ALPHA WOMEN & MARIJUANA - INTRODUCING LINDA SAMPSON
Linda Sampson - Marijuana Alpha Female
Meet Linda Sampson, the dynamic CEO of rapidly growing Marapharm Ventures Inc., an innovative British Columbian Marijuana company. The company is in the developmental stage, is publicly traded with a current market cap of $75 million (Jan - 2017) plus or minus.
Linda is an example of a normal, attractive and sociable woman, who has demonstrated the ability to manage her way, very well, in a male dominated business. Contrary to popular notion, many of the Alpha woman of today are not the prototypical abrasive feminist hell bent on trumpeting their gender's cause. Rather, they are smart and equally comfortable with both men and women.
Marapharm's strategy is to identify cannabis related opportunities, research direction and location of sales, build facilities and acquire licenses in the United States, The company is currently focused on opportunities in Nevada and Washington.
Marapharm sees the North American market for MMJ being at least $11.5 billion by 2018. In Canada medical marijuana sales were $144 million in 2014 and is growing at a rate of more than 20% per year. Linda's team projects the Canadian market to be $1.3 billion in 2014 for excluding recreational marijuana.
These numbers are not far-fetched, given that the current sales rate in Colorado alone stands (2016) at about $1.1 billion - for a population of only 5 million and change. Realistically, with full on legalization, Canada should expect the country's total marijuana sales to approach $7-8 billion within 5 years, based on the Colorado, California, Washington and Oregon numbers.
"Marapharm Inc., has recently applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer for a proposed 22,000 sq.ft state-of-the-art designed-to-suit cultivation facility, on an 11 acre leased site in Kelowna, British Columbia."
A cultivation and production facility in Las Vegas with medical marijuana licenses.
An option to purchase a lease of a 30,000 sq. ft. facility with producing and processing license.
The purchase of an all-natural hemp oil product line called Maragold, with product release scheduled in or about the year 2017.
Management was selected for its business, cultivation and quality assurance / regulatory experience.
Innovations focused on underserved and emerging markets for cannabis based medicinal products .
Growth from both Canada and the US markets.
Proprietary IT used in sales; mobile and web-based processes, creation of virtual online-store fronts.
LOI (letter of intent) agreements in Colorado and California
Production facilities state-of the-art, designed for high quality/ yield, low cost.
Marapharm is a now the majority shareholder in Veritas Pharma, a Vancouver company focused on breeding, discovering new medical marijuana strains with enhanced, targeted medicinal application. Linda was appointed to the board of Veritas after Marapharm acquired a majority share position.
"We like the Veritas Pharma business model and we know that we can play a big role in their growth. Marapharm has acquired shares and rights to acquire up to 15 million shares of Veritas, after taking into account 10 million share purchase warrants that we have. As a result of the investment, Marapharm will have the right to appoint members to the Veritas board of directors."
There's great synergy with Veritas and Marapharm and the additional investment in the share purchase warrants will provide additional capital to Veritas as they execute on their business plan." Linda Sampson, Marapharm CEO.
Veritas Pharma also acquired Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd of Vancouver, Canada. granting an 80% ownership with option to purchase the additional 20%. Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd specializes in clinical research services for efficacy of marijuana to treat a variety of conditions and symptoms.
Alpha Linda Sampson - CEO of Marapharm Instructive interview, great for anyone (especially women) looking to move into the medical marijuana business from another sector.
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Marapharm Canada - Parent Corporation
Marapharm Inc., subsidiary of Marapharm Ventures Inc., has been assembling people and property in Kelowna, BC over the past two years Permitting is an issue at the municipal level and the operation is prepared to change locations if required. In 2015, Marapharm's MMJ license application with Health Canada met security clearance requirements. Marapharm awaits final approval as of February 2017.
Marapharm Las Vegas - Subsidiary
Marapharm subsidiary Las Vegas LLC will commence construction of two 5,000 sq. ft. medical marijuana facilities. A 300,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility has been designed and erection is planned upon the completion of the two initial smaller support complexes. Contracts are in place with Nevada dispensaries for the entire cannabis product output. Cultivation revenue of each smaller facility is pegged at $3.6 million per, with profits at an astounding 60%.
MARAPHARM California - Subsidiary
Marapharm Ventures Inc. agreed to acquire three licenses and about 3,000 sq. ft. in facilities to produce and sell medical marijuana in California.
Maragold Natural Hemp Products - Subsidiary
Marapharm Ventures subsidiary, Maragold health and wellness products has developed a line of natural products made from hemp, essential oils blended with other natural ingredients.
Marijuana Automated Vending Machines
"Bank machines work well (and securely) inside a bank so it’s reasonable to think that a cannabis machine will work well inside a cannabis store."
Marapharm Ventures Inc. purchased Automated Cannabis (ACM) Vending Machines
This ACM system provides for point-of-sale transactions, inventory control, secure product storage, 24/7 availability of product, confidentiality, and minimal costs. ATM's are expected to be a lucrative "additional" source of revenue.
ACMs will be located in retail outlets / dispensaries in Washington and Nevada.
Marijuana ACMs will be stocked in states where Marapharm owns cultivation facilities and is permitted.
In other states, ACM's will be leased to growers or leased to dispensaries under revenue participation agreements.
2 pilot ACMs are in testing, early 2017.
The worry with developing companies is adequate cash and leadership expertise to move from want to be, to actual profitable production. It remains to be seen if Marapharm can overcome that many hurdles and the battles that surely come with the territory. At this point, what Linda and Marapharm have managed to do is nothing short of miraculous. But now the going gets tough, the rubber needs to hit the road, and profits need to flow. Hopefully, Linda has a contingency plan if things don't go their way all the way. Armed with enough cash and a few honest and tough lawyers, we see little likelihood of a fail. Good luck with it Marapharm.
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Marapharm's focus is on corporate growth and excellence by acquisitions, operations and investments. Marapharm invested in Veritas Pharma Inc. "Veritas" (news releases January 9 and January 11, 2017, Marapharm purchased 15 million shares and rights to acquire shares) and to date, this investment has increased substantially in value. The synergy with Veritas and Marapharm and the development of both company's products enhances corporate and shareholder value overall.
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