- TGOD is one of only three of the 104 Canadian cannabis cultivators that grows organically and has received organic certification
- Strategic partnership with power company Eaton Corp. will substantially lower electricity costs and increase TGOD’s margins
- TGOD undergoing a fully funded 970,000 square foot expansion to increase its production capacity to 116,000 kg
- Company obtained Health Canada license to produce cannabis oils
- TGOD entered into exclusive licensing agreement with Colorado-based CBx Enterprises LLC
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) is setting a new standard for cannabis production. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, the company is one of only three out of 104 licensed Canadian cannabis cultivators that grow the product organically. On May 9, the company announced that it had received organic certification from Ecocert Canada, an internationally recognized world-leading organization in organic certification (http://cnw.fm/e2bI7). The result is cannabis of the highest quality that’s virtually free of pesticides and contaminants. In addition, TGOD has formed a strategic partnership with Eaton Corp. plc (NYSE: ETN), one of the largest power companies in the world, to lower electricity costs. These initiatives ensure that the company’s high-quality product demands a premium in the market, increasing its margins.
TGOD uses all natural, organic craft growing principles to cultivate synthetic pesticide-free medical cannabis. Through the deployment of its innovative technology and low-power solutions, the company is positioning itself as one of the most cost-efficient, superior-quality cannabis producers in Canada. TGOD has also formed an alliance with Hamilton Utilities Corporation in Ontario, which has resulted in a significant reduction in its power costs. The company has another larger cultivation facility planned and located in Quebec, the province with the lowest power rates in Canada.
The company’s partnership with Eaton Corp. is of tremendous benefit to both parties. By optimizing TGOD’s power costs to some of the lowest in the industry, Eaton intends to corner business in the rapidly growing cannabis market and establish itself as a leader in power management and lighting for cannabis cultivation. TGOD has also formed partnerships with Ledcor Group, one of the most respected vertically integrated construction companies in Canada, and the most technologically advanced greenhouse engineers, Larssen Ltd. This consortium will bring its world-class expertise to ensure that the company’s projects are completed on time and within budget.
The company is currently undergoing phased construction of a 970,000 square foot expansion to it greenhouse facilities in Ontario and Quebec. This will increase cannabis production to 116,000 kilograms per year. The project will be funded by a recently secured $112 million private placement, which includes a $55 million strategic investment by another established cannabis grower, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (OTCQX: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB). This partnership with Aurora will position TGOD to have some of the largest and most technically advanced production facilities in the world (http://cnw.fm/659eZ).
The expansion to TGOD’s facility in Hamilton, Ontario, is expected to increase annual production to 14,000 kilograms by the end of 2018. This will bring the capacity of this facility up to 150,000 square feet. The company’s much larger cultivation facility on its 75-acre property in Quebec will cover 820,000 square feet when complete. Construction is currently underway, and TGOD expects it to be completed by Q2 2019.
The company also has plans to secure a share of the growing cannabis oils market and recently obtained a supplemental license from Health Canada to produce cannabis oils. The license, effective April 20, 2018, will be crucial for furthering TGOD’s research and development in the niche and for expanding its intellectual property portfolio with new, high-quality organic products, according to CEO and Co-Chairman Robert Anderson (http://cnw.fm/6CvTx).
Cannabis oil is an essential raw material for the production of several recreational market verticals, including edibles, concentrates, beverages and topicals. TGOD has commissioned a purpose-built cannabis oil extraction facility, using CO2 extraction technology. This commercial-scale extraction unit will be able to process up to 12,500 kilograms of raw material per year, which will produce high-quality organic cannabis oils.
TGOD also recently announced an exclusive licensing agreement with CBx Enterprises LLC for the licensing of the Evolab and CBx Sciences brands and proprietary technologies and formulations within Canada and other international jurisdictions outside of the United States. The CBx team brings decades of experience developing and marketing a diverse array of unique, first-to-market medical and recreational cannabis products. The licensing arrangement is expected to immediately expand The Green Organic Dutchman’s product and technology portfolio and position the company for the successful development of new products as Canadian and global product requirements and standards rapidly evolve (http://cnw.fm/OHQ5f).
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TGOD.ca
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