Marapharm – Medical Marijuana
Marapharm Ventures Inc. (“ Marapharm” or the “Company”) is a developmental stage publicly traded medical marijuana company with operations based in British Columbia. Through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Marapharm Inc., the Company has applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) issued pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada). Marapharm’s initial facility, a proposed 22,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art designed-to-suit cultivation facility, will be constructed on an 11 acre leased site in Kelowna, British Columbia. The company also intends to focus on Colorado, Nevada and California. The Company has entered into LOI’s to acquire grow, production and dispensary licences in these three states. Marapharm also has an LOI and is currently in the process of acquiring a medical and recreational cash-flowing operation in Denver, Colorado. The Company’s growth strategy will be to build facilities and acquire licenses in the United States, once direction and location of sales (domestic and export) is determined. This will provide Marapharm immediate cash flow. Marapharm has also purchased and is developing an all-natural hemp oil product line called, Maragold, which will be ready for market within a few months.
Company Highlights Innovative – Suite of innovative cannabis products and services that will provide the company with a first-leader advantage in under-serviced and emerging markets and growth sectors. Strategic– Dual growth strategy in Canada and the U.S. Sales – In Canada – will be proprietary internet, mobile and web-based processes to create virtual store-front opportunities for approved buyers. In the U.S.: Nevada – we have entered into LOI’s with 3 dispensaries for our entire production. Colorado – This facility has both a medical and recreational dispensary. California – entered into an LOI for a dispensary. Production – Brand new, energy efficient facilities have been designed to provide maximum product yield at lower cost. Management – Proven management group that possess extensive business, cultivation and quality assurance experience. Security – Security personnel and state-of-the-art systems to govern access to production departments and to support the required record-keeping responsibilities expected by regulators.
The North American market for legalized medical and adult use marijuana has been projected to conservatively exceed $11.5 billion by 2018. The market for medicinal use in Canada was estimated at $144 million in 2014 and expected to grow by 23% per year to $1.3 billion over the next 10 years.
In the U.S. the legal cultivation of medical and adult use marijuana is a field set to bring prosperity due to changes at the regulatory level combined with the groundswell of acceptance for the idea of use itself. Currently there are 23 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 4 states have legalized adult use marijuana and many more states (including Nevada) have ballot measures in place for the November 2016 elections. In Canada the newly established MMPR has opened up the market to large scale production and pending the outcome of the 2015 election could be legalized.
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