HEXO Corp bolsters Ontario foothold with addition of 18 new product listings at the Ontario Cannabis Store

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GATINEAU, Quebec, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HEXO Corp (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) is pleased to announce that its dried flower cannabis products are now available to Ontario consumers, after finalizing terms with the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).

HEXO now adds nine of its dried flower offerings in both 3.5g and 15g SKUs to the OCS, including the Company’s award-winning Helios dried flower, which was named Best Sativa at the O’Cannabiz 2019 Industry Awards.

“We are thrilled to increase our offering at the OCS,” said HEXO Corp CEO and co-founder, Sebastien St-Louis. “Apart from being our nation’s most populous province with the highest demand for cannabis products, the Ontario marketplace is among the most competitive—and we are rolling out high quality products to which we believe Ontario consumers will strongly gravitate.”

According to Statistics Canada, 15.4 per cent of Ontarians used cannabis in the last quarter of 2018, in line with the national average. Furthermore, according to a recent study from Arcview Market Research, the forecast for Ontario’s share of the national market is expected to rise by 39 per cent by 2024, which would make Ontario a $1.8-billion marketplace. “We will be allocating a significant amount of inventory to the Ontario market, considering retail demand and our goal to become the top choice for consumers in Ontario—and right across Canada,” added St-Louis.

The new dried flower offerings at the OCS join HEXO's award-winning Elixir cannabis oil oral spray, which has been available in Ontario since legalization. Elixir CBD was named Cannabis Product of the Year and Innovation of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Cannabis Awards. The OCS also carries product from Up Cannabis, which is part of the HEXO family of brands.

HEXO’s dried flower products at OCS will include a wide variety of Sativa dominant, Indica dominant and hybrid strains such as Bayou, Sierra, Terra, Helios, Horizon, Lagoon, Tsunami, Atlantis and Nebula.

With HEXO and Up Cannabis brands, HEXO products are available in nine provinces, expanding the Company’s footprint in Canada and providing more choice for consumers.

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Globe Newswire: 11:30 GMT Wednesday 14th August 2019

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