VANCOUVER, British Columbia – April 17, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (CSE: BBT) (FSE: BBW) (“Benchmark” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hon. James Moore to the Board of Directors. The appointment strongly positions the company to continue with its business plan and to develop its operations and cannabis assets.
“We are pleased to welcome James to the Benchmark family as a member of our Board of Directors,” said William Ying, CEO of Benchmark Botanics. “James brings a wealth of global experience across a broad base of industry sectors and the political arena. Benchmark will greatly benefit from his professional knowledge, experience and strategic guidance.”
James Moore is a senior business advisor at the multinational law firm Dentons, and a public policy advisor at the global firm Edelman. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, is the national vice-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, a member of the NAFTA Council for the Government of Canada and a corporate director. Previously he served as Canada’s Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics over a 15-year career as a Member of Parliament.
As cannabis regulatory reform continues to unfold across the globe and domestic and international opportunities emerge in its wake, Benchmark Botanics’ qualified Board of Directors and management team are expected to position the Company to take full advantage of these opportunities and continue to add to its diversified portfolio of cannabis industry products and investments.
About Benchmark Botanics Inc.
Benchmark Botanics is a diversified multi-licensed cannabis producer focused on its three-way vertical business model targeting the medical, pharmaceutical, and recreational markets in Canada and the EU. The Company’s business plan includes a strategy to become a Canadian licensed producer to pioneer selling medical cannabis and hemp in China and throughout Asia. Benchmark Botanics is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company’s global footprint. As part of its expansion strategy the company is building its second facility, a 4-acre Pitt Meadows Greenhouse Operations in BC.
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