Pure Extracts Technologies Corp., a plant-based extraction company focused on cannabis, hemp and the rapidly emerging psychedelic sector, is pleased to provide a brief summary of recent activities. Now that summer is here and the emergency health measures in Canada are moving towards a return to normalcy, we are enjoying continued business momentum and an increase in activity throughout every aspect of our enterprise operations. Recent events since our last update, combined with the ongoing positive energy we are experiencing led us to conclude a timely update would prove of interest to our growing base of partners, stakeholders and shareholders alike.
Market Awareness and Revenues
We are extremely pleased to advise that after an extensive period of regulatory adjustment, we have successfully achieved national consumer recognition for our Pure Pulls product brand at awareness levels better than what we experienced during the historically successful origins of the Company. With the onset of summer activities, less stringent health conditions and unleashing of pent-up demand for social and cultural events, we are confident that our expanded product lineup will quickly translate into increased visibility and sales. With revenues accruing as of our late spring commercial launch, the Company forecasts month-over-month growth as we continue to build momentum throughout the summer months and beyond.
Recent updates to our Pure Pulls product mix include production of innovative 1-gram, full spectrum oil (FSO), vape cartridges to meet a growing trend towards larger cartridges. These cartridges offer a selection of some of the Company’s 30+ proprietary cannabis FSO formulations including Super Lemon Haze, Grand Daddy Purple and GSC.
Pure Extracts timely strategic move into the edibles market has also led to several outstanding opportunities led by our Pure Chews brand lineup. This includes increased interest and visibility derived from our recent licensing agreement with U.S.-based Taste-T LLC, manufacturers of the Fireball gummie brand which is generally recognized on both sides of the border as the most visible brand in the sector. With the commissioning of the proprietary manufacturing equipment supplied by Taste-T LLC, including its innovative blister packaging, Pure Chews have a consistent manufacturing process offering superior product characteristics and scalable production efficiencies.
Canadian sales opportunities now include supply arrangements either in progress or nearing execution with provincially licensed outlets in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Our transaction with a multi-state operator (MSO) in Michigan continues to move forward and we hope to have that closed over the next few weeks. We are excited about our expansion plans into the United States as Michigan is one of the largest per capita consumers of recreational cannabis in the United States. According to information both public and provided by regional stakeholders, Michigan had sales of over $180 million for cannabis and cannabis derived products in March 2021. Local competitors have publicly and regularly announced they have sold out of gummie and vape products which suggests that sales of our branded Pure Chews and Pure Pulls products could perform extremely well in this growing market where there are few if any current market leaders.
White Label Sales
Pure Extracts’ Canadian white label business continues to gain attention, interest and customers. The Company has already signed Flo Brands Inc. as a craft brand customer from BC along with a similar project for a large hemp producer also located in British Columbia. There are two additional brand operators in late-stage negotiations who have indicated they are currently out-of-contract and prepared to shift their product manufacturing from an existing Licensed Producer (LP) over to Pure Extracts. In the USA, our previously mentioned MSO partner in Michigan has indicated that along with co-locating Pure Extracts USA Inc. manufacturing equipment to produce Pure Pulls and Pure Chews products regionally, they would also become Pure Extracts USA Inc.’s first white label customer in America.
Functional Mushrooms and Online Sales
Pure Extracts has recently launched our products on the Abba Medix medical online website to generate sales from the medically regulated industry segment focussed on military veteran patients. Additionally, the functional mushrooms product sector continues to grow with the commencement of sales on Amazon USA. Amazon Canada sales are nearing commencement with sales on both sides of the border anticipated to be fully underway and on-target by Q4. Platform sales will see additional products coming online in Q3 with the addition of Lion’s Mane and a mushroom oil extract tincture product bringing the total number of retail SKU’s to 24, many of which are already available via retail outlets or as select offerings online.
Company CEO Ben Nikolaevsky notes, “Our business model is rapidly growing both in terms of revenue and through the advancement of product and partner development. Here in Canada, with over 75% of the eligible population having received at least one vaccination shot and caseloads dramatically decreasing, a sense of optimism is growing daily. Dispensary rollouts are ramping-up in the key Ontario market and our products are making their way to the shelves in 4 provinces. We have received some new equipment and there is more on the way that will subsequently make us one of the most efficient, lowest cost producers of cannabis extracts in North America. Our hard work and commitment to excellence were never a part of the problem over the past year and a half, and with the health restrictions receding we are now ideally positioned to unlock the value those efforts have created. We believe this is a breakout opportunity for our Company and hope we can personally meet many of our stakeholders, partners, and shareholders in the coming months to thank everyone for their exceptional assistance and faith in us. After all, although “Purity Starts Here” is a simple statement, it reminds us of exactly what we do. Thank you all.”
About Pure Extracts
Pure Extracts Technology Corp. features an all-new, state-of-the-art processing facility located just 20 minutes north of world-famous Whistler, British Columbia. The bespoke facility has been constructed to European Union GMP standards aiming towards export sales of products and formulations, including those currently restricted in Canada, into European jurisdictions where they are legally available. Find out more at https://pureextractscorp.com/.