TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ – 48North Cannabis Corp. (“48North” or the “Company”) (TSXV:NRTH) is pleased to announce that the Company has been added to the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (“HMMJ”) (“TSX:HMMJ”).
“The addition of 48North to the HMMJ signals market validation of the Company’s strong position in the Canadian cannabis industry. 48North’s inclusion, along with a select group of its peers, is a proof-point that the Company is being watched closely by the investment community. Investors are taking note of the disruptive potential that, pending Health Canada‘s approval, 48North’s significant outdoor cultivation will have on the industry as a whole,” said Alison Gordon, co-CEO of 48North.
In addition to the HMMJ, 48North is also listed on the Horizons Emerging Marijuana Growers Index ETF (TSX:HMJR), a select group of primarily North American publicly-listed companies involved in the cultivation, production and/or distribution of marijuana.
HMMJ is an index (or passively managed) ETF, which seeks to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the North American Marijuana Index, net of expenses. This index is designed to provide exposure to the performance of a basket of North American publicly listed life sciences companies with significant business activities in the Marijuana industry. The North American Marijuana Index selects from a current universe of companies that have operations that may include one or more of biopharmaceuticals, medical manufacturing, distribution, bio-products and other ancillary businesses related to the Marijuana industry.
48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: NRTH) is a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on the health and wellness market through cultivation and extraction, as well as the creation of innovative, authentic brands for next-generation cannabis products. 48North is developing formulations and manufacturing capabilities for its own proprietary products, as well as positioning itself to contract manufacture similar products for third parties. 48North operates two indoor-licensed cannabis production sites in Ontario with more than 86,000 square feet of production capacity.
48North cultivates unique genetics at its wholly owned subsidiaries, DelShen Therapeutics Corp. (“DelShen”) and 2599760 Ontario Corp. dba Good & Green (“Good & Green”), both Licensed Producers under the Cannabis Act. In addition, subject to Health Canada approval, 48North expects to operate a 100-acre organic farm providing 48North with organic, sun-grown cannabis securing a significant first-mover advantage in the production of low-cost, next-generation, extract-based cannabis products. 48North has a growing portfolio of brands that include Latitude, a women’s cannabis platform (explorelatitude.com), Mother & Clone, a rapid-acting sublingual cannabis nanospray (momandclone.com) and Avitas, a single strain vaporizer cartridge (avitasgrown.com).
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Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is an innovative financial services company and offers one of the largest suites of exchange traded funds in Canada. The Horizons ETFs product family includes a broadly diversified range of solutions for investors of all experience levels to meet their investment objectives in a variety of market conditions. Horizons ETFs has more than $10 billion of assets under management and 86 ETFs listed on major Canadian stock exchanges. Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Mirae Asset Global Investments Group.