A supply agreement between the cannabis suppliers Clever Leaves and FoliuMed enables the export of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis extracts from Colombia to Germany.
BOCA RATON, Florida, USA, March 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clever Leaves Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVR, CLVRW) (“Clever Leaves” or the “Company”), a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids, has entered into a one-year international distribution agreement with German-Colombian operator FoliuMed Holdings (“FoliuMed”) and its German manufacturing partner Fidelio Healthcare (“Fidelio”). With access to three of Clever Leaves’ pharmaceutical grade cannabis extracts, Fidelio will ramp up production with Clever Leaves’ full spectrum THC raw extract, standardized 20% CBD extract and CBD isolate.
Based on high production standards recognized nationally and internationally, including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification from Colombia and European Union Good Manufacturing Practice (EU-GMP) certification from Europe, Fidelio’s production and distribution teams use Colombian cannabis pharmaceutical grade by Clever Leaves to manufacture affordable, oral gelcaps for prescription use by customers and patients in Australia, Europe and Latin America. Soft gel capsules are preferred by patients and doctors as they can be dosed more accurately than the cannabis tinctures available on the market.
“Leveraging our Colombian operations to build and nurture relationships in the cannabinoid and pharmaceutical industries is incredibly important to us,” said Andrés Fajardo, President and future CEO of Clever Leaves regarding the emerging partnership with FoliuMed. “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our international footprint through the partnership with FoliuMed and Fidelio, elevating Clever Leaves production standards to a global scale.”
“FoliuMed and our production partner Fidelio are one of the five manufacturers worldwide who produce cannabis soft gels as prescription drugs according to EU GMP guidelines,” says FoliuMed CEO Oliver Zugel. “We have carefully selected Clever Leaves as our preferred raw material supplier for this highly strategic product range. As we see growing customer interest in soft gels, we will be expanding our formulation offering and we are excited to be working with Clever Leaves in this endeavor.”
Clever Leaves raw materials are shipped to FoliuMed’s German facility near Frankfurt. There they will be processed into soft gels at Fidelio’s EU-GMP contract manufacturing facility and shipped to a leading Australian customer in the first quarter of 2022. Having recently made headlines for being the first company to export raw cannabis flower from Portugal to the United States, Clever Leaves continues to demonstrate its ability to expand its distribution worldwide with this latest international agreement, while maintaining the highest standards, both in Germany and in Germany as well as in Australia and the European Union.
Über Clever Leaves Holdings Inc.
Clever Leaves is a leading multinational operator and licensed producer of pharmaceutical grade cannabinoids. Its plants in Colombia and Portugal manufacture cannabinoid active ingredients and finished products in flower and extract form for a growing global B2B customer base. Clever Leaves aspires to revolutionize the classic cannabis production industry by establishing environmentally sustainable, ESG-friendly, cost-effective, industrial-scale production methods with the world’s most stringent pharmaceutical quality certifications. For more information, see https://cleverleaves.com/en/home/ or follow Clever Leaves on Twitter and LinkedIn.
FoliuMed is an international cannabis company with production facilities in Germany certified according to EU GMP guidelines (highest European production standard of “good manufacturing practice”). The company sources its cannabinoid ingredients organically in Colombia and offers a wide range of affordable and potent pharmaceutical-grade cannabis medicines “made in Germany”. FoliuMed is one of the few EU-GMP manufacturers of cannabis softgels worldwide, supplying customers in eight countries on three continents. The company also works as a contract and white label manufacturer for some of the leading cannabis players in Germany, Australia, USA and South America.
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