CROP INFRASTRUCTURE CORP. (CSE: CROP) (OTC: CRXPF) (Frankfurt: 2FR) announced today that its tenant has signed a toll processing deal whereby it will provide its dried hemp-CBD biomass to a processor who will then provide 50% of the finished product as ISO certified CBD isolate to CROP’s tenanted farm. The CBD isolate will be sold under the company’s brands Hempire, Tiff CBD, infused in to the company’s CannaDrink and sold under white label.
CROP’s tenant, at its Nye County hemp-CBD farm in Nevada, has already begun equipment readiness preparations as the harvest is imminent.
CROP will also be working with the toll processor to enter into further agreements to develop its own ISO extraction facility for its production capacity which is now expanded to over 1,800 acres for 2019. The processor has consulted with numerous Canadian ACMPR and US licensed cannabis cultivators and processors to develop GMP and ISO conforming extraction facilities.
According to cannabis industry analysts, The Brightfield Group, it is estimated the hemp CBD market alone could hit $22-billion by 2022.
CROP CEO, Michael Yorke, stated: “Being in a position to have CBD isolate from the 2018 harvest will enable the company to begin infusing products like the CannaDrink beverage line and begin developing relationships with bulk buyers in preparation for 2019. Even with a toll cost, upgrading CBD biomass to isolate should significantly increase the value of our tenant harvest. This new strategic-alliance opens up additional mutually beneficial opportunities, specifically those in developing our own extraction facilities, both in the US and Europe, which will be necessary to maximize the potential of our portfolio’s ongoing hemp-CBD and Cannabis-THC production.”
CROP has a portfolio of cannabis projects including cultivation properties in California, two in Washington State, two in Nevada consisting of 2,800 acres, 3 dispensary applications, with international focuses in Jamaica and 2 farms in Italy. CROP has developed a portfolio of assets including CannaDrink and a portfolio of 16 Cannabis brands. with US and Italian distribution rights to over 55 topical products.
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