TORONTO, Sept.18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE: HUGE) (OTC :FSDDF ) (FRA: 0K9) (“FSD Pharma” or the “Company), which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc., is a licensed producer pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive collaboration and profit sharing agreement (the “Agreement”) with Canntab Therapeutics Limited (CSE:PILL) (“Canntab”), a leader in the rapidly growing cannabis pill market, effective September 17, 2018. Under the terms of the Agreement, FSD Pharma will assist Canntab to obtain a license to process and sell cannabis products pursuant to the Cannabis Act (the “License”), and will provide Canntab with space at its facility (the “FSD Facility”), which is located just one hour east of Toronto in Cobourg, Ontario (the “Transaction”).
FSD Pharma will provide Canntab with up to 10,000 square feet of space at the FSD Facility (the “Canntab Premises”). Canntab will build and install, at its expense, its own manufacturing facility within the larger FSD Facility that will operate in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices, at which it will produce a suite of novel cannabis oral dose delivery platforms, including gel capsules and tablets, and other types of cannabis-based products, including sleep aids and pain relievers (the “Canntab Products”).
FSD Pharma and Canntab see tremendous opportunity in offering pharmaceutical quality cannabis based tablets, as many doctors are adverse to prescribing smoked cannabis as a solution to patients’ health concerns. The Canntab Premises are intended to be used to supply Canadian and International markets such as Australia and Germany, which legally allow cannabis. FSD Pharma will work with Canntab to prepare the necessary items to submit an application from Canntab to Health Canada to obtain the License, which will be attached to the Canntab Premises. In particular, FSD Pharma will assist with the following aspects of the application:
a) drafting, or coordinating the drafting of, all application materials;
b) sourcing all necessary third-party consultants required to prepare the application; and
c) communicating with Health Canada throughout the application process
In consideration of FSD Pharma’s services, Canntab will grant FSD Pharma certain royalty and profit sharing rights in connection with the sale of the Canntab Products. Canntab will provide FSD Pharma with 50% of the profits that Canntab receives on any retail sales of Canntab Products through channels that are established by FSD Pharma and FSD Pharma will be entitled to retain 50% of the profits on FSD Pharma’s sales of the Canntab Products. In addition, Canntab will pay FSD Pharma a royalty of 3.5% of Canntab’s sale price for all Canntab Products that are manufactured and sold from the Canntab Premises. Canntab may also purchase the oil that it requires for the Canntab Products from FSD Pharma.
Mr. Jeffrey Renwick, Chief Executive Officer of Canntab, stated, “We are excited to begin work on our manufacturing space at the Cobourg facility and to collaborate with FSD Pharma to bring our expertise in the production of our suite of novel cannabis oral dose delivery platforms, including gel capsules and tablets to the cannabis medicinal market. Now that our definitive agreement is signed with FSD Pharma, we intend to work with the Company to move our application through the Health Canada process as swiftly and smoothly as possible”.