January 10, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (the “Company” or “Abattis”) (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF) is pleased to announce it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with the Alliance of Beverage Licensees (“ABLE BC”) to establish an exclusive complementary partnership in ABLE BC’s member stores.

British Columbia’s Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC), is an advocacy organization representing BC’s private liquor industry, including private liquor stores, neighbor pub, and hotel liquor licensees.

The LOI outlines an exclusive agreement between Abattis and ABLE BC to offer expert technical advice regarding the commercialization of cannabis products sold in ABLE BC member stores and locations.

“We are very pleased with this strategic partnership,” said Rob Abenante, President and CEO of Abattis. “This partnership brings significant mutual potential for Abattis and ABLE BC given our role in Cannabis testing and ABLE BC’s potential role in Cannabis distribution.”

Both parties have acknowledged that the Federal Government of Canada has introduced legislation to lift the prohibition on adult-use of recreational cannabis, and that each provincial government bears responsibility for deciding how recreational cannabis is retailed and distributed within its borders.

“We foresee this partnership in the cannabis industry a key part of our future. We feel that testing services provided by Abattis will give us the peace of mind that consumers require regarding dosage quality and safety,” said Jeff Guignard, Executive Director of ABLE BC.

As part of the agreement, Abattis will assist in ensuring quality control, and providing expert technical advice on cannabis products sold therein.

The partnership will include expertise on testing and inspection issues such as:

  • potency and cannabinoid profile;
  • microbiological screening;
  • pesticide and heavy metal testing;
  • terpene analysis; and
  • residual solvent testing.

Abattis also has agreed to work with ABLE BC and its member stores to offer expert technical advice about product quality, to provide educational resources as needed, and to offer ABLE BC access to qualified sales, marketing, scientific, and technical personnel as needed for ABLE BC conferences, meetings, and events.

ABLE BC has agreed to offer Abattis unique exposure to ABLE BC’s membership, through its e-newsletter, quarterly publication, member events, and other avenues to be determined. The agreement assures that ABLE BC will promote Abattis and Northern Vine Labs as the organization’s exclusive preferred partner of cannabis testing services.

“We believe that this agreement with such a respected and widespread organization such as ABLE BC gives Abattis and its subsidiaries highly beneficial exposure in the community,” added Jim Irving, Abattis Director.

Both parties acknowledge this is a non-binding and open-ended LOI agreement, which is intended to be a first step in establishing a mutually beneficial working relationship between ABLE BC and Abattis Bioceuticals.

About Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.

Abattis is a life sciences and biotechnology company which aggregates, integrates, and invests in cannabis technologies and biotechnology services for the legal cannabis industry developing in Canada. The Company has successfully developed and licensed natural health products, medicines, extractions, and ingredients for the biologics, nutraceutical, bioceutical, and cosmetic markets. The Company is also seeking to acquire exclusive intellectual property rights to agricultural technologies to be employed in extraction and processing of botanical ingredients and compounds. The Company follows strict standard operating protocols, and adheres to the applicable laws of Canada and foreign jurisdictions.

About British Columbia’s Alliance of Beverage Licensees
The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) is the advocacy organization representing British Columbia’s private liquor industry. ABLE BC is the largest and most effective liquor industry association in BC, with membership including private liquor retailers, pubs, bars, nightclubs, hotel liquor licensees, as well as various agents, suppliers, and benefit providers. Formed in 1975 under the name the BC Neighborhood Pubs Association, the organization was renamed the BC Liquor Licensees & Retailers Association in 1999, and later merged with the BC & Yukon Hotel Association, and BC Cabaret Owners Association in 2004 to form a province-wide organization uniting BC’s liquor licensees and representing their group interests.


“Rob Abenante”
Robert Abenante, President & CEO

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at: www.abattis.com or www.northernvinelabs.com

For inquiries, please contact the Company at (604) 336-0881 or at news@abattis.com.

A copy of the original press release can be found here

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