Auxly Cannabis Group (TSXV:XLY) announced a definitive investment agreement with Curative Cannabis to acquire 46 percent of the company and secure a purchase and sale agreement to fund a facility in Ontario.
As quoted in the press release:
The Facility is designed as a purpose-built indoor facility for the production of ultra-premium cannabis product. With an initial footprint spanning approximately 30,000 square feet, the first phase of the Facility is expected to yield approximately 2,900 [kilograms] of cannabis per annum. Curative anticipates bringing a unique ultra-premium cannabis product to Canadian recreational cannabis consumers through its proprietary genetics database of over 90 stable, and highly sought-after, cannabis strains (the “Genetic Library“).
The first phase of the Facility, being built to EU GMP standards, is currently under construction with an anticipated completion and Health Canada evidence package submission date of March 2019. Curative’s Facility rests on a 33-acre land parcel thereby providing ample room for Facility expansion. Curative has already received municipal approval for the expansion of the Facility for up to an additional 120,000 square feet of indoor cultivation space.
Pursuant to the Transaction, the Company has entered into a share purchase agreement with certain shareholders of Curative, whereby the Company has agreed to purchase 46 [percent] of the common shares of Curative from certain Curative shareholders, in exchange for the issuance of 5,056,026 common shares of the Company (the “Consideration Shares”). The Company will also enter into a long-term cannabis purchase and sale agreement with Curative, pursuant to which the Company will fund the construction and development costs of the Facility in exchange for the right to purchase 50 [percent] of the cannabis products and cannabis trim produced at the Facility at an offtake price equal to Curative’s direct cost of cultivation plus 10 [percent].
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Strategic sale of non-core assets by Lobe adds non-dilutive capital and shareholder value
Lobe Sciences Ltd. (CSE: LOBE) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“Lobe” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce, further to its press release dated February 23, 2021, that it has completed the sale to Ionic Brands Corp. (“Ionic Brands”) of Lobe’s non-core cannabis assets relating to Washington-based Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation Inc. (“Cowlitz”) held by Lobe’s subsidiary vendor, Green Star Biosciences Inc. (the “Transaction”).
Seattle Area Grocery Chain Metropolitan Market to Begin Carrying KOIOS and Fit Soda on March 22, 2021
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Koios Beverage Corp. (CSE: KBEV; OTC: KBEVF) (the “Company” or “Koios”) is pleased to announce that beginning on Monday, March 22, 2021, Koios’ entire line of canned beverage products will be sold at all locations of Metropolitan Market, an urban format supermarket chain in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington State. In Q1 2021, the Company announced multiple placements of its beverage products with regional grocers in markets on the west coast of the United States including Market of Choice in Oregon Jensen’s in Southern California and major natural grocery chain Sprouts Farmers Market which has a substantial west coast presence with over one third of its locations (360+ stores across 23 states) in California as well as Washington State 1 . The Company has also recently announced other developments relating to its expansion efforts being undertaken in 2021 such as an in-house beverage canning facility and distribution agreements with regional and national wholesale partners.
Pineapple Express Delivery Partners with CannTrust to Offer Same-Day and Next-Day Delivery for estoraTM Medical Cannabis Patients in Ontario
Ensuring estoraTMpatients have seamless access to their high-quality medical cannabis products
World-Class Extractions Inc. (CSE:PUMP)(FRA:WCF)(OTCQB:WCEXF) (the “Company” or “World-Class”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Pineapple Express Delivery Inc. (“Pineapple Express Delivery” or “PED”), a leading logistics technology company offering compliant and secure delivery of controlled substances and regulated products, has partnered with CannTrust Inc. to bring same-day and next-day delivery to estoraTM medical cannabis patients in Ontario
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