The Green Organic Dutchman (“TGOD”), a 100-percent owned subsidiary of The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., produces high-quality medical marijuana. Its organic medical cannabis is farm grown and pesticide-free. There are many factors in favor of the company. The demand in a legal national market, consumer preference for organic foods and products of all kinds and a recent $20 million private placement are all positive signs. Also, TGOD is among a select group of companies licensed to cultivate medical cannabis by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Those interested in investing should contact TGOD directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, because the company is not yet publicly traded.
Notably, the company has gained tremendous financial support in a short time frame and began production in late 2016. Its parent holding company recently entered into an agreement with a syndicate, led by PI Financial Corp., for a brokered private placement worth $20 million. The offering of a total of 4,242,500 units, priced at C$1.65 per unit, amounts to total gross proceeds of C$7,000,125, according to a recent press release (http://cnw.fm/dSA8z). However, the amount may differ based on mutual agreement between both parties.
In addition, TGOD engaged in a concurrent, non-brokered private placement of 7,979,000 units, affording aggregate gross proceeds of over $13,000,000 (at C$1.65 per unit). Consisting of one common share of TGOD, each unit also includes a one-half common share purchase warrant for the company. A whole warrant can be exercisable into a single common share that expires 36 months after the common shares begin trading on a stock exchange, or from February 28, 2021. The warrant will be called to trade at the same time as the IPO shares, allowing investors to immediately realize the added value on the TGOD IPO. The only other free trading stock available will be the IPO shares themselves. A six-month escrow period will apply to the common shares, and a 12-month period will apply to the shares issuable once the warrants are exercised.
TGOD employs a retail first approach, allowing smaller investors to get in at these early stages not typically seen by retail investors. The specifics of this agreement are of great interest to investors. However, the company is at an advantage since both offerings will enable it to add working capital and to further develop its Ontario and Quebec cannabis facilities. Currently, it has a funded capacity of 14,000 kilograms and has one of the largest licensed parcels of land in Canada at 175 acres. The company recently purchased 75 acres for a second cannabis production facility in Quebec, which will be located in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. This property is large enough to support 820,000 square feet of greenhouse space and increased production capacity of 116,000 kilograms annually.
Production focus is on low cost and advanced operations. The Green Organic Dutchman has partnered with Larssen Ltd., Greenhouse Engineers, and Eaton and Ledcor. In Quebec, the company is building a state-of-the-art facility with a climate-controlled environment. Independent air handling and environmental systems will be integrated for separate zones. The fully controlled environment will be able to reduce or eliminate contaminants to ensure that high-quality organic cannabis can be produced under optimal growing conditions.
An existing farm features an indoor production facility that can output 1,000 kilograms of product per year. A phase 1 expansion program will increase that farm’s annual production capacity to 14,000 kilograms. The capacity is expected to be on line by 2018. This expansion consists of a 123,000 square foot hybrid greenhouse facility with natural and LED lighting, and a second 20,000 square foot fully enclosed pharmaceutical facility. Both buildings are scheduled for construction to begin in late September or early October.
Focusing on all natural and organic principles, the company produces its medical cannabis in small batches. It expects to serve patients on a wider scale in the near future, but it is already accepting registration for its Beta Patient Program. The benefits of this program include access to more than 36 strains of organically grown, pesticide-free medical cannabis. Strains are specifically chosen for each individual patient’s needs. Other perks afford patients a guaranteed consistent product supply, priority service, and preferential pricing. One can sign up for the exclusive program by submitting the form on the company’s website.
Marijuana is already a billion-dollar industry in the country. From retail to products and services ranging from growers to lighting and testing labs, the value is expected to climb exponentially in the coming years. The trends are as enlightening for patients as they are for distributors, pharma companies and dispensaries. Investors in the market stand to benefit as well. Management of The Green Organic Dutchman has already invested over $5 million in the company. Notably, the company’s initial entry into the wholesale market in 2017 will yield an instant revenue stream. Production is anticipated to increase in 2018, and product is expected to be sold at a premium price given its high quality and preferred organic production.
The leadership team of TGOD includes CEO and Director Rob Anderson. He has worked in finance for 22+ years and, specifically, in the Canadian brokerage industry for 12 years financing hundreds of micro-cap companies. A record of successes has been realized through a unique identification and selection process and with multiple companies exceeding $1 billion in market valuations. Anderson has also strongly advocated for retail shareholders and supports a staged financing approach that appeals to management and addresses the capital requirements of companies.
Chairman of the Board Jeff Paikin is active in the building industry, while Director Ian Wilms brings 25 years of business experience while working with IBM and as President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards. Scott Skinner, Cofounder/Director/COO, was directly involved in the design and engineering of the company’s production facility, while Csaba Reider, President, joined TGOD from the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, hailing from Cott Beverages and Xyience Energy Drinks. The company also added Marc Bertrand as a Director, a Consumer Products executive responsible for growing and selling Mega Bloks for over $500 million dollars.
The Green Organic Dutchman is therefore built on strong leadership with a strong ability to raise capital, significant world class alliance partners, a premium priced, high quality pesticide-free organic product, one of the lowest cost production facilities in Canada, one of the largest land packages and a demand for a product that will only increase.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.TGOD.ca
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