Biome Grow Inc. (CSE:BIO) (“Biome” or the “Company”) is pleased to introduce its fifth subsidiary company and brand, Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co. (“Red Sands”). Red Sands is located in Prince Edward Island (PEI) and will service both the local and tourist markets in that province with locally produced and regionally grown cannabis products.
The Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co. brand reflects PEI’s iconic red sand beaches and the craft goods and services that are produced locally. Visually, it balances the vibrant, energetic colours with the calm nature that PEI is known for, setting the stage for the tailored cannabis products that Red Sands will offer.
Though the smallest Canadian province both in terms of land area and population, with approximately 153,000 residents living on the Island, the province has a robust tourism industry. In 2017, the province set records with more than 1,000,000 overnight stays, by an estimated 1.56 million visitors, who spent approximately $447 million in the local economy. This unique combination of residents and tourism makes it an appealing and diverse market for Biome.
“By producing and selling locally made bespoke products to both PEI residents and tourists, we hope to create an experience that will enhance the tourism industry in PEI,” added Chief Executive Officer, Khurram Malik. “It is our intention to create a unique cannabis-centered ecosystem, or biome, in PEI under our Red Sands brand that currently does not exist anywhere else in the Canadian cannabis market.”
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Biome Grow wholly owns Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island. Biome also owns four other wholly-owned subsidiaries: Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR); The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; P-209 Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.
Certain statements or projections contained in this document are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss the Company’s intention that Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co. will position itself to supply cannabis products specifically designed for PEI local and tourist markets, its plans to build a local and sustainable ecosystem in PEI, its plans to operate a diversified mix of low cost licensed cannabis production facilities across Canada and other jurisdictions, and to integrate a complimentary platform of technologies and services targeted at both the Canadian and international cannabis markets. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and expectations and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company, including the assumption it will be able to obtain all necessary regulatory licenses, permits and approvals to produce and sell cannabis and generally operate its business in both Canada and internationally, that labour, construction, and other costs will remain low for its licensed cannabis production facilities, and sufficient financial resources will be available.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, among other things, a failure to obtain or delays in obtaining the required regulatory licenses, permits, or approvals, changes to legislation, changes in cannabis research or the general public’s perception of cannabis, crop failure, labour disputes, increases in labour and/or construction costs, rising energy costs, an inability to access financing as needed, and a general economic downturn. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company, or any of its subsidiaries undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.