Mr. Alan Gertner reports
HIKU CELEBRATES AGLC PURCHASE OF TOKYO SMOKE AND VAN DER POP BRANDED CANNABIS IN PROVINCE OF ALBERTA
Hiku Brands Company Ltd. is excited to see the supply agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (AGLC) and WeedMD Inc. to supply Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop branded cannabis to the province using WeedMD product.
The agreement for Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop branded cannabis in Alberta is in addition to the previously announced Hiku supply agreement with Manitoba for the supply of approximately two million grams of cannabis over 12 months and represents another key piece of Hiku's business strategy for the adult use market. As Canada's first vertically integrated cannabis company, Hiku is an active participant in both the wholesale and future retail markets of cannabis with the company's award-winning brands and existing retail footprint under the Tokyo Smoke brand.
"The agreement with AGLC strengthens Hiku's commitment to deliver best-in-class brands to the province where we have applied for more than a dozen stores in Calgary and Edmonton," said Alan Gertner, chief executive officer of Hiku. "It is our plan to offer both Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop branded products through our Tokyo Smoke storefronts."
Hiku is actively working with various regulators, provincial and municipal governments in the province of Alberta to obtain the necessary permits for the company's proposed Tokyo Smoke stores and will ensure location specific permission prior to announcing its chosen locations.
The applications in Alberta follow on the success that Tokyo Smoke has achieved in Manitoba, where it was awarded one of only four conditional master retail licences. The master licence will allow Hiku Brands to open 10 stores in the province and operate an e-commerce portal.
Hiku has also entered into a letter of intent with Oceanic Releaf Inc., a late-stage applicant under the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations) in Newfoundland and Labrador, pursuant to which Oceanic and Hiku are working with the government on the approval for Oceanic of up to five additional stores in that province.
About Hiku Brands Company Ltd.
Hiku is focused on building a portfolio of engaging cannabis brands, unsurpassed retail experiences and handcrafted cannabis production. With a national retail footprint led by Tokyo Smoke, craft cannabis production through DOJA's ACMPR licensed grow, Van der Pop's female-focused educational platforms, and Maitri, the company's Quebec-based cannabis brand featuring high-quality handmade accessories, Hiku houses an industry-leading portfolio that aims to set the bar for cannabis brands in Canada.
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