What a huge week for 420. Headset said it was processing $60,000 in sales a minute. Planet 13 reported it had done over half a million in sales for one day and Ayr Wellness said it saw 14,241 transactions and $1.24 million in sales on Tuesday, for an average ticket of $87.
Cannabis legalization advocates must be feeling a sense a deja vu. Today, the House of Representatives approved legislation (again) that would provide safe harbor for financial service providers to work with cannabis businesses that are in compliance with state laws. Called the SAFE ACT, (Secure and Fair Enforcement) Banking Act, or H.R. 1996, was reintroduced in March by Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Steve Stivers (R-OH), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Warren Davidson (R-OH), and had 177 total cosponsors by the time of the vote. The legislation was approved by a vote of 321-101, including a majority of voting Republicans.
This was a big week for Jushi Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: JUSHF) bought Nature’s Remedy of Massachusetts, Inc. in a deal valued at $110 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Nature’s Remedy currently operates two retail dispensaries, in Millbury, MA and Tyngsborough, MA, and a 50,000 sq. ft. cultivation and production facility in Lakeville, MA with approximately 19,500 sq. ft. of high-quality indoor flower canopy and state-of-the-art extraction and manufacturing capabilities. OhiGrow, LLC, one of 34 licensed cultivators in Ohio, and Ohio Green Grow LLC collectively known as OhiGrow in a deal valued at $5 million in cash.
Jushi was not able to finish its audited fourth-quarter and full-year results by the April 30 deadline. Instead, Jushi delivered unaudited results said it expected to deliver the official numbers by May 24, 2021. Despite the numbers being unaudited, revenues increased 30% sequentially in the fourth quarter to $32.3 million and easily tops last year’s revenue of $6 million for the same time period. For the full year 2020, Jushi reported revenues increased 690% to $80.8 million versus last year’s $10.2 million.
GrowGeneration Corp . (NASDAQ: GRWG ) is continuing to expand its universe by buying Downriver Hydroponics, a Michigan -based indoor garden supply center in Wayne County. The company did not disclose the value of the deal, however, it did say Downriver Hydro is the area’s largest hydroponics store, with annual revenues approaching $10 million. With the acquisition of Downriver Hydro, GrowGen’s portfolio of hydroponic garden centers now includes 53 stores across 12 states, with seven of those locations in Michigan.
Parallel, one of the largest privately-held multi-state cannabis operators in the United States (U.S.), today announced it will make a $25 million dollar investment in a new state-of-the art cannabis cultivation, production and retail facility in Texas.
Turning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TPB) announced a $8.7 million strategic investment in Docklight Brands, Inc., a pioneering consumer products company with celebrated brands including Marley Natural cannabis and Marley CBD.
And finally, mark your calendars for our next virtual event The State of Psychedelic investing on May 13 at 3pm eastern. The registration link is on our website.