Vext Science Provides Update on Ohio Retail Progress
July 22nd, 2021
VANCOUVER, BC, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ – Vext Science, Inc. (“Vext” or the “Company”) (CSE: VEXT) (OTCQX: VEXTF) a cannabinoid operator and brand leader based in Arizona, leveraging its core expertise in extraction, manufacturing, cultivation and marketing to build a profitable multi-state footprint, today provided an update on its progress toward establishing a retail presence in the State of Ohio.
As announced on March 15, 2021, Vext has signed a letter of intent (the “LOI”) to form a joint venture to access a provisional cannabis dispensary license (the “Provisional License”) held by an Ohio entity (the “License Co.”). The License Co. has now received a Certificate of Operation by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy (the “Board”) and is fully operational. Once the License Co. has been operational for 12 months, Vext and its joint venture partner may apply to the Board for a change in ownership of the Provisional License.
Ohio’s state-sanctioned cannabis sales are expected to be between US$350 million to US$425 million in 2021, under a highly regulated, medical-only framework, compared to US$221.5 million in 20201.
Eric Offenberger, CEO of Vext commented, “As we continue to build out our profitable Arizona footprint, we are looking to Ohio as another leg of growth for Vext. The Vapen brand is already being sold in dispensaries across the State. In 12 months, alongside our joint venture partner, we will be positioned to gain access to a coveted retail license in a premier location. The Ohio medical market is demonstrating solid growth, exceeding initial industry projections. It also displays the characteristics we look at from a return on capital perspective, including a limited license structure very similar to what we are familiar with in Arizona, and the potential to transition to adult-use at some point in the future. Between the expansion of our cultivation footprint in Arizona, which we expect will support continued growth in the state, and our pending build-out in Ohio, the next 12 months will be a very exciting period for Vext.”
For further information regarding the LOI, see the press release filed on Vext’s SEDAR profile on March 15, 2021.
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About VEXT Science, Inc.
Vext Science, Inc. is a US-based Cannabis THC and Hemp cannabinoid products company manufacturing THC cartridges, concentrates, edibles and accessories under the Vapen™ Brand, and Hemp based products under the Pure Touch Botanicals brand as well as the Vapen CBD brand. Based in Arizona, Vext Science, Inc. has one of the leading THC concentrates, edibles, and distillate cartridge brands sold in most of the state’s 100+ dispensaries. Herbal Wellness Center is one of Arizona’s leading dispensaries and we execute all aspects of the cultivation, extraction, edibles infusion and manufacturing processes which insures a product of the highest quality and purity. Product quality and purity are core to our marketing strategy. Vext Science, Inc. is executing its business growth by leveraging experience and expertise in extractions, product manufacturing, and marketing to expand in the U.S. through revenue and profit-sharing joint venture partnerships. For more information visit our website at www.VextScience.com.
COVID-19 Risk Factor
VEXT may be impacted by business interruptions resulting from pandemics and public health emergencies, including those related to COVID-19. An outbreak of infectious disease, a pandemic, or a similar public health threat, such as the recent outbreak of COVID-19, or a fear of any of the foregoing, could adversely impact VEXT by causing operating, manufacturing, supply chain, and project development delays and disruptions, labor shortages, travel, and shipping disruption and shutdowns (including as a result of government regulation and prevention measures). It is unknown whether and how VEXT may be affected if such a pandemic persists for an extended period of time, including as a result of the waiver of regulatory requirements or the implementation of emergency regulations to which VEXT is subject. Although VEXT has been deemed essential and/or has been permitted to continue operating its facilities in the states in which it operates during the pendency of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no assurance that the Company’s operations will continue to be deemed essential and/or will continue to be permitted to operate. VEXT may incur expenses or delays relating to such events outside of its control, which could have a material adverse impact on its business, operating results, financial condition and the trading price of the Company’s Common Shares.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in VEXT’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as “will, could, plan, estimate, expect, intend, may, potential, believe, should, on track” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements related COVID-19, to future developments and the business and operations of VEXT, the anticipated size of the cannabis market in Ohio, the formation of the joint venture pursuant to the LOI and the transfer of the Provisional License, which are subject to the risk factors contained in Vext’s continuous disclosure filed on SEDAR.
Although VEXT has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended, including, but not limited to: dependence on obtaining regulatory approvals; being engaged in activities currently considered illegal under U.S. Federal laws; change in laws; reliance on management; requirements for additional financing; competition; hindered market growth and state adoption due to inconsistent public opinion and perception of the medical-use and adult-use marijuana industry and; regulatory or political change.
There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management’s expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize. Because of these risks and uncertainties, the results or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events.
Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward- looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. VEXT disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and VEXT does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company mentioned herein.
The Canadian Securities Exchange has not reviewed, approved or disapproved the content of this news release.
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For further information: Jonathan Ross, VEXT Investor Relations, [email protected], 416-283-0178
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