Liht Cannabis Corp. provides Washington LOI update, closes purchase of 13.8 acres Lynden, Washington property
- The Company has secured a bridge financing loan to complete purchase of 13.8 acres in Lynden, Washington.
- Liht is actively working together with Canabiz Systems Inc. that has developed low-cost, high quality cannabis producing biospherical systems to finalize definitive agreements.
- Canabiz Systems Inc. will finance and implement equipment and leasehold improvements of 28,000 ft2 facility, providing Tier 3 license holder and tenant Alphapheno, LLC a turn-key cannabis cultivation operation
KELOWNA, BC, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Liht Cannabis Corp. (CSE: LIHT) (OTCQX: LIHTF) ("Liht") or the "Company") announced today that the Company has secured a one-year 15% $1.9M USD bridge financing loan maturing April 1, 2020. The loan proceeds were used to purchase 13.8 acres of land with a 28,000 ft2 facility and additional buildings located in Lynden, Washington for $4.2M USD.
The terms of the financing are monthly blended principal and interest payments of $52,878 USD due on the 1st of the month starting May 1st, 2019. If the principal outstanding is not paid in full on April 1, 2020, the loan can be extended for 6 months for a 2% extension fee on the face value of principal extended in closing of the transaction, the Company paid lending and broker fees of $78,000 USD.
As previously disclosed on January 2, 2019, Liht is actively negotiating the definitive agreements in an arm's length transaction with Canabiz Systems Inc ("Canabiz"). Canabiz has the rights to a biospherical system providing cannabis cultivators with a low-cost operating model while maximizing cultivation canopy through vertical-stacking. The ownership of title on the property is integral in finalizing the definitive agreements.
Canabiz Systems Inc. will pay for the equipment and tenant improvements required for Alphapheno, LLC ("Tenant"), a Tier 3 license holder with unlimited processing ability. This means the Tenant is able to buy cannabis supply from the Washington market and process it into a variety of products that include but are not limited to extracts/oils, edibles and pre-rolled cannabis products. Upon signing of the definitive agreements, it is estimated the 28,000 ft2 facility will be scheduled for estimated completion in approximately 3-6 months subject to regulatory approvals.
Alphapheno, LLC, Kurt Keating states,
We have an unparalleled opportunity to be profitable in a mature cannabis marketplace while leveraging new technology. A turn-key facility utilizing a vertical growing methodology and an advanced aeroponic control system will allow us to maximize our production floorspace and implement automation not yet seen in our industry. Alphapheno will be positioned for sustainable revenue with this opportunity.
The Company intends to secure a long-term financing solution at a lower interest rate to improve net cash flows generated from the property.
Liht Cannabis Corp. is a publicly traded company investing in the medical and recreational cannabis space, since 2014. Liht has rapidly expanded to include cultivation, production and dispensary locations in the key North American states of Washington, Nevada, and California, and are seeking expansion opportunities worldwide.
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MARIJUANA INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT:
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Liht owns marijuana licenses in California and Nevada. Marijuana is legal in each state however marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and the approach to enforcement of US federal law against marijuana is subject to change. Shareholders and investors need to be aware that adverse enforcement actions could affect their investments and that Liht's ability to access private and public capital could be affected and or could not be available to support continuing operations.
Liht's business is conducted in a manner consistent with state law and is in compliance with licensing requirements.
Copies of licenses are posted on Liht's website. Liht has internal compliance procedures in place and has compliance focused attorneys engaged in jurisdictions to monitor changes in laws for compliance with US federal and state law on an ongoing basis. These law firms inform any necessary changes to our policies and procedures for compliance in Canada and the US.
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