Delta 9 Partner Oceanic Releaf Receives Five New Retail Cannabis Store Licences

Published: June 3, 2021

Delta 9 Partner Oceanic Releaf Receives Five New Retail Cannabis Store Licences

DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC. announced that its strategic partner Oceanic Releaf Inc. (“Oceanic”) has been granted five new cannabis retail store licences in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador from The Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC). Delta 9 owns a 5% equity stake in Oceanics’ production facility operations, existing retail store, and retail store expansion plans and has a 20-year supply agreement with Oceanic and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

“We look forward to continuing our work with Oceanic on expanding their retail network in Newfoundland.” said John Arbuthnot, CEO of Delta 9. “The opening of five more Oceanic cannabis stores in Newfoundland will enable us to further understand the cannabis purchasing preferences from our customers and in turn will allow us to better tailor our product portfolio to the local market.”

Oceanic has a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (“SCA”) with Delta 9 that provides a variety of services relating to the cannabis production, development of standard operating procedures and sanitation programs, marketing services to develop the Oceanic brand and other services supporting the acquisition of Oceanic’s Health Canada license.

“This is an exciting day, and a major milestone for Oceanic as we continue to expand our retail footprint across Newfoundland – from one end of the Trans Canada Highway to the other,” said Taylor Giovannini, President of Oceanic. “We are very excited to be able to supply and service so many local communities with premium cannabis cultivated from our own 65,000 sq. ft. production facility as well as from the top cannabis producers in Canada. These new stores will be modelled after our 2,300 sq. ft. retail location in Burin – which also has Canada’s first cannabis drive-thru. We can’t wait to bring this and other innovative approaches to increasing accessibility across the province”

On May 28, 2021 the NLC announced eight names and locations of qualified applicants from the recent Licensed Cannabis Retailer (LCR) RFP and Oceanic was awarded five licences in: Avalon Business Park, Whitbourne, 6 Sweetland’s Hill, Bonavista, 20 High St., Channel-Oort aux Basques, 350 Torbay Road, St. John’s, and 134 Trans Canada Highway, Clarenville. The provincial agency announced earlier this year their plans for adding up to 16 new retail cannabis locations to its current count of 30. The RFP opened earlier this year and closed on May 11, with an expected open date for new stores on Sept 1, 2021.

About Delta 9 Cannabis Inc.
Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. is a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on bringing the highest quality cannabis products to market. The company sells cannabis products through its wholesale and retail sales channels and sells its cannabis grow pods to other businesses. For more information, please visit