Kelowna, British Columbia / TheNewswire / February 12 2017 - Marapharm WA has entered into an agreement to purchase 13.6 acres of industrial, highway frontage property located a few minutes south of the Canadian border for $4.2 million US. The transaction should close on or before February 28, 2017.
Previously, on June 16, 2016, the Company announced that it had concluded a deal for a lease of a 30,000 square foot building and an option to purchase 13.6 acres of industrial property located in Whatcom County, Washington State. Further, on August 17, 2016, Marapharm announced that Marapharm WA had closed on the purchase of the assets of a 30,000 square foot operating tier 3 marijuana cultivation and processing facility, located in Washington State and on September 27, 2016 and November 1, 2016 provided updates with regard to the Washington operations. Marapharm has been making lease payments on the property and has chosen to act on the option to purchase the land.
The 13.6 acres is appropriately zoned for Washington States I-502 marijuana cultivation and processing requirements. There are currently multiple buildings on the property, including the 30,000 square foot building with marijuana cultivation and processing licenses, a 9,190 square foot truck wash building, a 7,200 square foot mechanic shop, a 2208 square foot office building and large sheds. Wal-Mart presently uses an area of the property for truck and trailer parking. There is ample room for further development.
"Marapharm WA plans to develop the property for cultivation, processing and research purposes, with the intention of creating a Cannabis Campus. We will continue to renovate the buildings which are presently in use, as well as, develop and build new structures as required. Since legalization, sales of marijuana products in Washington are more than $1 billion and taxes for the State are more than $250 million. This is a booming sector."Linda Sampson, Marapharm CEO.
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Marapharm has 300,000 square feet of medical marijuana licenses for its land and facilities in WA and NV and about two and a half years ago, Marapharm applied in Canada to Health Canada for a MMPR (Production and Sales) license and has passed the necessary security clearances. The application is currently in the in-depth screening process. In September 2016, Health Canada contacted Marapharm with a provision to amend its application to allow for the new regulations, ACMPR.
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