MONTRÉAL, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ – Cannara Biotech Inc. (“Cannara Biotech” or the “Company”) (CSE: LOVE), a Montreal-based company that is building a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on cultivation and cannabis-infused products, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent with a leading Quebec microbrewery to develop cannabinoid-infused beverages. Following the regulations relating to edibles and beverages coming into effect next October, consumers will be able to purchase a variety of cannabinoid-infused beverages including non-alcoholic beer, kombucha and cider.
“Many of the world’s most successful beverage companies have aggressively invested in Cannabinoid-infused product development underscoring this product category’s market potential,” said Zohar Krivorot, President and CEO of Cannara Biotech. “This agreement also underscores our commitment in building Cannara Biotech into a premium Canadian cannabis company by leveraging our facility’s unique size and flexibility, partnering with industry leaders and supporting these joint ventures with both financial and human capital.”
Cannabinoid-infused beverage sales are forecasted to reach $260 million for North America by 2022, according to Canaccord Genuity. In addition to non-alcoholic cannabinoid-infused beer, this is the first of many partnerships that we intend to use the facility to execute our collaboration strategy to produce edibles, pet-products, cosmetics and other beverages for the Canadian market.