While based out of Canada, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX: TGOD; US OTCMCKTS: TGODF) is jumping on the international expansion train as medical marijuana is increasingly legalized for cultivation across the European Union.
On the international front, today the company announced that wholly-owned subsidiary HemPoland was just granted PL-EKO-01 EU organic certification.
HemPoland’s cultivation greenhouses, in addition to the company’s processing techniques and product lines, are now certified organic and ready for distribution across Europe.
The certification was granted today from Ekogwarancja Ptre (the Polish “eco-guarantee”) provided through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development via the Polish Center for Accreditation.
The Green Organic Dutchman’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Athaide issued this brief statement about the news:
The company’s Polish expansion through HemPoland follows a move into the Mexican market last year with the creation of a joint venture alongside LLACA Grupo Empresarial. That venture has allowed The Green Organic Dutchman entry into Mexico’s medical cannabis market through an existing supply deal with 4,500 pharmacies.
As the name implies, TGOD focuses on organic certified cannabis products with premium pricing, which are currently available to medical patients in Canada through the Grower’s Circle club.
The company officially began selling Unite Organic branded cannabis products to patients last month after completing a successful harvest. Those products are certified organic in Canada through ECOCERT and Pro-Cert and use glass jar packaging.
On the Canadian side of operations, The Green Organic Dutchman has been engaged in a back-and-forth battle with the Hamilton city council over construction of a 123,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility in Ancaster. After the proposal was initially rejected, the city council unanimously voted in favour of a settlement offer to allow the project to move into the next stage.
In other recent company news, TGOD’s existing facility in Hamilton was granted a license from Health Canada to sell cannabis oils earlier this week.