SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB:IHSI), announced today a shipment of low energy, low heat and highly efficient LED lights to FV Pharma of Canada. FV Pharma has applied to become a licensed commercial producer of marijuana under the new Canadian medical marijuana legislation.
The Canadian company is transforming a former Kraft food factory, formerly known as the Cobourg Innovation Centre, into a state-of-the-art licensed facility for growing and harvesting medical marijuana. The facility will be located in Cobourg, Ontario, a small town one hour east of Toronto founded in the late 1700's.
Medical marijuana became legal in Canada in 2000 when a landmark ruling overturned the prohibition of marijuana, thus allowing the growing of marijuana for medical purposes. There are over 40,000 patients in Canada that are authorized to use marijuana for medical purposes and that number is expected to increase to almost 400,000 over the next 10 years. More than 5,000 doctors throughout Canada have prescribed marijuana to patients for medical purposes and that number as well as the number of medical marijuana patients are both expected to increase exponentially. The Canadian Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations allows medical marijuana to be recommended as a treatment for many conditions.
Thomas Fairhill, Chief Executive Officer of FV Pharma said, "We are excited to have received and start testing this new state-of-the-art lighting system as well as potentially outfit our new facility with this new technology. These new lights could allow us to save on energy and significantly reduce the overall costs of our operations."
Devon Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Highway Solutions added, "We are pleased that the medical marijuana growers are beginning to recognize the value of our lights that have wide-ranging applications for all indoor growers of medical marijuana."
About Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc.
Intelligent Highway Solutions, Inc. (IHSI) is a technology based electrical contracting company that develops and implements high and low voltage solutions across multiple platforms. Through the development of proprietary wireless vehicle detection systems the company is working to make the nation's roadways more efficient. IHSI also performs electrical installations, temperature control systems, communication/wireless integration, and advanced lighting systems for commercial applications. In 2014, the Company secured exclusive distribution rights to proprietary lighting solutions directed towards the legal cannabis industry that helps growers reduce costs and improve yields
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