Flora Appoints Author of Colombian Medical Cannabis Law to Advisory Board; Aaron Atin as company secretary


TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Flora Growth Corp. (“Flora” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Manuel Galán Pachon, a former Colombian senator and writer on Colombian medicine, to its board of directors for strategic advisers on cannabis law. Flora has also named Aaron Atin as the company’s new company secretary.

“As a Colombia-based cannabis company, we are delighted to have someone from Mr. Galán’s pedigree join our advisory board,” said Luis Merchan, Flora President & CEO. Mr Merchan continued, “As the draftsman of the Medical Cannabis Legalization Act in Colombia and a true advocate of drug policy reform, we expect him to be an invaluable advisor to Flora in expanding its cannabis activities in Colombia and in all international markets to support.”

About Juan Manuel Galán Pachon

Mr. Galán currently serves as a senior advisor to the World Bank. He is a Colombian politician and former Senator of Colombia who served three terms as a member of the Colombian Liberal Party from 2006 to 2018. He is the son and political heir of the late political activist, politician and presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento. He is also a former professor at the University of Rosario and has more than 20 years of journalistic, academic, government and parliamentary experience.

During his tenure as a senator, Mr. Galán was an extremely active politician and proponent of drug policy reform. He proposed overcoming consumption bans and criminalization in order to implement policies that focus on public health and human rights. He was a key leader with 29 bills and 27 political control debates and 17 laws. The most relevant of these laws was the drafting of the Medical Cannabis Law, which led to the legalization of medical cannabis in Colombia.

Commenting on his new role, Mr. Galán said: “I am very excited to support Flora’s rise in the cannabis industry both in Colombia and internationally. You’re a cannabis company headquartered in Canada, but with roots in Colombia. The strong team will excellently represent our country’s cannabis industry on the global stage. “

About Aaron Atin

Mr. Aaron Atin is a corporate attorney who serves as legal advisor to various public companies in the mining and technology industries. He was previously an associate with a major Toronto law firm, working on a variety of corporate, securities and commercial transactions. Mr. Atin studied at the University of Toronto, Law School and the University of Waterloo, where he received a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts, respectively.

Flora Growth Corp.

Flora is a vertically integrated cannabis company that aims to be a globally recognized cannabis brand by leveraging the low cost production of cannabis to supply CBD oil for our portfolio of consumer and medical brands. Flora is prioritizing organic ingredients and value chain sustainability in its portfolio to develop products that help consumers recover and thrive.

For more information, please contact:
Evan Veryard
+1 416 571 9037
Website: www.floragrowth.ca

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