It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for October 9, 2019.
On the Site
The Green Organic Dutchman
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) (US: TGODF) is looking for a new source of funding to complete construction at its Ancaster, Ontario facility. The company had planned on using a traditional commercial bank facility but said that as market conditions have changed, the terms were no longer acceptable.
Kosher Cannabis For The Holidays
Can cannabis be kosher? The short answer is yes, at least if you smoke it. According to Chabad.org, “The answer really depends on how you define the word “kosher. Most narrowly defined, kosher means that it contains no ingredients that were from non-kosher animals, milk and meat, or other substances proscribed by Jewish law.”
Charlotte’s Web Holdings
Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF) announced today that it is partnering with the data and measurement firm Nielsen (NYSE: NSLN) to provide analytical coverage of the U.S. hemp-CBD retail market. Recently, Nielsen has been dipping its toes into the hemp and cannabis space by entering into strategic partnerships with cannabis-focused data and analytics firms like Headset and by developing a suite of cannabis measurement capabilities
In Other News
Innovative Industrial Properties
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP) has closed on an acquisition of a 156,000 square foot property in Warren, Michigan for $19 million. Following the closing of the acquisition, the company has also entered a long-term, triple-net lease agreement with LivWell Michigan, LLC, a licensee of LivWell Holdings, Inc. LivWell will make approximately $42 million worth of improvements on the property and IIP has agreed to provide reimbursement of up to $23.0 million.
Zelda Therapeutics Limited (ASX: ZLD) (OTCQB: ZLDAF) announced a proposed merger with Ilera Therapeutics LLC, which entered into a strategic partnership with Zelda in March of this year. Under the proposal, Zelda would acquire 100% of Ilera Therapeutics through an all-scrip transaction. If the proposed merger goes through, the companies will rebrand as Zelira Therapeutics Limited. “The merger will create one of the world’s leading medicinal cannabis companies with a rich pipeline of clinically validated products under development and unique access to the world’s largest and fastest growing cannabis markets,” says Zelda Therapeutics Chairman Harry Karelis.
New Frontier Data
New Frontier Data has reached an agreement to acquire Zefyr Inc. , a cannabis-focused data discovery and profiling platform, for $10 million. Zefyr acquires data from various sources and ingests, normalizes, analyzes, and deploys data and associated informational solutions through artificial intelligence. “Today, as mature market entrants move beyond examining investment risks and opportunities to connecting with the cannabis consumer, Zefyr enables us to expand and deepen our data services to support these evolving cannabis data needs,” said New Frontier Data Founder and CEO Giadha Aguirre de Carcer.