OrganiGram Holdings Inc OTCMKTS: OGRMF is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Organigram Inc., is a licensed producer of cannabis and cannabis-derived products in Canada.
Organigram is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers in Canada, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the company’s global footprint. Organigram has also developed a portfolio of legal adult use recreational cannabis brands including The Edison Cannabis Company, Ankr Organics, Trailer Park Buds and Trailblazer. Organigram’s primary facility is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and the Company is regulated by the Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations (Canada).
On April 3rd, 2019, Organigram annouced the release of a cross-platform patient-focused mobile application (the “Organigram Mobile App” or the “Application”).
The Application was designed to offer patients greater convenience in optimizing their medication regimen and stay up-to-date on products, programs and Company news. Through this new Application, registered patients are able to:
Order medical cannabis products and accessories
Manage their patient profile
View past orders and order limits
Read the latest Organigram news and press releases
Communicate with Client Care representatives
“When it comes to managing their medication, patients have indicated to us that convenience and ease are important to them. This new tool gives patients greater ease of control over their wellness plans,” says Organigram CEO Greg Engel.
The Application was developed following a survey of cannabis patients, specifically, their communication preferences and aptitudes to leverage technology. The Organigram Mobile App was created as a direct result of feedback, which suggests cannabis patients are more likely to purchase medication and communicate with licensed producers through a specific application, rather than a web-based browser. The Company continues to explore how to develop tech-based solutions to serve medical and adult recreational consumers.
Prior to October 17, 2018, Organigram reaffirmed its commitment to medical patients by implementing measures to ensure patient care remains a top priority. The Organigram Mobile App adds to recent patient-first actions, including covering the cost of the federal excise tax on medical products, lowering the cost of cannabis oils and ensuring uninterrupted access to a variety of product formats.
“We want our patients to know that in this post-adult recreational world, Organigram is committed to supporting them. It is our hope that this tool makes medical cannabis even more accessible to our patients who prefer a mobile tool,” Engel says.
The app is available free-of-charge from the Organigram website, available for both iOS and Android devices at organigram.ca/app. The Organigram Mobile App is not currently available through the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
The company also remain in the limelight as on April 7th, 2019 Organigram annouced appointment of strategy and operations consultant James Cavanagh as the Company’s Chief of Staff.
Mr. Cavanagh is an experienced professional who has worked with Canadian and global clients across a variety of industries to drive top and bottom-line growth as well as organizational and operational improvements. Previously with PwC, he has overseen the design and implementation plan of global manufacturing, corporate, and sales processes designed to strategically enhance performance and revenue. Mr. Cavanagh has also facilitated digital strategy development and implementation, introducing new technology platforms in order to improve critical business processes and help achieve cost reduction.
“One of the biggest challenges facing Organigram at this point in the Company’s evolution is consistently applying discipline and processes to how we grow,” says Greg Engel, CEO of Organigram. “James is the ideal candidate to bring this unique skill set to our executive team.”
As Chief of Staff, Mr. Cavanagh will play a central role in supporting the Company’s executive, helping direct the Company’s overall strategy, resources and focus. Mr. Cavanagh will work directly with all executive team members to help ensure corporate priorities are maintained while identifying procedural efficiencies.
Mr. Cavanagh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He will be based in Organigram’s Toronto, Ontario office.
Additionally, Organigram is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Rogers and Tina Shannon to the Company’s senior management team. As Plant Manager, Mr. Rogers has played a key role in designing and managing the Company’s world-class production facility. As Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Shannon has been responsible for the Organigram’s recruitment, onboarding and training through a period of incredible growth. Mrs. Shannon has helped the Company grow from roughly 100 employees in 2017 to over 650 full-time employees at the Company’s Moncton facility today.