VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (“Sproutly" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent with Global Canna Labs Limited (“Global Canna Labs”), the Caribbean’s largest medical cannabis producer, to establish a joint venture for the purpose of developing, producing, distributing, marketing and selling cannabis infused beverages, edibles and topical products derived from Sproutly’s fully licensed, APP Technology (the “LOI”).
“Partnering with Global Canna Labs on this joint venture allows Sproutly to expand its business outside of Canada with a leading, low cost cannabis cultivator in Jamaica that has proven distribution across the Caribbean and expanding into the European Union,” said Keith Dolo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership will enable Sproutly to diversify its product portfolio and accelerate its global distribution network from a low-cost regulated jurisdiction.”
Paul Glavine, Chief Executive Officer of Global Canna Labs said, “We are eager to roll out this partnership with Sproutly on their APP technology. We have explored a number of options regarding extraction and cannabis technology solutions for beverage and derivative products – APP Technology is in our view the superior choice for beverage formulations. With our current supply and expansion plans to over 1 million square feet of cultivation, we see this partnership with Sproutly as a step towards utilization of our large-scale production towards a finished-product strategy.”
Proposed Terms of Joint Venture
The joint venture is expected to be structured as a newly formed, jointly owned company with its own board of directors (the “JV”). Sproutly will have a 50% interest and Global Canna Labs will own the remaining ownership interest. Global Canna Labs will be responsible for cannabis biomass production and procurement and day-to-day operations of the JV.
Global Canna Labs is also responsible for all costs relating to producing final products for sale, including any equipment needed to produce beverages, edibles or other cannabis derivatives and will leverage its existing production facility and staff for the JV. These costs will be decided upon by the board along with the determination of the product lines to be produced.
Sproutly will be responsible for providing access to the APP Technology, supplying reagents, and beverage/product formulation capabilities (including its functional beverage formulation portfolio) for products to be formulated from Infuz20 and Bio Natural Oil. The products are expected to be sold in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean with potential expansion into additional European countries that allow for the import of cannabis products from Jamaica. The list of jurisdictions and product lines will be finalized and disclosed in the definitive agreement.
The signing of the definitive agreement and establishment of the joint venture is expected to occur in January 2019.
About Global Canna Labs Limited
Global Canna Labs is the Caribbean’s largest medical cannabis producer and the first in Jamaica to be issued a Tier 3 license. Global Canna Labs has its cultivation facility on 6.23 acres with a legal limit of 200,000 cannabis plants. Currently it has 31,000 sqf of greenhouses with an additional 27,000 sqf of expansion planned for its greenhouse operations.
Global Canna Labs operates 220,000 sq.ft. of outdoor cultivation with plans to expand to over 1 million sq.ft. in 2019. Global Canna Labs is strategically located in the city of Montego Bay Jamaica, which is ideal for its proximity to a global logistics hub. Global Canna Labs is currently constructing a 6,000 sq.ft. packing and drying facility to EU-GMP and U-GACP specifications.
The company also accesses a proprietary distribution partnership via its 25% strategic investment in Zimmer and Company, the only pharmaceutical distribution licensed company focused on CBD/THC distribution in the Caribbean with an existing 61 products approved by the Jamaican Ministry of Health for import and export. Currently, Zimmer is in 100 retail locations in Jamaica and now Trinidad.
For more information, please visit www.globalcannalabs.com
About Sproutly Canada, Inc.
Sproutly’s core mission is to become the leading supplier to the cannabis beverage and edibles market. Our Toronto based, ACMPR licensed facility was built to cultivate pharmaceutical grade cannabis to supply a technological breakthrough in producing and formulating the first natural, truly water-soluble cannabis solution. Our water-soluble ingredients and our bio-natural oils will deliver revolutionary brands to international markets that are clamouring for well-defined commercial products. Sproutly’s business focus is to execute on partnerships with local and globally established consumer brands to leverage their existing customer bases, further expand brand loyalty, assist with marketing, and support distribution networks to deliver this scientific breakthrough with speed and efficiency worldwide.
For more information on Sproutly, please visit: www.sproutly.ca.
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