Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – June 19, 2020) – PharmaDrug Inc. (CSE: BUZZ) (OTC: LMLLF) (“PharmaDrug”) is pleased to announce that Michael Forbes will be joining the board effective immediately.
Over the course of 16 years, Michael has created and operated a chain of pharmacies throughout BC and Alberta. Michael’s innovative nature led him to create the Ageless Living brand, which includes Ageless Living Wellness Centre. In 2014 he launched the first Ageless Living Expo and opened Canada’s first Biohacking Centre, to help people increase their workout efficiency and recover quicker from illness and injury.
He has built over a dozen medical clinics, including 3 methadone clinics, and provides over 500 jobs. Michael’s expertise led him to being nominated to help create the procedures for methadone maintenance procedures for the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia. Through his pharmacy background and cannabis experience, Michael is helping protect our communities from drug diversion and help increase accessibility to medications for those in need. Michael has founded 5 cannabis medical clinics called Concord Medical Clinic and a cannabis production facility named Sitka Weed Works. He has also built and opened 14 Choom Cannabis locations, owns and operates the Clarity Cannabis chain and is launching Honeycomb Cannabis across Canada.
Michael’s company, Forbes Group, operates a diverse group of businesses and real estate across Western Canada including: Salt Spring Island Ales, Casino Royale Rentals, Bubble Soccer, Island View Care, West Coast Super Storage, Sitka Weedworks Inc, Forbes Pharmacy, and Clarity Cannabis. Michael saw an immediate need to start the Langford COVID-19 Response Team in mid-March 2020. He put his resources together and within a week, started testing and treating potential COVID patients in the Western Communities.
Daniel Cohen, Chairman and CEO of PharmaDrug, commented “We are absolutely thrilled to add the expertise of a member of Michael’s calibre to our Board of Directors. Michael’s unique combination of experience in pharmacy, clinic and dispensary development make him a perfect fit with our strategy to roll up smart shops in the Netherlands. Michael’s support of natural based medicines are made evident with his success in the cannabis field and we are excited by his enthusiasm towards the sprouting psychedelic industry. We also think that Michael will add tremendous value in our ongoing efforts to expand our supply chain and introduce proprietary brands of Medical Cannabis in Germany.”
The Company also announces that Jim Frazier will be stepping down from the board effective immediately. Jim Frazier has stepped down to make room for Michael Forbes and to pursue other ventures. We thank him for his past contribution to PharmaDrug and wish him well with all his future endeavours.
About PharmaDrug Inc.
PharmaDrug Inc. is building an international controlled substance and natural medicine company with a focus on Europe. The Company owns 80% of Pharmadrug GmbH, a German medical cannabis distributor, with a Schedule I European Union narcotics license allowing for the importation and distribution of medical cannabis to pharmacies in Germany and throughout the EU. The Company also owns 100% of Super Smart, an early-stage retail company focused on consolidating the fragmented Dutch smartshop market. Smartshops are retail establishments in The Netherlands that specialize in the sale of psychoactive substances including psychedelic truffles.
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Daniel Cohen, CEO
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