CBD Acres enters into Memorandum of Understanding with Biome Grow to supply up to 20,000 kg per year of hemp-grown CBD extract
TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CBD Acres Manufacturer Inc. (“CBD Acres”) is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU or the “Agreement”) with Biome Grow Inc. (“Biome” or the “Company”) (CSE: BIO) (Frankfurt: 6OTA) (OTCQB: BIOIF) providing Biome with preferential access to a high quality, low cost supply of Cannabidiol (“CBD”) concentrate.
The Agreement is for a five-year period and strategically positions CBD Acres as the supplier for Biome Grow with a commitment of up to 20,000 kg per year of locally sun-grown, hemp-based CBD extract using the Company’s Nano lipid, solventless extraction. The innovation of the CBD Acres extraction process means it is void of any harmful chemical solvents. This practice further supports the Company’s value proposition and their ongoing commitment to their customers to deliver trusted, high-quality CBD infused products.
CBD Acres is a fully integrated health and wellness company which is leading innovation in cannabinoid therapy. CBD Acres was founded by Canadian cannabis farming pioneer, Mark Gobuty who also founded Canada’s first ACMPR licensed cannabis grower.
CBD Acres currently is working with 4,500 acres of hemp farmland in Canada, including 1,000 acres of organic grow, which it expects to produce volumes that are equivalent to a 196 million plus square foot indoor cannabis production facility under the Canadian Cannabis Act.
“CBD Acres is delighted to have a first mover advantage in delivering bulk product derived from a low cost, open grow Canadian source into a woefully under supplied market which will serve as a harbinger for CBD Acres’ broad-spectrum of branded health and wellness products,” said CBD Acres CEO Mark Gobuty.
“Through this agreement Biome has demonstrated confidence in its ability to deliver to domestic customers significant quantities of high-quality product at industry disrupting economics. Moreover, Biome will also now be positioned to supply international markets with affordable CBD derived medicinal and therapeutic products in the volumes that are required,” commented Khurram Malik, Biome CEO.
This arrangement provides certainty of supply for Biome as well as assurance of a market-best price for its customers. As a semi-exclusive arrangement, Biome is not obligated to purchase from CBD Acres if CBD Acres is unable to provide supply at the time of execution of a purchase order. Similarly, CBD Acres is free to sell its product to others at market rates provided it ensures availability of supply to Biome under the terms of the MOU.
Biome Grow Inc. is considered a “related party” to CBD Acres as such term is defined in Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) on the basis that Jacob Capital Management Inc. (“JCMI”), a significant shareholder in the capital of the Company, is also a significant shareholder in the capital of Biome.
The Service Agreement (the MOU referred to above) is with a “related party” and such Service Agreement is not considered to be a “related party transaction” as defined under MI 61-101 due to the service-type nature of the arrangement with no commitment or obligation to utilize the service provided or to acquire for valuable consideration an asset or assets from CBD Acres.
About CBD Acres
CBD is positioning to be Canada’s leading innovator in cannabinoid therapy. The Company is a vertically integrated health and wellness company currently developing multiple products to be spread across a wide category range. The company will, in 2019, begin its first hemp growing season on in excess of 4,500 acres of hemp farmland in Canada, including 1,000 acres of organic grow, which it expects to produce volumes that are equivalent to a 196 million plus square foot indoor cannabis production facility under the Canadian Cannabis Act.. As a result, CBD will be the largest producer of hemp-based CBD in Canada. CBD’s proprietary advanced cultivation technology provides it with a meaningful strategic production advantage.
Biome wholly owns five subsidiaries, including: The Back Home Medical Cannabis Corporation, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Great Lakes Cannabis, a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and in the late stages of applying for a license under the ACMPR; Highland Grow Inc., a licensed producer in Nova Scotia under Canada’s ACMPR; Red Sands Craft Cannabis Co., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Prince Edward Island, and; Weed Virtual Retail Inc., a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario in the business of operating a new virtual reality technology platform focused exclusively on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests.
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