Aleafia Health is a leading, vertically integrated cannabis health and wellness company with four primary business units: Cannabis Cultivation & Products, Health & Wellness Clinics, Cannabis Education, and Consumer Experience with ecommerce, retail distribution and provincial supply agreements.
Aleafia Health owns three major cannabis product & cultivation facilities, two of which are licensed and operational including the first large-scale, operational outdoor cultivation facility in Canadian history. The Company produces a diverse portfolio of commercially proven, high-margin derivative products including oils, capsules and sprays. Aleafia Health operates the largest national network of medical cannabis clinics and education centres staffed by MDs, nurse practitioners and educators and has international operations in three continents.
Innovation is at the heart of Aleafia Health competitive advantage. The Company maintains a medical cannabis dataset with over 10 million data points to inform proprietary illness-specific product development and its highly differentiated education platform FoliEdge Academy. The Company is committed to creating sustainable shareholder value and has been named the 2019 top performing company of the year by the TSX Venture Exchange prior to graduation to the TSX.
- Aleafia was named the 2019 TSX Venture 50 top performing company of the year, and is now listed on the TSX
- Profitable, positive net income for Q3 2019
- Large scale operations diversified across indoor, modern automated greenhouse and low-cost outdoor cultivation
- Integrated model with portfolio of Cannabis medical clinics supporting data gathering and patient acquisition
- Portfolio of brands and formulations for medical and recreational markets Integrated extraction capabilities supports derivative and high margin product strategy
- Forging international expansion strategy via signed agreements with CannaPacific in Australia and Acnos in Germany
- Entrepreneurial and experienced management team with track record of success
- 100,000 kg Cultivation Capacity
- 115,000 kg Extraction Capacity
- 65,000 Medical Clinic Patients
Brands & Projects:
Australia: International Exports to Australia
FoliEdge Academy: Leading Cannabis Education platform for universities and major corporations LINK HERE
Canabo Medical: Largest medical cannabis clinic network in Canada.
Academic Research: Real academic research published in major journals using data from Aleafia’s clinic network.
GEOFFREY M. BENIC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Widely known for his role in helping to create and build the iconic Grocery Gateway brand, Benic’s career has been characterized by success in many highly demanding environments. Previously regional director of United Parcel Service Canada, one of the world’s most rigorous and demanding global logistics entities, Benic moved on to be an initial Grocery Gateway employee and General Manager. From October 2004 until June 2018, Benic was the founder and chairman of Sofilia Logistics Group Inc., a leading National Delivery Logistics Service, where he followed a vertical integration growth strategy and successfully acquired and integrated mid-market businesses. His capital-raising abilities have been significant and include several mergers and acquisitions and eventual sales to larger companies.
BENJAMIN FERDINAND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Benjamin Ferdinand previously led TMX Group’s (parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange) firm-wide platform initiatives as Managing Director, Platform Strategies. Prior to this, Benjamin served as Vice President and Head of Finance, Strategy and Corporate Development for TMX Group. He began his career in investment banking, both in Toronto and New York.
Benjamin has served on the boards of CanDeal Inc., a provider of electronic debt trading services (co-owned by Canada’s six major bank-owned dealers and TMX) and Shorcan Brokers Ltd., an inter-dealer debt broker. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University. Benjamin was awarded the CPA, CMA designation and is a member of CPA Ontario and CPA Canada.
TREVOR J. NEWELL CHIEF MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Trevor has experienced and lead exponential growth at both the enterprise and start-up level, building disruptive strategies and executing them with analytical passion.
Prior to joining Aleafia, Trevor was co-founder and President of SHOP.CA Network Inc. (SHOP.CA), Canada’s first eCommerce Marketplace, creating a national brand with over 15 million products across 5,000 brands from 1,500 suppliers. Trevor lead the establishment and growth of all operations within SHOP.CA throughout the idea, launch and growth phases. Trevor’s career experience also includes: GE where his global enterprise experience lead to him earning his master black belt of six sigma within GE’s Information Management Leadership Program, and Oracle within Financial Services as head of global product strategy for capital markets and wealth management.
DR. MICHAEL VERBORA CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Michael is an internationally recognized expert on medical cannabis, having spoken to the European Union parliament and other leading institutions. Michael earned an MBA from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business in 2009 and an M.D. from Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 2013, before entering a Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto. A member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, Doctors for Responsible Access and the Canadian Pain Society, he has completed over 4,000 cannabinoid therapy consultations, and has presented many talks in community and hospital settings while serving as student health physician at Seneca College and Medical Director, Canabo Medical Clinic. Dr. Verbora also recently joined the McMaster University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.