This is your quick hit of news for March 7, 2018.
Marapharm Ventures Inc.
Marapharm Ventures (MRPHF) gave a progress report on its Washington facility. The copany said that the rehabilitation of the cultivation site will be completed by the end of March.
“During the renovation, we have worked closely with our architect and engineering partners to design one of the most advanced and environmentally friendly cannabis cultivation sites in North America. To operate in the Pacific Northwest climate the 28,000 sq. ft building has a new silicone membrane roof and the interior has been insulated with expanding, closed cell foam. Our flagship tenant AlphaPheno Inc., a tier 3 producer and processor will be able to cultivate 30,000 sq. ft of plant canopy, the maximum allowed by the license, in just 28,000 sq. ft of floor space with minimal water, power, and waste.”
“These engineered solutions will produce higher quality cannabis with the lowest cost of production compared to conventional indoor cultivators and shorten our return on investment timeline.” Kurt Keating, Director of Operations.
Future Farm Technologies Inc.
Future Farm Technologies (FFRMF) announced that its Puerto Rico subsidiary has signed the first of five planned leases for its Clinica Verde branded Puerto Rico dispensaries. Future Farm expects to sign two more leases in the next thirty days with the additional two leases to follow soon after. The Future Farm Clinica Verde branded dispensary is located in the Condado neighborhood of San Juan, one of the island’s most highly trafficked areas.
EVIO (EVIO), reported that it had recently invested $800,000 in new equipment upgrades at its EVIO Labs Massachusetts facility and its EVIO Labs Colorado licensee. According to senior management, these equipment upgrades will significantly increase testing volumes to meet increased demand and testing requirements, leading to improved operating efficiencies and revenue growth.
EVIO currently operates 9 cannabis testing laboratories in five states, a coast-to-coast footprint that continues to keep pace with the cannabis testing market, one of the most attractive and investment-friendly segments of the overall legal marijuana industry- a space that has exploded onto the investment scene over the last few years, and continues on a rapid growth trajectory.
Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Hiku Brands Company (CSE:HIKU) gave an update on the its recent corporate development initiatives. Hiku’s wholly-owned subsidiary DOJA Cannabis Ltd. submitted its application to Health Canada for the production of medical cannabis oils at its second site facility located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Hiku also announced it signed a strategic partnership agreement with Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc. where Vitalis will advise on the build-out of DOJA’s extraction lab, partner on certain research and development initiatives, and supply the FUTURE LAB with Vitalis’ Q-90 supercritical CO2 extraction system – which is capable of processing up to 80 kg of cannabis flower per day into ultra-pure, exceptionally-clean, high-quality cannabis oils without the use of any toxic solvents.
Hydroponic company Sugarmade (SGMD) announced the completion of internal financial system enhancements in order to begin recognizing revenues from its master marketing agreement with BizRight Hydroponics, Inc. Additionally, Sugarmade announced the completion of its year-end audit in preparation for its year-end, and other, financial filings and its intent to soon offer formal revenue growth guidance for year-end 2018 and 2019.
For the past few months, the staff at Sugarmade has been implementing a plan to significantly increase corporate accounting and financial resources to manage the over 400% revenue growth planned for the next few years. With these functions largely completed, the company’s staff is now beginning testing on live orders and revenue flows from BizRight products, in order to begin recognizing these new revenue streams.