Benchmark Botanics Provides Progress Report on Peachland Cannabis Complex

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 7, 2018) - Benchmark Botanics, Inc. (CSE: BBT) (FSE: BBW) ("Benchmark" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a progress report on the Company's Peachland Cannabis Complex.

The Company is cultivating and harvesting cannabis at its indoor Peachland Cannabis Complex. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to include the latest cannabis cultivation technologies and the latest cannabis-related green technologies.

Along with cultivation and production, the Company's Peachland BC facility also provides propagation, cultivation, cloning, storage, research & development and genetics.

With the increased growth and operational activities, Mr. Cliff Stowell has decided to step down from the board of directors at Benchmark and will remain as the CEO of Potanicals Green Growers Inc., Benchmark's 100% owned subsidiary and a Health Canada licensed producer under the Cannabis Act and its regulations (formerly ACMPR).

"Benchmark is growing and the Company's expansion will require increased attention as the Company transitions into sales. We are very pleased that Cliff will be solely focused on our Peachland Cannabis Complex. We have successfully demonstrated our growing abilities to Health Canada and will soon be moving towards value-added cannabis products. Cliff has proven himself to be a valuable team member and we are very fortunate that he will be turning his time and energies to focus on the operations of the Peachland Cannabis Complex.,'' said William Ying CEO, Benchmark Botanics.

Mr. Stowell has been a pioneer and an integral part of the cannabis industry as he was an early applicant to be granted an ACMPR license in Canada, was the founder of the original Peachland Cannabis Complex, and continues to be a major shareholder and a key member of the Company's management team.

About Benchmark Botanics Inc.

Benchmark Botanics is a diversified multi-licensed cannabis producer focused on its three-way vertical business model targeting the medical, pharmaceutical, and recreational markets in Canada and the EU. The Company's business plan includes a strategy to become a Canadian licensed producer to pioneer selling medical cannabis and hemp in China and throughout Asia.

Benchmark Botanics is focused on producing the highest-quality, indoor-grown cannabis for patients and adult recreational consumers, as well as developing international business partnerships to extend the Company's global footprint.

Benchmark Botanics' 100% owned subsidiary, Potanicals Green Growers Inc. is a Health Canada licensed producer under the Cannabis Act and its regulations (formerly ACMPR). The Company is producing at its indoor Peachland Cannabis Complex. Along with cultivation and production, the company's Peachland BC facility also provides propagation, cultivation, cloning, storage, research & development, genetics.

The Company has established several European Union partnerships including the rights to "The Bulldog" trademark in Canada. The Bulldog trademark has a long-established successful history as one of the most well-known cannabis cafe brands in Amsterdam and around the world.

Benchmark Botanics has entered into an agreement with Barcelona, Spain-based Green BCN Corp. ("BBG Projects") for the development and production of new strains of cannabis plant varieties and their propagating material for sale and distribution.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.benchmarkbotanics.com or the Company's filings at www.sedar.com.

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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

BENCHMARK BOTANICS INC.
/s/ "William Ying"

William Ying

Chief Executive Officer

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Benchmark Botanics, Inc.

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