December 15, 2016 – Vancouver, B.C. – Alliance Growers Corp. (CSE: ACG) (“Alliance Growers” or the “Company”) is providing this corporate update to remind our shareholders and potential new investors of our business strategy and how Alliance Growers differentiates itself from other Canadian Cannabis companies. We want to assure our shareholders that we are committed to finalizing our licensing agreement for the Cannabis Botany Centre and other strategic investments and partnerships.
Cannabis Botany Centre
B.R.I.M. and Alliance Growers have agreed to extend the period of time required to finalize the definitive license agreement. The delay was due to B.R.I.M. and Alliance Growers finalizing on terms and documentation to secure the full-time services of Dr. Afreen, and her proprietary technology, the “Chibafreen Invitro Plant Production System”. These additional terms have added another set of agreements to be referenced in conjunction with the main license agreement.
The development of the Cannabis Botany Centre, together with the undernoted partnerships and investments are designed to provide Alliance Growers with the following:
- Produce revenue from the sale of cannabis and other plantlets, under contract;
- Generate revenue from the processing and resale of cannabidiol (CBD) oil in Canada, USA and offshore;
- Providing cold storage facilities utilizing the one-of-a-kind Cryotissue Cold Storage technology for tissue culture preservation and regeneration as needed on long term basis.
- Provide extraction services as retail services for cultivators and create custom profiles for extraction for botanicals oils for retail market.
First strategic investment in a private Medical Cannabis Company
Through a serious of strategic partnerships and investments under negotiation with Licensed Producers at various stages in the license process, Alliance Growers is focused on securing long term plantlet sale contracts for the Cannabis Botany Centre and off-take agreements at wholesale cost for flower to be acquired by Alliance Growers for CBD oil extraction.
Alliance Growers has negotiated terms on a 10% non-dilutive interest in a private company in Ontario that has assembled a top tier growing team with management that has the expertise to expedite the license producer application process.
Joint Venture with Israeli Medical Cannabis Company
Further to the company’s commitment to become a leading supplier of pharmaceutical grade CBD oil on a global basis, Alliance Growers continues discussions setting out terms with an Israeli medical cannabis company.
Included in the discussions is the joint development of 50 hectares of land for the growth of high quality cannabis plants, as legally permitted in an offshore, low operating cost jurisdiction. This would facilitate the importation of the CBD oil into various states in the USA, into Canada when legalized, and into other countries as permitted.
This joint venture and other similar partnerships is what will make Alliance Growers stand out from other Canadian Cannabis companies that are directly affected by Health Canada rules and regulations. Alliance Growers plans to produce and sell more CBD oil from outside Canada.
The Hemp Business Journal reports that the CBD market in the USA is growing at a rate of 30% per annum, and forecasts that sales of CBD oils from marijuana-based sources are expected to reach $1,650,000,000, or 79% of the total CBD Market of $2,100,000,000 by 2020.
Commenting on these new developments, Dennis Petke, Alliance Growers President and CEO stated “We appreciate our many supporters’ and investors’ patience as we finalize these three of many joint ventures and partnerships to come. We realize that the anticipation is building even though these agreements take longer to complete than expected. We, as management and investors as well, want our supporters to know we are fully committed to completing our plans as expeditiously as possible, while at the same time maximizing the opportunity and mitigating risks. We believe we will all benefit from this careful, prudent approach in the long term”.
As previously announced, Alliance Growers is undertaking a private placement of up to 10,000,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.20 per Unit, for gross proceeds of up to $2,000,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share in the capital of the Company at a price of $0.30 per share, for a period of two years from the date the Units are issued. A portion of the proceeds may be used for finalization of our current projected arrangements.
About Alliance Growers Corp.
Alliance Growers is a diversified cannabis company driven by the Company’s ‘Four Pillars’ Organization Plan – MMPR cannabis production facilities, distribution network, consumer products, and research and development.
Alliance is finalizing a Definitive License Agreement with B.R.I.M. for a Canada Exclusive License to jointly develop and operate cannabis Botany Centres. The initial project is planned as a staged development of a 40,000 square foot facility being located near Vancouver, B.C., to be the first of its kind in Western Canada to house a DNA Botany lab, extraction facility and Tissue Culture Plantlet Production facility to service the cannabis market and agriculture market in general. The planned facility will grow cannabis plantlets using proprietary tissue culture propagation, specifically the “Chibafreen Invitro Plant Production System”, which assures consistent composition and purity of each plantlet for the growers. As well, Alliance Growers is negotiating to obtain exclusive Canadian distribution agreements for certain proprietary products for support of the cannabis growing industry in addition to possible partnerships with existing MMPR licensed and soon-to-be licensed facilities.
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