TORONTO and SMITHS FALLS, ON, Aug. 8, 2018, 07:00 ET /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations Inc. (“Canopy Health” or “CHI”) is pleased to announce that approval has been received from the Veterinary Drug Directorate of Health Canada to research the effectiveness of cannabidiol (“CBD”) to treat anxiety in certain animals. The research will be conducted by Canopy Animal Health (“CAH”), a division of Canopy Health which focuses on developing cannabis-based healthcare products for companion animals.
The approval comes in the form of a No Objection Letter for the use of a proprietary CBD enriched oil formulation, previously administered in preclinical dosing and safety studies, as a potential therapy for anxiety. The CBD formulation will be produced by Canopy Growth in its GMP-certified production facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
“Our passion to create safe and effective products for animals is driven by the love we share for our pets,” commented Marc Wayne, Managing Director, Canopy Health Innovations. “The use of natural-occurring cannabinoids as a therapy for companion animals is a logical new forefront of medical discovery and the research we are working on at CAH is world leading. These trial approvals mark a significant milestone on the journey of making cannabis-based drugs accepted and recommended by veterinarians.”
Canopy Animal Health, the global leader in cannabinoid science for pets, continues to build a strong portfolio of safety and dosing data for certain animals which it plans to share with the veterinary community and pet owners, through publications and scientific conferences.
Canopy Health continues to focus on the robust research and development of innovative cannabis-related products. Recently, it was announced that Canopy Growth had acquired the remaining unowned interest in Canopy Health, a move that will further accelerate CHI’s efforts to research effective cannabis formulations and dose delivery systems for human and animals.
Here’s to Future Growth (and to helping our pets!)
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time.
Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates ten cannabis production sites with over 2.4 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. Canopy Growth has operations in 10 countries across five continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabis, and through its fully owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, Canopy Growth is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com
About Canopy Health Innovations
Canopy Health Innovations (Canopy Health) operates as an affiliated research arm of Canopy Growth Corporation and its subsidiaries. Canopy Health is owned fully by Canopy Growth and its business model is to engage simultaneously in numerous research areas, with a strict focus on the creation and enhancement of intellectual property, which is then retained exclusively on a first-priority basis. Canopy Health is focused on providing more in depth and advanced understanding of the cannabis plant and the potential medical uses for both humans and animals. This, combined with a more favourable regulatory system, and a global paradigm shift towards the normalization of cannabis, positions Canopy Health as an ideal company to conduct research, and develop safe, effective, natural medicines derived from cannabis.