GATINEAU, Quebec, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, October 17, 2018, is destined to become the day Canada made history for legalizing adult-use cannabis. Celebrations are planned across the country as all Canadians adapt to the change. However, HEXO Corp’s employees remain focused on delivering on the company’s commitments.

“October 17th will be a historic day for Canada. We remain resolute in honouring the commitments that we’ve made to our customers, investors, partners, and to all cannabis supporters,” said Sebastien St-Louis, HEXO Corp’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder. “As a community, we are working to protect public health and safety. At HEXO, that means an uncompromising commitment to quality, to innovation and to providing our clientele with an exceptional cannabis experience and incomparable service.”

HEXO is pleased to announce that its products will be available in Quebec via the Société québécoise du cannabis, in Ontario online, and in British Columbia online and in store. HEXO has also delivered valuable training materials for front-line retail cannabis employees. Today, the adult-use Canadian market will gain access to HEXO’s product lines, including dried flower, oils, decarboxylated (or pre-activated) powder, and pre-rolled cones.

HEXO’s management team recognizes that the company has an important role as a leader in the field, and has the power to help position the cannabis industry as serious, business-oriented and responsible.

“We know our audience, and we are delivering products powered by HEXO that align with their expectations and preferences for cannabis experiences,” said Adam Miron, HEXO Corp’s Chief Brand Office and co-founder. “Our goal is to become a leading global company, and to have a strong international presence. To achieve this goal, we know that we need to think about more than products and prices. We must also look at our impact on the natural and social environments in which we operate.”

Further to its efforts to develop and deliver educational material in partnership with provinces, HEXO’s Corporate Social Responsibility Charter focusses on four priorities: People, Public, Products and Planet. Recently, HEXO Corp has supported organization like Fondation Santé de Papineau, the Cégep de l’Outaouais, the Gastrointestinal Society, Ottawa Riverkeeper and, most recently, donated $35,000 to tornado relief efforts led by the Red Cross and food banks in the Ottawa and Gatineau region. As always, HEXO remains committed to naturally grown and rigorously tested cannabis of uncompromising quality and to creating innovative and smoke-free products.

About HEXO Corp.

HEXO Corp. creates and distributes innovative, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand products to serve the Canadian cannabis market. One of the country’s lowest-cost producers, HEXO is rapidly increasing its production capacity in the lead up to the adult-use cannabis market. The Company currently operates with over 310,000 sq. ft. of production capacity with construction on another 1,000,000 sq. ft. expansion set to be complete by year end. HEXO will serve the adult-use market under the HEXO brand, while continuing to serve its medical cannabis clients through the well-known Hydropothecary brand.  

Investor Relations:
Jennifer Smith
Senior Manager of Investor Relations
1-866-438-8429
invest@HEXO.com
www.ir.hexo.com

Media Relations:
Sarah Brown
sarah.brown@hexo.com 

Director
Adam Miron
819-639-5498 

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