PharmaCielo Enters the U.S. with $3 Million Q4 Sales Agreement and Completes Introductory Shipments to Multi-state Distributor General Extract LLC
- 2019 market introduction revenues projected at minimum $3 million CDN
- Agreement covers sales and distribution of medicinal CBD isolate in multiple US states commencing in 2019 with allowance for renewal and volume expansion in 2020
- Introductory shipments, meeting CBD isolate requirements of 2018 Farm Bill, successfully completed
- Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, advisor to the Company, celebrates contribution to American medicinal community
TORONTO (Sept. 25, 2019) – PharmaCielo Ltd. (“PharmaCielo” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PCLO, OTC:PHCEF), the Canadian parent of Colombia’s premier cultivator and producer of medicinal-grade cannabis oil, PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., announced that it has signed a United States sales agreement (the “Agreement”) with an established multi-state distributor, General Extract LLC (“General Extract“). According to the non-exclusive Agreement, PharmaCielo will provide the distributor with bulk medicinal CBD isolate meeting the purity requirements of the 2018 USA Farm Bill, for sale in multiple states including California and Colorado. The Agreement addresses the balance of 2019 and allows for both renewal and volume expansion in 2020 based on market demand.
PharmaCielo has already successfully concluded initial shipments to the distributor in verification of shipping routes and international trade and customs requirements, with contracted shipping volumes planned for the balance of the year as per the Agreement. Introductory revenues under the contract provide 2019 revenue of $3 million CDN, with allowance for increased volumes within the period under the Agreement based on market demand, and expansion on agreement renewal for subsequent periods.
The Agreement marks PharmaCielo’s initial foray into the coveted United States market as a supplier of medicinal-grade CBD isolate, allowing the Company to expand its offerings in the near future with additional CBD products consistent with the 2018 Farm Bill.
“The 2018 Farm Bill introduced an entirely new category and opportunity for an earlier entry into the United States marketplace, one of the world’s leading medicinal CBD markets,” noted David Attard, CEO of PharmaCielo. “To say we are excited about this milestone is an understatement. Our business strategy is focused on large-volume, large-market relationships, and we are fully equipped to process in excess of 265 metric tonnes of dried flower into isolates and extracts to meet the high demand, with continued processing capacity expansion under way.”
The entry into the United States marketplace comes on the heels of PharmaCielo’s previously announced sales agreements and entries into various other global markets.
Former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, advisor to PharmaCielo, commented: “The availability of PharmaCielo’s high-quality CBD isolate to the medicinal CBD community in the U.S. is of tremendous significance. This Colombia-based CBD isolate is of the highest quality and purity. It will serve as a benchmark for comparison to other sources of CBD. This type of competition will raise the standard and directly benefit Americans who need it the most, giving them a chance to compare and the freedom to consume and to make a choice. What can be more important than that?”
PharmaCielo initiatives for distribution of its CBD isolate product in the US market as identified in the Agreement are subject to receipt of prior written approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”).
PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV:PCLO, OTC:PHCEF) is a global company, headquartered in Canada, with a focus on ethically and sustainably processing and supplying all natural, medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products to large channel distributors. PharmaCielo’s principal (and wholly owned) subsidiary is PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., headquartered at its nursery and propagation centre located in Rionegro, Colombia.
The boards of directors and executive teams of both PharmaCielo and PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings are comprised of a diversely talented group of international business executives and specialists with relevant and varied expertise. PharmaCielo recognized the significant role that Colombia’s ideal location will play in building a sustainable business in the medical cannabis industry, and the Company, together with its directors and executives, is executing on a business plan focused on supplying the international marketplace.
About General Extract
General Extract was founded in 2015 as an importer, distributor, broker and post-processor of hemp and hemp derivatives. Working in value-add areas of the supply chain, General Extract operates a hemp-derivative refinement and distribution center in Denver, Colorado. As an intermediary in the global supply of cannabis products, General Extract is closely aligned with both the upstream and downstream cannabis industry leaders. For more information, please email GeneralExtractCo@gmail.com.
For further information:
David Gordon, Chief Corporate Officer
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Colombia: María Paula Peña Fdz., SPR GROUP S.A.
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