Published on
September 7, 2023

Optimi Health Granted Amendment to Dealer's Licence by Health Canada to Supply Special Access Program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI) (OTCQX: OPTHF) (FRA: 8BN), a Canadian psychedelics drug research and formulation company, proudly announced today that Health Canada has approved an amendment to the Company’s Dealer's Licence. The amendment empowers Optimi to embark on the formal supply journey for Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP), operating within the provisions of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its Regulations.

Under rigorous licensing regulations, Canadian entities engaged in the cultivation and formulation of psychedelic substances and who wish to supply Canada’s Special Access Program must secure approval from Health Canada's Office of Controlled Substances Division. Optimi has successfully navigated this regulatory landscape, surmounting the initial hurdle required to supply MDMA and Psilocybin Drug Candidates produced under the Company’s Licence.

Bill Ciprick, CEO of Optimi, is optimistic about the company's path towards SAP supply. "Our consistent dedication over recent months has strengthened our capabilities in GMP psychedelics production," says Ciprick. "The hard work during this time ensures that our in-house formulated drug candidates will be available to healthcare professionals, addressing the therapeutic needs of their patients."

Karina Lahnakoski, Director of Quality and Commercial Strategies at Optimi, emphasizes the paramount importance of accountability in GMP supply. "Safety, scale, and quality hold the key to our ability to cater to practitioners within Canada and Australia," Lahnakoski underscores, reinforcing the company's commitment to impeccable standards.

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Optimi Health Corp. is an end-to-end Canadian-based drug researcher and formulator licensed by Health Canada to produce and supply psychedelic substances such as 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”) and natural, GMP-grade psilocybin, as well as functional mushrooms that focus on the health and wellness markets. Built with the purpose of producing scalable psychedelic formulations for transformational human experiences, the Company’s goal is to be the number one trusted, compassionate supplier of safe drug products throughout the world. Optimi’s products are grown at its two facilities comprising a total of 20,000 square feet in Princeton, British Columbia, making it the largest psilocybin and MDMA producer in North America.


This news release contains forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “forward‐looking statements”) that relate to Optimi’s current expectations and views of future events. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “expects,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimated,” “intends,” “plans,” “forecast,” “projection,” “strategy,” “objective,” and “outlook”) are not historical facts and may be forward‐looking statements and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward‐looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward‐looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release.

Forward‐looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Optimi’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward‐looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact and progression of the COVID‐19 pandemic and other factors set forth under “Forward‐Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual information Form dated January 9, 2023, and other continuous disclosure filings available under Optimi’s profile at Optimi undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward‐looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Optimi to predict all of them or assess the impact of each such factor or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause results to differ materially from those contained in any forward‐looking statement.

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