As we watch one pot stock after the next go into relative orbit, Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) has been running with the herd, breaking above key levels on a major jump in trading volume. But the company has been developing upon its own narrative as well. As a case in point, the company just announced that it has signed a term sheet to form a strategic alliance with Factors R&D Technology, Inc., a division of Factors Group of Nutritional Companies Inc.
According to the release, “In this exclusive arrangement, FTI will provide to Emerald pharmaceutical-grade, industrial-scale manufacturing capacity as well as expertise in GMP-level extraction, softgel production, and packaging focused on the rapidly emerging market opportunities for medicinal cannabis in Canada and internationally. This collaboration leverages the Factors Group’s decades of experience in product development, formulation, and innovation.”
Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) trumpets itself as a licensed producer of medical marijuana under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, which allows the company to produce and sell medical marijuana and cannabis oils to clients and other licensed producers.
Individuals may become clients of the company by registering with the company through its secure online portal or via telephone after the individual has received a medical document signed by a licensed health care practitioner setting out the daily quantity of dried marijuana, in grams, that the practitioner authorized for the person.
According to company materials, “Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) operates through Emerald Health Botanicals Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and Licensed Producer under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Botanicals is authorized to produce and sell both dried medical cannabis flower and medical cannabis oil in Canada. Botanicals currently operates an indoor facility in Victoria, BC, and is progressing on expansion plans for a 32-acre property in Metro Vancouver and a partnership with Village Farms, called Pure Sunfarms, utilizing a 25-acre existing greenhouse complex in Delta, BC. Botanicals is one of Canada’s most medically focused licensed producers, with a team highly experienced in life sciences product development and large-scale agribusiness. Its vision is to be a leading provider of cannabis products through its production capabilities, proprietary genetics, value-added products and branding, and superb customer experience. Emerald Health Therapeutics is associated with the Emerald Health group, which comprises multiple companies advancing diverse botanical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that may provide wellness and medical benefits by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system.”
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As we have been chronicling, EMHTF shares have been on a rampage in recent action, with about 49% racked up over the past month on a big jolt in volume (240% above the long-term average).
“We are scientifically, clinically, and ethically aligned with FTI and this alliance represents an ideal match,” said Chris Wagner, CEO of Emerald. “In the natural health products industry, FTI is unequivocally the largest and most experienced extractor of phyto-chemicals from plants in Canada. Working with one of the industry’s leaders to produce efficacious, high-quality extraction-based products makes great business sense for us. In addition, our own marketing research identified that 60% of current legal cannabis users also use natural health products. This alliance will also allow us to strategically lay down valuable groundwork with product development and marketing initiatives that will uniquely position us to serve natural health product consumers.”
Earning a current market cap value of $471.73M, EMHTF has a significant war chest ($89.5M) of cash on the books, which is balanced by virtually no total current liabilities. EMHTF is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $1.1M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 85.4%. This may be a very interesting story and we will look forward to updating it again soon. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $EMHTF stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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