VANCOUVER, BC / July 23rd, 2019 / EastWest Bioscience (the “Company” or “EastWest”) (TSX.V: EAST) announces that, further to its News Releases on April 26th and June 25th, 2019, that the Company has received the first batch of its Full Spectrum CBD Oil for its initial pet orders for the US Market from its preferred supply and distribution Joint Venture with Azema Sciences out of its facility in Lebanon, Kentucky.
Initially, the +CBD Chill Dog and +CBD Quick Cat will be sold through the company’s Kentucky based distribution arm, EastWest Science USA. Products will be manufactured in August and shipped in early September.
“The Company continues to move forward at a rapid pace. We are anticipating strong demand for our CBD Pet Products and our unique cricket-based CBD Pet Treats. We’re also excited to have been able to execute on our seed to sale production model for our pet treats”, says Rodney Gelineau, CEO of EastWest Bioscience.
EastWest’s product development and sales strategy for pet treats in the USA will mirror the Company’s Canadian sales strategy: gain brand awareness and establish distribution relationships for broad product distribution. As the Company establishes relationships with various distributors to sell its unique and innovative hemp-based products, the Company is ready to expand each product to +CBD.
The Company’s “CBD Ready” formulation strategy will result in 12 niche-market pet treat products available to the US market: six hemp-based pet treats with CBD and six hemp-based pet treats without CBD, catering to broad market segments. As EastWest’s hemp products become established in retail stores and distribution networks, they the way for the Company’s CBD infused products.
About Natural Pet Science
Natural Pet Science is a hemp-based pet brand producing, manufacturing and distributing premium health products for cats and dogs. The brand continues to innovate and produce high-quality hemp-based alternatives to support the preventive care of pets. For more information on Natural Pet Science, please visit www.naturalpetscience.com.
About EastWest Bioscience Group
EastWest Bioscience is a vertically integrated wellness company with the infrastructure to become a global giant in the Hemp & CBD consumer health market. Since it was founded in 2016, EastWest continues to grow as a high-quality producer, manufacturer and distributor of multiple lines of premium health and hemp products. EastWest currently has more than 200+ NPN’s in its stable of products.
EastWest’s consumer product lines are divided into four distinct brands: 1) Natural Advancement – natural biopharmaceutical health supplements; 2) Earth’s Menu – all-natural hemp superfoods; 3) Natural Pet Science – pet food and pet supplements; and 4) ChanvreHemp – all-natural health and beauty products.
In Canada, EastWest has a 34,000 Sq. Ft, Health Canada-licensed, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) – certified manufacturing facility and produces premium nutraceutical brands, offering natural products for a preventive care lifestyle. EastWest and Benchmark Botanicals (BBT-CSE) also have a Joint Venture Intent to accelerate acquisition of Processor, Analytical and Research and Development licenses under the Cannabis Act in EastWest’s Penticton facility. These three classes of the Cannabis Act license will allow Benchmark and EastWest to build out an extensive extraction, laboratory, and research facility at EastWest’s Health Canada Certified facility.
In the USA, EastWest USA has a Joint Venture with Azema Sciences, securing for EastWest first rights on Azema’s output of bulk CBD and finished CBD products manufactured, and which are ready for sale in the USA and globally. EastWest Science USA (“EastWest USA”), EastWest’s US operating division, will be the preferred distributor for Azema’s finished goods. These finished products will include CBD creams, tinctures and salves which are products not currently in EastWest’s catalogue. Additionally, EastWest will have first right of refusal to all potential opportunities relating to Azema’s Kentucky based CBD processing facility. EastWest currently has TSX Approval for sale of its consumer products in 21 US States.
EastWest’s international expansion continues with reach into important key markets in New Zealand, Australia, and Asia through a distributor agreement with New Zealand Hemp Brokers. Headquartered in Rotorua, New Zealand, NZ Hemp Brokers have quickly grown to become one of the country’s most trusted industrial hemp wholesalers, and New Zealand’s only import/export broker specialising in hemp products. NZ Hemp Brokers is licensed by the NZ Ministry of Health to grow, trade in and process industrial hemp, are registered brokers and certified in hemp medicine by the NZ Hemp Foundation.