Health Canada Grants MDMA Production Amendment to Optimi Health

VANCOUVER, BC — Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI) (OTCQX: OPTHF) (FRA: 8BN) (“Optimi” or the “Company”), a Canadian-based company licensed by Health Canada to produce natural, scalable, and accessible psychedelic and functional mushrooms, received a notice today from Health Canada permitting the Company to manufacture additional psychedelic substances, most notably MDMA, under the amended terms outlined in its June 20, 2022 application to Health Canada.

Under the terms of its Health Canada Dealer’s Licence, Optimi is only permitted to sell products to licensed dealers who have specific controlled substances listed on their licence, pharmacists, practitioners, hospitals, or, in the case of restricted drugs including psychedelics, the holder of an authorization issued under subsection J.01.059(4) of Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations.

Led by Chief Science Officer Justin Kirkland, Optimi will now act as wholesale supplier of MDMA and other synthetic psychedelic compounds to approved researchers and drug developers.

The Company is scheduled to begin production and analytical testing of MDMA this October in its recently completed EU-GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

Optimi CEO, Bill Ciprick, says the Company’s in-house capacity to produce a wide range of scalable formulations puts Optimi at the forefront of the commercial manufacturing and controlled supply of psychedelics.

“From lab to market, Optimi has taken every step necessary to build its competitive position as a global leader in the manufacturing of EU-GMP compliant MDMA in North America, and we’ve done that through operational transparency and investing in smart infrastructure.”

He further added, “On compliance, quality, and scale, we have consistently demonstrated our plan to lead the industry in API synthesis and formulation, which gives our science and operations team the confidence to develop saleable psychedelic products that are supported by rigorous in-house Standard Operating Procedures (SOP),” said Ciprick.

The terms of the amendment took effect as of Friday, August 5, 2022, and will allow the Company to increase the overall output potential of its Princeton, British Columbia facility to better address the clinical research needs of the evolving psychedelic market as part of Optimi’s planned year of commercialization.

Since applying for the amendment in June, the Company has met with industry stakeholders, drug developers, and clinical trial researchers interested in exploring Optimi’s production capabilities, reaffirming the Company’s decision to proceed with this phase of its commercialization strategy.

Optimi Health products are not available to the general public and are still being investigated through a clinically validated development program for the purpose of applying for market authorization. The safety and efficacy of our products has not been formally established.

In addition to MDMA, the Company now has Health Canada approval to manufacture substances including:

N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”);

3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine (“Mescaline”);

2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2- (methylamino)cyclohexanone (“Ketamine”);

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (“LSD”);

1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine (“Phencyclidine”);

4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid (“GHB”);

4,9–dihydro–7–methoxy–1–methyl–3H–pyrido(3,4–b)indole (“Harmaline”);

4,9–dihydro–1–methyl–3H–pyrido(3,4–b)indol–7–ol (“Harmalol”);

Salvia Divinorum, Salvinorin A; and,

4-Bromo-2,5-Dimethoxybenzeneethanamine (“2C-B”).




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Optimi Health Corp. is a Canadian-based company licensed by Health Canada to produce and supply natural, EU-GMP grade psilocybin and synthetic psychedelic substances, 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 cultivator in North America.


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