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Berlin, July 6, 2023 – Cantourage Group SE (hereafter “Cantourage,” ISIN: DE000A3DSV01) announces its partnership with Costa Canna, a company based in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, dedicated to the production of high-quality premium cannabis. Through the partnership with Cantourage, Costa Canna’s range of premium cannabis flowers will now be available on the German market. This expansion represents a further improvement in the supply of high-quality medicinal cannabis for patients in Germany who can obtain medicinal cannabis as a drug through pharmacies.
Costa Canna is known for its strict quality standards and advanced cultivation practices, with the goal of growing exceptional cannabis cultivars. Founded in 2017, Costa Canna operates two facilities that total approximately 2,700 square meters of production and manufacturing space. In partnership with the Cowichan Tribes (First Nations), the company offers an extensive product portfolio of more than 45 items in its domestic market, including premium flower, pre-rolled joints and transdermal topicals.
Bernhard Retzer, Global Director of Sales of Cantourage: “Partnering with Costa Canna marks an important step in our mission to expand access to high quality medicinal cannabis in Germany. Costa Canna’s commitment to quality, their innovative approach in collaboration with the local indigenous population are impressive and we are proud to add their products to our range.”
Phil Floucault, CEO of Costa Canna, expresses his delight for the partnership: “The entire Costa Canna team is excited to work with Cantourage for the distribution of our cannabis flowers. Our goal is to reliably supply the German medical market with unique strains. The beginning was made with our Cultivar Hell Monkey. We want to build on our successful market launch with our now released second strain Grape Stomper.”
The partnership will allow Costa Canna to bring its expertise and high-quality products to the European market, while Cantourage will add Costa Canna’s premium products to its portfolio. Both companies agree that this collaboration will significantly increase the quality and diversity of the medicinal cannabis range in Germany.
About Costa Canna
Founded on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada as part of the First Nations partnership between United Greeneries and the Cowichan Tribes, Costa Canna is dedicated to making the highest quality premium flowers available to patients. Through strictly controlled breeding and cultivation methods, the company is constantly developing its genetics to isolate some of the most unique and effective cultivars. With an area of over 2,600 m², Costa Canna currently employs over 90 people dedicated to the research, development and promotion of medical and recreational cannabis. Costa Canna actively distributes its products in the Canadian provinces and through medical platform partners. In addition, the company supplies directly to its four retail shops as well as other retail chains throughout the province.
Cantourage is a leading European producer and distributor of cannabis-based medicinal preparations and drugs. The Berlin-based company was founded in 2019 by industry pioneers Norman Ruchholtz, Dr. Florian Holzapfel and Patrick Hoffmann. With an experienced management team and its “Fast Track Access” platform, Cantourage enables producers from around the world to become part of the growing European medical cannabis market faster, easier and more cost-effectively by processing and distributing their cannabis raw materials and extracts. In this context, Cantourage ensures compliance with the highest European pharmaceutical quality standards at all times. The company offers pharmaceutical-grade products in all relevant market segments: dried flower, extracts, dronabinol and cannabidiol. Cantourage was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on November 11, 2022 and is listed under ticker symbol “HIGH”.
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