September 27, 2018

FRA: 0K9

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE: HUGE) (OTCQB: FSDDF) (FRA: 0K9) ("FSD Pharma" or the "Company), which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc. ("FV Pharma"), is a licensed producer pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, today congratulates the Ontario government for introducing legislation that would open up recreational cannabis retail to the private sector. FSD Pharma intends to target all legal aspects of the cannabis industry, including cultivation, processing, manufacturing, extracts, research and development.

FSD Pharma Inc. (CNW Group/FSD Pharma Inc.)

"We are excited that the Ontario government has decided to open up the retail market for recreational cannabis to the private sector and recognize this as a great opportunity for the growth of our sector," said Thomas Fairfull, President and CEO of FSD Pharma.

Ontario-based FV Pharma intends to operate one of the largest production facilities in North America, with plans to hire 1,500 employees over the next several years. The Company purchased the former Kraft plant in Cobourg in 2016 and expects to utilize the entire 3.8 million square foot facility for the production of various strains of cannabis, including many ancillary products. The company anticipates reaching full production capacity by 2021, with retail being a key element of the Company's growth.

"Ensuring equal access to retail licenses is what is most important to our company as we plan our growth in Ontario. We look forward to working with this administration to ensure the licensing rules are fair and the true economic potential for the province can be realized," concluded Fairfull.

For more information on FSD Pharma: https://fsdpharma.com/

About FSD Pharma (CSE: HUGE) (OTCQB: FSDDF) (FRA: 0K9)

FSD Pharma through its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma, is a licensed producer of marijuana under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) having received its cultivation license on October 13, 2017. Headquartered at the former Kraft plant in Cobourg, Ontario, approximately an hour's drive from Toronto, FV Pharma management's mission is to transform the facility into the largest hydroponic indoor cannabis facility in the world. FV Pharma intends to target all legal aspects of the cannabis industry, including cultivation, processing, manufacturing, extracts and research and development.

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SOURCE FSD Pharma Inc.

Released September 27, 2018

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