AmeriCann, Inc. (OTCQX: ACAN), an Agricultural-Technology company that is developing the next generation of sustainable, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation properties, announced today it has completed a very successful three-year partnership with a licensed Colorado cannabis producer that has resulted in exceptional returns to the company.
In 2014, AmeriCann contributed $1,000,000 in secured funding for the final design and construction of a 15,000 square foot state-of-art cultivation and processing facility in Denver, CO. AmeriCann’s Preferred Partner, 4900 Jackson, LLC, has been a licensed medical cannabis producer in Colorado since 2010.
With the final payment made in May of 2017, AmeriCann received total distributions over the term of the agreement of $1,457,000 from consulting fees, interest and principal repayment. The average annual returns exceeded 15% over the 3 years.
“Our partnership with AmeriCann has been excellent,” stated John Ray, managing partner of 4900 Jackson, LLC. “I learned first-hand of AmeriCann’s commitment to developing the most efficient, technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities possible. The innovations in cultivation technology that AmeriCann has developed for its development in Massachusetts are the future of the industry.”
“We are extremely pleased with our partnership with 4900 Jackson, LLC. The financial returns were excellent for our shareholders. As an early-mover in the Colorado market our team gained invaluable first-hand knowledge with innovative cultivation systems and the market dynamics from the most mature regulated market in the nation,” commented Tim Keogh, President and CEO of AmeriCann. “In 2016, Colorado was a $1.2 billion market, which continues to grow, and to participate in such a dynamic market was an excellent experience that we will continue to leverage in new markets throughout the country.”
AmeriCann’s flagship project, the Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (“MMCC”), is 47 miles from Boston in the midst of the rapidly growing Massachusetts medical cannabis market. The MMCC project is approved for 1 million square feet, which will be developed in phases and is expected to be one of the most technologically advanced cultivation facilities in the nation. The company is planning to replicate the Cannopy platform in additional states.
AmeriCann (OTCQX: ACAN) is a publicly traded Agricultural Technology (Ag-Tech) company that is developing a new generation of sustainable, state-of-the-art medical cannabis cultivation and processing properties. The Company has over 1,000,000 square feet of facilities in the planning and design stages of development.
AmeriCann, Inc. is a Certified B Corp, an acknowledgment of the company’s commitment to social and environmental ethics, transparency and accountability. AmeriCann became the first public cannabis company to earn this respected accreditation. More information about the Company is available at: www.americann.co or follow AmeriCann on Twitter @ACANinfo.
About Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center (MMCC):
The Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Center is approved for nearly 1,000,000 square feet of medical cannabis cultivation and processing in Freetown, Massachusetts. The state-of-the-art, sustainable, greenhouse project will consist of multiple planned phases for tenants in the Massachusetts medical marijuana market.
AmeriCann’s Cannopy System uniquely combines expertise from traditional horticulture, lean manufacturing, regulatory compliance and cannabis cultivation to create superior facilities and procedures.
The first phase of the project consists of 160,000 sq. ft. of cultivation and processing infrastructure. AmeriCann can expand the first phase to approximately 600,000 sq. ft., based on patient demand.
AmeriCann has developed and owns “Solanna”, a new comprehensive line of nutraceutical-grade cannabis infused products. AmeriCann has created the brand, packaging concepts and invested significantly in Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure safety, consistency and efficacy across the product offering.
The intellectual property for Solanna will be licensed by AmeriCann to regulated cannabis businesses and will initially focus on providing healthier alternatives to smoking that include:
- Capsules - Topical lotions and balms - Sublingual tinctures - Oral dissolving film - Trans-dermal applications
The Company plans to expand the product line to include edible products, health drinks, and branded concentrates. The products are designed to allow consumers to manage dosage through micro-dosing and to improve efficacy by incorporating blends of other plants, essential oils and other supplements that enhance and compliment the benefits of cannabis.
The Solanna line of products will be offered exclusively through AmeriCann’s Preferred Partners.
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