Allied Corp Announces LOI to Purchase Nevada USA Cannabis License and Land Lease to Install the Allied US Facility
KELOWNA, British Columbia, Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allied Corp. (“Allied”) (OTCQB: ALID) – an international medical company focused on creating and providing health solutions to address today’s medical mental health issues is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Fiore Cannabis Ltd. (CSE: FIORE) (“Fiore”) to acquire a US registered cultivation license located within in the State of Nevada, USA. In addition to this, the LOI contemplates a land lease agreement for the land foot print upon which the ready built Allied 9000 square foot building will be installed.
Allied has completed the construction of a $3.5 million, 9000 square foot, GMP-complaint facility that is ready to be deployed from the Las Vegas construction factory. The building has ample space for cannabis cultivation and research, as well as, large scale product packaging and fulfillment. In addition to this, Allied has reserved a space within this building to conduct Psilocybin research and production as the legislation allows. This building will be deployed to the location within the Las Vegas city limits and is ready for production. Fiore will be assisting with marketing and sale of the products through Fiore’s already established medical and retail partnerships.About the Allied US-based Research and Product Fulfillment Center (the “Nevada Hub”):Allied has spent that last 18 months designing, constructing and fine tuning the Allied building for deployment to the production location. This building is currently in Las Vegas and so is the land and licenses that Allied has signed intent to purchase and lease. The building has a purposeful design to cultivate specific genetics in the cultivation area of the building, as well, there is reserved space for psilocybin production and research as the Nevada State US legislation evolves. The remainder of the building is dedicated to storing imported Colombian produced product for fulfillment of retail-ready products. Once the retail-ready products are created out of the Colombia production output, they will be deployed into the US retail marketplace for consumption. This is a 2.5-year fulfillment of a purposeful supply chain strategy that many other agricultural commodities are following. Coffee, exotic fruit and many other agricultural products are produced in Colombia and brought into the US for processing before being released to retail. This is Allied’s International Vertically Integrated Supply Chain.About Allied’s International Vertically Integrated Supply Chain.In parallel with the building getting built over the past 18 months, Allied has spent the last 16 months getting the approval to commercialize their products out of Colombia. All of this work has resulted in a purposeful approach to Allied’s defined supply chain. With 12 hours of dark and 12 hours of sunshine cycles all year round, one season with 25 degrees Celsius and 60-80% humidity, the environmental conditions at the Allied Colombian Production Center are ideally situated for large scale commercial low cost high quality production. Allied has been able to get the cost of production down to $0.05-0.10 cents per gram. Allied’s high quality cannabis will be produced in Colombia and transformed into legally extracted material that is permitted for export from Colombia and import into the United States and other international markets. With respect to the United States, Allied will import into many states and in particular it’s own Nevada Hub in order to further process this Colombian product into high quality, high margin retail-ready products for sale into the United States market. This represents Allied’s International Vertically Integrated Supply Chain.“The intended sale of this license and land lease signifies the beginning of a strong multi-state operational approach to the US cannabis marketplace. We are confident that as legislation continues to move closer to US National Legalization, we will be ready. With our large scale production footprint and commercial export licenses in Colombia producing low cost high quality product, as well as, this cultivation and processing hub now located in one of the busiest tourism cities within the United States, we are set for the national volume demand that is coming. Many agricultural commodities consumed in the US are not grown in the US but rather South America due to all of the production and cost advantages. It is just good logic to believe that the same will be the case for cannabis.” says Calum Hughes CEO of Allied.About Fiore CannabisFiore Cannabis (CSE:FIOR) (OTCQX:FIORF) is a publicly traded company that has been investing in the development of medical and recreational cannabis products since 2014. Fiore has expanded its operating portfolio to include cultivation, production and retail offerings in our key North American legal jurisdictions of Nevada and California. For more information, please visit www.fiorecannabis.com.About Allied Corp. - https://allied.health/Allied Corp. is an international heath and technology company with a mission to address today’s medical issues by researching, creating and producing targeted health solutions. Allied Corp. uses an evidence-informed scientific approach to make this mission possible, through cutting-edge pharmaceutical research and development, innovative plant and mushroom based production and unique development of therapeutic products.Investor Relations:
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Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information in this release include: the Company’s exposure to legal and regulatory risk; the effect of the legalization of adult-use cannabis in Canada and Colombia on the medical cannabis industry is unknown and may significantly and negatively affect the Company’s medical cannabis business; that the medical benefits, viability, safety, efficacy, dosing and social acceptance of cannabis are not as currently expected; that adverse changes or developments affecting the Company’s main or planned facilities may have an adverse effect on the Company; that the medical cannabis industry and market may not continue to exist or develop as anticipated or the Company may not be able to succeed in this market; risks related to completion of the greenhouse construction in Colombia, risks related to market competition; risks related to the proposed adult-use cannabis industry and market in Canada and Colombia including the Company’s ability to enter into or compete in such markets; 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