Village Farms International Announces Launch of Top-Selling Cannabis Brands in the UK

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Village Farms International Announces Launch of Top-Selling Cannabis Brands in the UK

Village Farms International today announced the first shipment and launch of two leading cannabis brands in the United Kingdom. 

The Company’s Pure Sunfarms and The Original Fraser Valley Weed Co. (“Fraser Valley”) brands will be distributed by 4C LABS, a leading UK medical cannabis company focused on providing patients with world class medical cannabis products. The launch includes three of Village Farms’ most popular strains in Canada: Pink Kush, Jet Fuel Gelato and D. Burger. Pure Sunfarms’ Pink Kush is a long-standing favorite among Canadian consumers, consistently holding the top-selling spot in dried flower nationally over the past two years1. Pure Sunfarms’ Jet Fuel Gelato rapidly became a consumer favorite in Ontario, Canada’s largest provincial market. And Fraser Valley’s D. Burger is the third best-selling dried flower strain in Ontario2.

“This launch of our leading BC-grown cannabis brands is a game-changer for patients in the UK, the third most populated country in Europe,” said Michael DeGiglio, Chief Executive Office, Village Farms. “We are proud to launch brands and products in the UK that have driven our top-three market share performance in Canada, while also proving successful in other international markets. Through our wholly owned subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms, we are now exporting our preferred Canadian-grown cannabis products to four international medical markets, including Germany, Australia and Israel, which together with the UK, represent a population of more than 185 million.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Village Farms to bring its best-selling flower products in Canada – the most competitive cannabis market in the world – to the UK medical market for the first time,” said Greg Dobbin, President and Chief Executive Officer, 4C LABS. “Their Pure Sunfarms and Fraser Valley offerings will each uniquely fill out important segments in our portfolio to address the needs of UK consumers seeking consistently high-quality flower. Village Farms is known to be best in the world at delivering such quality, with stable supply, and we are confident these brands will resonate with UK consumers immediately upon launch and support 4C LABS in our goal to build a dominant position in the UK medical cannabis market.”

About 4C LABS Ltd.

4C LABS Ltd. is a privately held Canadian medical cannabis company focusing on providing pharmacies & clinics with world class medical cannabis products at an affordable price. 4C LABS has import and distribution licenses in the UK and a wide network of pharmacies in the UK & Channel Islands. 4C LABS carries a full product line of medical cannabis from a selected network of trusted international cultivation partners. For more information, please visit www.4clabs.co

About Village Farms International, Inc.

Village Farms leverages decades of experience as a large-scale, Controlled Environment Agriculture-based, vertically integrated supplier for high-value, high-growth plant-based Consumer Packaged Goods opportunities, with a strong foundation as a leading fresh produce supplier to grocery and large-format retailers throughout the US and Canada, and new high-growth opportunities in the cannabis and CBD categories in North America and selected markets internationally.

In Canada, the Company’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms, is one of the single largest cannabis operations in the world, the lowest-cost greenhouse producer and one of Canada’s best-selling brands. The Company also owns 70% of Québec-based, Rose LifeScience, a leading third-party cannabis products commercialization expert in the Province of Québec.

In the US, wholly owned Balanced Health Botanicals is one of the leading CBD brands and e-commerce platforms in the country. Subject to compliance with all applicable US federal and state laws and stock exchange rules, Village Farms plans to enter the US high-THC cannabis market via multiple strategies, leveraging one of the largest greenhouse operations in the country (more than 5.5 million square feet in West Texas), as well as the operational and product expertise gained through Pure Sunfarms’ cannabis success in Canada.

Internationally, Village Farms is targeting selected, nascent, legal cannabis and CBD opportunities with significant medium- and long-term potential, with an initial focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Israel and Europe.

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