Pam Glode-Desrochers Executive Director Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Khurram Malik, CEO Biome Grow
Biome Grow Inc. (OTCQB: BIOIF) (CSE: BIO) – After an overwhelming demand for its products in its home province, Biome Grow’s Nova Scotia based brand, Highland Grow, will be dramatically increasing its operations. This is further validation of Biome’s localized approach to building a locally owned and operated brand that offers high quality products specifically created for the local consumer.
As part of this expansion, Highland Grow will immediately be adding twenty-five new jobs. An integral part of this plan is our newly announced Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to develop an innovative job training, skills and employment opportunities program for urban indigenous people in the region.
Within two weeks of signing this MOU, Biome sent the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre a request to immediately assist Biome in filling five new positions to join our Highland Grow’s rapidly growing facility. These first five jobs will be in supply chain logistics, packaging, quality control, and cultivation.
“This partnership offers Biome a unique opportunity to demonstrate its social responsibility as a trusted corporate citizen, and truly be part of the community we operate in – to always be locally owned, locally operated and our products to be locally grown,” said Khurram Malik, CEO, Biome Grow. “These are stable, long term careers for local people to work in one of the fastest growing and most innovative industries in the world. We wanted to work with The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre from the very beginning to ensure that these opportunities were made available to everyone, specifically to local indigenous communities.”
The three-year partnership will see the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and Biome Grow collaborate on Indigenous focused training programs and employment support projects in the cannabis sector. Job skills in the sector include medical handling and packaging proficiencies, product compliance and cultivation, quality control and analysis, shipping, classification and inventory control systems.
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Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the Cannabis Act; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Cannabis Act; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.