Beleave Inc. (CSE:BE) , a diversified biotech company with a purpose-built ACMPR licensed cannabis facility near Hamilton, Ontario and patient services clinics operating across Ontario under the Medi-Green brand, is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected to operate one of Saskatchewan’s upcoming cannabis retail stores.
The Company was selected through a two phase Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process that began in March. The first phase involved a screening for qualifications focused on financial and sales/inventory tracking systems. All those that qualified entered the second phase of the process which was a lottery draw to select the successful operators. KPMG was engaged to provide oversight and monitor the entire RFP process.
Cannabis retail stores in the province must be standalone operations, selling only cannabis, cannabis accessories and ancillary items as defined by Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (“SLGA”). Beleave has 45 days to begin the permitting process. As a condition of the permit, the Company must be operating within 12 months of legalization. The permit will not take effect until legalization occurs, expected later this year.
“This announcement confirms our commitment to expand the reach of Beleave’s product and service offerings throughout our Canadian network, whether it be through retail stores or online sales and shipping,” said Beleave CEO Andrew Wnek. “We’re excited about being a part of the Saskatchewan community, and we thank the SLGA for including us in the province’s upcoming cannabis retail system.”
Beleave Inc. is a biotech company and Beleave’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beleave Kannabis Corp. (formerly First Access Medical Inc.) is a licensed producer pursuant to the ACMPR. Beleave’s purpose-built facility is located in Hamilton, Ontario.
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