We continue to closely monitor Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) as a potentially interesting rebound play in the Canadian cannabis space. The company just announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada the fifth amendment to its cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC. According to the release, with an added approximately 137,000 square feet (half of Quadrant 3), the total licensed cannabis production area is approximately 687,000 square feet. The newly licensed area is expected to be fully planted by the end of this week.
“Pure Sunfarms is already one of the largest licensed cannabis production facilities in the industry, and we expect completion of the conversion in Q1,” said Dr. Avtar Dhillon, Executive Chairman and President of Emerald. “With deep cannabis and large-scale greenhouse-growing expertise, established operational systems, and multiple cannabis strains being grown, Pure Sunfarms is achieving industry-leading quality and yields in line with our expectations. We expect this facility to be in full production in the first half of 2019, and aim for it to be one of the best cannabis production operations in the industry.
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 noted above, EMHTF just announced that its 50%-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada the fifth amendment to its cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC.
Recent action has seen basically sideways movement in the stock with volume rising slightly. This is all about how it deals with key support in the $1.85-2.00/share area. So far, the indications are positive, but shareholders aren’t out of the woods yet.
“Pure Sunfarms has delivered to Emerald contracted cannabis shipments that we are selling under the Emerald brand. It is also selling to other LPs, with favorable spot market pricing, as it awaits its packaging sales license to commence direct sales to provincial distributors. Pure Sunfarms continues to implement its plan to be a vertically integrated cannabis producer and marketer.”
Currently trading at a market capitalization of $288.5M, EMHTF has a significant war chest ($52.9M) of cash on the books, which is balanced by about $30.7M in total current liabilities. One should also note that debt has been growing over recent quarters. EMHTF is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $1.3M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 51.9%. You can bet we will update this one again as new information comes into view. 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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