizations to produce reliable results and ensure every sample meets regulated safety standards.”

For more information on Thermo Fisher Scientific’s complete cannabis testing solutions for the legalized Canadian market, please visit www.thermofisher.com/CannabisTesting.  

About Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.

Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF; Frankfurt: TBD) is a Licensed Producer under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations and produces and sells dried cannabis and cannabis oil for medical purposes. Emerald owns 50% of Pure Sunfarms, which is converting a licensed existing 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC, and is in commercial production. It owns Agro-Biotech, a Québec-based licensed cannabis grower with a 75,000 square foot indoor facility and is planning to add a 500,000 square foot greenhouse in Metro Vancouver. Emerald’s team is highly experienced in life sciences, product development, large-scale agri-business, and marketing, and is focused on developing value-added cannabis-based products with potential wellness and medical benefits. Emerald is part of the Emerald Health group, which is broadly focused on developing pharmaceutical, botanical, and nutraceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the human body’s endocannabinoid system.

Please visit www.emeraldhealth.ca for more information or contact:
Rob Hill, Chief Financial Officer
(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5

Ray Lagace, Investor Relations Manager
(800) 757 3536 Ext. #5
invest@emeraldhealth.ca

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