Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – July 29, 2020) – GreenStar Biosciences Corp. (CSE: GSTR) (OTC Pink: GTSIF) (“GreenStar” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that its tenant partner Cowlitz County Cannabis Cultivation Inc. (“Cowlitz”) has generated over US$6.58 million in gross sales revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2020, resulting in a 24% increase compared to US$ 5.3 million for the first 3 months in 2019, according to data from www.502data.com. GreenStar generates revenues through licensing and leasing agreements in place with Cowlitz.
“We are very pleased with the rate at which Cowlitz continues to grow its revenues, especially in light of COVID-19 and the highly competitive Washington State market. We anticipate they will exceed US$19 million in 2020 gross sales revenues and surpass 2019 figures now that they have four grow rooms that are fully operational and producing,” states Tom Baird, GreenStar’s CEO, “Cowlitz’s strength in a highly competitive market is positive and they have increased sales volumes even during the pandemic. This truly reflects their consistent operational expertise.”
Cowlitz operates in a mature yet growing Washington State market. In 2017 the cannabis sector generated US$1.486 billion in sales (per www.502data.com) and this figure is expected to grow to US$2.6 billion this year (source: New Frontier Data U.S. Cannabis Report 2019). The US cannabis market as a whole is expected to hit US$31.7 billion by 2025 as announced by Grand View Research in July 2019.
GreenStar will continue to work with Cowlitz as it moves towards capturing a growing share of this market with new product offerings and increased dispensary penetration.
GreenStar is a growth-oriented technology and services company that provides real estate, financial, management, IP and branding support to businesses. The Company operates a growing portfolio of tenant partner companies focused on transformational medicine and applies refined strategies to help partner companies reach their full potential. Based in Vancouver, BC, GreenStar intends to facilitate growth through acquisitions and development of additional assets, products and technologies by leveraging its capital markets, branding and operational expertise.
Cowlitz is a leading processor, marketer and vendor in the Washington State recreational and medical cannabis market and is one of the top Tier 2 processors in the state.
For further information please contact:
GreenStar Biosciences Corp.
Tom Baird, CEO
Tel: (604) 834-9499
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2020 Cowlitz sales information noted above is obtained from www.502data.com, which compiles Washington State government data from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”). This information is unaudited and this information is not under GreenStar’s control. Cowlitz is not a subsidiary of GreenStar.
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